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Making cardboard kukeri inspired costume for Halloween!

I have been thinking about this costume for a while now. I went through some sketchbooks for inspiration and found this idea popping up over and over again.

Pictures of Alex Feliciano’s kukeri inspired costume
Sketches, inspiration and work in progress photos.

I’ve been sketching this costume for a while, it or iterations of it are scattered though out several sketchbooks. I’m going to attempt to build a cardboard version of the Kukeri costume, a Bulgarian fur suit costume, used in the harvest festival to frighten away bad spirits.

I’m adding a spine element to the tall head section. A few pulleys and strings will help the neck/head move naturally, controls will be attached to my head. Turns and tilts of my head will be reflected by the costume tall head.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Ink-tober

Ink supplies are out on the first day of October (inktober). Doodles to start the motivation for a month full of drawings.

One Jinhao x750, a zebra 800 nib and a bottle of 54th from noodler’s Ink. Mix them up and start the fun. Happy first day on Ink Tober.

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Fudge! I almost forgot that today is the first day of Ink-Tober.

First step find pens! Dig dig dig, now studio is giant (er) mess. Found them! Now ink, yes it’s a fountain pen. Lots of them…

Now paper, hurry hurry, time is ticking.

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Comic books for weekends of fun.

He’s excited about comics, ‘happy birthday big boy’. How do you encourage reading… someone told me ‘you have to let them find there way’.

He separate them by publisher then spent the weekend reading them all. Comic books and bowls of cereal ❤️.

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Who is DOOM!

Found this sweet ‘throwie’ at the Whole Foods. I figured that stainless steel would be challenging for a quick doodle. I hope who ever has to clean it up will appreciate the ironic sketch.

‘Doom’ I hope I did you proud.

It’s not any fun to clean this stuff up, on the flip side I enjoy reading in the bathroom.

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No son of mine! Who’s wack?

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Studio day

Update: The large unicorn at the The Tree House, it’s the studio behind Sis and Moons. Come by and visit any time, Alpharetta, Ga.Small dogs running

Here is one of the running dogs, lots of work left. Unicorn being followed by rabbits and dogs.

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Impromptu Sculpture Class

Classes cancelled for winter weather so we are getting some sculpting done. Rhinoceros and zombies are trending today.

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First large painting for the New Year.

I have been fermenting on this idea, image for a while. Working on the big side today.

Painting of riding on a unicorn uPainting detail of head rider in profile Painting detail, animals running

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Jack at StreetArt Class

Mr. Jack is working hard on fill-ins. Lots of bits, broken rectangles and contrasting colors. We used the ‘sugar’ paint on card board about 6″ x 4″.

Day light savings time is working against us today. I have added a new day time shot.

Mr. Jack working from sketch. We are loving the new colors from ‘the paint yard’ and love getting boxes in the mail!

Day light photo.

The street art class started in 2016 at Sis and Moon’s tree house studio. Alex Feliciano teaches art, form, and design with street art. For more info visit Sis and moons website

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What makes a monster.

Witch monster scares you most?

This is a doodle from my IPhone’s digital sketch book called, ‘Tiny Pink Sketchbook’, made with Paper 53. I doodle anytime I get a minute, most sketches are connected to the part of my brain that I can’t always talk too, until it draws me a picture. Lots of artist have verbalized this in different ways… enjoy.

The witch makes me wonder what makes them frightening? She has no claws, teeth, fur, muscles, or slim which makes her the most interesting monster. Drawn as ugly green women to make us shrink in our theater chair but looking closer she is now my favorite classic monsters depicted reading books. Smart girls make folks run in fear?

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What makes a monster.

‘The gravity of the earth is pulling me down.’, says Swamp Thing.

‘The best place to lay eggs?’ The slimy creature thinks as it watches you skipping rocks. ‘A host to houses my eggs, something warm and tasty.’ Swamp thing thinks as it silently slips into the cold dry air. Looking down at reflections in still eye. She smiles at you after your breath is gone, ‘What a happy nest this will make. I’m such a good mom.’ She smiles as you’re dragged under.

Kinda grossing myself out with this one.

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Large Doodling 11×14

Big clouds blow away to reveal a b-boy on a bicycle, chased by a dog who would’ve been happy with a bone, and a girl who likes robots.

And odd one eyed four legged kids, following friends who come from nowhere.

Today lots of work in my head that needs to come out.

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What makes a monster.

