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.      

Now on Amazon, (I hope this works?)

I have put a painting on Amazon. I will tell you the process what a bit ruff but after reading that, “Some categories doesn’t require codes, If your items fit into one of the Non-Matching categories you can list without codes: Everything Else, Collectibles, Jewelry, Beauty, and Personal Care”. On this website. I was ready to try again. I will be adding more as I make time to shoot and add them. Wish me luck.

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 …

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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. 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).  

Plein air painting.

Ok, night two I painted in front of the CVS near my home. A slight change of palette, I added a lemon yellow, sap green, and burnt umber. That gives me seven colors! Cadmium red deep Windsor blue Cadmium yellow deep Titanium white Lemon yellow Sap green Burnt umber. The extra colors worked out great, I have a lot(!) more work to do and will not put off working on my palette anymore. Try new things. I am thinking about picking a subject less lit, all the street lights are muting the over all ‘nighttime’ feel. As you can imagine I’m …

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Why am I doing plein (open) air paintings.

I just started a new initiative to paint plein air every night, as long as it doesn’t get below 50. Below are the three reasons I have started. A quote on Banksy’s website by Paul Cézanne made me think. On the website it’s quoted as;  “All pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as those done outside.” A full(er) quote from Paul Cézanne:”But you know all pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as those done outside. When out-of-door scenes are represented, the contrasts between the figures and the ground is astounding and the …

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plein air painting

Day one Night one, it was cold and fun to be out side painting again. A police officer in a cruiser stopped bye, “just to take a look”, he was very nice. I didn’t stray far, I was on foot with my bag and  board. I will be doing this as long as the weather stays above 50.

JUVENILE BUTT ROCKETS, artist I don’t know.

This is one of those things you come across and unless you see them in mass can’t truly appreciate them, please visit JUVENILE BUTT ROCKETS‘ tumblr account, it is good for the soul. I found them on a comment post from another one of my favorite blogs,  The Jealous Curator.            

A look at the save button icon (3.24 floppy disk).

The Save icon and what it means. I have mixed feelings about whether to use an icon or a button with the word “save” on it. I didn’t think about touching this issue in a meaning full way until I read this article from PJ Onori on Branch.com. On one hand you have the word “save” and you can change it for different nuances. Like “archive”, “done”, “save draft”, “post” and more. The words are nice and clear. I only down side is having to translate them for international use. The 3.5 floppy disk has been the standard icon for a long time.  To be obtuse… “Save …

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Friday’s sketchbook review…

  This week Oct 26th – Nov 1st, 2013 last page of sketchbook, time to go shopping.     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.  

4 New masks before Halloween… a cardboard challenge.

Update: Dog Head is Done… Final paint job and some minor fabrications to the base, it is now wall mountable. Below is a picture from the Back of Sis and Moon’s gallery, with Rachel Graham and Wendy Vogt, the dog head is almost done. The second Mask is done… meet the Sugar Skull. Here is the Sugar Skull hanging up at Sis and Moon Gallery in Alpharetta, GA. The first Mask is done… meet the Thunder Lizard. Damien with the Thunder Lizard. 50+ cardboard tiles cover the head eyes and jaw. hand painted and now on sale at Sis and …

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banksy makes me laugh and cry.

Hello This post is stolen from Banksyny.com “I think of this as a real treat. ‘Thank you’ to all the folks who put in hours, days to making this happen and good luck!”    Alex Feliciano October 18th on West 24th Street   Are you the sort of person who enjoys going to art galleries, but wished they had more gravel in them? Then this temporary exhibition space is for you. Housing just two paintings but also featuring a bench, some carpet and complimentary refreshments. Opens today through Sunday 11am til midnight. listen to the Audio Guide People ask why …

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New Paintings at Sis and Moon Gallery.

Hard to find “Feliciano Tindel Michi’s” I brought in three new paintings to Sis and Moon’s Gallery today. I look forward to seeing you in the shop. I don’t know if you know but sometimes Alex Feliciano, John Tindel, and Michi Mecho get together and paint. Three pieces you can come and touch. “Something in the bushes”, 2010, by Alex Feliciano, Tindel and Michi, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. $2000.00. “What’s that in the bushes”, 2010, by Alex Feliciano and Tindel, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. $1500.00. “Robot Love”, 2010, by Alex Feliciano, Tindel and Michi, acrylic and mixed media on …

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The Feliciano brothers make monsters.

Afternoon project with TATA: On a rainy afternoon they make monsters out of play-dough and colored toothpicks. The stories they come up about them are awesome I wished I had written it down. The monsters have been living on a “drying” shelf for months and I was going to toss them out during a “people are coming over” cleaning, but I stopped and took some pictures first. I hope the boys, in time, learn to forgive me for tossing them out. 😉 Monster 001: Monster 002: Monster 003:

Welcome to the 2013 Cardboard Costume Challenge!

Found this Today via http://thecardboardcollective.com/….. Welcome to the 2013 Cardboard Costume Challenge!  Their Mission? to inspire the making of awesome handmade cardboard costumes. They have decided that this year they wanted to adopt a non-commercial, non-competitive approach (less contest, more spirit tunnel) AND  to make the event more kid-centered(it’s such a valuable design opportunity for kids.) also wanted encourage adults, who maybe don’t own a sewing machine, or don’t think of themselves as “creative” to branch out and try dabbling in cardboard. more at… http://thecardboardcollective.com/

Motor bicycle, two stroke!

This weekend got the engine running, kids helped and there was lots of white smoke (the kids thought it was neat). The Fix: Replaced the spark plug and drained the gas and oil out, refilled the gas and oil. Started with a little “starter spray” in the carburetor. From the amount of oil drained out it looks like the case was over full. It’s running like a top now.

