SMUDGY MIRROR SELF 1 @ 7/24/14 sfa aceo atc by kimartist

So this is a cell-phone pic of a painting I did of a cell-phone pic of me taking a cell-phone pic of me in the mirror… Dizzy yet? LOL. :P

2.5”x3.5”

Spectrum Noir ink
Jacquard Pinata ink
TMS polypropylene paper

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SELFIE SELFS 2, 3 & 4 @ 7/23-24/14 sfa aceo atc by kimartist

"Selfie Self 2" (5"x7") is aka: "Fervent Prayer." I had planned on filling in the detail in the face, but after I laid down the cross, I realized that it was the "star" of the show and should leave it as is. Intense yellow glow is because, hey: Fervent Prayer, k?

In “Selfie Self 3” (2.5”x3.5”) I had planned on blurring out all the hard Sharpie ink lines with Jacquard Clean Up Solution (like I did with the background), but then I realized that this would be overkill and ruin the “edginess” of it. And what is the Cardinal Rule when creating art in the Kimartist studios? (Answer: STOP WHILE YOU STILL LIKE IT.)

I had to do ONE MORE “Selfie Self 4” (2.5”x3.5”) (from this same photo), because I wasn’t getting the bright/white/light/glowing effect that I actually like about this (blurry) cell-phone photo. Practice makes perfect.

5”x7”
2.5”x3.5”
Sharpie ink
Spectrum Noir ink
Jacquard Pinata ink
TMS polypropylene paper

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SELFIE SELF 1 @ 7/23/14 sfa oswoa by kimartist

Full title: SELFIE SELF 1 (AKA: DEAR GOD, WHERE IS PHOTOSHOP WHEN YOU NEED IT?)

We have now come full circle…

I took a digital “selfie” in the mirror with my cell phone and then hand-painted this ink portrait from it = digital to manual. Bwaha.

4”x6”
Jacquard Pinata ink
TMS polypropylene paper

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TWEEDILY BIRD @ 7/23/14 sfa oswoa postcard by kimartist

"Tweedily bird" is an inside self joke between me, myself and I… 

You know all the little chirpy birds first thing in the morning? Um hmm. Those. That’s what I call them inside my secret self. LOL.

4”x6” precut postcard
Gum Arabic
Sharpie ink
Dry highlighter
Jacquard Gold pigment
Jacquard Pinata ink
Precut postcard

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TWEEDILY BIRD @ 7/23/14 sfa oswoa postcard by kimartist

"Tweedily bird" is an inside self joke between me, myself and I…

You know all the little chirpy birds first thing in the morning? Um hmm. Those. That’s what I call them inside my secret self. LOL.

4”x6” precut postcard
Gum Arabic
Sharpie ink
Dry highlighter
Jacquard Gold pigment
Jacquard Pinata ink
Precut postcard

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BARN @ 6/19/14 urban sketch by kimartist

Hmm… So how DO you do a sketch from the window of your speeding train? LOL. I “solved” it by taking a pic with my cell phone and sketching THAT. So - technically speaking - it’s not really an “urban sketch,” which is why I’m posting it here on my regular blog. Note: The pic wasn’t that “saturated,” either, but, hey, when it came up that way after I clicked “improve colors and tone” in the photo editor… Who am I to argue? ROFL.

6”x8.5”
Sharpie ink
Spectrum Noir ink
Recycled paper
Pentalic Traveler Pocket Journal

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WINE & GRAPES FROM TONY’S MARKET 3 @ 7/22/14 sfa by kimartist

Take Number 3, but this time I left out the flying saucers, LOL. A little Picasso-y maybe? That was what I was thinking anyway when I saw the art in the pic…

5”x7”
Sharpie ink
Jacquard Pinata ink
TMS polypropylene paper

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WINE & GRAPES FROM TONY’S MARKET 2 @ 7/20/14 sfa by kimartist

My second (slightly smaller) take on the same subject. I had intended to fill the entire thing in with bright/living colors like my last one (my inks said yes, yes, but my eyes said no, no!), but here’s the thing I’m always saying about art: YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHEN TO STOP, aka: STOP WHILE YOU STILL LIKE IT! ;)

I also happened to take a pic of the art in progress, which helped me realize that it was almost done, but looked a little flat like a cookbook illustration (not that the final draft doesn’t look like a cookbook illustration, too, though), so I decided to add some green “watercolory” effects to the grapes to pull the foreground forward a little bit.

6”x8”
Sharpie ink
Jacquard Pinata ink
TMS polypropylene paper

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WINE & GRAPES FROM TONY’S MARKET 1 @ 7/20/14 sfa by kimartist

Photographed and then painted this still life with items from the famous, the infamous, the fantabulous Tony’s Market in Burbank, California. Buy local, y’all! Shop mom ‘n’ pops before they drop! :)

Hey and, speaking of local, check out the “flying saucer zucchini” in the background. Lol. Gotta love Farmer’s Market for the crazy, cool and unusual! :P

8”x10”
Sharpie ink
Jacquard Pinata ink
TMS polypropylene paper

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