The werewolf haunts the countryside unable to find home. Between the villages and the trees family on both sides of the divide, but unable to join.

Lots of stories about the werewolf as a way to understand the natural world. Other stories of a rabid animal who wants to destroy the world.

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What makes a monster.

Next monster is Frankenstein’s creation, making something that can’t be predicted. Who will be the lucky one, the survivors.

There is a lot to take apart, like why is a reanimated biological entity scary? Why do we fear it?

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Late night drawing

Tonight the house is quiet, dishes clean, and the kids asleep. In that stillness I blow the dust from a large 11″x14″ sketchbook.

Drawing and watercolor of a bearded gentleman holding coffee.goofing around with Windsor Newton watercolor pens. I have been sitting on these things for a while. The foam brush is nice.Really liking the marker ‘brush’ on this watercolor maker. When you are super fresh, show and prove.

Some markers…

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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….

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Scott is throwing down great one min poses.

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Legs, one minute drawing.

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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.

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

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

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

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Nice hands in this one.

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

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More great hands, thanks Scott

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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,

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

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

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10 minutes  adding yellow to the pallet.

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Fingers, nope, next page please.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

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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.

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Printing and inking

The Alien

The Dude

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Bear Head Is On The Move

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This weekend update:

I packed up the minivan with tons of painting supplies, lots of cardboard, glue guns, and two kids and headed to Sis and Moons to start an large installation (still in progress). The kids Helped me unpack boxes of paint and odds and ends, in the process earned some choice pieces of cardboard, and settled in the back to work on their totem pole (thanks Chris).
Below is a picture of one canvas we use in the ‘Street Art‘ class and my new wall.

The bear head strapped to the top of the van, lots of cardboard and a minivan full of paint.

I started by cutting and trimming down the Bear Head costume. The shoulder pads, chest plate, and back panels where removed. I also removed some underlying structure inside the head. I pulled out the glue guns and started adding new support structures  and prepping it for a flat wall.

I took a few minutes to add some color. On the right you can see the back of the bear head and some body panels that were removed and on the floor,

I moved the head to the table for more trim and paint. I also started a border around the head.

Working at the studio!

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Four hours of me working on the bear and the wall.

 

After the border around the bearhead was done I measured the wall to plan out where the bear was going to go, getting late on a saturday 1 maybe 2 am and then I started painting.

Bear head almost in place. All the parts starting to come together.

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74 Post-it notes

74 Post-it notes

Completely bonkers. I was cleaning my desk and kept finding little drawings mixed in with meeting notes. well this is all of them. Some of the Post it notes are from 2012 when I was working at WebMd.

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Three woman paintings

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Update: Three woman paintings, they are working out. I have been finding moments to paint. Clem reminds me while she finds a warm spot on the floor in the studio. (Thanks Steve for the great easel). Three woman paintings, 30″ x 40″, acrylic on canvas. I have been going to a open sketch group and working up painting based on some of the sketches.

Woman siting in a lawn chair, lite by window light. 30"x40", acrylic on canvas, by alex feliciano

Every painting is getting more pumped to get to the next one.

Woman on couch, napping. 30"x40", acrylic on canvas, by Alex Feliciano

The patterns in this one is making me happy, slowly I go.

Woman sitting with her little dog. 30"x40", acrylic on canvas, by alex feliciano

This is Clem’s favorite painting.

 

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Figure drawing event, Sketchbook look.

Alex Feliciano figure drawing at the drawing event

First of the year Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group.
Thanks for the great event, Ann M. rocked it, and the Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group started my year off great. Tonights sketches all posted below.

 

Twenty minute sessions:

The shadows tonight were great, the light was behind her and she was bathed in shadows. I had to really work to see the subtle changes.

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Ten minute sessions:

I have finished this book, next book is a bigger spiral bound, I’m very excited to wreck a new one.

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Five minute sessions:

The HANDS! She had great hand, holding wonderfully, casting shadows, and interesting archs… nailed it.

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Three minute sessions:

When you go from One minute poses to three minute… you feel like you could finish every drawing.

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figure drawing sketch book page, alex feliciano

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figure drawing sketch book page, alex feliciano

 

One minute sessions:

Great poses, the negative space made my job very easy.

