I wrapped up this ‘moleskin, cassette’ book, full of unlined writing/journal pages, good for markers and pens but curled a bit with watercolors.
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.
Shark and submarine, 2015, fun with letters.
Block head, 2015. Silly.
Mmmm the body is magic, 2015. I plan on exploring this more.
Now with teeth, 2015. Squishy, nice try more work to do.
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!
Coast To Coast Clock
Making new clocks with custom faces. One set to each coast time, set inside a, neat, found lunchbox clock. screw driver and watercolors will travel.
Hola, I have been hard at work making paintings for the Hive (LA), and getting The Sis & Moon Studio looking good. So the “Friday Sketchbook review” has been taking a back seat, But I’m back on track now. The materials haven’t changed much, water color box, fountain water color brush, fountain ink brush, and sketchbook. I have added a few color pencils and a white gel pen (LOVE). I also have just started a new sketchbook, you will see the work next friday from that one, It’s a Moleskine and I look forward to wrecking it.
Love, a “P” meets an “E” for some alphabetical lovin.
Smile peace, this is how you smile with half a jaw.
More smile peace, having fun with letters, ‘PE’.
What would you wish for, if it was Friday? Rainbow powers….
This is what your old mix tapes have turned into, free and wild.
Fun watching the kids race up and down the hill.
What dogs wish for on Fridays? Trips to the woods….
Touch his nose it should be wet. If it’s dry then your dog might be sick.
Next exploding grenade arrows!!
With diamonds, hunting wild almond alligators.
Sitting on airboats in the Everglades.
Pulling dinosaurs into the future,
That’s when we where picked up by space police,
They gave us two choices,
So back to the future,
Aiming condoms at Billy Ray.
It was all up to the kid… Aim (check) Always sharp.
When we got back… drama.
Space police tapping my sleeping head,
My young arrow spitter is getting ready,
Turns out the president sent for us. Without Miley the aliens aren’t scared and invade…
This time Back Back to the future with a space invader theme!
Working and getting excited about this new, in-progress, body of work (5×7 collage drawings, done with paper, paint and ink.) will be shown at the Hive Gallery in May for “The Lines Attack” show.
I have been attempting to illustrate a narrative that until now only lived in my sketchbooks, it’s a fractured series of vignettes that record my musings as I commute around the planet. Some of which, “A study on animal development in responds to auto injuries (in fast forward)”, and A rumination on advances in facial hair despite contrary marketing.
16, 5×7 inch paper drawings, Alex Feliciano 2014, for “The Lines Attack” show in May .
Natural responds to trauma, as seen in fast forward (less bones).
Wind blown beard and striped suit.
Dec 7th, 2013 – Jan 10th, 2014
Hello it has been a busy end and beginning of the year, I got a chance to see lots of family, and it was great! So this is what I’ve been working on for the last few weeks.
“I don’t think the turkeys going to be ready for dinner”, oops. Run to store and buy a cooked chicken (Bak bak).
Sketching at the High museum with Damien and Oscar.
Mima and Susan are in town, “Lets make some stuff.” and “Lets try that Pho place.” Love it!
“AHHHHHHHHH, I want a Pony!!!”, schools canceled for two days, time to make more stuff with the boys.
I got a pony, Hurray.
Making a travel watercolor set out of an Altoids Small tin.
I wanted something I could easily pocket, sturdy, a ulta compact. I have been super happy with this solution, it is a modification of others I have found online. The big difference is that I’m using clear legos to create the cake pans. I can switch them out, or rearrange them with out a mess or fuss.
Here you can see my set up, paints out, tins cleaned, test page to the right where I test my colors (I still forget what color is what) and Legos.
- One “Altoids Small” tin.
- Twelve two space bricks, Clear (clear bricks don’t have an inner support).
- One flat 4 x 6 space piece.
- White spray paint, plastic loving (Krylon Fusion)
- White spray paint, old fashion metal loving paint (Flat white Krylon)
- Paint, watercolor tubes.
- brush, water and paper, for color testing.
Below is just a suggestion:
Lemon Yellow — cool light yellow Cadmium Yellow Med. — warm opaque yellow Cadmium Orange — medium opaque orange Cadmium Red — warm (toward orange) opaque light red Alizarin Permanent — cool (toward blue) transparent Ultramarine Violet — violet Ultramarine Blue — warm (toward red) blue Cobalt Blue — "true blue" Manganese Blue Hue — cool (toward green) water blue Cadmium Green — opaque light green Sap Green — dark earthy transparent green with yellow undertone
Start with a “Altoids Small” tin. Dump (or eat) all the mints, then clear and dry the tin.
