“Don’t wake it”, says one to the other. They crowd around to see the newest house member. Whispering and carefully creeping into the house, not daring to attract attention. The cluster outside is whispering as they wait for their turn to get a glimpse. Tiny fur baby sleep unaware of the silent admiration swirling in and out of the house.
Some time you have the spirit and don’t know how to let it out. Juke and jive and sometimes slide, go big and show your expression is real. Flail and bounce about, some folks even let out a shout. If you don’t know that’s ok, practice practice it gets easier each day.
In a backyard down the street there is a family and a friend and a tree. Everyday tree climbing, Peanut butter sandwiches, swimming, ear-drops, legos and trips to the beach.
Day 10 of 100 days of art, day 10 so excited. A little ink drawing of figures dancing on a pink background.
It starts was a stumble, then I see the ground coming towards my face, I know this is going to hurt. That is what it feels like when drawings are going bad.
The pink was a surprise. I like to make left turns with my materials and methods.
Sock Bush, a doodling story by Alex Feliciano. It is around sunset that always puts Larry in a sleepyhead mood. My Inspiration As the day turns and the impending closure it near. I feel the weight of another wasted day. I rush to my desk to beat the moon who will soon illuminate my failing use of time. A nearly unrealistic graffitti artist who likes to take naps and draw dreams. When I was little I thought there must be a secret book that would teach me how to be an artist. I looked for this book in the library …
our pockets filled with rocks some of the rocks had happy faces, others cute, gross, and weird. My oldest very excitedly asked me, “Is this Graffitti?” Lol. We put them in planters, next to crosswalk buttons, in the crooks of trees and while the family was engaged in mild acts of artistic expression. Michi called me.
Figure drawings in Alpharetta, Alex Feliciano working on iPad and Paper53.
Making homemade costumes with the kids and found inspiration to make a cardboard kukeri suit.
Sketching in large sketchbook 11’x14’ on paper with markers, ink and watercolors, sometimes with pen.
Doodling with grey marker on large paper, Alex Feliciano is marking you b-boys in the clouds.
What makes the werewolf scary, a big smeller, large ears? An entity that wanders between two worlds. What do we fear?
Halloween monsters, what makes them scary, a light hearted look at what makes them tick.
Monsters, what makes them frightening.
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. Line drawing in Red ink of Destiny stretching with hands forward. Five minute pose. Hunched and resting, line drawing with red ink of Destiny, five minute pose. One leg forward, sitting …
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. I took a minutes to make a quick pallet. As the night went on i added a pink and yellow. Big fills with ‘Roller’ tool. I’m using #Paper53 to do the drawings. The ‘Roller’ tool is my favorite! Still just doing one minute drawings I feel a bit clumsy with the …
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 …
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.
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. Ten minute sessions: I have finished this book, next book is a bigger spiral bound, I’m very excited to wreck a new one. Five minute sessions: The HANDS! She had great hand, holding wonderfully, casting shadows, and interesting archs… …
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. Click image for printable version ‘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. Click image for printable version ‘Lost Gloves’ $0.00, ‘Lost Gloves’. Just click on the image above and large version will open on a new page, right click on …
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. 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.
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. This is a shot of the Bear at work, before the Costume contest, second place! Don’t Shoot, I did not take the Picnic baskets and I am not a zombie.
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. Adding lots of detail, looking for the feeling of fur. 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. I really …
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. Working on some, …
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.
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!
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. This was a short pose, I felt like warming up with hands. …
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
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.
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! Car trip from Atlanta to Los Angeles. My old neighborhood. … and you can check them out here: https://www.fiftythree.com/paper
“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.
Four small new paintings, rocking a few little canvases. These are cute vignettes, pick them up before they are gone.
‘The phone call’ an acrylic on canvas 24×27. A pink and yellow pallet. This piece showcasing sherif Ester.
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.
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. Sub-garden in the clock… Rainy day planning set into the clock… The start… mixing and planning
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.
Yep… Horzey, like running fast while sleeping under a tree, watch out for the pine cones
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.
All three of the ‘Clem Heads’ so far. So Shinny. This blue enamel is like butter to work with, One Shot and Rustoleum <3 ! This is first of the seven heads, to be mount on reclaimed fence board… stay tuned for more.
Working on the dog heads, what to do? I will attempt to make all them super! I grabbed three of the seven heads to take to The Sis & Moon studio. These to are just getting started. I found lots of air holes, I will patch and paint. It was a good test and will need some more work. Thanks Murph for the “One Shot” I will return them shortly!
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. Love, a “P” meets …
Just wrapped this one up, taking it to the gallery tomorrow.
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 “Remember me as I was” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00 “Sniffing the new hand shake” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00 “Response to …
I am very happy with the silicone mold so far, I have been able to make seven heads. Next up… painting. 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. Yes that is “pink lacy” elastic, it’s what I had on hand. I have a big roll of it, don’t ask. Now for some trimming and sanding, then Paint! super excited!!!!
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. This is my first pour, I need to practice, a few thin spots and air bubbles. Clem was happy with the likeness. A little vanilla sky, Clem style.
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 …
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. Then an aqua and beige landscape under it, with a little white line for more structure. Then some paintings on top.
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. 16, 5×7 inch paper drawings, Alex Feliciano …