Thursday, December 31, 2009

273 Mr. Zuchini Celebrates the New Year

It has been a very long decade. It is my decade. The decade of my first years as an adult. I also realized that this was a crappy decade. So many things happened this decade and all the big events seemed to be bad things. Even with all of these things happening I hold on to my optimism. I hope that the next ten years goes much better but we never know what will happen...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

272 Gordian Knot of Yarn

I learned to knit tonight. It was fun and with practice I shall be making some really cool stuff in no time. Thanks goes to my friend Melissa for showing me the way.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Updates about Rolfed

Well I have been spending a lot of time in my studio lately. I am so happy to have the time to come down to the studio and work the night away. It is so relaxing compared with just a few weeks ago with school going on and not having enought time for anything at all.
So these days at me studio have been spent consuming lots of tea and listening to lots of NPR on my ipod while creating artwork. I have been backed up with many episodes of Wait Wait and this American life and it is sad that I have already exausted my surplus. I now work my way through about 20 episodes of fresh air that I have stocked up on.
As for the artwork I have been working on I have been a still life painting machine. I have 8 still lifes that I have laying around the studio waiting to dry. They are only small paintings some 8x10in and others 11x14in but they are sprawled out about the floor. Still lifes are great practice and I love doing them. I am looking for interesting color combinations as well as honing my painting abilities. This is all so that I can finally finish up my big fish heads on a golden platter painting thats been on my easel for many months.
Alas I have to call it a night and head on home for some sleep. If only I didnt have a day job to go to early tomoro then I would keep on painting :) I shall bring you all pictures of all the still lifes that I am doing very soon.

271 Plains Tree House

This would be the ideal way to live in the middle of the plains region of America.

Monday, December 28, 2009

270 Hairless Filipino Chicken

This chicken is native to southeast Asia and it is very hot and very humid down there. So it only makes sense that chickens of that region have long since shed all of thier feathers.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

269 Persimmon Tale

Some may ask how is this a drawing and not a painting? Well I post up this still life today to adress the question of what separates drawing from painting? What does everyone think? Is there a difference and if there is what separates the two diciplines?
For this I use a drawing medium which is pastels but I approached in in a painterly way by seeing planes of color in relationship to one another. For me there really is no separation from painting and drawing. Both are ways to express an idea. Many times I use a combination of mediums that makes it difficult for me to categorize what mode of creation the final work falls into.

Friday, December 25, 2009

267 Presents From My Younger Years

These are some of the most used things I got as presents from when I was younger. First of all underwear, I used these things almost everyday... Then my hidden temple board game. This game is so awesome. You try and retrieve the jewels from the mouth of the giant stone idol. When yo upress his head he shakes the bridge and if you are on it you can fall off easily. Too bad I didnt have anyone to play it with so I had to go solo on many missions. Third is my nerf gun. It served as a very useful tool in pestering my pets and parents. Then finally is my Sega Genesis. I spent so much time playing this game. I only had two games for it so I was a master at them. Ah yes those were the good ol days :D

Thursday, December 24, 2009

266 Christmas Wishes

These are some of my christmas wishes when I was a little child. Needless to say I never received these wishes. When I was little all I ever wanted was a ligh saber, a laser gun, hotdog making machine, robot and some super powers. Is that so much to ask santa for??? As I grew older and the horrible truth about Santa Claus was revealed to me I learned to ask for more tangible gifts like board games. That is when my christmas wishes started to come true. I still wish that someday I will receive some of these things.

On a side noted I started to draw the robot, laser gun and dinosaur as if I were to draw them when I was little. Drawing like this is a very fun experience. :) Merry Christmas to all and Happy Holidays as well :D I hope that everyone has plenty of joy to go around!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

264 Jenkins the Hunter

This dog is always alert and on the prowl. He is a very dilligent hunter and always catches his prey.

Monday, December 21, 2009

263 Anti Bacterial Wipes

Everywhere there are anti bacterial wipes or lotion being offered to the public. These containers are a breeding ground for bacteria that everyone is trying to get rid of. Everyone touches these containers and they touch it when their hands are dirty and in need of sanitizing. So really everyone is just picking up more and more germs. The wipes dont even kill a hundred percent of the germs. hmm.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

262 Death of My Moleskin

So yesterday I accidently left my moleskin idea book in my pocket and did a load of laundry. The poor thing was shredded to pieces. It was my second Idea book. I had completely filled out one notebook and just started a new one. I lost 20 pages of ideas so I guesse that is better than a full 200 pages. There were some good ones in there though. Moving on. Today I got my replacement and I decided to try out a new brand. Its called ecosystem. They make a good pocket sized notebook for carrying around as well. The new notebook is made of 100% post consumer recycled paper. I cant wait to get some Ideas down on it :D

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Brother of Mine

Here is a little drawing I created for my mom for christmas. She misses my brother dearly. He is off in Japan in the Air Force.

