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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COKE GOES BETTER WITH BRAINS @ 7/18/14 sfa by kimartist
Inside joke, lol.

Preliminary sketch in background. First in pencil and then black Sharpie ink.

Used the living room window as a “lightbox” to transfer the image to the Yupo paper. (Necessity is the mother of invention.) First in pencil, then in black Sharpie ink, then painted the Jacquard Pinata ink and used some of the Cleanup Solution and Claro Extender for deliberate blurring effects (“grunge,” texture, “puddling,” etc.) I LIKE TO MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR THAT THIS IS HAND-DRAWN/HAND-PAINTED ART in this world of digital everything. ;)

I’m no cartoonist (that’s for sure!), but sometimes it’s fun to challenge myself with trying to illustrate an idea humorously and the “subject” is an awesomely fun guy to portray. Hopefully he’s not mad at me? I think it’s awesomely cute, but opinions may vary. :P

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COKE GOES BETTER WITH BRAINS @ 7/18/14 sfa by kimartist

Inside joke, lol.

Preliminary sketch in background. First in pencil and then black Sharpie ink.

Used the living room window as a “lightbox” to transfer the image to the Yupo paper. (Necessity is the mother of invention.) First in pencil, then in black Sharpie ink, then painted the Jacquard Pinata ink and used some of the Cleanup Solution and Claro Extender for deliberate blurring effects (“grunge,” texture, “puddling,” etc.) I LIKE TO MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR THAT THIS IS HAND-DRAWN/HAND-PAINTED ART in this world of digital everything. ;)

I’m no cartoonist (that’s for sure!), but sometimes it’s fun to challenge myself with trying to illustrate an idea humorously and the “subject” is an awesomely fun guy to portray. Hopefully he’s not mad at me? I think it’s awesomely cute, but opinions may vary. :P

unknown dimensions
Sharpie ink
Jacquard Pinata ink
Yupo polypropylene paper

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LOTTO STOP @ 7/18/14 sfa oswoa by kimartist
Quick sketch of a man running into a store to get his Wednesday morning Lotto ticket(s)…
4”x6”Sharpie ink
Specturm Noir ink Jacquard Pinata ink TMS polypropylene paper
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LOTTO STOP @ 7/18/14 sfa oswoa by kimartist

Quick sketch of a man running into a store to get his Wednesday morning Lotto ticket(s)…

4”x6”
Sharpie ink

Specturm Noir ink
Jacquard Pinata ink
TMS polypropylene paper

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HEARTS & FLOWERS @ 6/27/14 sfa oswoa postcard by kimartist

Way more random and abstract than I usually like to go… But then again… I like it! :)

4”x6” precut postcard
Sharpie ink
Jacquard Pinata ink
Precut postcard

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HEARTS & FLOWERS @ 6/27/14 sfa oswoa postcard by kimartist

Way more random and abstract than I usually like to go… But then again… I like it! :)

4”x6” precut postcard
Sharpie ink
Jacquard Pinata ink
Precut postcard

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NOT FOR SALE: TONY’S MARKET (BURBANK) @ 7/16/14 sfa by kimartist

Awesome little Italian market/deli/butcher/liquor store and more! :)

Here you can see some of my process before I made the art… The preliminary photos, the sketches… and: WAALAAAAA! The Art. :P

Normally I would just sit down and paint the subject live/”on location”/”plein air,” but it’s been WAY TOO HOT here to sit outside and paint anything, so I had to do it the old-fashioned way - IN STUDIO - lol.

6.5”x7.5”
Sharpie ink
Jacquard Pinata ink
Yupo polypropylene paper

k.i.m. artist
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NOT FOR SALE: SUNFLOWER @ 7/16/14 sfa oswoa postcard by kimartist

I made this postcard for my wonderful Georgia sunshine artist friend: Doris1022, aka DorisAnn1022 :) Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to talk her into posting any of her art here on Tumblr, but you can sometimes find some on eBay and FanArtReview among other places:

http://www.ebay.com/usr/dorisann1022
http://www.fanartreview.com/doris1022

4”x6” precut postcard
Sharpie ink
Spectrum Noir ink
Jacquard Pinata ink
TMS polypropylene paper (mounted on precut postcard)

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