Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Godzilla vs. Kincade





This was for a show we did at Studio2ndstreet called Changes. The Idea was to remove an idea from our culture that a commercial vehicle built; Thomas Kinkade's cottages do not represent quality fine art.

First, that quality fine art is nothing more than a Print, or more eloquently put, a Giclee, that has a few factory placed(stamped) wax and varnish made raised brush strokes.

Second, your print is number 47,043 of 50,000.  Do you feel special with that fine uniue purchase that 50,000 others have?  And not to mention the plates, mugs, cheap posters, t-shirts and g-strings that have the same image printed on them, but yes, it was a one of a kind...moment!

What better way to remove this notion than to bring another pop idol in to do his thing?  You can see the way he is charging up his fire pit deep within to exhale another poorly built psuedo-medieval cottage.  You can also tell in his posture he is bored because there will be no one coming to fight against him with all that prosaic everyone is taking immobilizing them within their firey lit lattice barred prisons.

Bottom line, it was for a fun event and now that this thing is traveling about the internet, I want to make it clear what the intention was for painting this.  Actually, I am starting a painting line of cottages getting ruined by other various pop culture icons as well-   XtremePopularDestruction.com for more info.   HAHAHAH.  Just kidding.

The other description I wrote previous to this one was probably written while drunk with exposure and extreme fame the first time this was viewed and widely accepted by the millions of visitors at our booth at the Glamor and Glitz Comic-Con in Sunny San Diego.   Just kidding again, but I was probably drunk, Thomas and I were putting em down left and right that night.   LOL

If you have that old description, please do a virtual burn of it and have a wonderful day, if your home is not burning from G-dawg shooting his torch off.

Monday, June 8, 2009

drapery class










We teach a class that goes over procedures for drawing the figure clothed. This semester was a really productive semester and all the students improved considerably from the beginning to the last class, and it was awesome to see the rapid growth. These are demonstrations and quick sketches from that class.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Basketball that will never see the sun






Here are a few of the several basketball images that will never be published. UD lost the contract to this one, so here are a few...

More War...warcraft


Here are a few new warcraft images I can post.

the mattson 2 shoot



We had the opportunity to have the MAttson 2 and a Japanese film crew come in to film for Tortoise Matsumoto, he is famous in Japan with his music travel show and as a great guitarist. We expected this to be a film production, but as pro as they are, they came in, filmed two songs and bailed...this painting, a 2' x 2' was done in probably 20 minutes, I thought we would have more time, but of course, we never know what to expect when it comes to film production.

more quick sketches






a few head quick sketches




These are all within 20 minutes each during class while I am waiting for the students to get their first round of lay-ins worked up...some great characters in LA...

some studies from classes




These r a few QS pages from class, mostly LAAFA studies, although number 2 is our very own Van Metcalf, the greatest model to grace a stage. He is an actor taboot, and yes, the poses were nude, I added the clothing with what time I had as inspiration to the poses. These are all 5 minute poses I believe.

AWESOME PAUL


Here is a marker sketch I did of "AWESOME PAUL" This was done during one of our Friday Night Sketch nights. We each pose for one another for 20 minutes and sketch, drink, chat, etc. its great fun, and this was a rare night, Paul posed, no glasses, no complaints, and we found out he likes to be called Awesome Paul...:)

This was done on his pad with his markers after I could not get my setup ready in time. Thanks Paul for the moment of time...

I need to be more aware


AWARE, well, no, more like slapped in the face to keep the updates going...life...

Here is a few new posts...this one is a pic I really felt was strong in our class last night, Wed night dynamic lighting class...this was done by Brian Weiss, he really hit this one out of the park last night, you could say he got in the "Zone"

Now to get more images and update. Thanks Brian for the great session.