Afternoon Sun

31 01 2017

Last of these sketches-over-a-photo things… these were fun!

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Doesn’t Like Weddings

11 01 2017

I like this putting-a-drawing-onto-a-photo thing. This time intended to draw a lady with fire hair and ended up with a … displeased bridesmaid? I totally feel the same about weddings.

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Snow Bubbles

31 12 2016

Sometimes in Florida they get a bubble machine to sub for snow…  southern improvisation. And somehow that generated the idea for this pic. Happy New Year!

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Dormouse and Alice

30 11 2016

Just discovered Mad T Party and fell in ❤ with the whole concept, and OF COURSE I’m too late! Also they did it at Disneyland, not Disneyworld, so I’d probably have never gone anyway, but still. So fun! So cute! How adorable are their antics with Alice? OMG. My lil’ fanart:

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Not-So-“Supermoon” Experience

22 11 2016

So apparently, we had a supermoon recently  – the biggest in 60-some years. I tried to meet up with a photo group in Green Cove Springs to attempt some photos of the thing, but the night didn’t turn out quite as planned.

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A photog crowd gathered on the banks by the dock right at sundown. As you can see, a massive cloud cover blocked the night sky. I passed time taking some random pics:

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…a fancy boat across the river, and the gazebo in the park behind me:

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But the night drew on, and still no break in the clouds. So I just started shooting randomly from the tripod.

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And then even more randomly:

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…until we finally had to admit defeat – the moon was not gonna show itself that night. Stupid clouds!

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Right before I packed up, I got a fun shot of a bicycler:

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And that was it! No supermoon. 😦 I did get to see the moon the next night (perfectly clear, of course), but it did not look super! Guess 1 day really makes a difference. Oh well, maybe 18 years from now!





Cat Café WIP

3 11 2016

Drew this during the hurricane and decided to scan/color it. Going for messy, nonsensical cat café. Not entirely sure where I’m going with this.

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Pumpkin Village

29 10 2016

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Happy Halloween! Have to admit, I know I’ve been MIA, and it’s honestly because work has kicked into extreme and is sucking the life out of me. E.g. I spent 5 days in Dallas last week for work, a mostly depressing time (really bad food poisoning), but on day 5 I had extra hours and said “Dammit, I’m going to do something fun.” So I risked getting murdered in an Uber (riding alone) and took myself to the Dallas Arboretum! And since it’s autumn, I got to witness Pumpkin Village!

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Sadly I didn’t have my real camera, but you can still see how cute this is! The whole Arboretum is gorgeous and was totally worth it, but this was something I’d really never seen before.

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If you’re in Dallas now (or next year), definitely stop by! Will try to post more Arboretum pics later; for now, gotta get ready for a Halloween party. Cheers!





Lanterns

12 09 2016

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New painting based on a photo I took in San Francisco. Not sure if it’s finished or not. I HATE the area of the bottom left of the building, but that’s more or less what the photo looks like, and I’m not good enough with architecture to make it up (hence another “no rulers or measuring” painting.) Here’s the full piece:

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Thought I’d include some process pics:

So, I below are these crappy old paintings I had sitting around (and ref photos). The blue one is an underpainting of a potato plant. Was going to be a potato forest. Will be painted over. The purple one was an assignment for a non-art class in college (a painting of a painting) and I have always hated it. I gessoed over it, and it became the lanterns!

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Here are some underpainting levels:

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Then come the lanterns!

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And so forth…I think I should do more traditional stuff.





Pika Pika

30 08 2016

Not even playing Pokémon Go, and it’s got me all nostalgic about Pokémon. It had been like 20 years since I’ve seen it, but that Pikachu is still so stinkin’ cute!! All I’m sayin’ is if they made a show with the characters aged up, I would totally watch it. Much nerd.

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Fun with Hue

17 08 2016

Playing with my Wacom tablet again – selfie with slightly larger-than-life eyes. My quick attempt at a random space background. Then in Photoshop wasting all kinds of time with effects. Effects are so fun!!

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The last one is my favorite for this pic: difference clouds!
And now to stop procrastinating and get back to a real painting…








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