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April Alien

Taxaspi and Coffee

 

Here is a picture of one of the aliens I wrote into my Nanowrimo Camp. I know they are going to come to earth at some point and they are going to want coffee. The colors are anemic, so that have to re-think/ re-draw it at some point.

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Cat Drawing (Domesticlife Drawings)

 I made this drawing of Chester, who belongs to Megan of The War in My Brain Blog because she asked for drawings:

Sketch of Chester Cat

Done in ballpoint pen and pro-white.

Actually, I draw a lot of cats. Or a lot of drawings of one rather fat cat. I find as drawing and/or still life subjects cats have several advantages. They are plentiful (at least in my house). Unlike dogs, they don’t care that you are looking at them. Dogs will come up to you when they realize they have your attention, completely ruining the tableaux. Cats… don’t care. They consider the attention their due. Cats are also bendy and make  interesting shapes without being asked.  Aside from their graphic quality (especially with tuxedo cats, like mine), they are dramatic yet strangely relaxed. Ever see a cat stuff itself into a box and happily fall asleep, while you wonder if the angle of the head in relation to the body is really all that comfortable, but realize it must be or the cat would not be quite so relaxed? Yeah. There is a reason they are the mascot of he internet.

These are all of my fat cat, Theodore:

Theo2 (Bug) crop

This and the following done in Prismacolor brush tip marker and Pro White.

Theo3 crop  Theo1 crop

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I’m Back!

Whew!

When I went off to Tampa, about …er… two months ago now, I was in the middle of packing up my stuff to move to Portland Oregon. So I’m blogging from Portland, and it’s HOT. I was promised some rain…

Anyway if we jump back a bit, I have some arty pictures from Florida. Click on the Pic.

Do Not Molest the Alligators Sign

Do Not Molest the Alligators Sign

I realized that most of my pictures don’t have people in them. It’s a thing with me, but most off the pictures I take of people are of my family, and I dont’ publish them on the internet. I’m private that way.

In my last post I mentioned twitter, but to be honest, I don’t tweet much. I mostly listen to others.

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Street Painting In San Rafael

On Sunday I took a brief turn around the San Rafael Italian Street Painting Festival. Pics:

A Chuck Close Portait

A Chuck Close Portait

I was actually there to hear a friend play in the Banda Italiana di Marin — A band formed in the spirit of the Italian town bands, so I didn’t spend too long with the actual artwork.

Unfinished Mermaid Through a Porthole

Unfinished Mermaid Through a Porthole

There were lots of stunning works though!

Josephine Baker Dancing

Josephine Baker Dancing

The theme was ‘Faces of the Renaissance’. Most people took this to mean the Italian (European) Renaissance, but there was Josephine Baker and Billie Holidays thrown in for good measure.

Hollywood Kiss

Hollywood Kiss

Because of the horizontal nature of the ‘canvas’, it was hard to get a non-distorted picture. I saw people with cameras on poles (to hold over the middle of the picture) to solve this problem.

Unfinished Hillscape.

Unfinished Hillscape.

Links for Italian Street Painting Festival (on the Youth in Arts Page, links to the 2009 Festival site)

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Pictures! Memorial Day 2009

Okay, memorial camping pics, late as usual.

Click the duckie.

Lady Duckie -- Click for Flickr Page

Lady Duckie -- Click for Flickr Page

Over the weekend, I read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes adventure, The Sign of Four. I also wrote about five pages on the story I was working on.

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Bran the Werehuman

This is Bran Stevenson. Sometimes he is human (during a full moon) — otherwise he would not be allowed on the couch.  I have a partially finished graphic novel about him, which I will someday post on my blog.

Bran the Were-Human Sleeping on a Purple Couch

Bran the Were-Human Sleeping on a Purple Couch

It’s a pen and ink drawing on printer paper, and colored in Photoshop. This is my first real foray into coloring with photoshop (constructive criticism appreciated!)

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May Flowers

This is a little experiment on Flickr, so hopefully this will work:

May Flowers

This is a collection of flower pictures I took on mother’s day, on my Flickr page. Unfortunately, our roses had been decimated by bugs, so I took very few rose pictures. I included the peaches (which of these doesn’t not belong?) because I like the colors.

If the link doesn’t work, I’ll post the collection here in the post.

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