I didn't want George Washington to get lonely so I painted John Adams today. John Adams was the second president of the United States. Click Here To Buy This Art Card
Today's Illustration Friday topic is: propagate. Gregor Mendel studied the propagation and behavior of different varieties of peas. He is know as the father of modern genetics.
I just bought this framed painting yesterday at my local thrift shop. I don't know who this man is but we have started to call him Captain Mel. I love finding painted portraits. It makes me wonder who the person is, who painted them, and why did it end up in a thrift store?
Moving forward on my stop motion project I've been researching ways of building figures. You can buy armature kits, but they can be as much as $150! Seeing as how my budget for this entire project is about $50 I needed something much cheaper. I found a tutorial online and built an armature using wire and epoxy putty, it cost me $8.00. By the way, epoxy putty is awesome and I will be sure to keep some in my tool box from now on.
Here's a fun twist on my ACEOs: a clown with movable eyes and mouth! I was inspired to create this one when I saw a creepy cast iron clown piggy bank at an antique shop. His eyes and mouth move when you pull down on the arrow. Click Here To Buy It
Okay, I'll admit it. My favorite Winter Olympics competition is curling! I remember first seeing the sport one late night on TV and being absolutely fascinated by it. I wish there was a place I could go try my hand at curling, but for now I'll just have to live vicariously through my sock monkey. Click Here For Prints
I loved seeing the sock monkey Super Bowl commercial yesterday. I just about fell out of my chair when I saw him on a jet ski! I happen to have a sock monkey jet skiing print that I did back in 2008.
Despite all of the advances in computer science, nothing beats a human brain when it comes to processing power! Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper. Click Here To Buy It
And a robot too, Yay! Courtesy of Yo Gabba Gabba and KIA Sorento, look for the commercial to air during the third quarter.