Collaborative Art with Annette

Annette’s first procreate experience. Photo and video.

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Squirrel Trap Mountain

Netty makes dinner for me tonight

nettie makes dinner. Celebrate!

nettie makes dinner

So nice to finish the week with a glass of wine and your love making you dinner.

 

 

Collaborative Drawing with Lisa

Drawings from my monthly meetup with Lisa.

 

Prom Picture

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Annette, Dan, and me at Nic’s wedding

Margo

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At Ed and Lacy’s wedding

Mortified

Annette and I went to mortified tonight. It’s a live show where people read selections from their middle or high school diaries.

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Spray paint 1

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Still Life with Kitty

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Starry Starry Cat

Starry Starry Cat

Starry Starry Cat

Milo in his favorite laundry basket

 

Milo loves to be carried around in this laundry basket. When we come home he runs to it.  We take him for rides around the house in it and he just purrs and purrs.

Collaborative Drawing with Lisa

Two scoops of Django

Django 1.5 Upgrade

Two scoops of Django

Delicious knowledge

Reading Two Scoops of Django and trying to apply some of this newfound knowledge on the reboot of the Assassins site.

I’ve upgraded the site to Django 1.5 and take advantage of the new extendable AbstractClass user model. Unfortunately django-registration 1.0 isn’t completely 1.5 compatible and still directly imports User directly instead of using the new get_user method. Luckily the folks at django-registration were kind enough to post all the edits you need to make to their code to get it up and running with less work than I’d feared.

Ted Meredith is Austin's Improv Assassin

Improv Assassins T-Shirt

Ted Meredith is Austin's Improv Assassin

Ted Meredith is Austin’s Improv Assassin

Ted Meredith won last year’s Austin Improv Assassins. The prize was a handmade T-shirt of him with his gun.

I’m thinking the shirt will look great doing reverse screen printing using a past that removes color from the shirt instead of applying ink. In this case I’ll remove the negative space around the image on the black shirt, getting the image above.

Confusing? Yes. Awesome? Yes. One of the benefits of this technique is that you get a fadeproof print because there’s no ink to flake off in the washing machine.

If you like you can support the Austin Improv Assassins game by purchasing a print on a shirt of your choice ($15).

Color Refurbishing of Old Artwork

I accumulate a lot of sketches and artwork that isn’t really stand-alone OK but there are still some great aspects. It’s fun to go back through, adding color, and cleaning up the images a little bit. Here are some of the results.

Color Refurb 4

Color Refurb 3

Color Refurb 2

Color Refurb 1

Ink Blot Kitty

Ink Blot Kitty

Ink Blot Kitty

This inkblot turned into a cat.

Police Officer

Police Officer

Police Officer

Police officer inspired by watching The Wire

Milo chased my mini-mouse around the house all day.

Mousey

Milo chased my mini-mouse around the house all day.

Milo chased my mini-mouse around the house all day.

Drawn on Photoshop CS6 as part of the one drawing a day project.

Girl at Epoch Coffeeshop

Girl at Epoch

Girl at Epoch Coffeeshop

Girl at Epoch Coffeeshop

Took a break from some computer work to draw some folks at the coffeeshop.

My Cat Makes Crazy Eyes

My Cat Makes Crazy Eyes

My Cat Makes Crazy Eyes

Milo sits atop his tree

Milo likes to sit on top of his fake tree and make crazy eyes at us.

Cartoon Beach Scene

Doesn’t work seem odd when you just got back from vacation?

Cartoon Beach Scene

Dreaming of Santa Cruz

Just coming back to work from Spring break and it’s a bit of a shock of pace. So funny how after just a week it’s so easy to slip out of a rhythm that you’ve been in for the last few years. Working for a community college means there’s a lot of vacation. It probably amounts to a month and a half if you add up a whole year. It makes me wonder why this is a rare thing in the US. Many other countries take much longer vacations.

Local improvisor Josh Krilov interviews guest on the Night Show at Coldtowne Theater

The Night Show

Local improvisor Josh Krilov interviews guest on the Night Show at Coldtowne Theater

Local improvisor Josh Krilov interviews guest on the Night Show at Coldtowne Theater

The Night Show enjoyed a popular run at Austin’s Coldtowne Theater. Here the host, Josh Krilov, interviews a guest.

Angelus Novus

The Angel of History

Angelus Novus

Thinking of Walter Binyamin and the Angel of History

A Klee painting named Angelus Novus shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating. His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are spread. This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress.

– Walter Binyamin

Bowl

Bowl

Bowl

Bowl

Drawn in Corel Painter 12 on my Wacom Tablet

Whale

Whale

Whale

Whale

A whale drawn in Photoshop CS6 with fan brush.

Portrait of a Girl

Portrait of a Girl

Portrait of a Girl

Portrait of a Girl

Drawn in Photoshop CS6 using pastel style brushes.

A Worried Headshot

A Worried Headshot

A Worried Headshot

A Worried Headshot

I’m branching out a little bit on drawing with brushes in Photoshop. In this case I decided to redo an odd headshot I had done a few years ago.  The results simulate a physical drawing than anything I’ve done yet. It’s still uncanny to me that this is 100% digital.

Oh, Science! in the Ruins

Oh Science Painting

Here’s a Photoshop painting of the photo my improv troupe, Oh, Science!, used for our last poster.

Oh, Science! in the Ruins

Oh, Science! in the Ruins

The strokes are all mine but you can thank the cloning brush for the colors.

Drawing Milo

Milo the Cat

Drawing Milo

Drawing Milo

I just finished working through a lynda.com photoshop tutorial on painting and drawing with brushes. I am having a ton of fun drawing Milo, our cat. It’s so wonderful to rediscover the joy of creating art as if for the first time.

Drawing Milo

Model Milo

Magician, Clown, Assistant, and Mime

Magician vs Clown Website

Magician, Clown, Assistant, and Mime

The cast of the most recent Feb 9th show: Magician, Clown, Assistant, and Mime

It’s the new year and we’ve already been having a handful of awesome Magician vs Clown shows and we have new brand new two longer shows already mapped out. One thing we have lacked, however, is a nice website that someone could visit and get a sense of what the act is about. To remedy this I finally got around to throwing up a simple WordPress site at magicianvsclown.com.

Magician vs Clown Website

Magician vs Clown Website

WordPress is simply ridiculously easy and it took just a couple of hours to get it just the site looking just the way I wanted with just a little extra to work through a tutorial on using Illustrator’s mesh tool. The site’s header also features the new, entirely vectorized MVC logo, another Illustrator victory (I’m no longer scared of the pen tool). Photoshop was always my go-to but I’m reaching for Illustrator a lot more these days.