WEIRD BABY DREAM @ 10/18/14 sfa aceo atc by kimartist

I’ve heard that women sometimes have weird and vivid dreams when they’re pregnant…?

The style/colors kind of remind me of some of the old scifi paperback covers from back in the day. But, of course, you never would have seen a pregnant woman on one of THOSE covers. O no. This does not fit with the male fantasy of the time: Of the eternally-fresh-fertile-available-but-never-pregnant woman.

2.5”x3.5”
Sharpie ink

Jacquard Pinata ink

ART-C glitter mist spray

Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper

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BUNGEE JUMP DREAM @ 10/18/14 sfa aceo atc by kimartist

This one was sort of long and involved, process-wise, for such a tiny thing!

First I cut a photo of a bungee bouncer out of the newspaper and glued it face-down on a ACEO-sized card, let it dry and then ran it under water as I scraped the newsprint off, thus transferring a faint image of the bungee guy onto my card.

Then I went in with a black Sharpie marker and defined bungee guy a little more in areas and then drew in the portrait of the old man and some vague shapes in the background.

Lastly, I added two dots in his eyes from a silver Sharpie to make them pop.

It kind of reminds me of illustrations from books I read when I was a kid. The inspiration for the subject matter is from a story I heard on the radio many years ago about an old man who wanted to do a bungee jump for his birthday and all the people who were trying to talk him out of it.

2.5”x3.5”
Sharpie ink

Newspaper clipping

Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper

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My self-portrait fell forward from a gust of wind as I was photographing it and this (2nd pic) is what happened.

You have to accept these gifts when they are given to you ;)

1st pic is what it looked like after I ran a couple of filters across it… Just havin’ some digital fun :)

SELFIE SELF 5 @ 10/18/14 sfa aceo atc by kimartist

This is the 5th artwork that I’ve done from a series of random cellphone “selfies” that I’ve taken in or near the bathroom mirror. (The other artworks are smaller - ranging from 2.5”x3.5” to 5”x7”.) Actually, this one was taken when I had turned my back on the mirror and was about to give up in disgust, when… Bingo. The money shot. LOL.

As an aside, while I was working on this it suddenly occurred to me why I’ve occasionally been told that I look like the actress Meredith Baxter (formerly known as: Meredith Baxter-Birney). Funny, it took becoming an artist before I could see it. At least I finally got the pretty yellow/blonde hair I always wanted! ;)

I also included some work-in-progress (WIP) pics - in reverse chronological order starting at the top, plus a shot of most of my “palette” and tools used. (I did leave out the Artist’s Loft paint and a couple of the Sharpies.)

Portraits are normally so easy for me, but this work gave me fits - partly from the unusual lighting set up and the difficulty I had in getting the neck area “just right” (lots of laying down color, erasing, laying down color, erasing, repeat etc.) - some of which, no doubt also reflected my ambiguous feelings about my neck since my operation (did they TELL ME my neck was going to look like melting putty before the fact? O nooooo!)

Sometimes when doing portraits I like to include at least one “unusual” color in my palette - just to see what happens - and this time it was the Montana “Malachite Light” acrylic paint (a light minty green) - justified by the fact that during the ”photo shoot” I had draped my dad’s bath towel over the shower rod to get a more diffused lighting situation, but which also cast a minty-green “pall” over my skin… However, the wall behind me (“undiffused” by dad’s bath towel) and all the white porcelain in the bathroom was kicking up a ferocious amount of “ambient light”… So, while I like the way it made my skin tones “glow,” it was hella hard to draw with any reasonable facsimile of success.

That said, once I finally got rid of the purple chin and toned down the livid purples in the neck, I was reasonably happy with the results, as I love the highly impressionistic feel and the many textures resulting from the colored-pencil strokes.

9”x12”

Sharpie inks

Montana acrylic markers/pens
Artist’s Loft acrylic paint

Prismacolor colored pencils

Canson Mi Teintes pastel paper, gray

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IT CAME UPON A SUBURBAN DREARY @ 10/16/14 sfa by kimartist

So what happens when you cross the Christmas song title “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” with Edgar Allen Poe’s famous ”Once upon a midnight dreary…” quote?

Lol.

Anyway, I was working on this drawing of my alley (complete with camera lens flare, as you can see - going for a Van-Goghish style “Starry Night” feel here) and as I was drawing I was thinking how it’s too bad this is only a pic of my alley, because it looks like a Christmasy no-room-at-the-inn kind of scene to me…

And then it occured to me: “Hey. This is ART. I can have this ugly ol’ alley be any dang thing I want it to be!”  And so a new Christmas art was born.

ROFL.

I did find a few work-in-progress (WIP) pics for this - listed in reverse chronological order starting at the top - unfortunately, they were all taken toward the “tweaky” end of the process where it’s hard to tell what I did between pics. (I hereby resolve to get better at this.)

9”x12”

Sharpie inks
Artist’s Loft acrylic paint

Prismacolor colored pencils

Canson Mi Teintes pastel paper, orange/rust

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URBANK 1 @ 10/?/14 sfa by kimartist

On the title: What do you get when you cross “urban” with “Burbank”? Lol.

For once, I had the presence of mind to take (and keep) a couple of “work-in-progress” (WIP) pics (in reverse chronological order starting from the top/first pic, which is the final draft). Sorry, quality is not always the greatest on these WIP pics - I only take these to get a better “perspective” on my work and see what else (if anything) needs to be done.

In this case, I felt that the tones were too mid-rangey overall and the whole reason I even wanted to do this scene was because of the big/fabulous tree on the right, which I felt nicely “echoed” and balanced with the telephone poles on the left (“urban trees”). So I darkened up the tree, its shadows, the poles and did a few other “tweaky” things here and there - most especially in the sky, which I tried to make more “smudgy” and natural looking.

9”x12”

Sharpie inks
Artist’s Loft acrylic paint

Prismacolor colored pencils

Canson Mi Teintes pastel paper, off white

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NOT FOR SALE: DAWG FRIENDLY AT TONY’S MARKET @ 10/11/14 sfa by kimartist

Portrait by request! ;)

8.5”x11”
Sharpie ink

Jacquard Pinata ink
HP photograph paper, glossy

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10 Beautiful Street Artworks on Stairs

Street artists are always attempting to have their work communicate with as many people as possible in various public locations. There are countless opportunities of creativity for the artists. We have seen a lot of work done on the walls, streets. 


This is why we need artists! :)