October 21st, 2012

Evening Fireskull

Evening Fireskull
I think it is fair to say that I enjoy organic lines. I played up a mock cd cover in Photoshop and decided to do all the line work in there instead of drawing and then scanning in. The tricky part was figuring out an appropriate brush size for details.

October 18th, 2012

Phllllleeeppgghhpp

Lazy
I think this is my lazy side. It’s not pretty.

October 11th, 2012

What’s that? Oh, just a world of possibilities.

terror desk
Coming soon!

October 10th, 2012

Rabbit Doodle

Bunny A. R. Clark

Sometimes doodles aren’t all that deep. On an unrelated note, I haven’t been 100% slacking. Winter is fast approaching which means I need to make things for people to buy! (Which is also my excuse for more intermittent updates.) The time to procure professional prints is upon me. At the moment I intend to sell millions (or tens of tens of dollars worth) of merchandise at the Volume One Print Sale. Watch out, world.

September 28th, 2012

Countdown to Squirreloween

squirrel blog halloween
Too excited for Halloween to come and go.

September 19th, 2012

Exaggerated Portraiture

tom waits
Musician Tom Waits.

William S Burroughs
Writer William S. Burroughs.

A little homage to a few favorites. If I were a smart person, I would consider regularly doing portraits of people that inspire me to keep myself busy (hint to self).

September 9th, 2012

Can Sanding Essentials

tools
I grabbed a few different sanding attachments to chip away at these relatively good condition milk cans. The sander attached to the drill was the most flexible, but didn’t have much bite. It was better for smoothing the rough painted areas and getting into the curved sections than for taking off the layers. The black chunky one below the drill had some nice sanding power. The wire brush took off the paint quickly but didn’t cover quite enough area for my liking. I also grabbed a buffer pad and some paper towels to wipe away the build up of powdered rust.

rust
The best bet is to sand down to the metal, trying to remove all traces of rust, probably while wearing a face mask in case there are lead based paints present. After a good long while there is noticeable progress. Then it is time to brush away the rust and throw down some sort of rust-stopper paint. So far I have stuck with Rust-oleum spray paint for all my metal projects but there are alternative products and a variety of colors if you’d like a base color other than black. After all the priming then it’s time for the oils or acrylics and then the real fun begins.

*Follow up* – Shortly after finishing this process I realized it’s also an option to make an inquiry to a car garage to see if they would sandblast it for you or find a way to acquire a sandblaster for yourself through borrowing, renting or buying.  I am going to try this option for the next saw blade I paint. It sounds faster and less dusty.

August 31st, 2012

Chalkfest 2012 – Follow Up

chalkfest follow up
I just had to grab a follow up picture, some weeks later, of the progress that the rain and sun have made our Chalkfest drawing. Something about the temporary nature of the whole ordeal just seems right, especially with the subtle hints of fall fast approaching.

August 29th, 2012

Nice Set of Cans.

set of milk cans
I have 2 milk cans, and one that is also probably cow related, I have not found out the technical names. This is a pre-painted preview for all my adoring fan. Give me a few weeks and I will give you some progress as I still have some sanding and sketching to do before the real work starts.

August 27th, 2012

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

jiro dreams of sushi
Another motivational, inspirational movie. Excellence has everything to do with passion, dedication and repetition and this sushi master brings it.  Jiro Dreams of Sushi at IMDB

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