Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A new painting that I am working on. I have a full-time job right now, so I do not have much time to work. The little time I do have, are scattered throughout the weekend days in between debauched benders. I am really excited about this one though, since it will be my first really big project using Gouache. I really want to use her hair as a design for the entire space, but I still want it to be subtle; I will have to decide when I put some paint down.

The Process:

Here you can see the google images I have found as references. Obviously I have to change many things, even the poses. That image directly above was the original idea I had, but I chose to use her hair to replace that left arm in composition, hair will look more awesomer. Oh and you might read "women's shoes" on one of the windows in the above image, that was for my painting, not personal shopping/fetish. I woudlnt subscribe to a fetish THAT predictable.
Another large muse...actually, just what I drink on breaks. Lakeport, pay for the beer, not the name. Is that what they say in the commercials? They should change it to "Lakeport, because you are a cheapass who should try harder in life to make more money".

Thats where I work, I guess.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I think I figured it out...

About a month ago, I entered this into the threadless contest. It did well in the voting and comments, but I don't think it is getting printed. I think there was one thing I didn't take into account: the image did not wrap around the entire shirt (it just ends on the edge). And for this type of shirt, I think that was a mistake. Therefore, today I attempted to do something I have never done before, try to remake paint colours to match exactly the ones I used for this painting, and make a backside to this shirt.
Yeah Jenna, I am gonna use this one for the Modern contest, thanks for the info.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The most wonderful-and-simultaneously-tasteless-pun EVER.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Old Man Clint

So, I decided to get off my ass and test out the new (sorta) gauche paint that I got my hands on a while back. What better specimen for painting than the greatest actor-turned-director of all time? I didn't have as many colours in this set as I did with my watercolours, so I was a bit skeptical as to what I could achieve with them. I was very impatient to see how it would turn out, so this was just a quick painting, excuse the lack of finess. The verdict: Gouache fucking rocks! I hope I can one day develop somewhere near the awesomeness that Alex Ross has done with the paint. Sorry watercolour, but we both knew this day would come; lets not lie to ourselves anymore. It's not you, it's...no it is you. I found something better. I think there may be some room to mix both watercolour and gauche into the same pallete though, that will be something to look forward to.
And Clint, here's to hoping you have many more years ahead to be everyone's favourite anti-hero/asshole.

Friday, April 10, 2009

New shirts you should check out at Threadless

The Hall of Cliche Super Heroes by Joshua Kemble

Grandpa Cassette by Zack Finfrock

Tin Can Surveillance by Leroy Hornblower

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Wolverine movie...

...has been leaked!!! A dvd screener of the the FOX movie is now available for download and streaming purposes at your favourite pirate sites. The catch? Its partially unfinished. I have read: some effects have not been added (claws, wires still showing for the action sequences, gambit's eyes are not lit up properly). I have read all this from a consensus of reaction comments on various streaming sites. I also have in my possession, at this very moment, the screener loading on QuickSilverscreen, and I don't know how I will stop myself from watching it. It will ruin the experience for me if I don't watch the finished version. But the theatre is a pain in the ass for opening weekends (which is a long time away, another minus to watching in theatres). So if you have seen it, please let me know if the screener is worth watching. Any further comments will help.