Cardboard head

Dire wolf head for the wall. I started with my dog as a model, and tried to keep it simple. Also keeping supplies simple: a pencil, a box cutter, t square, Elmer’s glue and some scotch tape. – I quickly sketched my dog, Maggie’s profile. In the picture below you can see it cut out. I used the two profilesI cut to guide the build. Internal supports where added to so pieces could be built independently them jointed after they where ridged. This is the the head now, I plan to smooth and paint while maintaining a very square profile. …

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Doodling on my iPhone.

A few images from my phone, using sketchbookPro, by AutoDesk.   Bugs and Germs.   More Bugs and Germs.   Rocket Fish, or TerraFish   Thinking about You.   Box Amp.   Germ all grown up   Close up of our friendly Germ.   The not so nice germ.   This germ is responsible for bad breath.   Red face with the “reflection tool” sketchbook pro.   More TerrorFish, with mouth parasite.    This germ like to live on your butt, do not mix with bad breath germ, they don’t like competition.    Full view of friendly germ, this one …

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‘Nature finds a way’ Jurassic Park

This spring I decided to landscaping the back yard. I cut a young oaks to bring more light into the yard. I am reusing it in the landscaping as hand rails and posts. I was moving quickly so I opted to just drop them in a hole and pack in rocks instead of using concrete. Well the branches and trunks are growing, I don’t know what’s happening under ground, but parts above ground are sprouting and the whole thing looks very surreal.

I had a dog, I named him “cow”, he was a happy dog.

Some of my paintings feature a dog. I like to use “Cow“, he was a big Black, white and tan dog. You can see him in the painting (BlueRoom, left, 2009). He is in the background and he is in the painting on the wall, laying down between the red chairs. I did a piece dedicated to the dreams he might have had, he was a very active sleeper. I thought about it and tried to imagine what smells would look like. Below is a detail (Cow’s Dreamscape, 3of3, 2008) of Cow. The  triptych has changed over time and givin me chances …

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“No. 5”, a drawing by Alex Feliciano

Now at the Hive Gallery, Los Angeles. This drawing is part of a larger group show “Line Attack 2” at the Hive Gallery, for more info about the show visit the Hive Gallery’s website and for more pieces like this, visit my archives page. From the Hive’s website….. The Hive Gallery is proud to present: May 2013 Line Attack 2!!! Opening: May 4th 8-11:30PM $5 Suggested Donation for opening show Show Runs: May 4- June 1 *A portion of the proceeds for our opening show will go to non-profit Fighting for Fitness, helping train “at risk youth” and obese children in fitness and …

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Flat vs Skeuomorphism, and good design.

Hola, So I have been advising clients away from skeuomorphism in thier designs. You may ask, “Why would you do that, skeuomorphism is dope.” and your right it is cool, but when we go to production the tangental aspect is quickly overshadowed by business needs and dynamic integration quickly blows up budgets. It looks great in the comp, but many times ends up getting scrapped in production. I love design for design sake, (it’s called art) and in time skeuomorphism design will settle into a nice place so will “flat”. “Flat” for now, will be the new rounded corner. It …

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Installed WordPress on my nexus 7, Hurray!

So today I lost my iPhone (was in wife’s car) and I was kinda lost with out it. But a realized that this thing was more than a reader and I am taking the time to use it to it’s full potential, or at least installing a backup set of apps. I even sketched an angry robot for this post.

In the hospital

Baby Rocket is coming, maybe. In the hospital now. This is a dry run we may be going home soon. “Doctor” wants to monitor the baby, mom is having lots of contractions and blood pressure is high. We may spend the night. Little Pistol is with his Aunt and very excited to have sleepover. Special thanks to Aunt and Tata!

Coast to coast… Again!

John, Michi and Alex are working. The “Tenchu” painting is in john’s hands now, Michi has “The chicken lamp” and I am working on “skull 5”. I would like you to understand how this process works. You may find it hard at first, but the short answer is we paint over and on each others work. This is something requiring a great deal of trust. Our process is as much a collaboration as it is a critic on the work itself  a commentary that carries with it a wet brush. So the painting passes from artist to artist each editing, …

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The ONE is out!

It is here The ONE by Apogee Electronics. “With ONE, you can record a single channel of audio using the specially tuned enclosure microphone, an instrument input for guitar, bass, or keyboard, or a world-class microphone preamp input. Listening with ONE is an entirely new experience as well. Hear your recordings and your iTunes library with incredible dimension and clarity through ONE’s studio-quality stereo output.” It was an honor and privilege to work along side the marketing team that came up with this little honey. I know first hand how hard they work to bring products like this to the …

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New Job!

After moving to Atlanta from LA I was worried that I would have trouble finding a good job. After a few interviews I really started to worry about the job market. Then I interviewed with the team at Sparks Grove, wow sweet. I will be posting goodies and samples soon. I have also been given the green light from a previous project and I will be add the drawings to my portfolio.

feliciano, maxwell, michi, tindel, more
all about lizards

Friday’s sketchbook review…

These spreads are from the “all about lizard” book. The Lizard book was started in 1997 when I started chronicling the adventures of at the time my lizard “frog”. He was not a good pet, I set him free in 1999 and wish him the best. I continue to work in this sketchbook off and on. Some sections gap weeks others years. I will be photographing and sharing as part of a “sketchbook Friday” back fill. Leave a comment and tell me what you think. Pages 62 – 63 Pages 64 – 65 Pages 66 – 67