January 18th, 2013

Serious Self Portrait

self portrait
Sorry boys, I’m taken!

January 14th, 2013

Squirreltines

valentine squirrel
Not 100 percent done, but I intend pull the ol’ switcharoo without anyone ever noticing once it’s finished. Mua haha.

December 23rd, 2012

Winter Twinkle Sparkle Explosion

cat christmas
Sincere wishes for happy winter gatherings — or summer depending on what part of the globe you reside. Picture less snow and more butterflies if that is the case.

November 28th, 2012

Squirrelmas

squirrel
Or Squirrel + [other holiday-specific ending]. I was raised with Christmas, I call it Christmas. Feel free to say Squirrelkah or Squirrelzaa, I don’t care. The point is, it’s a hilarious squirrel offering you an acorn in the spirit of giving. Don’t get too excited, though, he may chew through that string of lights shortly after this moment.

WARNING: Tooting of one’s own horn ahead :WARNING
volume one cover
As a comparison, this is what it looks like via local magazine, Volume One.

November 22nd, 2012

Gentleman

Like A Sir
I started out trying to personify some sort of weird existential funk that sluggishly oozed through my body and ended up portraying a gentleman with a nose job. Priorities change.

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 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.

June 14th, 2012

Pirate Painting? Promptly!

Pirate Party
I must confess, whenever I say “ARClark Art” I say it with pirate inflection on the ‘AR’s’. It’s why I chose to stick with it as my name versus an alternative hybrid mash-up of syllables. This image is not 100 percent finessed,  I plan to work with it digitally now that it’s scanned in and offer a before and after. Yar.

Now phase one of the digital attack has begun. Laying in base shapes in Illustrator working from the background sky to the middle ground containing the ship and focusing on the squid last. Personally I’m discovering a lot of frustration when using gradients, it’s not as intuitive as my Photoshop experience leads me to believe it should be. I am using the pencil tool to construct shapes rather than the pen tool, it just seems to go faster. Details will develop on the next round.
paddlingpirate

And some more details — still trying to figure out what works best for refinement.
paddling pirate

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