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Street art class, on The PaintYard

The Paint Yard, wrote a nice post about the ‘Street Art Class’

The paint yard is a great place to get a variety of spray paint and supplies (fat caps, liners, specialty paints, markers and more) and they have the ‘Sugar’ from the makers of Ironlak, the paint is special. It combines water with alcohol made from sugar cane, replacing the usual petroleum-based solvents. The result is an extremely low-odor spray paint that contains fewer VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

It is important that students are safe and get to work with high quality materials, while learning the fundamentals of design and painting.

The ‘Street Art‘ class meets once a week (Tuesday at 5:30-7:30 come by and check us out). During the lessons we focus on drawing and painting followed by design reviews, the reviews and discussions are designed to engage the thoughtfulness needed to inspire creativity in young artist. Special thanks to ‘The Paintyard’ for the great sales on paint, and to Sis & Moon’s in Alpharetta, Ga for the wonderful teaching space.

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Class Homework, W1

We will be trying out a new product ‘Sugar’ a cane sugar based paint.

This week we will be working on letter forms and putting that onto the canvas. Below are some samples to jumpstart your imagination. We will also be working with the MTN water based, the Montana Gold acrylic, and the NEW Sugar based paint.
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Each alphabet is a good example of continuity within a style. Look at Line weight, color, shape and of course the flare!
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Street Art class, making wrapping paper

The street art class is winding down.

The five week long street art class has hit class number five and number five was so fun, it started out as a lesson on stencils and evolved into a wrapping paper making project. The session ended so well we are adding one more class (a sixth week). Great work everyone!
Street art class making wallpaper, spraypaint and stencils with Alex Feliciano

Everyone really pushed and got their hand dirty.

Detail of wrapping paper, candy cane stencil over green tree with Alex Feliciano

Detail, an orange snowflake under a gold start, hiding behind a green tree, that was run over by a candy cane. lots of stencilling action going on here.

Street art class making wall paper

The Montana water based paints worked great, Thanks the paint yard for the recommendations and paint sales and a big shout out to Sis & Moons making it possible.

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Some great color sections popped out of the lesson, everyone was so busy working we didn’t find them till I was cleaning up.

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The stencils that survived.

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40 feet hung to dry.

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More stencils, hung flat to dry, they will be tasty and stiff when they dry.

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Look for fancy wrapped present under a tree near you.

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Winter holiday (number 3) cards. My gift to you… free to print.

Winter Holidays

These are some of the “Sketches of Winter Holidays”, enjoy and share.
Free to download, Free to print, Free to mail, and Free to share. Not for re-sale.

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‘Love Holiday Style’

$0.00, ‘Love Holiday Style’. Just click on the image above and large version will open on a new page, right click on that large image and save it, or print it. Not for re-sale.

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‘Santa’s Little Helper’

$0.00, ‘Santa’s Little Helper’. Just click on the image above and large version will open on a new page, right click on that large image and save it, or print it. Not for re-sale.

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‘Holly Bush’

$0.00, ‘Holly Bush’. Just click on the image above and large version will open on a new page, right click on that large image and save it, or print it. Not for re-sale.

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Winter holiday (more) cards. My gift to you… free to print.

Winter Holidays

These are some of the “Sketches of Winter Holidays”, enjoy and share.
Free to download, Free to print, Free to mail, and Free to share. Not for re-sale.

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‘Tending the Flock’

$0.00, ‘Tending the Flock’. Just click on the image above and large version will open on a new page, right click on that large image and save it, or print it. Not for re-sale.

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‘Lost Gloves’

$0.00, ‘Lost Gloves’. Just click on the image above and large version will open on a new page, right click on that large image and save it, or print it. Not for re-sale

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‘The Whole World’

$0.00, ‘The Whole World. Just click on the image above and large version will open on a new page, right click on that large image and save it, or print it. Not for re-sale

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Winter holiday are here. My gift to you… free to print.

Winter Holidays

These are some of the “Sketches of Winter Holidays”, enjoy and share.
Free to download, Free to print, Free to mail, and Free to share. Not for re-sale.

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‘Sneaky Snack’

$0.00, ‘Sneaky Snack’. Just click on the image above and large version will open on a new page, right click on that large image and save it, or print it. Not for re-sale.

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‘Late night Delivery’

$0.00, ‘Late night Delivery. Just click on the image above and large version will open on a new page, right click on that large image and save it, or print it. Not for re-sale.

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‘Checking Details’

$0.00, ‘Checking Details. Just click on the image above and large version will open on a new page, right click on that large image and save it, or print it. Not for re-sale.

