2/23/2010

2/19/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #50 - Gregor Mendel

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.

2/16/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #47 Super Mario Bros.

I made this art card by first carving a tiny little wood "pixel" stamp. I then stamped each pixel, one at a time, with acrylic paint. Click Here To Buy It

Tacky Tuesday - Old Man Painting

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?

2/15/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #46 Luchador Wrestler Robot

New Sock Monkey Print! Snowboarding

I've been inspired by the Winter Olympics and created a Sock Monkey Snowboarder. Just in time for today's snowboarding events! Click Here For Prints

Stop Motion Animation - Wire Puppet Build

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.





2/13/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #44 Squirrel Surfer

If I ever start a punk surf band I am going to name it Squirrel Surfer. For now I'll just paint squirrel surfers. Click Here To Buy It

2/12/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #43 Creepy Clown with Moving Eyes


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

Illustration Friday - Adrift

TGIF! This week's Illustration Friday topic is adrift. Here is a Sock Monkey pirate adrift at sea. Prints and T-Shirts are available.

2/08/2010

Illustration Friday - Muddy

This weeks topic for Illustration Friday is muddy. My interpretation is a muddy dog in mid-shake. This one was challenging, I just couldn't think of anything at first!

New Sock Monkey Print! Winter Olympics Curling

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

Daily ACEO Art Card #39 Big Blue Robot

Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper.

Sock Monkey Super Bowl Commercial

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.

2/07/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #38 Football Robot

It's Superbowl Sunday! I painted this football robot in honor of the occasion. Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper. Click Here To Buy It

2/06/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #37 Green Fin Ray Gun

I'm on a ray gun kick! Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper. Click Here To Buy It

Late Night Chalkboard Sketching

I love doodling on my chalkboard coffee table at night while watching TV. I don't know what that weird elephant thing is, but I think the ray gun and robot have potential.

2/04/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #35 Sock Monkey With Button Eyes

A sock monkey with button eyes and an orange polka dot background. Watercolor, ink, and acrylic paint on watercolor paper. Click Here To Buy It

2/02/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #33 Robot Brain

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

Tacky Tuesday - Deer Painting on Wood Slice

Time for another artifact from my tacky collection. I found this little deer painting at a thrift store. It hangs proudly in my kitchen.

There's Going to be a Sock Monkey at the Super Bowl!



And a robot too, Yay! Courtesy of Yo Gabba Gabba and KIA Sorento, look for the commercial to air during the third quarter.