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Draw, Practice practice practice.

Figure drawing event in Alpharetta. It feels great to sketch from life. Model was good, lighting was good, I wish I could have worked all night.

Apple Pencil on iPad, app is Paper53, the fill tool is my favorite. I will post some of those tomorrow.

Lots of walking around her to get these drawings.

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Making cardboard kukeri inspired costume for Halloween!

I have been thinking about this costume for a while now. I went through some sketchbooks for inspiration and found this idea popping up over and over again.

Pictures of Alex Feliciano’s kukeri inspired costume
Sketches, inspiration and work in progress photos.

I’ve been sketching this costume for a while, it or iterations of it are scattered though out several sketchbooks. I’m going to attempt to build a cardboard version of the Kukeri costume, a Bulgarian fur suit costume, used in the harvest festival to frighten away bad spirits.

I’m adding a spine element to the tall head section. A few pulleys and strings will help the neck/head move naturally, controls will be attached to my head. Turns and tilts of my head will be reflected by the costume tall head.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Large Doodling 11×14

Big clouds blow away to reveal a b-boy on a bicycle, chased by a dog who would’ve been happy with a bone, and a girl who likes robots.

And odd one eyed four legged kids, following friends who come from nowhere.

Today lots of work in my head that needs to come out.

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What makes a monster.

The werewolf haunts the countryside unable to find home. Between the villages and the trees family on both sides of the divide, but unable to join.

Lots of stories about the werewolf as a way to understand the natural world. Other stories of a rabid animal who wants to destroy the world.

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What makes a monster.

Next monster is Frankenstein’s creation, making something that can’t be predicted. Who will be the lucky one, the survivors.

There is a lot to take apart, like why is a reanimated biological entity scary? Why do we fear it?

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What makes a monster.

The Dracula, a force of mystery and seduction. It’s a undead force with a cunning mind, that plots and is vengeful. It is the teeth that we associate with power, a vehicle for the blood that it needs.

This drawing done with the app Paper53, on the iPhone 5s, and with my finger, Alex Feliciano, 10/2017

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Tuesday night’s figure drawing event, look at (iPad and Paper53) work.

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Tuesday’s bi-monthly Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group.

This week was destiny came to model for us. I was teaching my Street Art class till 7:30 so showed up a bit late. I missed the one minute warm-up poses. Great lighting as always and the snacks are good although right now i’m working on my heath so no cookies.

 

I got there just in time for the last two five minute poses.

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Line drawing in Red ink of Destiny stretching with hands forward. Five minute pose.

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Hunched and resting, line drawing with red ink of Destiny, five minute pose.

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One leg forward, sitting on a large black cushion, Painting with shapes using the roller tool in Paper 53 in pink and mauve tones. Destiny, ten minute pose.

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This painting of Destiny resting on one hand, using orange tones, last ten minute pose.

 

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Painting with purple tones, while Destiny sits in a large chair.

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Painting with red pillow, a twenty minute pose while Destiny naps.

 

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Last Pose of the night, a purple toned painting of destiny while she rests with her feet up.

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Figure drawing event, Sketchbook (iPad and Paper53) look.

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I brought an iPad to the bi-monthly Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group.

The Group brought in Scott to pose he’s the first male model in a long time and it’s the first time using my iPad at a life drawing event. Tonights sketches all posted below. We started, like most sessions, with one Minute poses.

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I took a minutes to make a quick pallet. As the night went on i added a pink and yellow.5 minute figure drawing group, Alex Feliciano

Big fills with ‘Roller’ tool.

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I’m using #Paper53 to do the drawings. The ‘Roller’ tool is my favorite!

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Still just doing one minute drawings I feel a bit clumsy with the iPad, new media is always funny at first.

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Scott is throwing down great one min poses.

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Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Legs, one minute drawing.

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Nope, jump to a new page.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Better, this is the last one minute figure drawing.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Ok five minute figure drawing are flowing better. I and able to break out shapes and show some structure.

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More of Scott as captured by Alex Feliciano and his magic tablet.

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Getting a bit easier now. More colors added to the pallet.

