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 …

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woman on a couch
Alex Felicano in Cardboard bear costume
A cardboard Bear Head, of the left side built Alex Feliciano

Bear Head

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 …

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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. This is where I’m at, as of last night. Tonight will be a coin flip sleep or ears. Starting with some basic shapes i’m worked the muzzle and eyes in, I …

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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 …

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Getting sun in the pool

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

An AC malfunction, or a reason to get naked

It was hot

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 …

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By the Pool in a new suit
woman sitting on a sandy landscape

Early

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”. This is …

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woman flinging her top like a rubber band

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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

Class notes and homework

Hola class… Homework Practice letter forms, pick words  containing two vowels (like: seam, hoaps, lazer, or denim, feel free to make up words). Examples 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. This Alphabet adds a bit more style …

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Class notes and homework W1

Hola class… Homework Find examples of patterns, bring 3-5 in for use in next piece (They can be anything… digital, printed, downloaded or photos). Materials Sketch book 11″ × 8½”, a black book with smooth pages. Like this available where ever you like to by supplies. Markers, Pick a few 4-8 colors to start, as we move forward …

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robot army

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. …

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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 …

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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… Now for some purple, these color schemes can be tuned in any directions. Winter theme… More… This illustrator makes …

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drawing pen and ink deer in a living room, with pink clouds coming from it's humps.

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 …

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Doodling while eating my noodling.

Internal combustion, eat berries, and creating pink methane. Then you fall in love buy a sofa. When your away your dog is sleeping in your spot. The reindeer have EPA restrictions, and green camouflage. Deer are color blind that’s why they have stylist. A good stylist get kisses. Love is like a reindeer kiss.

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 …

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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 …

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green person moving across letters

Sketchbook update…

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, …

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Book: sketching, product design presentation

Below I treat you to screen captures of “SKETCHING, product design PRESENTATION” from this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDSIeLJ89MU). I saw it, then I bought it, and now I’m sharing it (a bit). If you come over you can have a go at my copy or get your own http://www.amazon.com/Koos-Eissen/e/B001HOHP4M. love the lines! I will endeavor to make all my …

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4 small paintings side by side
phone call with three cats