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1. flight. (some more paint and collage action)



flight.

(some more paint and collage action)



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2. unexpected visitors.



unexpected visitors.



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3. bats! why’d it have to be bat? 



bats! why’d it have to be bat? 



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4. Photo





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5. what does it taste like?



what does it taste like?



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6. a couple more for my “ani-mask” series and a baby...







a couple more for my “ani-mask” series and a baby cafe.







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7. don’t you hate, when you’re on the road, you end up...



don’t you hate, when you’re on the road, you end up behind a slow driver? 



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8. Photo





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9. what’s on tv?



what’s on tv?



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10. animal mask series.









animal mask series.









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11. the dinos



the dinos



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12. been playing around and adding some collage to the...



been playing around and adding some collage to the proceedings…



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13. i had the privilege of contributing a piece celebrating the 50th...



i had the privilege of contributing a piece celebrating the 50th anniversary of “where the wild things are” by maurice sendak. it was a fun assignment to be a part of and you can view my piece along with the works of a multitude of talented folks here.

my thanks to betsy bird for putting this fun project together. : )



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14. some recent pieces for fun.







some recent pieces for fun.







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15. jump.



jump.



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16. the mac dad will make ya jump, jump



the mac dad will make ya jump, jump





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17. Photo





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18. a friend sent me this pic which is linked to the twitter account of art director guiseppe...

a friend sent me this pic which is linked to the twitter account of art director guiseppe... Read the rest of this post

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19. Anna

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today is my niece's birthday (and my mom for that matter- happy birthday, mom!) and i'm planning a trip up to SF to go visit her this weekend. so, being the "cheap" uncle that i am (he said tongue in cheek), i decided to do a little picture of her. i thought it came out well, so i decided to post it here. i hope she'll like it and i hope she doesn't happen to drop by this site before i see her. (she is a rather precocious 7 year old afterall... :)

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20. WIP: Blossoms

and a happy new year to you. i'm going to try and do something that i used to do way back when, showcase a painting in progress from start to end.

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to paraphrase a line from last year's movie, prometheus- "big things start from small beginnings." 

i had an idea for an image

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i wanted to play with the notion of water as the color of the paper and have a few lines showing the ripples in a pond with some bits of reeds sticking up from it. 

from there i was trying to figure out what the narrative could be. i had an image of a fish tipping his hat to a girl or a princess. so i worked on that for a while.

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it was all right, but i'd done some princess-y stuff in the past and wanted a new story.

one day i was reading a comic whose story was set in japan and the idea of cherry blossoms falling on water with a girl in a kimono stuck in my head. so with a quick change and adjustment, i began work on this idea.

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i was liking this direction. after transferring the image to paper, i began with painting the fish.

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next, the girl.

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then filling in the rest of the background. at some point, i abandoned the idea of making the water the paper color because it would mean i should paint in the sky to differentiate the two. i dropped in some blue but made it washy.

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then back to the top for the finished image. 

in hindsight, i could have broken down the steps further. maybe by layers of paint in one instance. if i try a post like this again, i'll do better. i've always enjoyed seeing how elements develop whether in paint or model making or movie special effects. (yeah, i like watch the behind the scenes stuff on DVDs) so i thought i'd try my hand at some behind the scenes action. 

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21. summer fun time.



summer fun time.



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22. smile.



smile.



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23. fish, fish, fishy, fish, fish.



fish, fish, fishy, fish, fish.



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24. working on a new personal piece. my, what’s got this...





working on a new personal piece. my, what’s got this pelican all hot and bothered?





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25. reworked website coming soon…i think…fingers...



reworked website coming soon…i think…fingers crossed.



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