Monday, February 27, 2012

Pocket item for Ammon

I almost mailed Ammon's Mole off today and then I remembered that I had not yet done a pocket item.

A Light in the Forest
5 x 7 Copic Marker and pen
on "bleedproof" paper (NOT!)
I bought some bleed-proof marker paper today--it does make a more precise line, but it bleeds through.  I was kind of disappointed because I wanted to do double-sided marker images for the sketchbook project.  This paper is very thin, almost like tracing paper.  The Copic blenders do NOT work. (or else I don't know how to use them).  By the way, the actual image (drawing) does not look as dark as this scan.  (This is an original, and I was experimenting with the media.  I am also including two 5 x 7 prints of paintings that have been accepted at an online Zine (The Browsing Corner) but will not be shown until June, so I am not to post them until after that.  This now completes the package and I hope to get it mailed tomorrow!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

In Ammons, one new piece and Three collaborations

Nightmare #120224
Acrylic and micron pens
my picture is on the left and
the collaboration is on the right.

I made three collaborations because there were lots of pages and I wasn't sure when I was doing them who would be getting the book next, since I have it out of order.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sunday Night - In Ballookey's book


I love how mundane this poem is, almost like a fleeting thought.

Margo - in Ballookey's book

I love this poem so much. The hair took forever.

I can't get flickr to work today, so I'm posting the images here, but I'll put a larger version on flickr once it gets back to working.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Attic

A poem by my favorite poet, Raymond Carver, in Ballookey's book.
This was a good excuse for me to buy "A new path to the waterfall" which is a beautiful book.
What I love about his writing is that he doesn't use "poetry" words, and all the feelings and drama comes from life and from writing in a really simple way.

This tree was really challenging, first of all I rarely ever use green and never know what to team it with, second, there's something really "cute" and "childish about it that I just couldn't copy or interact with. I think that the crying severed heads sort of took care of that...

Monday, February 20, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gretchen's book is on the way to Mike!

Collab w/ Ballookey

Mike, you can find my collab start with you on the pocket page in the back of the book!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

In Ammon's: 60 Via de Cotocello, Marciana

60 via de Cotocello, Marciana
5 x 8 coated Moleskine paper
watercolor, micron pens, white goache
This is the last of these Virtual Paintout Pix I will be doing in Ammon's Mole. This was made, as were all my virtual paintout pix, from a google streetview.

Here is the streetview:

Streetview, 60 via de Cotoncello, Marciana
As you can see, I changed the design of the towels and changed the brick to stone.  Also, I had to crop a vertical (portrait) out of a horizontal (landscape).  They YELLOW is primarily from the stupid Yellow paper!!! (I prefer white paper!)  (That was why I put white gouache in a few places!

If anyone wants to participate in the Virtual Paintout, it's Elba for the rest of February.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

In Ammon's: Calling Home from Elba

Calling Home from Elba
005 micron pen and watercolors
on coated 5 x 8 Paper
This is another one for the "Virtual Paintout" where the topic for February is Elba. Here's the google streetview from which I painted the picture:

Saturday, February 11, 2012

First Sketches in Ammon's Book

I have Ammon's Mole out of order because some people had several Moles and I had none.

Collaboration with Mike
This is my collaboration with Mike.  I used a Sakura graphic pen and a Sakura micron pen, neither of which matched his pen.  I wasn't sure what he used (should have asked, I guess.)

Nightmare #120211-b
Sakura Micron pens, colored pencil, gouache
This was originally an attempt at an abstract.  I love Andrea's abstracts, but I don't seem to be able to do abstracts often (only occasionally).  I was unhappy with the abstract by itself and added nonabstract details.

By the way, the corner is cut of out of this page (by someone OTHER than me).  But that space on the next page is somewhat damaged.  Perhaps someone can make something on the next page that will show through and be a collaboration--or maybe I will at some later point, for the next person to finish.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Man In My Neighborhood

I tried to draw this man that comes through my neighborhood regularly. If I am working outside he will usually give me advice. It is amazing how he does everything that I have to do so much better than me.
bearded man in the neighborhood drawing for moleskine exchange

Sharing With Mary in Stephanie's Book

THIS is Mary's post of the beginning of our drawing. I missed the part where it was about the friend working on a car. I assumed it was finger painting time, which is what I assume about most things.