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Posted in Art, Hybrids, Painting, Process, Technique with tags , on February 2, 2009 by scratchyb

Right now I’m working on another hybrid animal, and an illustration of the phrase “pig in a python”, which indicates the baby boomers, if you don’t know.  I didn’t.  The hybrid animal will be a cross between a goat and an ape.

I’m also looking for artists that have done traditional acrylic paintings and spruced them up by incorporating LEDs.   So far, I’ve only found one such LED light painting, otherwise, not even the garish stuff I’d been afraid I’d come across (you know, like a Jesus with LED halo).  I’m just looking to see if it’s been tried, and if  it’s even worthwhile.  What I have in mind is not quite as bad as the above, I’d be putting some effort into incorporating the lights logically and tastefully.

Anyway.  That’s enough for now.

Robots vs Monsters

Posted in Art, Painting, Process, Technique with tags , , , , on February 1, 2009 by scratchyb

The latest two projects I’ve been working on, aside from the ongoing hybrid animals, have been miniature 3 x 3 inch paintings of robots and handprinted monster-face coasters.  Well, I’m happy to say that at least the robots are coming along just fine so far.

Robots #1 through 3

Robots #1 through 3

I’m going to be putting these up on Etsy one at a time.  Not sure which arbitrary number will be the final one, maybe when I’ve reached 10?  Or 12?

The coasters aren’t going as well.  The best means of protecting the image, so I’m told, is decoupage gloss.  I don’t have any, and haven’t made that trip to the craft store yet.  So that one is on hold.  Not to mention that the order of cork coasters I got was actually slightly larger than the block I was printing with.  Shit happens.  Being as ADHD as I am, I’m already moving on to new things.

Been busy

Posted in Art, Block Prints, Painting, Process with tags , on December 31, 2008 by scratchyb

I’ve been doing a lot of side projects for the holidays.  One of the things I did was this painting for some friends of mine.  They loved it.  I was happy enough to consider doing more like it.

robofight21

The main robots were thickened up with modelling putty to let them pop out of the canvas a little bit.  If I ever want to get something that popped out a little more, I’d need a stable surface, like canvas board or masonite.  This painting was done on a stretch canvas.

And then I block printed some coasters, as an experiment for a new Etsy product.

Face Coasters

Face Coasters