Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year !

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Friday, December 17, 2010

New Cartoons

More cartoons to decorate Gloria's blogs. Again, these sketches were done with a brush and ink, the color was added in the computer using Photoshop Elements 2.0. Small colorful art like this can help to perk up a blog post.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Creating my Christmas card

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I had an idea that was first sketched out very roughly with a marker, then I drew another larger rough sketch which was used as a basis for designing my Christmas card. The figure would be a drawing os Santa Claus.

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Then I made a rough sketch of Santa which would help me do a final ink drawing.

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I also did a quick ink sketch of Gloria which would be used on the interior of the card.

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Here is the finished cover, I combined Christmas and New Year by adding years floating on the page.

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The front and rear covers. I used one of my comic book cover parodies on the back which featured one of my new paintings as well as my cats, Laura, Tiff and Jpeg.

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The interior of the card is kind of a visual newsletter showing some of the things that were done during the year, a new series of paintings, new comic book cover parodies and a metal sculpture that the Harbor Country Public Arts Initiative is planning to erect in Sawyer, Michigan.The card was easily created on the computer using Photoshop Elements 2.0, then was printed on my HP Color Laser 2600n printer.

Monday, December 13, 2010

More cartoons

Here are some more cartoons that I drew for Gloria's blogs Romance after 50 and The romance game. She wanted a spot of color to visually liven up her page.

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I start a project like this by first drawing a group of heads with a brush on layout paper. I really don't have any specific thing in mind, just couples interacting. I scan the most interesting drawings into the computer where I add color and on some of them, captions.

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Gloria has been affected negatively by MSG in certain foods for years and she will write about it in future posts.

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It's fun creating these cartoons and they add a nice touch of humor as well as color to her posts.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cartoons for Gloria's blogs

Gloria has a couple of blogs, Romance after 50 and The romance game, check them out when you have a moment. To make the blogs more visually interesting she decided to ask me to draw a few small cartoons that would add a little color and humor to the page. These were drawn in ink and scanned into the computer where the color and type was added. A fairly quick way to enhance any page.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Opening at the Scarlet Macaw Art Center

Last night was the opening of the ROUND IN CIRCLES exhibit at the Scarlet Macaw Community Art Center in Sawyer, Michigan.

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The owner of the gallery, Nifodora Dhimitra Elias-Krumrie, and a local gang of artists, Richard Hellyer, photographer, myself, Rodolfo Zarate Cuzman and John Trusk.

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A close up of Rodolfo and myself. We usually have paintings or prints in all of the gallery's exhibitions. If you are in the area, drop by the Scarlet Macaw gallery and have lunch across the street at Fitzgerald's restaurant in downtown Sawyer.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Newspaper article on my sculpture

Our local newspaper published an article which had a photo of my sculpture that will be constructed and erected in Sawyer, my home town. They mistakenly mentioned that I live in Harbert, the town next to Sawyer.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

More Fine Arts Comics

A couple more new comic book cover parodies. I thought that I would post these while I'm searching for more storyboard examples to post. No luck in finding anything so far.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fine Arts Comics cover #7

As I go along the art seems to be getting crazier and crazier, but it's a great way to experiment if nothing else. Here I used an ink line drawing from one of my old comic strips and scanned it into the computer, then created this design. I'm still looking for more storyboard frames to post, so far, no luck.

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