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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!

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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
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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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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

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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.

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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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New Records

Spring is gone and summer is almost over.
Only a few more weekends to wear this dress.

Have you hear this song (track 2, side B).
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This is one of  the “sketches of spring” I will be attempting to make one a day, enjoy and share.

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Painting number two, “Findings”, digging into the archives for new painting.

The act of discovery is something that set the senses a tingle. While I was digging through old sketchbooks for inspiration, and came across this ink drawing it’s 3.5″x5″.  I’m going to use it for painting number two, working title: Findings. I hope I can keep the spirit of the drawing in the new painting. img_3899-1 I used the attitude in a quick sketch for the painting, The canvas is oriented in portrait and slightly larger. I’m trimming some of the negative space, I hope this doesn’t kill the mood that makes the ink sketch special.img_3900-1Digging the toes on the left. This sketch has a lot of new elements and is different than the small original but i think it will still work.

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Preparing a canvas with some fun design work. When I have a canvas that has some work on it, it feels less intimidating. I plays better with my ideas than a scary blank canvas.img_3902

Putting down some line work, finding the spacing and working out the feet.

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Painting, it begins..again

I have been spending a lot of time this year sketching, in ‘@FiftyThree‘ s Paper53 app on the ipad or at the live drawing events held by #Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group. I think it’s time to start painting now. Working with brushes is flowing like it should. I start to paint after the kids go to bed then I lookup… and the sun is peeking in. Feels great to lose that much time.

Three 40″x30″ canvases, and I have a 40″x70″ that i need to sand and surface. These pieces are still in progress, the one in the center is close to being done.

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Working on some, overdue, new pieces for #‎sisandmoon‬‘s. Lots of work to do but it’s coming out like it hasn’t in awhile.

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Green dog is going to get finished. it has been kicking around the studio for a few years. this one is going to be therapeutic.

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Maggie on Yellow is now in the FaceBook shop.

Little Paintings of Maggie available now in the shop, only on Facebook. They are 5x7ish acrylic, ink and pencil on paper $40. (These are signed originals.)

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Maggie on yellow 1 of 6, acrylic on paper 5×6 inches.

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Maggie on yellow 2 of 6, acrylic on paper 5×6 inches.

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Maggie on yellow 3 of 6, acrylic on paper 5×6 inches.

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Maggie waiting for dinner. She’s hungry but patiently waits for the house to settle down before she starts to howl.

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Shopping online

I am happy to announce a small shopping cart is now available. Now you can shop online . I will be adding to it as time and items become available. Feel free to send feedback or requests or go to http://alexfeliciano.com/artwork/ and leave a comment.

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By the pool

Getting sun in the pool

List of things done and todo:
Farmers market,
Read cooking magazine by pool,
Plan health meal for family and friends,
Finish project with kids,
Work emails,
Send tax extension form.

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This is one of  the “sketches of spring” I will be attempting to make one a day, enjoy and share.

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It was hot

An AC malfunction, or a reason to get naked

I came home early it was hot. Flicked controls on the thermostat. Nothing worked, which way is on? Heat cause it’s hot, that doesn’t sound wrong. Open a window, fiddled with the lock, left or right, it would not pop. Sweat, just a drop. That was it for me. I did care who might see. Flung coat and sweater over my head, shed skirt and tights passed my feet, now lounge bare to enjoyed the heat.

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This is one of  the “sketches of spring” I will be attempting to make one a day, enjoy and share.

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New Suit

By the Pool in a new suit

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The first warm day, the air is clean.
I was to long curled within, sun nibbles willing skin.
I dip my toe, that’s as far as I will go.

Nothing is getting wet. The suit I bought to match the lot, will wait till it is hot.
I smile as the children play, enticing me to join the fray.
From chattering teeth they shout ‘COME IN’, but it’s a bit too cold to swim.

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This is one of  the “sketches of spring” I will be attempting to make one a day, enjoy and share.

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Early

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Fifteen minutes that’s all I get. Just time enough, time to sit. It’s just three take-five’s rolled in one. Early is on time for some.  Just me, my time to breath. I see a spot and feel the breeze. The sun warm on my skin, feet in sand the cool below. Alone but soon they’ll show, In my head I’ll greet them all, “Hello, and welcome y’all”.
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This is one of  the “sketches of spring” I will be attempting to make one a day, enjoy and share.