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Nice hands in this one.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Hard pose, I was really trying to capture tention might go back and rework this at a later time.

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More great hands, thanks Scott

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working on the iPad is tuff but the ease of switching colors makes up for it, I’m using Paper53 on an iPad Pro and Apple pencil,

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Now we venture into the 10 minute poses. Hello Detail, can this thing do it?

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Yes it can, Another 10 minute figure draw by Alex Feliciano with Paper 53.

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10 minutes  adding yellow to the pallet.

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Fingers, nope, next page please.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

Fingers, Better, figure drawing of Scott with pole extension.

Alpharetta Drawing group, male figure, drawing on iPad with Alex Feliciano

P.S. Scott has a light beard and because I don’t get many dudes modeling for me and none with beards I’m like WTF.

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20 Minutes, I’m switching to a pencil tool on the iPad.

And the last figure drawing of the night, 20 minutes, Thank you Scott.

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Bear Head Is On The Move

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This weekend update:

I packed up the minivan with tons of painting supplies, lots of cardboard, glue guns, and two kids and headed to Sis and Moons to start an large installation (still in progress). The kids Helped me unpack boxes of paint and odds and ends, in the process earned some choice pieces of cardboard, and settled in the back to work on their totem pole (thanks Chris).
Below is a picture of one canvas we use in the ‘Street Art‘ class and my new wall.

The bear head strapped to the top of the van, lots of cardboard and a minivan full of paint.

I started by cutting and trimming down the Bear Head costume. The shoulder pads, chest plate, and back panels where removed. I also removed some underlying structure inside the head. I pulled out the glue guns and started adding new support structures  and prepping it for a flat wall.

I took a few minutes to add some color. On the right you can see the back of the bear head and some body panels that were removed and on the floor,

I moved the head to the table for more trim and paint. I also started a border around the head.

Working at the studio!

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Four hours of me working on the bear and the wall.

 

After the border around the bearhead was done I measured the wall to plan out where the bear was going to go, getting late on a saturday 1 maybe 2 am and then I started painting.

Bear head almost in place. All the parts starting to come together.

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74 Post-it notes

74 Post-it notes

Completely bonkers. I was cleaning my desk and kept finding little drawings mixed in with meeting notes. well this is all of them. Some of the Post it notes are from 2012 when I was working at WebMd.

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Figure drawing event, Sketchbook look.

Alex Feliciano figure drawing at the drawing event

First of the year Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group.
Thanks for the great event, Ann M. rocked it, and the Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group started my year off great. Tonights sketches all posted below.

 

Twenty minute sessions:

The shadows tonight were great, the light was behind her and she was bathed in shadows. I had to really work to see the subtle changes.

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Ten minute sessions:

I have finished this book, next book is a bigger spiral bound, I’m very excited to wreck a new one.

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Five minute sessions:

The HANDS! She had great hand, holding wonderfully, casting shadows, and interesting archs… nailed it.

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Three minute sessions:

When you go from One minute poses to three minute… you feel like you could finish every drawing.

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figure drawing sketch book page, alex feliciano

figure drawing sketch book page, alex feliciano

figure drawing sketch book page, alex feliciano

figure drawing sketch book page, alex feliciano

figure drawing sketch book page, alex feliciano

 

One minute sessions:

Great poses, the negative space made my job very easy.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prints are in, girl in fall.

I picked up the prints today, the boys where examining them. I will be shipping them today and tomorrow. There is one left, I will be taking it to Sis and Moons.

I’m really happy the way this all worked out. I’m thinking I will do this again.

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‘Paper 53’ has new tools and I think I like them.

If you draw but don’t do it in a computer (photoshop, illustrator, and more) you are going to enjoy Paper 53, it’s on the iPad. They have just released some new brushes and I am liking the roller (fill tool). Now some self promotion… look what i did with it. If you are inclined Please! add your drawing to the comments as I would love to see them!

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Car trip from Atlanta to Los Angeles.
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My old neighborhood.

… and you can check them out here: https://www.fiftythree.com/paper

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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 will be at ‘Sis & Moon’s after it get backs from ‘Gallery Street‘ printers.

