Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Portland Stumpfest '06

Last Friday and Saturday was Portland's day and a half comic fest, Stumpfest. Rolled down there with the art crew, set up camp, bought, sold, and traded art. It was good times. Meet lots of cool people that came by the tables, and got reacquainted with a bunch of old familiar faces.

Here's a bad picture of some of the loot. Speaking of pictures, I think there are some pics from the show on the Stumpfest blog.

Here's a mural at the hotel we stayed at. It's called the Sam Flores hotel, I mean, uh, the Jupiter hotel. The above mural is actually a mural by said artist himself, Senior Flores. Good stuff.

Last but not least is a pic of a typical Stumpfest fan. They're getting younger every year. Maybe it's because the comics are so tasty with mad flavor. The little monkey above is actually our friend Suzanne's daughter Elenore. C'mon, say it- AWWWWWWWWW. Anyway, good times in Portland for sure. Can't wait for next year's Stumpfest. 'Till then.....

Thursday, October 12, 2006

"It's All Wood" update

So, I was planning on posting some pictures on here from the gallery opening last Friday, but the lovely Cheech Wizard herself, Cecilia, was at the ready with her immaculate photo skills, and beat everyone to it. If you'd like to check them out, go to Juxtapoz online, and scroll halfway down to the photo of Ryan holding the log. There's a link to the photos under his photo. If you you'd like to check out the other pieces in the show, the Renowned Gallery has them all online.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

La Senora de Los Esqueletos

After that last post, and since I have nothing better to do, I thought I'd post some more "in progress" pics from the latest piece off the art table.

This latest one is for a group show down in Portland this Friday called "IT'S ALL WOOD".
That's the theme of the show. As long as your art is on wood, that's the only criteria.

Below, is the sketch I came up with. Seeing how Day of the Dead is coming up next month, it seemed pretty appropriate.

Here's the drawing transferred to a 12 1/2" x 16" piece wood. So far, only the faces have been lined in with acrylics.

Above, some of the colors are being blocked in. Just base colors first.

In the next pic, some more rendering is going on. More darks, high lights are added. To be honest, these pictures really suck. You really can't get all the subtleties going on in the colors, but oh well.

Below is the finished piece, and unfortunately, I didn't have time to scan this one. That means you'll have to settle for this last minute pic that was taken before me and Corrie proceeded to bubble wrap our pieces and get them ready for Fed Ex.If anyone happens to be in Portland over the next month, the pieces should be up 'till the end of October. The opening reception is at the Renowned gallery this Friday @ 6:00pm.
Here's a list of all the other artists that are in the show if you're curious.
Anyway, it's another good excuse to go to Portland. Hopefully the next post will have some stuff I'm working on for the Stumptown show in Portland at the end of the month. Look out P-town, Georgetown's coming!