…And Also, Gravity

24 07 2014

defy hair





Dali

17 07 2014

Finally got to see the Dali Museum – for real this time! We snuck it into the tail end of a 4 day cleaning-house trip to St. Pete, FL. Technically, I have seen the Dali Museum before – a year + ago I went in and ate at the café…the end. So this time was for real. :)

Mish-mash on the floor looks like a skull when reflected off a cylinder - this was popular hundreds of years ago in paintings

Mish-mash on the floor looks like a skull when reflected off a cylinder – this was popular hundreds of years ago in paintings

Abe Lincoln/lady

Abe Lincoln/lady

More Abe Lincoln! 3D printing

More Abe Lincoln! 3D printing

Not Dali; from the 1500s

Not Dali; from the 1500s

The place is essentially a downstairs with a gift shop, café, theater, and ticket area. Then you go up to the 3rd floor (offices take up the 2nd floor) where they have 2 galleries – the pictures above are from one which seems to have rotating collections. This time the theme is “Masters of Illusion.” Some of the pieces are not Dali, but Dali-esque I suppose in the sense that they’re a bit surreal. The other gallery was all Dali and all fantastic, but they didn’t allow pictures.

exercise

exercise

cafe

café

Geometric!

Geometric!

view of the St. Pete Pier from the 3rd floor

view of the St. Pete Pier from the 3rd floor

A couple interesting things in the gift shop below:

cute snails!

cute snails!

bead creature in the gift shop

bead creature in the gift shop

Outdoors is a garden-type area. They have a giant mustache you can pose by, a bench with one of those signature “melting” clocks, a wishing tree, and a maze.

tropical tree

tropical tree

the wishing tree of wristbands

the wishing tree of wristbands

maze gate

maze gate

Dali!

Dali!

If you like Dali or just good art (say what you will about him, but he was diverse in scale, subject matter, and style – it’s amazing how detailed some tiny little figures are), I think it’s worth a visit. It’s sort of expensive considering there are only 2 gallery areas, but dat façade though!





Mysterious Relic

11 07 2014

Playing with color in Photoshop from a quick pen/marker sketch… really bad job. Need to get a tablet because this left-handed coloring with a right handed mouse is like having the dexterity of a toddler.

mysterious relic

Shell bikinis are overdone. She’s got kelp.





‘Murica!

4 07 2014

Those are totally stars on her shorts. Happy July 4th!
And please ignore his weird feet/legs… I don’t even know.
jane and greg july 4 2014





Face Sketchies

1 07 2014

More practice face sketches….
practice portraits2
Still trying to find out what approach I like best.





Resin coming up!

24 06 2014

Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA lately. Life – it doesn’t do what you want it to sometimes. But! I am finally about finished with several new botanical pendants:

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Silica crystals waiting to be brushed off

Silica crystals waiting to be brushed off

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the whole set up - messy!

the whole set up – messy!





Moss!

13 06 2014

Omg, I could watch The IT Crowd all day! I discovered it in England, which was super lucky considering I was barely there. Who knows why it took me so long to remember it, but I may be slightly obsessed. (Why don’t they show this stuff in America?) Oh, who can help but love Moss? :)

Maurice Moss - 1 hour sketch

Maurice Moss – 1 hour sketch

And with this I learned that my new scanner still isn’t great at capturing pencil. Oye.








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