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4 mini scenes 4×4 inches

4 small paintings side by side

Four small new paintings, rocking a few little canvases. These are cute vignettes, pick them up before they are gone.IMG_1900.JPG

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The Phone Call

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‘The phone call’ an acrylic on canvas 24×27. A pink and yellow pallet. This piece showcasing sherif Ester.IMG_1872.JPG

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The wedding guest

a painting woman reclining in a hotel room

Just finished “the wedding guest” a 24×18 inch acrylic painting. Using a violet and orange pallet on this one, last on was pink and yellow.

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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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Sub-garden in the clock…IMG_1644.JPG

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I voted

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Plaid animals two more!

Two more… that makes four, five more to go. Why plaid I do not know but there will be a bunch of them soon, contact your nearest Sis and Moon’s in Alpharetta for more information.

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Plaid animals, more new paintings

lion and giraffe icons of love

Yep…
Horzey, like running fast while sleeping under a tree, watch out for the pine cones

A giraffe and a lion on a plaid background. 2013, alex feliciano

2 purple animals's on a plaid background. 2014, alex feliciano

cats and dogs on a plaid background. 2014, alex feliciano

Rhino's in Plaid 2013, alex feliciano

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Still working on dogheads, this is Oscar with his spear and the dogheads on the studio floor

Just painting and planning, painting the last thee dog heads and planning the next iteration of sculptures/ paintings. Maybe giant dog head maybe giant kangaroo? Or tiny collectible dog dolls. Everything is on the table right now.

 

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Dogies ready to mount…

All three of the ‘Clem Heads’ so far.

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So Shinny.

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This blue enamel is like butter to work with, One Shot and Rustoleum <3 !

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This is first of the seven heads, to be mount on reclaimed fence board… stay tuned for more.

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Painting the Dog heads

Working on the dog heads, what to do? I will attempt to make all them super!

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I grabbed three of the seven heads to take to The Sis & Moon studio.

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These to are  just getting started.

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I found lots of air holes, I will patch and paint. It was a good test and will need some more work.

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Thanks Murph for the “One Shot” I will return them shortly!

 

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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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Small painting, “bear and friends”.

Just wrapped this one up, taking it to the gallery tomorrow.

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The pieces for the Hive show are ready to ship!

Shipping work out West!

The end pieces are made up of 16 5x7ish collages that are mounted to birch. The background is a 6′ 8″ x 4′ piece of paper.

Painting info:
“Suit wearing a beard” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00
“Now with sprinkles” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00
“Rub for luck” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00
“What the dog sees” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00

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“Remember me as I was” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00

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“Sniffing the new hand shake” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00

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“Response to trauma” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00

“Lucky friends” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00
“Facial hair on the wind” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00
“Snow wizard” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00
“Surviving rabbits” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00
“Responsibility” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00
“Reflection of self ” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00
“Nothing up this sleeve ” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00
“Friends sniff friends” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00

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“El Tio Gio” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00

Alex Feliciano

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Working on new Dog Head, update.

I am very  happy with the silicone mold so far, I have been able to make seven heads. Next up…  painting.

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A closed mold is easier to spin around, learned that the hard/messy way. I wrapped a piece of cling wrap around a scrap of cardboard, silicone and cling wrap make a decent seal.

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Yes that is “pink lacy” elastic, it’s what I had on hand. I have a big roll of it, don’t ask.

Casting Clem Heads, Alex Feliciano

Now for some trimming and sanding, then Paint! super excited!!!!

 

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Working on new Dog Head, update.

With the outer shell done (plaster around pink silicone) I made the first casting. The gary head is the plastic casting (copy), the white one is the original sculpted (modeling clay) head, and the pink is the silicone negative.
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This is my first pour, I need to practice, a few thin spots and air bubbles.

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Clem was happy with the likeness.

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A little vanilla sky, Clem style.

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Working on new Dog Head, update.

Starting the mold (mould) from the sculpture.
Finished the left eye and nose, then started the mould process. I was nervous at first, I always thought that the original sculpture would be trash if you didn’t make the mould just right (that’s for plaster moulds), but after the first layer was dry I was hooked. I think (cross fingers) that this will be a good first test and I can then start scaling up.

