Friday, July 30, 2010
Bah Bah Bah Buuuuhhhmmmm!
Number 13, This is a dragon fly that landed on my leg while I was sketching my drawing number 12. I really like dragonflies and that is about that. the duck character was a sketch I doodled on a post it note. This post it note I taped into my sketchbook and swiftly drew a profile of my original. I'm thinking about grabbing some clay or something and making a little model of this duck character. I've grown quite fond of him or her.
Let's put it up to a vote is the duck character a boy or a girl? Most Votes in the comments section decides. Only one vote per person people.
Have a great august long weekend.
Posted by James at 2:35 PM
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Numero 10. I love airships I think my love affair with them started when I saw The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. You know, when he escaped from that town in Austria by sewing the undergarments of all the ladies in the city together to create a giant balloon, then attaching them to a ship and using hot air to fill the balloon so they could fly away. Genius! I also like the lightning pirated in the movie Stardust. This is my interpretation.
Posted by James at 1:56 PM
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Drawing number 9. This one is a bit weird but if it stays in my head life gets a bit strange for me.
Right... Before you start asking why Hitler would think about Unicorns when he poops, I'd ask you to question "Why wouldn't he?". Then I would tell you this gent is in-fact not Hitler but J. Jonah Jameson for Spiderman and J. J. can do whatever he bloody well likes.
Posted by James at 3:24 PM
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
This is my parents dog Jack he likes to attack people with love and affection. He get confused sometimes when people don't realize how charming he is when he sticks his face in their crotches and then jumps up and licks their faces. We have much in common. Two peas in a pod we are, comrades, amigos, brother in arms (snouts in Jacks case). As you can tell I do not have much to say today, so I will bid you all adieu until next I post.
Posted by James at 8:10 AM
Friday, July 16, 2010
Final painting for Deviant Art: Winnipeg Art Group project. Sketched on paper scanned in and painted over the span of a week on my off time.
I'm happy with my digital painting progress and I'm thankful for projects like this that give me a reason to do paintings like this.
I absolutely love the digital medium it really opens the boundaries of traditional mediums, in both mess and time. On the flip side I can't wait to get my oil paints back out and continue on my Folkfest series.
I hope the summer is going well for everyone. Mine has sped by with renovations to my new home my wife and child and work. I'm still trying to get out into the sun on the occasion and slow down every now and then, it is important for my health and my sanity.
Posted by James at 11:53 AM
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
This is a sketch of my baby girl Lily. She had just learned to pull herself up onto things. She is very close to standing on her own and she loves to play on her little toy piano. We are getting ever closer to being able to move into our house. I hope you can all come and visit when it is done.
Posted by James at 11:10 AM
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
This line is from a song I listened to once and I like the way it sounded. I've become a fan of Tea over the last couple of years, I have my wife to thank for that. If you can believe it I spent an entire year in New Zealand refusing tea. I think in hind sight that was a mistake. Tea is a great social activity. And by refusing it I think it puts up a slight barrier even if you don't mean it to. And you can make tea out of almost anything. I want to try stinging nettle tea. Sounds awful but it might be good. I'll try anything once.
Posted by James at 11:12 AM
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Page number four from my sketchbook project. I'm having a blast with this project. Here's an update on the art front, I have not had any time to do traditional painting. This is stalling my FolkFest series which saddens me because I really like the progress I was making. I do have access to digital media and sketchbooks though so I am still staying sharp in some respects. I have just taken part in a collaborative project started by Justin Currie that involves a bunch of local winnipeg artists drawing creatures of various sizes them placing them in order of who eats who. I think it is a great idea and have just completed my creature and sent it off. I'll post it here soon for you to view. Well I have a few more happy thoughts to sketch up so I'll talk to you all real soon.
Oh! also, my artwork for my second submission to Mail Me Art will be going up for auction July 30th. Thanks to Tim Curley who purchased my work last time. Only negative to that was Mail Me Art sent the work to him prior to the auction. so this time my work will go up in the Gallery in London, England. Very exciting. I'll keep you all posted as to whether or not the painting makes it into the second book they are going to publish.
Posted by James at 12:42 PM
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Here is the third drawing. Notice a pattern? well it does not extend throughout the entire sketchbook. I thought about doing that but the truth is I draw on both sides of the page in my sketchbooks. so that is about 100 pages being restricted to a theme inside of a theme. Now it would be challenging to do that but I'm more interested in having fun and it has been fun so far. I did about a million renovations on mine and my sisters house this weekend so I did not get a chance to get any sketching done this week so I'm going to try and pick up the slack this week.
I hope everybody had a wonderful Canada Day. I know I did.
Posted by James at 7:54 AM