Half of what I do for a living at the moment is inventing creative ways of selling seeds via series of themed gardens, such as the musical instruments garden, the superheroes garden, or in today's example, the pet memorial garden. My instructions for this one was to to make a kitty looking down from Heaven. I immediately conjured up the most efficient method: Ceiling Cat.
My boss takes one look at it and says, "What the [obscenity] is this!? Did Heaven open its zipper or something?"
Yeah, that one didn't fly too well. Apparently, fissures in the sky weren't going to cut it, so I went to work making the best-looking cat looking down from Heaven my Photoshop skills could muster. My boss and I agreed that it would just be more effective to do a bunch of cats sitting on clouds, but I decided that since I already had a disembodied cat head floating in the clouds, there was only one logical way to proceed with the situation.
From there, I decided that this idea was worth puting more time and effort into. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Apocalypse Cat.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I had my first official meeting with the plein air group today, and I must admit that I've got some growing to do. I feel a bit overwhelmed any time I try to paint trees, and I think that my inked thumbnail sketches turn out cooler than the painting, half the time.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I started it out by going to the birthday party for a 100 lb rodent that refuses to be hand fed anything that is less tasty that blueberries, and followed that up with a visit to downtown Austin, where I got to draw hobos. It was truly a sketchbook adventure.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Caplin Rous is one of the few rodents in the world with his own facebook/blogger/myspace accounts. Everytime I see him online, I always have this as a mental image, since I'm sure this is exactly what he looks like when he's on the internet. The only way this image could be anything less than perfectly accurate is if he's a rodent with a preference for Macs.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
...And probably make your posterior unflatteringly large.
I've figure out that I can bring my sketchbook into dance clubs. consequently, my new sketchbook isn't lasting nearly as long as my previous one. Also, I've discovered that drawing people while they dance requires a whole new skill set.
I just got invited to join http://pleinairpaintinggroup.blogspot.com , which was created by a few of the folks from Junction Point Studios. I discovered that this is a whole new way of painting for me, which is a polite way of me saying I'm no good at it. I also discovered that it's fun going outside to paint and getting strange looks from the lifegaurd, who undoubtedly was wondering what the heck I'm doing with a paint set at the neighborhood pool.