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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Who says artists can't do math? on: May 26, 2010 08:42:14 AM
Math for the artistically inclined!

I created this simple yet effective mathematical equation using Adobe Illustrator based on pencil and paper drawings.

2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Snarky Animal Art on: May 26, 2010 08:35:56 AM
When I'm bored or feeling down at my day job working for corporate America, I imagine adorable animals with snarky attitudes. Here are a few of my babies. Originally paper and pencil drawings, I scan them and turn them into vector art with Adobe Illustrator.

I like to randomly send them to friends and family members to cheer them up (or, in the case of the octopus, to make fun of them). The owl and the crab have inspired animated shorts that I am currently working on.

3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: What Is Zebra Print, Leopard Print, Checkered, and Has Bubbles All Over? on: May 26, 2010 08:21:06 AM
Brilliant. Your bananas are the most fabulous bananas on the planet.
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Things with Tentacles Swap on: May 26, 2010 08:14:40 AM
Fabulous idea! I'm in!
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: A Hot Mess of Color on: May 05, 2010 10:08:25 AM
Thanks everyone!

alwaysinmyroom - I would LOVE to turn this into fabric. It would make a beautiful flowy summer dress!
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / A Hot Mess of Color on: May 03, 2010 08:41:19 AM
This painting is a rebellion. I was knee deep in pencil-only animation drawings when I had a surge of rebellion that I could not contain. I badly needed vibrant color, rhythm, patterns, a malleable medium, a large workspace, imprecision and, paramount above all else, an utter lack of control. I needed to be able to push color around a canvas. A few days before my pencil-only film was due, I ditched the pencil, purchased a canvas and dove off the deep end into a pool of COLOR.

Materials: canvas, acrylics, a flustered mind

7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Robo Love: Wall-E and Eve on: May 03, 2010 08:37:57 AM
I don't know about you, but I sure love Wall-E. Here is a free-hand Wall-E and Eve embroidery I did on recycled fabric from a pair of pants.


8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / DinoMAZING Dinos! on: October 27, 2009 05:26:52 PM
In the spirit of Halloween, I figure dinos should have the opportunity to dress up too!

I previously posted other dinosaurs that are a part of my coloring revolution!(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318291.msg3667593#msg3667593). These dinos are further proof that coloring can be considered a fine art. This collection of dinos came from the pages of the Dover Dinosaur Coloring Book (http://store.doverpublications.com/0486240223.html). Prior to my tampering with the images, these were perfectly realistic looking drab dinos. All clothing, hair, tattoos, platform shoes, extraneous accessories and anything else that would be out of place in a prehistoric era were added by yours truly with Prismacolor colored pencils and an occasional marker. Enjoy!



check the tail tat:

And now my pride and joy, Trannysaurus!

Thanks for looking!
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / EmbroiBIRDIES! on: October 09, 2009 06:59:39 PM
This blue hoodie was a little boring, so I embroiBIRD it. (sorry. lame.)

Each vintage tattoo inspired sparrow measures between 3-5 inches. The design of the birds is based on a stencil I saw quite some time ago and I don't remember where...

It turns out that this seemingly unassuming hoodie was a poor choice of an embroidery subject because: 1. The combination of the knitted fabric and thick screen-printed dots made any kind of marking on the fabric impossible. I had to freehand it entirely. 2. Trying to force a needle through those thick screen-printed dots resulted in some seriously sore fingers. In life and in craft, no pain, no gain, and since I'm pretty hardcore I conquered the dots and through that pain, gained a pair of sweet birdies.

Both birdies

Embroibirdy 1

Embroibirdy 2


Thanks for taking a peek at my work!
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / acrylic "City on Fire" series on: September 19, 2009 06:21:13 PM
From a mental standpoint, these were less about composition than they were about moving paint around on the canvas. I knew which colors to use and roughly where to use them (burnt orange and golds towards the top, blues towards the bottom) but that's it. I mixed acrylic with water and played with opacity and blending. I squeezed out splotches of paint directly onto the canvas and used pieces of cardboard to spread. I got into the zone that doesn't involve thinking about what you're doing, just doing. I think it looks like the skyline of a city that is on fire.

The centerpiece (24"x24")

The complete series (each end piece is 10"x24")

For more background info on the creation of this series, visit my blog! http://pookylaroo.blogspot.com/2009/09/seattle-paintings-2-city-on-fire-series.html
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