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Working and learning on large 11’ x 14’ crappie paper.

Hand full of Makers and some big paper.

Sheets of blank paper taller than your thumb and to big for my backpack all screaming at me to get to work. For some reason the tooth and feel of this book is more attractive to me than the super thick and slick Bristol board book, or the 140lb cold press watercolor paper book. I’ve figured it out… it’s the same paper (but way bigger) as my first sketchbooks back when I was at DASH (design and architect senior high) in Miami. Mr. Milanez would hand them out like candy. I would burn through them in a few weeks, chewing them up. Nothing great but I couldn’t get over the fact that they just handed you another one.

red marker, girl on a bike
Super Fresh, I always wanted to ride like this.

What’s in the bag?

A bag full of markers and this book that reeks of high school made it easier to let go and have fun. I brought this bag with me thinking that I was going to do rock some ill outlines, pieces and fill-in, but I couldn’t get that started. Here are some bikes, dogs and other things that did come out.

Bag of markers
BAG-O_MARKERS
Drawing of Dog on colorful sheet
Clem the dog napping next to me while I work. She gets lots of time in my book by always being near by.

Why using crappie materials could be a good thing.

Drawing on kinda crappie and large paper changes something. I think it’s the need to ‘finish’ that usually comes with larger formats. That feeling is gone. Another weird thing, the markers which are great for filling in large areas felt limited on this large format. I would fill the whole page with color in my 8×10 black book (ask me to show you). So line work became super important. I tried incorporating washes but the cheap paper didn’t like that. So line work is king!

Lesson learned.

I’m still learning that I have lots of hang-up. Getting free and removing myself from the work is going to take a minute, it was easier with this book. The more I work, the more I understand (maybe). I need to practice F$#king up stretched canvases. Media surface shouldn’t hinder the work, but stretched canvas vs found cardboard influences my work in profound ways. Similar to working on post-it notes.

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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.

Bag of markers

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Late night doodles

Yes, up late and making marks on paper, today I’m rocking a red sharpie, a red dry erase and a red Windsor Newton watercolor maker. Dogs and peaceshocka for pages.

All tiny little thorny. Small micro dogs stitched and fat. Dogs thin tiny little… again and again.

lots of red. Peace, peace, peace, peace, peace, peace, peace, peace….all red then I switch to using a strange black ink brush pen, foam tip style… not my fave, it might be a bit dry.

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Butt sketches

I was drawing the model and a gentle man from the back wondered up in front of everyone and started drawing. This is his butt.
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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.

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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.

cowsDream3of3The  triptych has changed over time and givin me chances to re-imagine what it is like to see with your nose. Below is the triptych as it is now..

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The first panel was purchased by a collector in 2008 from the “Hive” gallery in LA. I loved the idea of the piece i created a new first panel. Below is the set as it was originally.

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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 martial arts

Featured Artist 1: Adam Roth-
“Adam Roth and the Archive of Discoveries proudly present The Age of Astramid,
the first of our ongoing exhibitions from the Argyle Excavation.”
Featured Artist 2: ShaqJizz
Tall Wall Artist: Lisette Pastor Aranda
Installation Artist: Paul Arden

Line Attack Artists:

FEATURED:

Michelle Andrade
David Bow
Kristina Collantes
Rusty Jordan
Carlos A. Etcheverry
Andy Michelsen
Dustin Garcia
Hamo Bahnam
JT Steiny
Keenan Kellar
Alex Chiu
Juliette Bensimon Marchina
Josh Crampton
Champoy

GROUP:

Alex Feliciano
A’Misa Chiu
Annie Terrazzo
Ashford Harrison
Brandon Sopinsky
Brendan Waegner
Carol Powell
Daisuke Okamoto
David Bow
Emily Wong
Ivan Godinez
Ivan Vega
Jango Jim
Jeff Stratford
Jeska Lee
Keith Wong
Kelsey Short
Laura Cosner
Mariya Suzuki
Mary Delousina
Megan Elizabeth Ford
Monica Martinez
Nathan Cartwright
Nicanor Evan
Nikki Garcia Poling
Pascal Cormier
Preston Craig
Rick Strieck
Rob Sussman
Roxy Morataya
Scarecrowoven
Simon Sotelo
Shannon Pollak
Walt Gorecki
Yumiko Awae
Zea
Zoso

Front Room DJ’s:
DJ PR
Koolskull
Mafv Gamma

Back Room Dj’s:
TBA

LIVE DOODLE DRAWING BY: Line Attack Artists

The Hive Gallery Resident Artists:

Alyssa Beasley /Annie Terrazzo / Arlou Somo / Artrates.com / Ave Rose / David Reyes / Diana Levin / Doug Meyer/ / Dulcinea Circelli / Ellen Schinderman / Glenn Fox / Graphation / Greg Gould / Gretchen Ingram / Hollis Hart / Ink Pen Mutations / Jennifer Korsen / Jinx / John Dang / J.Salvador / Keith Wong / Lisa Levy / Luciano Martinez / Marcel DeJure / Marigrace Alebelda / Mark Posey / Meirav Haber / Michelle Hall / Mike Street / Nathan Cartwright / Patrick Haemmerlein / Randy Kono / Rob Sussman / Sara Hedstrom /Sarah Ockuly / Sarah Winkle / Shrine / Sonik / Stephan Canthal / Stephen Holman / Superpao / Teod Tomlinson / Walt Hall

BATHROOM INSTALLATIONS BY:
Alex Chiu http://alexdoodles.com/
Champoy www.champoyhate.tumblr.com
Daniella Batsheva http://daniellabatsheva.com/
John Haley III

HIVE TAROT DECK READING BY:
Seraphime Angelis
Medium, Astrologer, Card Reader, Poet
sidereally.occultated@gmail.com

http://sidereallyoccultated.blogspot.com/

FABRIC ENVIRONMENTS/ INSTALLATION by: Sonik http://www.transmorphic.net/

SPONSORED BY:
www.fightingforfitness.org
www.pretzelcrisps.com
www.oldbankdvd.com

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