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Class Homework W2, Nov 2016

 

Watch some short video and have any questions ready to discuss, and Patterns

The Letter “E”:  https://youtu.be/kpaVkxB0Tw4

Watching a piece from start to finish: https://youtu.be/3US_fm0sWHo

Find examples of patterns, bring 3 or more, for use in next piece (They can be anything… save them to your device, print, magazine tear out or photos).

Sketch book 11″ × 8½”, a black book with smooth pages. Like this available where ever you like to by supplies.
Markers, I had some questions about markers. So you can find Touch and Copic Markers at at DickBlick in Roswell or you can shop Amazon/Google for ‘touch’ markers, most kits are no cheaper online, But if your willing to take delivery from China and wait weeks for delivery you can find some good deals..

Comparing and Contrasting

Lastly we will be looking at two different artist who approach street art from two different styles we will be comparing and contrasting in and short critique.

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Rasterm and Katre
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Holiday cards, coming soon

Update:

I’m working on Holiday cards for everyone, I’m making a few and will post with instructions to print them for free, stay tuned.

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I will make last year’s cards available on the ‘shop‘ page tonight. Cutest Couple in the North Pole, Dear Santa, and Merry Christmas 2015.

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Figure drawing event, Sketchbook look.

Last night the Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group put on their bi-monthly drawing event. Kate pulled off some great poses. Food was … Oreos and Doritos.

The group offers a casual night of figure art drawing and painting. Great comfortable location for you to draw the model we provide. The session begins with several short poses to warm up before progressing through longer and longer poses throughout the night. There are limited spots, join the facebook group, available so please reserve yours as early as possible.

The group provides: Location, Lighting, Model, Props, and More

What you bring: Yourself and your art supplies. Food, drink, and alcohol are all allowed so please feel free to bring a snack if you want.
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I love looking at the 1 minute sketches.

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Figure drawing event, Sketchbook look.

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Kate is back, trying again with red pencil. Fat lines are kinda working. I bought a bunch of markers and pencil to try out, But I think I like the red pencil best. For more sketches join/follow me.

Information about the Drawing event, more info.
Right foot drawn in red pencil by Alex Feliciano

Alex Feliciano, drawing of a woman on couch.

 

Alex feliciano, Kate's hand it is drawn in red pencil.

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Bear head turns into Bear suit.

Alex Felicano in Cardboard bear costume

The day has come, halloween is here, and all this work is worth it. Gio has his afro cardboard frankenstein, Oscar is rocking a full cardboard Pokemon Charizard, Damien is welding a pair of custom cardboard katanas, and Alex is suited up as a cardboard bear.
Alex, Gio, Damien and Oscar Dressed up for halloween 2016

This is a shot of the Bear at work, before the Costume contest, second place!

costume of a bear made out of cardboard

Don’t Shoot, I did not take the Picnic baskets and I am not a zombie.

Kurt pointing a gun at Alex Feliciano in Cardboard bear costume

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Figure drawing event, Sketchbook look.

Sketching from life at Studio in Alpharetta.

We had such a great model, she made my job easy. Mona had great poses and locked it in for sets of 1, 3 5 10 and 15 minute.

I started with a red “Supracolor II soft made by Caran d’Ache“, (more) pencil, very soft , but I was alway able to find an edge and get tight when I wanted.  At first, I went back and forth and, finally settled on red. The end results were more than I hoped for.Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
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Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
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Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
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Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano

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Bear Head

A cardboard Bear Head, of the left side built Alex Feliciano

Pushing hard towards halloween, flowing with Cardboard and Hot Glue, here is a picture of the Bear Head. You can check out earlier pics here. I’m happy with the head, I will be starting the suit next. Worried about the paint job, cardboard nude or custom paintjob?

After halloween I will get back to the Clem Heads.
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Adding lots of detail, looking for the feeling of fur.

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I’ve never built a bear head before. but i have always wanted to build a large animal costume. Alex Feliciano, ” I might make it in time for halloween”.  We will see.

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I really like this view. I think about painting it and wonder how to go about it, I have lots of crazy sketches and this dog head from a few years back.

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Doodling the next few ideas for the ‘Clem Head’

More ‘Clem Head’ doodles this weekend. I’m using lots of pink, coral and magenta it just keeps happening. I went to 1shot‘s web site (below) they have all the colors I need. I was worried… “How I’m gonna mix that color”. love child, Clem head doodle

I don’t know if i can go full plaid, maybe if I had this machine. I might try to replicate this ‘water transfer printing technique’ with one of the Clem heads, thin paint and a bucket.