First pour of silicone
I will let it cure overnight and apply another coat of smooth-on 5050 in the morning. So far easy to work with and i like the pink on white I can see the high/strong and low/weak points.
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Second coat
Clem is waiting for the first mold pour before she approves anything, Clem is on the left.

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Third pour now with registration points, and dams to fill weak spots.
The ‘Clem Head’ is almost ready, I used scrap clay to make terraces around the eyes and nose areas (lots of detail low thickness). Registration pieces were cut from bits of foam insulation, but i will be using left over silicons bits in the future, the foam ripped holes and have escaped.

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I made a Mother mold
Mother mold made out of plaster, it’s a simple two part mold, next time I’ll make it lighter and maybe more sections. I didn’t put too much (none) thought into the back.

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De molding
Very excited about this part. After 4 days I wanted to see how the original sculpture would fare.

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The original came out trouble free. The original is made out of Plastilina clay and popped out without the use of any demoulding spray.

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Putting the parts together
Starting the casting process mother mold together with the silicone mold, and the an after thought backplate.

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The backplate, cork and elastic… will it work?

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After twirling the plastic mix (smooth-on) around for 7-14 minutes. I remove backplate and peek inside. This is my first time doing this so I have no idea if this is right…

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After demolding
I am so happy at this point. Sculpture (pink) original (white) and first cast (grey).

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It is late at night but i press on and make 7 castings. Clem Heads are ready to paint.

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The next morning Clem joins me and checks out the work, she even poses so i can do a comparison, thanks Clem.

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Update: The Giant Maggie head
I have a lot of work to do and can’t wait to get back to it. I have to finish the pieces for the May, Hive Gallery show first, and then it’s back to giant dog heads. Below is the incomplete Giant Dog head with coins for scale.

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New installation at Sis&Moon

Spicing up the gallery. I am moving to a new space, same building, and thought it would be worth a saturday. I thought about it for a minute and started with brown butcher paper for visual structure.

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Then an aqua and beige landscape under it, with a little white line for more structure.

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Then some paintings on top.

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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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More work in progress, “The lines Attack” show at the Hive, LA

At the dinning table working out the pieces. Enjoying the graphic effect of cut paper. Wonderful things are happening when I mix in ink and paint.

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May show at the Hive gallery, LA.

Sneak peaks! New work for the May show at the Hive gallery.

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Working on new Dog Head.

A new Plastalina dog head sculpture. I’m making a door knocker based on my smallest dog “Clementine”. She will love it, the door bell makes her crazy.

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A few more hours and then, I will need to mould it. Wish me luck.
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Susan rocks some wire zoo animals with the Boys!

My sister Susan was in town for the holidays and made a gang of elephants with the boys. Below are some of the wire zoo residents.

Neat stuff wire and elbow grease, Oscar, Damien and Susan Rock.
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The boys wanted baby versions of all the animals, that’s why there are so many elephants, it took a minute to make them tiny.

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Two more paintings go up for sale on Amazon.

I added “Trade in My Ax For a Horn” and “Stranger Danger” to Amazon.

I need to set up a gallery so I can sell in the “Art” section. Any Ides?

A watercolor about riding around the tunnels blowing your horn.

Trade in My Ax For a Horn, 2005, Alex Feliciano    Buy from Amazon

A watercolor that reflects on the isolation of media

Stranger Danger, 2005 Alex Feliciano.    Buy from Amazon

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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 30th – Dec 6th, 2013

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Bear in the grass

Pens, markers brushes and book used to do this weeks sketchbook review.

This Watercolor kit contains some gouache yellow and green (happy mistake). Still using watercolor reservoir brush.

Watercolor of a Typewriter by alex feliciano for friday's sketchbook review, 2013

Typewriter in red… write something.

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A warehouse from PYE, Quickly sketched this from Lesha Galkin’s Documentary.

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Dog’s love to eskimo kiss.

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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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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.

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I will be adding more as I make time to shoot and add them. Wish me luck.