Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day 90: Coffee Time

Titles: Madame X-tra Strong and I'm a Monster Before I've Had My Morning Coffee
Assignment: Use dry coffee beans, coffee grounds or even liquid coffee to create something today.
Materials: #1 = photo of coffee in cup, PS on the reflection I discovered when snapping the shot while stirring.
                 #2= liquid coffee, pencil, pen, watercolors

Inspiration: #1 - I noticed the reflection in the un-retouched shot was a wraith-like version  of Sargent's MADAME X, so I added some PS to accentuate the figure.

Inspiration: #2 - You don't want to get in between me and that first cup, believe me.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day 89: Pinata! (???)

Assignment: Make a pinata. Bonus: Destroy it!
Materials: Pencil, Pen, Watercolor

Inspiration: I REALLLLY didn't want to make an effin' pinata. So I took artistic license and painted a little cartoon instead, drawing from happy memories of Gary Larson's FAR SIDE.
This one is for Krystle, who shared another great 'art n booze' day with me. :-)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Day 88: Office Spaced

Title: White Out Warlock

Assignment: Make something only using stuff from your workplace or office. if you don't work, use items that are usually found in an office.

Materials: Sticky note, sharpie, white-out.

Inspiration: Initially I pulled out a pile of supplies and played around with building something out of it all, but it felt too much like other stuff I'd done. I then decided to simply paint with the white out and see what or who appeared.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Day 87: Candles

Title:  Melt Down
Assignment: What can you do with a candle? Try using the drips from a lit candle to make an image, or use an unlit one to draw. Or as always, feel free to experiment.

Materials: Sculpy, melted wax from two different candles.

Inspiration: Both HOUSE OF WAX and more recently, a great scene in GAME OF THRONES when one of the baddies gets a 'crown' of melted gold - the hard way.

I first made the golfball-sized skull out of Sculpie (SKULLpy! HA! ahem...) fired it, then dripped the wax over it in stages and molded it a bit more into what you see, adding the pupil dots for a little more personality.