Rumors of my dimise have been greatly exaggerated. I’m still here! And in perfect time for her birthday (today, Apritl 4th), here’s Tarder Sauce AKA Grumpy Cat! She’s so cute and grumpy. Like me, but in cat form. Just kidding. I’m not so cute and fluffy. This was a lot of fun to work on, especially her ears and signature pout. Here’s to many more years of equally grumpy Grumpy Cat!
Yay! More cats! This time it’s Venus, the Chimera cat! Actually, according to this National Geographic article, it might not actually be chimerism, which is what happens when two embryos fuse together giving the animal (or person) two different sets of DNA, but whatever the cause might be, you can’t deny that this is one stunning feline. I had a lot of fun painting the two different sides of her face, and her beautiful blue eye. Good times. You can visis Venus at her facebook page which you can find right here.
I’m baacckk! It’s been a while. I took a bit of a long break there, but now I’m back with a double portrait! This time around it’s of one of my best friends cats whose names are Marshmallow and Oreo. They are such cuties (and with such delicious names!)
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More cats! We’ve got The Cheshire Cat (from Alice in Wonderland of course), Luna from the anime Sailor Moon, and my cat Hailey. I let myself go a little crazy with the colors for The Cheshire Cat, I’ll admit. I always loved him in the books and in the movies. Luna (looking a little annoyed, maybe because a certain Sailor Scout isn’t paying attention to what she’s saying?) was also fun to paint. I loved watching Sailor Moon as a kid so I tried to keep the coloring the same as in the show, hence the reddish eyes. And finally Hailey. She’s the queen of our house and is the sweetest, softest little ball of fluff, but don’t let looks fool you. She’s also crazy, always trying to lick my hair (“No Hailey, I don’t need a bath right now”), or suffocate me with her butt in my sleep.
Sorry it’s been a bit quiet around here, but now I’m back! With more cats! On top we have internet sensation Maru. If you’ve not seen any of the videos of him playing with boxes (of any kind) then you haven’t really lived. It’s definitely one of the cutest things you’ll see. On the bottom we have my cat P.D. He is the absolute sweetest and best cat ever (at least in my eyes.) And on the very bottom after the break is a painting I did for my dad for his birthday today. It’s some Boletus Edulis, commonly known in English as a penny bun or Porcino mushroom (or as a steinpilz in German.)
Hello all! After finishing the last round of bigger paintings I’d been working on, I’ve now moved on to a series of smaller pieces that I have plans for. It involves doing paintings of cats that I like from all over the place, like books and movies and real life. I’m thinking it’ll become a little zine or booklet of some kind. I’ve started with Frank and Louie, the longest living Janus cat and Mogget, from the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix. He is by far my favorite cat character from a book (or in this case series.)
First new piece of 2012! This is actually something I started back in October (I think?) that I kinda had to put to the side for a little while because I was working on other things. But now I finally finished it! This one is based on that feeling you get sometimes when you’re around a lot of people but you just kinda wish you could blend into the wall and disappear. You know, that socially awkward feeling. Anyway, below is the usual process photos and an explanation of the valuable lesson I learned about how not to paint a lot of wallpaper pattern. Read more »
Anybody who knows me knows that I love books. Like a lot. If I could live in a library I would do it in half a heartbeat. So it’s no surprise that I got a lot of books for Christmas. I got a couple of novels, but for the most part all the others were art related in some way. Since I love talking about books almost as much as I like reading them, I thought I’d share a couple of them. Let’s take a look, shall we?
1. Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life by Todd Oldham.
I’d previously only seen this book in the large, coffee table size, but my brother got me this “Fun Sized” edition (that’s how I’ve been referring to it). This is an amazing body of work, containing illustrations of everything that you could possibly think of, from animals to humans and everything in between. There is an elegant simplicity to how he worked that really amazes me. Read more »
Finally! I’m happy to present the project that I’ve been working on since the middle of October. As I’ve previously mentioned, it’s a 13 page story set in my German hometown of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It’s the story of a brother and a sister who don’t want to go outside, they just want to sit around and watch T.V. Their parents eventually force them to go sledding which they end up enjoying so much that they want to go again the next day. There’s some really cool stuff that’s going to happen with this that I’ll write more about as it gets worked out, but for now please enjoy the pictures and I hope you all have wonderful holidays!
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