This tin is clean and ready to paint.
Gather your Legos: 12 clear two space bricks and 1 flat 4×6 piece.
Add the bricks to the flat piece upside down, so that the nobs are facing down, what you should be looking at is a bunch of open spaces, like a book shelf.
Krylon Fusion and Flat white, if you like you can use Gloss instead.
Take that piece and place it nobs down and spray paint it with the plastic loving gloss paint, I am using Krylon Fusion. Then lightly paint the tin with the flat metal loving spray paint, just the insides.
Note: I use flat paint on the tin because I like the added tooth on my mixing surface.
Then fit the painted lego “shelf” into the tin. It should pop in with a slight push, if it gives you trouble pinch the sides and push harder.
This is what it should look like, you can reorder the bricks or stack them vertically ( two side by side) if you like.
Then fill up the shelves or spaces with your favorite watercolor. Let the paint air dry for a day and your ready to travel.
This is what you get when your done. The one on the right has bricks that was never spray painted, still clear.
This week Nov 30th – Dec 6th, 2013
Bear in the grass
This Watercolor kit contains some gouache yellow and green (happy mistake). Still using watercolor reservoir brush.
Typewriter in red… write something.
A warehouse from PYE, Quickly sketched this from Lesha Galkin’s Documentary.
Dog’s love to eskimo kiss.
This week Nov 16th – 22nd, 2013
I got a lot done this week. I will do a break down of the water color set soon. Water color set (Lego’s inside a Altoids case), water reservoir brush, ink reservoir brush, pink highlighter, and a white color pencil. I think there was also a red fine roller ball, a green highlighter and a purple sharpie.
week past 16 years, February 1997 – Nov 15th 2013.
I have worked on this sketchbook, on and off. It was started out as a journal for my lizard. In 1997 I bought a tiny lizard from a street peddler and named it “Frog”. I continued working on the book long after I let the lizard go but ‘Frog’ continued to be a source of inspiration. I would use this book whenever the ‘Frog’ inspiration hit.
This was never my main sketchbook, I picked it up and worked on it from time to time. 84 pages, divided by 16 years gives you… 5.25 pages each year. I hope you like it.
The cover: Franky gave me that Beastie Boys sticker in 1995. The lobster label ‘MAINE’ came from a trade show I went to while working for a company called ‘Eton’. Notice the “BINDING GUARANTEED FOR 10 YEARS, PATENT #4106,148”. The book was published in 1977, so when I got hold of it my 10 years was up :). Warming up page 1, I gessoed these pages then the crinkled and tore so I skipped over them, they were good enough for Evan, work friends, cell phone.
Apple bits are not a favorite, and “Elroy” (the new lizard) looks sick. ‘Frog’ has taken a shine to my roommate, I think he is in love.
Frog and Elroy, Oh how I wanted to like those animals, but lizards are not cuddly, and can be nasty buttholes.
Frog doesn’t like Elroy at all.
Sheriff Esther, If she didn’t eat Elroy… maybe she was going to find him. Maybe she did.
Elroy at the Bar, he has found his people, I wish him the best.
Elroy is still missing maybe he is having a good time.
Elroy is missing while I chop greens for frog… where’s Elroy?
Maybe Elroy was kidnapped by flies?
Other lizard found in the yard. long story short, Sheriff Esther did eat it.
Frog The Lizard has been set free. That lizards whipping tail, shedding nails and spitting hisses will not be missed.
From 1997 to 2002, from Florida to Atlanta to Chicago. I’m still able to pick up this book and work, all I have to say is “Wow”.
More Chicago, a long drive, and some great art.
Coffee cup raft floating in a sea of pink. I’m preparing the pages with red now.
I have a small tube of acrylic white and red, a small brush, water bottle (for painting) and an ink fountain brush in my bag.
And this is where we stop for now. Page 86 and 87, 41 more pages to go. Thank you for looking and sharing.
This week Nov 2nd – 8th, 2013
I think i will paint this one, It’s kind reminds me of “red princess” (for context I’ve added “red princess” to this post).
This week Oct 26th – Nov 1st, 2013
First page new book…Finished the previous book this week. Above is the first page of new sketchbook, This book is a 4×6 ish moleskins, I have also picked out a new pen, marker and pencil palette, see below.
You might have guessed that I use a limited palette. Every week I switch up what I use. I will be documenting the palette for each week from now on. Got any advice or questions? leave a comment.