261 Flower Girl

How do you like her hat?

Friday, December 18, 2009

260 Old Timey Flash

I bought the wrong flash. I wish that this technology were as simple to work with as the old tech.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

259 Ten for Five

In Mexico the gangs retaliated for the army killing 10 gang members by kidnapping 4 police officers and a procecutor. The heads of the kidnapped were dropped off as a warning. Who really is in control down there?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

258 Finals Week Effect

I finished my very last final tonight and it sure is a relief. Now I can sit back and relax and enjoy this beautiful winter break :D

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

257 A Mime Speaks

If one were to try and speak this maybe the only way a mime would know how.

Monday, December 14, 2009

256 Morbidly Obese Santa

Well in the North there isnt much to do except sit around all year long. Mrs. Claus is a damn good cook too. Its just sugar cookies all year long and yule logs. Mmm mmm yule log.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

255 Mr. Jenkings and Nikita

This my two dogs Mr. Jenkins and Nikita. This one is for my brother so that he can have a little bit of home while so far over sees

Saturday, December 12, 2009

254 Peacocking It

Peacocking It: To wear something ridiculous in order to gain the attention of the opposite sex. If not pulled off correctly one simply looks like a deutschbag.

Art gifts from Rolfe :D

Wheather its something for your loved ones or simply a reward for yourself you shall find really cool things on my Etsy shop :D

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

251 Melancholy Sasquach

He is free to walk the woods. All the land is his kingdom, his paradise. He loves the forrest but it is very lonely being the only one of his kind...

Monday, December 7, 2009

249 Into the Great Kelp Forrest

This is the first instalment of a whole series of future daily drawings where I take my little yellow submarine to explore the depths of the mysterious ocean.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

247 21st Milestone

Today is Amelisas 21st birthday. It is the final age milestone worth celebrating. Cheers :D

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

245 Frozen Snowman

It drops down below 0 degrees Fahrenheit in my part of the world. Even the Snowmen start to freeze...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

244 Bundled Up for Cold

It is so very cold out there. I seriously despise the cold weather gaaaar.

Monday, November 30, 2009

242 Design Thoughts

Been thinking of design a lot this semester. It feels like its getting ready to burst out of my head :P

Sunday, November 29, 2009

241 Just the Tips

These tiny tools have changed how the game is played. They bring order to a medium of chaos.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

240 Winter Octopus

Octopi must also bundle up for the winter or they too can get frostbite on thier tentacles...

Friday, November 27, 2009

239 Cornucopia

The horn of plenty no longer provides endless amounts of food to people but rather acts like a funnel that takes all sorts of food and allows one person to consume it all.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

238 Turducken

Three birds rolled into one. That cant possibly be right but it is so delicious.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

235 Hanging Hams

Hanging hams at a deli are oh so beautiful and delicious. I am going to try doing some daily drawings on white paper and see how it works for a little bit. Let me know if you enjoy the white paper better than my usual paper :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

234 Honored Dinner Guest

Mr. Turkey is the most popular celebrity this time of year as far as I am concerned :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

233 Health

This is the tattoo graphic for the old mans arm in my design for the CSU Colloquim poster. Wouldnt it be sweet to get a tattoo like this but only if you are hardcore about your health.

Friday, November 20, 2009

232 Fat Head

Some people just have really big heads. I am one of those people. It leads out to many stretched out tshirt neck holes :(

Thursday, November 19, 2009

231 Post-It Faces

Drawing faces on post-it notes is always a fun alternative to paying attention in class :P

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

230 Afro Mullet

Business in front and funky times in the back but this haircut combination adds up to horrendous style. Oi!


I didnt enjoy still life painting untill I discovered how much one can learn from doing them. To help prepare and make my fish head painting better I have embarked on a series of still life paintings. It will sharpen the way I use my colors or at least thatr is the idea :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

229 Flannel Snowman

Just because one is made of snow doesn't mean that he cannot get cold

Fish Head on a Golden Platter Update

I finally have a little more timeso I am able to work on the fish head painting a little bit more. Here is the latest progress in the work. :) Do you know what is new in it?

Monday, November 16, 2009