Aug 4, 2009

It's Yoshi


The Autumn Society is dedicating a show to the great and wonderful video games we grew up on. I know we all had a favorite video game and gaming station. For me it was NINTENDO. And man o' man do I love me some Yoshi. I did a painting of Yoshi, which will be displayed at the comic book store called New World. I hope you guys can make and see what the fuss is about. It will be awesome show this upcoming friday. I will also be in another art show around the corner from New World, so come out and support. Sorry as of right now I do not have a scan. I'll be getting that to you tomorrow. Been a little busy trying to figure out what my next moves will be as far as work and trying to find a paying job. lol But I hope you come and enjoy.. and bring friends. It is a time of fun and entertainment. Bring your eyes.


A day of painitng

Another great opportunity arose and I got to show my art again. It was wonderful as the show was a dedication to local Philly graffiti artist. I met many interesting people with beautiful personalities. And even more, I was escorted by my chum Collie Mills. We were excited to know we could do some live painting. Something I had never before until than so it was a cool knock dead experience. We had a good time with a free nasty but when its free I guess you can't complain.
It's weird when people promotion shows pick your art. Most of the time your like why did you just pick that. I know I have better paintings than that for you to choose from. And than you go to the show and your like ooooooooooooh.. ok lol I see why you picked this because of the theme. Yeah ok. lol. That was my response to the Promoter of the show. But in all I enjoyed myself. I was a great experience and I will cherish these events with my life. Every opportunity given to me is a blessing and I must humble. I will never know what opportunity knocks at my door. But I guess some days you will wont know until you open it and see.

The Perfect Yang

my found table
So, it started off with me digging in the trash and finding woolah. A table yay for me. I like to paint on 3 dimensional things.. for some odd reason it makes me happy. But yeah. So I also love fish and wanted to paint something whimsical and pretty so here it goes. I painted a table based off one of my favorite artist, Blaine Fontana. I am in love with his work so I tried to relate his work to mine. I related this piece to a personal feeling of just trying to strive for piece and serenity. We know that is always hard to let things go especially when most of them are simply beyond our control. In this painting I was at a point in my life where I wanted to try new things and explore the fields. Yet all the same I was afraid, seeing as this was my senior year and teachers are like "hey.. you need to find a style.. you need to find what it is that you want to do.. and hey you need to like it". So if I could not find piece with in my life at the time with the daily struggle of trying to figure out who I am and what I want to do at least I knew through my work, eventually I could find piece.
It is just too cute

My sketch
This was the original sketch.. But it later changed due to the simplicity of it. Which is not bad.
But I tend to get bored fairly easily with my work if it is not going in the direction that I want.

Blocking in color
And here I am blocking in some color

Under painting
And now.. I got to show at a local gallery.. and yay it sold.