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Portfolio advice

I was poking around looking for some website inspiration and came across ‘design portfolio packs punch‘. I just wanted to add a few things… Like in the ‘Select your projects’ and ‘Look to the future’ part it talks about picking Items to show in your portfolio. I would encourage you to focus on picking projects you enjoyed working on. Most likely will want to work on more of them in the future. If you offer up the one’s that match your prospective clients, or that seem to be the shiniest you might find yourself doing work, rather than enjoying your work. That could lead to a portfolio full of stuff you don’t enjoy ( yuck ).

‘Demonstrate critical thinking’ and ‘Use context’ areas are about your relationship to the project. How and why did you ‘grid’, ‘responsive’, or ‘interaction’. Most projects aren’t done in a vacuum and I would encourage you to touch on the collaborative effort that went into those projects. Highlight how well you work with others. If you have good interaction with teams and/or clients your future clients will want that goodness.

I have mixed feelings about the ‘Choose the right platform’ idea. I encourage you to explore a bit and see what works for you. I am old enough to remember when portfolios had to be mail out with return postage. Some of the packages that came in where as creative as the work inside. That is rarely the rule but a pleasant surprise when it did happen. There is no reason not to have a ‘safe’ portfolio and something more ‘exploratory’ The web has shifted the ‘barrier to entry’ in your favor.

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baby H’s new room

The babys room…
I envision a forest or tree scape with woodland creatures. It should be grayscale, neutral, mono toned, or silhouette. Please put together some images that help shape the end product.

I love this one…

from the hospital in Seattle’s children’s unit.

Now for some purple, these color schemes can be tuned in any directions.

Mountain passage in purple.

Winter theme…

Sea side in blue.
I love the squirrel riding a beaver.

More…

Great slicing into the wall.

This illustrator makes me smile… nice 1950’s vibe going on.

Some handpainted job, check out their site.

This is neat.
And now for something very different… I could see this happening, chalkboard background, and this on top.

Decals…
Supplement your background with these small add on’s, or do the whole thing as one big picture…

This is a wall graphic from etsy.

More decals…

55″ x 35″ Children’s Cabin in Woods Forest Tree House Wallpaper Leaves Nursery Wall Decal Art Bedroom Wall Paper Pink Light Grey
nice lines, and monochromatic-ish palette.

This Pinterest page is a bit redundant but covers lots of ground lots of trees here.

Grey with a splash of color

Something Different

This room is rad… link to the album..

Beautiful room, who knew blue and brown could sing.

Different!
Huge decal measures 72″w x 54″h

If we don’t want to paint…

light waves!

This site has a few simple ones.

A lot of folks like this mural thing, I love making and designing murals. When you change your visual space you change the expectation of the room. I hope you have fun!

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The show, shop.

Something Happened.
Alex’s works for this show are slice of a complex and vibrant moment inside of what is often a mundane piece of reality.. Each piece is an effort to extract a cross-section from a commonplace experiences and show their wonder. His theme, “Something happened”, is an effort to illustrate the idea that we are all part of a bigger stories. Each piece is a slice out of these moments, moments we all share.

In the end I made 16, 5×7 collages. They are a fractured series of vignettes. I start by creating geometric patterns onto a 5×7 piece of paper, this serves as the foundation for the college. The collage is made up of colored paper and Ink layered between matte media. I cut small shapes, hands, heads, jaws, teeth, hair and beards out of colored paper. I spend a few days making patterns, and pieces, like stage settings. The narratives start to manifest at this point and decisions are made. Pieces are mounted and drawing embellishes are added between the layers of matte media. Some where before the final coat I attach it to a block of birch wood. The materials are simple and  I enjoy the process of building them up to create an effect of depth and atmosphere.

No.5 of 16, “Remember Me as I Was”. This illustrates the moment my dog first saw me after I shaved off my beard. Stepping into the kitchen, clean shaven and smelling like product, I startled her. She, for a moment, did not know who I was and readied herself for trouble. 

Ok now to the shop part….

“Now with sprinkles” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $200.00




painting by Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch

 

Responsibility” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $200.00 Sold
painting by Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch

 

“El Tio Gio” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $200.00




painting by Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch

 

“Surviving rabbits” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $200.00




painting by Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch

 

“What the dog sees” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $200.00




painting by Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch

 

“Snow wizard” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $200.00




painting by Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch

 

“Response to trauma” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $200.00




painting by Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch

 

“Suit wearing a beard” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $200.00




painting by Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch

 

“Rub for luck” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $200.00




painting by Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch

 

“Facial hair on the wind” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $200.00




painting by Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch

 

“Sniffing the new hand shake” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $200.00




painting by Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch

 

“Nothing up this sleeve” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $200.00




painting by Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch

 

“Lucky friends” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $200.00




painting by Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch

 

“Friends sniff friends” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $200.00




painting by Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch

 

“Reflection of self” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $200.00




painting by Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch

 

“Remember me as I was” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $200.00




painting by Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch

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Woman in Fall… Prints

“Woman in fall” 2015, acrylic on canvas.
FYI: If anyone wants to pay for the printing I will gladly send you a print! 16X20, on canvas, varnished and on a .75” standard stretching bar ($60.23). Shipping’s on me! Cause I like you guys, or I’ll drive it over and drink your beer!
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5JKT58D5C2HMU
 

The original will be at ‘Sis & Moon’s after it get backs from ‘Gallery Street‘ printers.

woman_in_fall_Alex_Feliciano

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Sketchbook update…

green person moving across letters

I has been a minute. I have a few sketch book pages to share. Playing with watercolors and ink. Wanted to see how far I could push a throw up.

watercolored graffitti letters

Shark and submarine, 2015, fun with letters.

 Block head, 2015. Silly.

letters painted with watercolorMmmm the body is magic, 2015. I plan on exploring this more.

letters that look like a face.Now with teeth, 2015. Squishy, nice try more work to do.

green person moving across letters

Green breakthrough, 2015. Watercolor pen and fun, little dude pushing green letters.

So I will be posting more often, as a catalyst to creating more work.

Keeping me on my toes. Paint, publish, repeat!