Monday, June 29, 2009

Finally finished one

Whoa, finally finished this one. Glad I promised Andy I'd have her done by July. Just in the nick of time, huh... Now I gotta figure out where IM gonna get er' scanned in, and sent.
For all those interested, she measures 30"x40", acrylics on Gessoed board. Most of the acrylics were put on using both a Badger Velocity, and Iwata custom Micron. Along with a wee bit o paint brush work. There's a little bit of colored pencil work in her (much less than I normally use).
I will admit that while I normally paint, I've gotten used to having a movie, or some such playing in the background. During this piece I watched both Daniel Santos's, demo DVD, "book cover illustration". As well as Russ Abott's "Illustrative tattooing Workshop" I think I may have watched this one twice, as a matter of fact. Both are way cool, very informative, and worth the coin. So get yer's today
All in all, things have been looking up on the home front. Managed to complete a painting, the new shop is coming along, and IM busy as Hell at work.
So I won't bore ya no more...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ok Not what it's supposed ta be, but...

OK I know its not what I said I was gonna finish. My last painting post being the Vamp painting I started, what seems like 4 weeks ago, or so. Man time flies.
While I do intend to finish the Female vamp, I had other obligations. Such as this lil lady that I started the sketch for like 3 weeks ago, and am Just getting to painting.
So here she is at the present. Like I said, IM on a deadline, so you'll be seeing more picts as the week proceeds.
In other news, work on the new Hope proceeds, and were expecting a framing, and electrical inspection tomorrow. So with any luck we'll have Drywall up sometime this week , so stay tuned for new picts. Things are starting to come together. Hopefully the crack in my head does so as well.
See ya

Friday, June 12, 2009

I got Nothin'

 Well I so know its been awhile, and what do I come to ya with? Nothin', Thats right folks, zip, zilch, nadda! So sorry, just been about as hectic a few weeks as I can remember. 
 We started with Hell city a couple of weeks ago, and that was fantastic. Had a great time hanging with friends, and did some fun tattoo's. 
 Than last week there was the fangoria convention in NYC. This,,,Not so fun. Matter of fact the show itself kinda sucked, and as any weekend in NY will go, it cost an ass load of money. So we'll not be attending any more Fango shows, sorry. On the bright side of this, we did meet a couple of cool folks, and Julio and I did have 1 or 2 fans in attendance, so it wasn't a complete wash, I guess. 
 I will admit that the highlight of the weekend was our dinner at Ninja NY. If you've not been than go, lots of fun, and fantastic food, and service to match. 
  The last few days have been extremely difficult for yours turly. A quick sum up goes like this. Lost Molly for like 4 hours, Alethea, and I nearly had a heart attack. The same day, we get a shit ton of rain, and whamo, our basement starts acting like the Titanic, and taking on water like she's going to the bottom. Were still dealing with this crap 3 days later, and the future looks like it's gonna be sweet dealing with it as well, Joy...
  Than today, I nearly impale my Nuts on a fence, get a flat tire, hit with more bills, and still can't make up my mind what lights, and fans I wanna put up in the new "Hope Gallery". 
 Which brings me to the brighter side of today, enjoy...