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Figure drawing event, Sketchbook look.

More figure drawing. I skipped into the figure drawing event today, like a kid going to get ice cream. The model was super and the lighting was challenging (in a good way).

The short 3 and 5 minute poses came first, then a cookie break and then back to drawing with some longer poses.

This time I didn’t forget to note the times for each drawing.

A three minute pose.

Getting into the 3 Minute thing, But I miss my blue pencil.

This one was super awesome, the model was doing a scary ‘ROAR’ pose but kept laughing. Looking at again I think I was able to get that in the drawing.

More three’s

Now some five minute drawings, the light is good on this one. going from 3 min to 5 min feels decadent.

The model has a pole, really focusing in on the hands and fingers.

Another pole 5 minute pole.

A 10 minute pose and I didn’t know what to do with myself, I spent the extra time on the hair.

Toes are very important. I continued working on the head (on the next page) after i ran out of space


Head hair and face, part of the previous 10 minute.

A twenty minute drawing, up went the hair. A had lots of time to think and see shadows.

The model picked up a guitar and I couldn’t resist working on the feet. They very rarely sit still. 20 min to be continued on the next page.
A quick Fun Fact: When I was in school our teacher, Mr Wyroba, had us draw 50 hands and 50 feet. At the time was was perplexed at the breath of such an undertaking. I remember the Michelangelo hand drawings and photocopies out of the ‘Anatomy for the Artist’ hands being passed around like they where cheat sheets. There were also the empty threats to do all fifty as middle finger salutes. I am so grateful for the support of my classmates and that lesson. I talk about the importance of hands and feet as a form of expression when ever I get the chance.

With 5 minutes-ish left I wanted to work on her hand holding the guitar.

Back to the feet for the last minute.

With this 20 minute I wanted to map some color. The light was taunting me with blue shadows.

Yes that is a giant guitar, very flat and it was hard to change my paradigm so I wrote it in.

A nice outline.

The last 15 minute, I think the model fell asleep on this one, I was able to focus on the face here.

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Fly go by

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Fly go by

Buzz buzz a nasty thing woke me from a sun filled dream. I saw a Fly go by, so I took my top off and sent it high. I pulled and pulled till the strings went twang then I launched at that tiny thing. It took a sec I used my eye aiming carefully down the line. The Fly saw me cocking back and almost had a heart attack. With a bit of a huff the fly began to fuss. “Me!” it said, “Oh no, why would you go semi-nude, just to swat this awesome dude”.

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This is one of  the “sketches of spring” I will be attempting to make one a day, enjoy and share.

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Fields of Flowers

 Fields of flowers

Fields of flowers first pink and blue, I bought a suit that will sneak me through. Then today purple and yellow. I have been waiting all week things are on schedule. I bought this suit weeks ago to match a landscape, I’m not allowed to go. The bunnies will be playing ball, I will creep softly among them all. They will not see me. ‘Shh’, is what I think as one comes near. I hold my breath with hope and fear. It’s little nose sniffs the air. I feel so happy then I see… they are all staring at me. All at once they charge my way. I jump but i’m too slow. They tickle me from head to toe. I guess they just want to play.

This is one of  the “sketches of spring” I will be attempting to make one a day, enjoy and share.

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Street art… Class!

Great working coming out of class this week. Jack pounded out character after character, so fast I didn’t get a picture of them all, “I’m just going to paint over this”.   Nicole nailed it with a 4 panel piece “Life”. The effort she’s putting into sketching is coming though in her can control and line work.

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Nicole rocking a “LIFE” piece.

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Finishing or starting?

Character #3

Done, SAT-16.

LIFE with green 3D.

Done, ‘LIFE’, Nicole.

 

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More new, old cat paintings.

I have been painting cat since Florida. My now wife had a cat and it was hard not to like it. Ester was a wonderful calico that inspired many cat drawings and paintings. This is one of them.

Thanks to the inhabitants of 6061!

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Figure drawing event, Sketchbook look.

Lots of figure drawing lately. It is good to draw like this again. I went to a class in Alpharetta, the ‘Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group’. They have a nice academic format, ten to twenty one minute warm ups, then some five and ten minute drawings. Oh and did I mention the cookies, lots of cookies. Then after a cookie break we do some longer poses.

