Saturday, May 9, 2015
Friday, July 11, 2014
Here are a couple custom vintage Etch-A-Sketches I made. To make these I first had to create a floral stencil in a tape-backed plastic using an xacto knife. I then painted the borders of the etches the base color and once that dried I painted over the floral pattern. I also affixed some antique knobs I found on eBay, which were originally a different color.
I thought these two actresses would be appropriate for their classic beauty. Kay Francis was the top actress of her era (the late 1930's) and Hedy Lamarr, an actress as well, was also a genius inventor who might have saved the world even. No citation. Both deserving of Etch A Sketch recognition.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
I think Lorde is pretty cool. I can't remember the last time an artist I enjoyed made such a large impact on the music charts. Very happy for her success. Painted the border on this Etch black and the logo and knobs a light gray to match the album color scheme.
Talk it up like yeah
Monday, October 14, 2013
I will be having my first New York City solo art exhibit at Brooklyn Fireproof, 119 Ingraham St. in Brooklyn on Friday, October 25th. Doors at 7pm, exhibit 'til midnight. Over 50 of my sketches will be on display, in addition to live music by Dave Keen at 10pm. If you are in the New York area, please swing through and check out the art!
Feel free to RSVP or share the Facebook Event Page!
I've been an Amanda Palmer fan since The Dresden Doll's self-titled album in 2003. I started as a casual fan, listening to every release and liking her a little more after each. After she did the solo album, "Who Killed Amanda Palmer?", I think she was firmly established as one of my favorite artists. At this point, I would say AFP has eclipsed all my music/art favorites and has become my number one art hero.
I posted this sketch to my deviantART page today and within an hour or two it made its way to her twitter, from which she retweeted the image. Definitely a special moment in my art career thus far.
A while back I posted a candy art portrait I did of Thom Yorke, of Radiohead. I tried to follow it up with a skittle/M&M portrait of Amanda Palmer, but my cat ended up walking through it before it was completed.
The image is based on a photo I took at The Dresden Doll's 10 Year Bandiversary Show in New York I attended on Halloween a few years back. Maybe someday I'll try again...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The fictional character, Amélie, has been a big influence and inspiration to me for quite some time. On occasion, I enjoy listening to the soundtrack to the film while doing my art. A lot of my favorite films are of a whimsical nature and to me, Amélie is as good as it gets in that department.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Emerald City Gatekeeper pocket Etch a Sketch
Here's a couple more Etch a Sketches dedicated to The Wizard of Oz. I did my first one a few months ago of a DVD cover scene, these two are dedicated to The Emerald City Gatekeeper and The Wicked Witch of the West. Yellow brick road painted with acrylic paint, the green/"emerald" etch is the combined parts (body and knobs) of two separate Christmas themed pocket etch a sketches, put together to fit the Emerald City theme.
Dorothy & The Wicked Witch pocket Etch a Sketch