What makes a monster.

The Dracula, a force of mystery and seduction. It’s a undead force with a cunning mind, that plots and is vengeful. It is the teeth that we associate with power, a vehicle for the blood that it needs.

This drawing done with the app Paper53, on the iPhone 5s, and with my finger, Alex Feliciano, 10/2017

Late night doodles

Yes, up late and making marks on paper, today I’m rocking a red sharpie, a red dry erase and a red Windsor Newton watercolor maker. Dogs and peaceshocka for pages.

All tiny little thorny. Small micro dogs stitched and fat. Dogs thin tiny little… again and again.

lots of red. Peace, peace, peace, peace, peace, peace, peace, peace….all red then I switch to using a strange black ink brush pen, foam tip style… not my fave, it might be a bit dry.

SCARECROW HARVEST Festival

SCARECROW HARVEST

September 30, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Milton Avenue

Alpharetta, GA

Website

This event is rain or shine

Alpharetta’s downtown streets will be lined with over 100 scarecrows to celebrate its fall spirit.  Join in on the free family entertainment that includes groovy country music, games of crow-cornhole, hay rides, quirky face painting, historical demos, artsy activities, stimulating story-telling, yummy festival food and engaging inflatables.

Alpharetta Scarecrow Sketches

The Alpharetta Scarecrow Event

Sketches for the AIA Scarecrow for the 2017 Scarecrow festival.

Getting help from the students and parents to make this Peace Plant. Lots of sketches and pairing this with lessons going on for ‘Peace Day’ lessons. The idea of ‘Peace Day’ was a big influence on this design and the inspiration for the ‘Solar Powered Peace Plant’.

The school broke up into teams to create meaningful content around the idea of Peace on Earth.

1. Collecting and preparing items to be up-cycled.

2. Writing articles about what ‘Peace’ mean to them.

3. Talking pictures and collecting media. Then uploading and creating webpages for AIA website.

4. Using the leaves to tag the build efforts and the site to detail what Peace means to them.

Up-cycling at AIA!

Hello kids, parents, and friends, we need your empty items! Plastic and more to up-cycle for the Solar Powered Peace Plant scarecrow.

Later that week…. tons of goodies… We are so grateful to all those who donated and are making this crazy idea possible.

The Dream

The Peace Plant… What do you want this thing to look like? Thinking about what will loot great, But how will we build it, LOL? What are we building, follow along and see.

 

Davie artist Alex Feliciano

Florida WestFair Murals

Ran across this newspaper clipping while helping my mom move. I thought it might be fun to post. In 1996 a good friend of the family helped me get this gig painting murals. I was supposed to do a group thing where I organized my peers to come down and paint, but that didn’t happen so I painted two big ass murals myself. I’m sure made everyone involved very nervous.

It was two very long weekends where I painted the best and largest sunset I had ever done and spilt a pints worth of 1Shot fire red on it my head, painful and messy.

Alex feliciano helped the town of Davie get a head start for Florida WestFair last week by painting this western-style mural on the side of the First Union Bank building on Davie Road….

Tuesday night’s figure drawing event, look at (iPad and Paper53) work.

woman sitting on a large chair by alex feliciano

Tuesday’s bi-monthly Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group.

This week was destiny came to model for us. I was teaching my Street Art class till 7:30 so showed up a bit late. I missed the one minute warm-up poses. Great lighting as always and the snacks are good although right now i’m working on my heath so no cookies.

 

I got there just in time for the last two five minute poses.

Red pen, woman stretches with hands forward by alex feliciano

Line drawing in Red ink of Destiny stretching with hands forward. Five minute pose.

Red pen, woman hunched and resting by alex feliciano

Hunched and resting, line drawing with red ink of Destiny, five minute pose.

arch of a woman's back, by Alex Feliciano

One leg forward, sitting on a large black cushion, Painting with shapes using the roller tool in Paper 53 in pink and mauve tones. Destiny, ten minute pose.

woman leaning back on one hand by Alex Feliciano

This painting of Destiny resting on one hand, using orange tones, last ten minute pose.

