The True Meaning of the Holidays

Is toys!

No, just kidding. But really, Christmas is much better when children are around. Here’s a painting of a toy train. Go buy some kid a toy. No socks.

Public Tranceportation. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper. 6″ x 5.5″ (15.2cm x 14cm).

Unframed: $200.00

 

 

Steampunk Sketchy’s

It has been a while since I attended a Dr. Sketchy‘s Anti Art School in Philadelphia. And what an event it was today! The costumes were gorgeous at the steam punk themed Dr. Sketchy’s. Our lovely models were Lulu Lollipop and Ginger Leigh of the burlesque Peek-A-Boo Revue, with special guest posings by Count Scotchula.

Ten to Twenty minute poses:

Two minutes poses:

One minute poses:

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First Person Shooter

The Etsy Gamers’ game of the month this May is Bioshock. They seem to be on a first person shooter kick, which is OK by me. The following ACEO is of a Little Sister and  Big Daddy. It is hard not to think of the under water city Rapture as a horrific steam punk version of Oz. I had fun playing with the art deco arches of the game.  This Big Daddy’s name is Toto.


Not in Kansas Anymore. Ink, watercolor, and paper. 2.5″x3.5″ (6.4cmx8.9cm).

SOLD

Prints Available.

Step by Step Mural Making

How to paint an awesome coffee shop mural at Casciano Coffee Bar and Sweetery in five steps.

Step One, Base Coat:

Draw the outline on wall with colored chalk. Paint base coat with primer.

Step Two, Add Color:

Distribute colored paint as evenly as possible through focal point of the mural. This ensures the most important aspects of the piece will draw attention.

Step Three, Cover All.

Fill the rest of the mural with solid blocks of color. Varying levels of depth and shadow throughout the piece welcomes the eye to wander without overwhelming it.

Step four, Add Contrast.

Make  light source(s) evident with highlights and shadows. Do not use white and black to tint and shade paint, instead mix color tones for maximum saturation.

Step Five, Details:

Add details and protective top coat. The mural is now finished.

All images that feature me painting were photographed by L. James Meyers.