Welcome to a new year folks! 2018 promises so many good and bad things! Looking forward to every moment. Woo! Sorry for the lack of keeping in touch. Between switching positions at work, moving, birthdays and vacations. I still kept up with drawing:
15 minute breaks at work, over thoughtfulness and the inability to sit still are the results of the above drawings. Some of these were fun to think about:
Drawing on napkins, scratch paper and sometimes toilet paper were the materials used at work. Don’t get me wrong. I work my butt off at work, which is why I have this need to draw when I’m on my breaks. To escape. To recharge. To win. Doing this has kept me insane, which is what I prefer. Recently I have been getting more in depth with some drawings:
Staying on course. Adding a new little fun in each piece. Dogs that like saying “dawg”. Horses that chew bubblegum. Blue eyes like the sky. Bear harness for when they fall out of trees.
Thanks for your patience with my long break. 2018 here we come! 😀
Hey hey everyone it’s been a couple months. I’ve been extremely busy with the nice weather and vacationing. I’ve picked up photography as a new skill. I’m slowly learning:
I will have most of my photos on Instagram feel free to follow me if you wanna see more.
As for drawings/paintings:
It’s been a fun Maypril (May + April = Maypril). I will keep at it as the year progresses. Experiencing so many new experiences. Thanks for joining me on this journey!
This month 4 people and 2 animal portraits were made. Totaling out to be 7 people and 3 animals. I will continue to make portraits probably forever. Who knows you might be next!?! People make this world a less lonely place. Same goes for animals. Why not try and connect as much as possible? Make one big giant net. Thanks for the inspiration!
As April approaches my work will be shifting around from painting to drawing to mixed media to different dreamscapes. It’s something Salvador Dali was able to accomplish very well in creating these dreamlike pieces. I have quite a few detailed dreams I’d like to share. “Dreaming in April” will be next months title.
This month I will be adding animals into the mix. Animals from all shapes and sizes play a part in this mass collaboration. They provide a side to people that reveal different emotions. Below are some portrait studies:
Thanks again for being my inspiration!
February Face Off grows near the end. Here are some more portraits:
I may have to think of another name once March begins. March Madness? Monochromatic March? March On? March is certainly going to be full of mixtures. Thanks for your inspiration!
This month has been about making faces using color pencil and ink. For it was a February when I first started making portraits in this style. The people below are coworkers at my current job:
Thank you guys for allowing me to create your portraits! More to come as the month progresses.
Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a while. I’ve been playing with Adobe Illustrator unlocking different techniques and finding many uses and ideas.
These starters play with gradient tool, ellipsis tool, alignment, shape merging, color and text:
One day I will make a cartoon. It will be a cartoon in which I can explain to my past self all that I have learned. I will tell him, “Hey! You remember looking up at that clock during lunch hour back in elementary school and predicting how your future would turn out? So far so good on this end. It’s far less dark on this side and way more understanding. Try letting go of that anger. Truly express yourself in your art. You’re angry and confused! Go all out and rip that paper and stab that paint brush into all forms of material. Don’t be afraid of getting close to people either. People want to get to know you. Instead of building walls build bridges. I know you’re the new kid and no one wants to be your partner. Instead of crying, try! Instead of being afraid of the dark, be the light!
Hug Great Grandma Arlene as much as you can. She comes back every know and again to give heavenly hugs. Love to learn! You were right to spend recess in the library. Books are the perfect escape at your point of torture. Don’t watch anymore inappropriateness on Cinemax/ HBO!! It destroys all your chances at learning and becomes addictive. Your brain is mush from all the TV you have watched. READ THOSE BOOKS!! Mom is still trying to provide for us even though she is in dire need. When you get to the point where you start working with her make sure she doesn’t admit to something that she didn’t do! That point in her life destroyed everything! Being the foundation of our life she has a big whopper of a crack. So keep helping out around the house. Cook and clean and be organized. Don’t give a dollar to that kid you punched…Hopefully if you read this before entering elementary school you won’t be as angry or alone. You stay amazing! Light overcomes our darkness! *Time loop high five!*”
I have so much more I’d like to help him out with. Who knows maybe someone is going through what I went through!?! Sharing this cartoon to help bring optimism into peoples lives will be the goal.
This 12″X24″ piece took a couple weeks and has been gifted to my youngest brother for Christmas. Basketball and giraffes were all I could think about. What would they be saying if they could talk?
Come on lets play basketball!
Giraffes like myself don’t play basketball.
Fine let’s play giraffsketball then!
Balance the ball like this.
I don’t get it…
You wouldn’t get it you’re just a giraffe…
So are you!!
I’m a giraffsketball. Giraffe. Get. Ball.
Surround it with light and let it emit heat. “Keep your cool.” Big moments and small moments will emerge. Let light the situation, prevent overheating. Deep breaths to see the sky. The time will come. Fly around and connect. No one should be considered less.
Acrylic paints on 24″ X 12″ canvas. Anticipate this piece as you wish.