Listen. My recent painting of Vonnegut has been getting a lot of attention.
May 30, 2013 at 8:15 pm (ACEO)
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December 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm (ACEO)
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I started creating video game art on a whim. I felt that I had been taking my subject matter too seriously. By painting something I considered fun, and something that had already been pre designed, I could just let myself play. It’s been almost three years since my first geek culture inspired piece. Now, prints of these watercolors are my best selling creations. If you’re interested in picking up a few prints of your own, visit my Etsy shop. I’m offering free shipping until Decmeber 17th, 2012. Just use coupon code FREESHIP at check out.
Here are a few of my most recent nerd excursions. The Cammy piece won the Etsy Gamers Game of the Month Challenge for November 2012.
I’m including this last photo to illustrate how small these video game inspired works are as originals. The prints are 5″ x 7″.
November 30, 2012 at 5:40 pm (portrait)
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This is my second watercolor couples portrait. I really enjoy painting two people that are in love. It is my hope that more of these types of commissions roll in. The first was a wedding present, this will be a Christmas gift. Chemistry between lovers is not easy to capture, but when the paint finally catches it, the whole piece shines.
Love in Yellow and Blue. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″.
Here a few process shots. I know some people enjoy seeing the work in progress.
First color wash:
Establishing mid tones:
Finished work again:
June 29, 2012 at 2:54 am (portrait, watercolor on paper)
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The following watercolor piece was commissioned by an old friend. It is of her and her fiance. She is framing the watercolor with their vows and giving it to him their wedding day. I am honored to have been chosen to create such an important painting.
A photo of the gorgeous couple.
If you are interested in having a custom watercolor engagement painting, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or through my Etsy shop. A 5 inch by 7 inch piece, like the one above, is $200.00. A 9 inch by 12 inch piece is $300.00. All I need is three weeks and a photo or two to work with. I do ship internationally.
Here are a couple of in progress shots to give you a glimpse of my process.
Early stages (approximately 3 hours in):
Almost done (approximately 3 hours to go):
May 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm (watercolor on paper)
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Went to another Asbury Park session of Dr. Sketchy’s. Their branch is the most active I’ve encountered, averaging two events a month. Being by the Jersey shore on Memorial Day weekend feels good, overall it was an awesome day. Our skilled models were Luna Chase, Sabrina Combs, and Ryan Giampietro. The theme was Frank Frazetta.
As always, click to enlarge the images.
Five minute pose of Luna (this is my favorite of the day):
Ten minute pose of Ryan and Sabrina:
Twenty minute poses of everyone:
Bonus 2 minute pose of Luna:
January 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm (ink on paper, Sketchbook Saturday!)
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Nothing makes me want to create more than experiencing live music. Performance fills me with inspiration. Below is a drawing of my good friend Sean Breslin. Last Friday, he played at Grooveground. I was there, and so were a lot of my friends and family. It was a wonderful evening. Music brings people together in a way I’m not sure visual art can. If you get a chance, check out Sean’s music. Powerful stuff.
July 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm (mixed media, Slender Man)
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After a short break, I’ve continued my slender paintings. Below is entry 6.
Entry 6 0:27. Mixed media on paper. 5″ x 5″.
April 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm (landscape, mixed media, Slender Man)
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Marble Hornets Enrty 5 Abstraction.
Entry 5 2:13. Mixed media on paper. 6″ x 5″.
March 27, 2011 at 12:29 am (mixed media, Slender Man)
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Marble Hornets Entry 4 abstraction.
Some say the figure is The Operator himself. I am not convinced.
Entry 4 0:23. Mixed media on paper. 6″ x 5″.