Plaid on plaid Clem head doodle

Stole this off 1shot.com‘s site. I think I can find the colors I need.

130L Primrose Yellow
132L Lemon Yellow
134L Chrome Yellow
191L Imitation Gold
124L Orange
100L Vermillion
104L Bright Red
102L Fire Red
108L Maroon
106L Kool Crimson
168L Salmon Pink
120L Coral
164L Dark Magenta
163L Magenta
165L Rubine Red
160L Violet
162L Purple
161L Proper Purple
156L Brilliant Blue
158L Dark Blue
155L Reflex Blue
152L Light Blue
153L Process Blue
154L Peacock Blue
157L Kansas City Teal
150L Blue Green
149L Aqua
151L Robin Egg Blue
148L Dark Green
144L Medium Green
142L Emerald Green
143L Process Green
141L Sublime Green
195L Medium Gray
115L Dark Brown
114L Medium Brown
117L Tan
118L Chamois
116L Ivory
103L Polar White
101L Lettering White
199L Lettering Black
109L Metallic Gold
111L Metallic Brass
193L Metallic Silver
110L Metallic Copper

 

Stay tuned for more ClemHead.

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Doodling for the ‘Clem Head’

More doodles, more ideas, more fun
There are four more pages with this stamp of clem’s head, I will start rocking out the real thing after this weekend… Stay tuned and have a great weekend.
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Yellow on green with purple and red detail.

3D sketch for Clem's head painting.

I’m going to find my old 3D glasses when i get home and see what happens.

I will be working on this over the weekend, If you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments below.

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Doodling designs for ‘The Clem’

Having fun planning out the new designs for the ‘Clem Heads’.

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During the debate Monday night I rocked out some sketches.

and  this one.

 

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More heads and cardboard

Making costumes for Halloween! We have started early this year. All cardboard and maybe some paint this year. Yes it’s a giant animal head.
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This is where I’m at, as of last night. Tonight will be a coin flip sleep or ears.

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Starting with some basic shapes i’m worked the muzzle and eyes in, I built some shoulder pads (not pictured) and plan on mounting this to them.

 
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Here is Gio modeling it, ears and paws are next… stay tuned.

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Preparing to design more ‘Clem Heads’

Preparing for NEW Clem Dog Head paintings. Lots of ideas (Mexican wrestler, circulatory system, plaids, patterns, and or scale style masks). I though lots of sketches would be a good idea. So I cut a stamp out of this block.

I need to get myself a press, Does anyone have a press they would like to trade for art work?

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Drawing now starting to cut a new linoleum block, this is going to be fun.

 

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It took too long to find my knives. Everything came back to me once I had them in my hand.

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I think that will do it, Now for some ink. I have no black, just brown.


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Brown ink, now for some hand pressing.

 

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Filled 20 pages with this dog head, now to plan out the next two Clem Heads. Clem is loving all the attention.
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Designing Clem Head fills

I want to make easy, coloring book style, fills. I’m attempting to speed up the Clem head making process. Going freestyle on each head is SUPER fun but now I need to refine this project.

Making a standard template for the drawings is a first step.

The sketch, transferred to the linoleum block.The sketch, transferred to the linoleum block. Ready to cut.

Cutting a linoleum black with Alex Feliciano and Clem for the Clem head designs.Removing background, kinda quick and dirty. Refine as you go.Blade carving details of dog into linoleum plate.Working the interior, dog face and eye. The goal is to turn sketchbook into a coloring book.

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First inking of dog head template.GO!

Inked plate, ready to printLess than 20?… Maybe

Pages splayed openFirst print of dog head template on scrap material

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‘Can’t wait till I have a full dog sled team!’

Murph stopped by yesterday He added the red one to his collection, then set me this picture. He now owns three dog heads, more info about them here. Seven heads were cast in the first run, Five have been painted, one is in LA, one is in my living room and Murph has the rest. Congratulations!

From Murph’s instagram:
mowsecafe Drooling over the latest addition to my art collection. Here we have sculptures of the wee doggie Clem (red version is the new one). Was lucky enough to spend some time with the artist and found we had some real parallels in our history, while both being very different. I’m often captivated by other artists and how they operate and manage their workflow. Work by Alex F. The short of it is, that, I’m an artist as well as a collector. If I can afford to collect and support artists; there’s no doubt, that you can too!!

Murph is a painter and collector, check out this FB and keep up with his instagram

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