On this day, my first time at the event I forgot to note the times for each drawing… fear not I will fix that in the future.

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This was a short pose, I felt like warming up with hands. First time sketch live models in two plus years.

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More hands to warm up, feeling good now.

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I am able to get some back and face in this one, I think the lighting was very challenging, that’s a good thing, so it took a minute to find my values.

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Now some feet.

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Toes, need to do some toes… Fake means from memory.  While she was changing poses, maybe..

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Ahh a slightly longer pose. I like the ‘lay’ of the hand in this one.

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Again the light was challenging I remember trying to find shadows.

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This was a long pose 10 or 15 minutes, I think…

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The model was switching poses and seamed so naturally at rest while she rubbed her hands, I think it might have been cold in the studio.

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Last and longest pose.

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Late Night Monster

This is an old piece I found hiding in a friends room, it was never finished. I thought about re-working the canvas but decided to digitally work it instead. This is my first attempt. I’m using Paper53 on the iPad with a digital stylus ‘Pencil’, all very strange and fun. #madewithpaper / fiftythree.com

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Class notes and homework

Hola class…

Homework

  1. Practice letter forms, pick words  containing two vowels (like: seam, hoaps, lazer, or denim, feel free to make up words).

Examples

  1. This intersecting style below shows the construction of the letter, when using this alphabet erase overlapping/intersecting lines as needed to make the letter whole.
  2. This Alphabet adds a bit more style to the ‘straight letter’ style above. You can use this out for that to experiment with style. Remember the better you understand the construction of a letter the easier it will be to style it.

  3. For review, how to make a letter…

    and, drop shadows…Screen Shot 2016-02-23 at 3.13.12 PM

 

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Class notes and homework W1

Hola class…

Homework

  1. Find examples of patterns, bring 3-5 in for use in next piece (They can be anything… digital, printed, downloaded or photos).

Materials

  1. Sketch book 11″ × 8½”, a black book with smooth pages. Like this available where ever you like to by supplies.
  2. Markers, Pick a few 4-8 colors to start, as we move forward you can add more. You find them at DickBlick or you can shop/Google for ‘touch’ markers on line (something like this). FYI: Things shipped from china and can take WEEKS.
  3. Pencil and eraser

Videos and more for reference…

  1. Style Wars‘ by Henry  Chalfant.
  2. Exit Thought The Gift Shop‘ by Banksy it’s on netflix.
  3. https://www.instagram.com/ellestreetart/
  4. https://www.instagram.com/delvs102/
  5. https://twitter.com/GraffitiEngine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EW22LzSaJA

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Making isometric robots

robot army

I’m having a great time playing with isometric robots.. I’m using #madewithpaper / fiftythree.com, more drawings, musing and doodles at alexfeliciano.com.

small robot
Robotic fart.
Main street robot
Main street with giant robots.
robotic vehicle
Isometric robotic vehicle ready for action.
Rogue robot
Rogue robot, isometric style. The pink Breadstick delivery robot.
Pink and blue robots.
Mr. Pink as a robot.
robot army
No. 41 please step out of line. A portrait of a pink robot army, fading into the distance.
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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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Miguel!

I have an artist I would like to tell you about Miguel Ovalle, the website is Dizmology.com. We have been friends his since 1993 when I met him in miami. In 1994 he showed up to school in a homemade mask. It was made out of matte board, tape and glue and styled like a  power rangers helmet. I could not fathom at that time how he did it and found myself unable to think of anything else, I was making masks that weekend. He is still sculpting, painting and making amazing things. This is a solo project he is working on called ‘Encryption‘ and it is at the SuperChief Gallery the opening is February 5th 2015 at 6 – 11pm. He will be showing a large installation and have prints and some originals (limited) available for sale. More on his FaceBook page, and Twiiter feed

Miguel preparing for the installation. Super matte black to start.

Miguel, Super Matte black at the SuperChief Gallery

The transformation starts to take place, Miguel applies flat yellows and reds.IMG_1556

When the sculpture is placed, floating, on top the installation is only half done.
Miguel, sculpture at the SuperChief Gallery

Here is some video of the project… You can hear the reaction to the lights, I wish I could see this thing in person!

With and without video projection.