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Butt sketches

I was drawing the model and a gentle man from the back wondered up in front of everyone and started drawing. This is his butt.
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I had a dog, I named him “cow”, he was a happy dog.

Some of my paintings feature a dog. I like to use “Cow“, he was a big Black, white and tan dog. You can see him in the painting (BlueRoom, left, 2009). He is in the background and he is in the painting on the wall, laying down between the red chairs.

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I did a piece dedicated to the dreams he might have had, he was a very active sleeper. I thought about it and tried to imagine what smells would look like. Below is a detail (Cow’s Dreamscape, 3of3, 2008) of Cow.

cowsDream3of3The  triptych has changed over time and givin me chances to re-imagine what it is like to see with your nose. Below is the triptych as it is now..

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The first panel was purchased by a collector in 2008 from the “Hive” gallery in LA. I loved the idea of the piece i created a new first panel. Below is the set as it was originally.

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“No. 5”, a drawing by Alex Feliciano

Now at the Hive Gallery, Los Angeles.

This drawing is part of a larger group show “Line Attack 2” at the Hive Gallery, for more info about the show visit the Hive Gallery’s website and for more pieces like this, visit my archives page.

From the Hive’s website…..

The Hive Gallery is proud to present:

May 2013 Line Attack 2!!!

Opening: May 4th 8-11:30PM
$5 Suggested Donation for opening show
Show Runs: May 4- June 1

*A portion of the proceeds for our opening show will go to non-profit Fighting for Fitness, helping train “at risk youth” and obese children in fitness and martial arts

Featured Artist 1: Adam Roth-
“Adam Roth and the Archive of Discoveries proudly present The Age of Astramid,
the first of our ongoing exhibitions from the Argyle Excavation.”
Featured Artist 2: ShaqJizz
Tall Wall Artist: Lisette Pastor Aranda
Installation Artist: Paul Arden

Line Attack Artists:

FEATURED:

Michelle Andrade
David Bow
Kristina Collantes
Rusty Jordan
Carlos A. Etcheverry
Andy Michelsen
Dustin Garcia
Hamo Bahnam
JT Steiny
Keenan Kellar
Alex Chiu
Juliette Bensimon Marchina
Josh Crampton
Champoy

GROUP:

Alex Feliciano
A’Misa Chiu
Annie Terrazzo
Ashford Harrison
Brandon Sopinsky
Brendan Waegner
Carol Powell
Daisuke Okamoto
David Bow
Emily Wong
Ivan Godinez
Ivan Vega
Jango Jim
Jeff Stratford
Jeska Lee
Keith Wong
Kelsey Short
Laura Cosner
Mariya Suzuki
Mary Delousina
Megan Elizabeth Ford
Monica Martinez
Nathan Cartwright
Nicanor Evan
Nikki Garcia Poling
Pascal Cormier
Preston Craig
Rick Strieck
Rob Sussman
Roxy Morataya
Scarecrowoven
Simon Sotelo
Shannon Pollak
Walt Gorecki
Yumiko Awae
Zea
Zoso

Front Room DJ’s:
DJ PR
Koolskull
Mafv Gamma

Back Room Dj’s:
TBA

LIVE DOODLE DRAWING BY: Line Attack Artists

The Hive Gallery Resident Artists:

Alyssa Beasley /Annie Terrazzo / Arlou Somo / Artrates.com / Ave Rose / David Reyes / Diana Levin / Doug Meyer/ / Dulcinea Circelli / Ellen Schinderman / Glenn Fox / Graphation / Greg Gould / Gretchen Ingram / Hollis Hart / Ink Pen Mutations / Jennifer Korsen / Jinx / John Dang / J.Salvador / Keith Wong / Lisa Levy / Luciano Martinez / Marcel DeJure / Marigrace Alebelda / Mark Posey / Meirav Haber / Michelle Hall / Mike Street / Nathan Cartwright / Patrick Haemmerlein / Randy Kono / Rob Sussman / Sara Hedstrom /Sarah Ockuly / Sarah Winkle / Shrine / Sonik / Stephan Canthal / Stephen Holman / Superpao / Teod Tomlinson / Walt Hall

BATHROOM INSTALLATIONS BY:
Alex Chiu http://alexdoodles.com/
Champoy www.champoyhate.tumblr.com
Daniella Batsheva http://daniellabatsheva.com/
John Haley III

HIVE TAROT DECK READING BY:
Seraphime Angelis
Medium, Astrologer, Card Reader, Poet
sidereally.occultated@gmail.com

http://sidereallyoccultated.blogspot.com/

FABRIC ENVIRONMENTS/ INSTALLATION by: Sonik http://www.transmorphic.net/

SPONSORED BY:
www.fightingforfitness.org
www.pretzelcrisps.com
www.oldbankdvd.com

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Flat vs Skeuomorphism, and good design.

Hola, So I have been advising clients away from skeuomorphism in thier designs. You may ask, “Why would you do that, skeuomorphism is dope.” and your right it is cool, but when we go to production the tangental aspect is quickly overshadowed by business needs and dynamic integration quickly blows up budgets. It looks great in the comp, but many times ends up getting scrapped in production.

I love design for design sake, (it’s called art) and in time skeuomorphism design will settle into a nice place so will “flat”. “Flat” for now, will be the new rounded corner. It will be used in places it’s not needed and everything will look like a 50’s ad campaign. This “flat” idea will spin itself out as a new style emerges and replaces “flat”. Maybe a representative monochromatic style (super flat), or using only CSS3 (code flat), or pure line work (anti flat). The great thing is good design will persist..

Skeuomorphism, Flat, flat design, Calander design Css3, html5,

I would love to talk about the Save button next….