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Finshed this sketch book

I wrapped up this ‘moleskin, cassette’ book, full of unlined writing/journal pages, good for markers and pens but curled a bit with watercolors.

Hanging out with ‘P’. Notice the sweet adidas jacket, I will post the painting I did from this sketch later. 
Clem like to lay still while she gets her portrait done.


The boys watching ‘The princess bride’ with mom.

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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.

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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!

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Clock? A new coast to coast lunchbox style clock.

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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.

Starting with face and some random painted part, see the ‘eye’ near cloths pin.
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Rainy day planning set into the clock…IMG_1641.JPG

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Friday sketchbook review

love style, Sketchbook Friday

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.

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Love, a “P” meets an “E” for some alphabetical lovin.

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Smile peace, this is how you smile with half a jaw.

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More smile peace, having fun with letters, ‘PE’.

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What would you wish for, if it was Friday? Rainbow powers….

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This is what your old mix tapes have turned into, free and wild.

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Fun watching the kids race up and down the hill.

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What dogs wish for on Fridays? Trips to the woods….

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Touch his nose it should be wet. If it’s dry then your dog might be sick.

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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!

 

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Update, “The lines Attack” show at the Hive, LA

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.

Alex Feliciano drawing and collage, 16 pieses displayed in a 4 by 4 grid of collaged images.

16, 5×7 inch paper drawings, Alex Feliciano 2014, for “The Lines Attack” show in May .

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Natural responds to trauma, as seen in fast forward (less bones).

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Wind blown beard and striped suit.

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Friday sketchbook review

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.

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“I don’t think the turkeys going to be ready for dinner”, oops. Run to store and buy a cooked chicken (Bak bak).

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little girl.

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Sketching at the High museum with Damien and Oscar.

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Mima and Susan are in town, “Lets make some stuff.” and “Lets try that Pho place.” Love it!

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“AHHHHHHHHH, I want a Pony!!!”, schools canceled for two days, time to make more stuff with the boys.

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I got a pony, Hurray.

 

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Travel watercolor set, How to!

making an candy tin into a field watercolor set.

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.

Supplies:

  1. One “Altoids Small” tin.
  2. Twelve two space bricks, Clear (clear bricks don’t have an inner support).
  3. One flat 4 x 6 space piece.
  4. White spray paint, plastic loving (Krylon Fusion)
  5. White spray paint, old fashion metal loving paint (Flat white Krylon)
  6. Paint, watercolor tubes.
  7. 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.

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This is what you get when your done. The one on the right has bricks that was never spray painted, still clear.

 


		
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Friday’s sketchbook review…

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.IMG_3589

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Friday’s sketchbook review…

This 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.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbook 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 :).Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbook 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.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbook This is where I started keeping a record and writing about “Frog”.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookI bought another lizard thinking “Frog” needed a pal, mistake, “Frog” didn’t like the idea.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookApple 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.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookFrog and Elroy, Oh how I wanted to like those animals, but lizards are not cuddly, and can be nasty buttholes.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookFrog doesn’t like Elroy at all.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookElroy has escaped, I hope him the best.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookI started thinking how Elroy’s life on the run would be. Attempts at jokes while looking for Elroy.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookSheriff Esther, If she didn’t eat Elroy… maybe she was going to find him. Maybe she did.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookElroy at the Bar, he has found his people, I wish him the best.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookElroy is still missing maybe he is having a good time.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookElroy is missing while I chop greens for frog… where’s Elroy?

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookMaybe Elroy was kidnapped by flies?

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookFrog is a 32″ monster and he is starting to make me crazy. Roommate finds a very large lizard swimming in her tub “Not cool man, Not cool!”.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookOther lizard found in the yard. long story short, Sheriff Esther did eat it.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookFrog The Lizard has been set free. That lizards whipping tail, shedding nails and spitting hisses will not be missed.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookEton, a trade show, I brought this book with me on a whim. It has spent years sitting on a shelf at this point.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookFrom 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”.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookMore Chicago, a long drive, and some great art.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookIt’s a lot of blah, blah, blah, two pages stuck together, ripped and written on. Page 40 and 41.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookJust a strange yellow rabbit thing, this might have been in Chicago.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookThis book goes to Mexico. Road trip with Amanda to texas, I think we went to to see the Old 97’s

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookWorking with Blue acrylic, pen and a white marker.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookFull color paint pens and the narrative about Elroy continues.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookRunning with the Lizards (rock music in the background).

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookI think at this point I have been prepping pages ahead of time, What a innovation? Before this I would white out a page then work on it.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookThe prepping pays off these next couple of pages look good, but I find out that gloss medium acrylic will still seal shut. It encased a few really cool drawings.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbook Jazz band, this is the bleed through on a page spread that was encased, I was able to finish it on the reverse.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookThese pages squished together, I ripped them apart and made this.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookFun with lizard flaps and dresses.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookNow for some red, black and white. This was a thing for a while.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookI rode the train to work (downtown Atl). I would try to work on a spread a little each day during the commute.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookMost days I didn’t fall asleep.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookNice buildings, The page texture is rough I tried using rollers to put down a white wash. I lost my pen and couldn’t get back into this one.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookThis one was fun, lots of bits and pieces going on.

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Coffee cup raft floating in a sea of pink. I’m preparing the pages with red now.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookJuly 2013, is this the future. What am I doing here.

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.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookRed white and black, the new ink brush is making this fun. Pages 76 and 77. I made some stencils.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookFun with Ink pen, Making a neat lizard! Pages 78 and 79. Something to be said about keeping it simple.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbookMore red, black and white, Count the Lizards on my head.

Alex Feliciano's "all about lizards" sketchbook1 small tube of Cadmium Red acrylic.
1 small tube of Titanium White.
1 tiny bottle of water.
1 brush (cut to fit just inside the bottle).
1 black fountain ink pen.

And this is where we stop for now. Page 86 and 87, 41 more pages to go. Thank you for looking and sharing.

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Friday’s sketchbook review…

This week Nov 2nd – 8th, 2013

It have been a busy week, sent the “Dog Head” to The Hive Gallery in Los angeles, started nocturna (nighttime)l plein air painting, and corresponding with some great nocturna painters.

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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).

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1999, “Red Princess”, by Alex Feliciano