 

woman sitting on a large chair by alex feliciano

Painting with purple tones, while Destiny sits in a large chair.

woman resting on pillows by alex feliciano

Painting with red pillow, a twenty minute pose while Destiny naps.

 

drawing of a woman resting feet up by alex feliciano

Last Pose of the night, a purple toned painting of destiny while she rests with her feet up.

Figure drawing event, Sketchbook (iPad and Paper53) look.

alex feliciano at figure drawing group, drawing scott

I brought an iPad to the bi-monthly Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group.

The Group brought in Scott to pose he’s the first male model in a long time and it’s the first time using my iPad at a life drawing event. Tonights sketches all posted below. We started, like most sessions, with one Minute poses.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

I took a minutes to make a quick pallet. As the night went on i added a pink and yellow.5 minute figure drawing group, Alex Feliciano

Big fills with ‘Roller’ tool.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

I’m using #Paper53 to do the drawings. The ‘Roller’ tool is my favorite!

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Still just doing one minute drawings I feel a bit clumsy with the iPad, new media is always funny at first.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Scott is throwing down great one min poses.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

 

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Legs, one minute drawing.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Nope, jump to a new page.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Better, this is the last one minute figure drawing.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Ok five minute figure drawing are flowing better. I and able to break out shapes and show some structure.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

More of Scott as captured by Alex Feliciano and his magic tablet.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Getting a bit easier now. More colors added to the pallet.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Nice hands in this one.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Hard pose, I was really trying to capture tention might go back and rework this at a later time.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

More great hands, thanks Scott

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

working on the iPad is tuff but the ease of switching colors makes up for it, I’m using Paper53 on an iPad Pro and Apple pencil,

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Now we venture into the 10 minute poses. Hello Detail, can this thing do it?

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Yes it can, Another 10 minute figure draw by Alex Feliciano with Paper 53.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

10 minutes  adding yellow to the pallet.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Fingers, nope, next page please.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Fingers, Better, figure drawing of Scott with pole extension.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

P.S. Scott has a light beard and because I don’t get many dudes modeling for me and none with beards I’m like WTF.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

20 Minutes, I’m switching to a pencil tool on the iPad.

And the last figure drawing of the night, 20 minutes, Thank you Scott.

More Post-it note fun

I have been using these little yellow squares like crack, little doodle yellow scraps of sticky paper.
Loving the ‘Stabilo’ point 88 markers.

Doodling while kids are at karate. alway carry markers.

I might make a Block, for printing out of this one. I have never done a multiple print block print, But…

Expanding ‘There’ and ‘Their’ to Oscar (6) while in the middle of a monster doodle fight.

Having a great day and doodling it in small moments of time.

drawing from Youtube?

Looking around on YouTube and found online figure drawing videos. Very neat stuff, I felt a little clumsy with the remote, iPad, Apple Pencil, and sitting on the couch. The videos are timed and the lighting is nice.

Stay tuned for more drawings

 

Street art class makes Prints

Stickers, you wanna’ make stickers… Ok, what do you know about a printing press?

So we selected some sketches, tried them out using thick makers on paper (Draw thick lines to cut thick lines). The students worked out the composition on paper then transferred it over to the rubber printing blocks. Then the scary part KNIFES you can’t make cool stuff without them. After a quick safety lesson including graphic descriptions of possible wounds I passed out the block cutting knifes, happy to report no injuries. HURRAY! They cut thin then cut thick ribbions out of the rubber block, soon they could see the block taking shape. In the end very few revisions where needed. Now a lesson on rollers, ink, and the printing press, they were like fish to water and after a demo, they quietly worked in turns one would be inking their block while the other was pressing. I couldn’t have hoped for better.

The happiness of making tangible items in such a tactile way was expressed in their quiet smiles and the care put into storing away the work.

 

cutting rubber blocks for printingWorking on cleaning up the block after a test print.

Alien head cut into a rubber stamp

Lots of work goes into a single image, many sketches are done before the block is made.

inking the block

Getting and even layer of ink.

printing

Printing and inking

The Alien

The Dude

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