The calm after the fireworks display

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The cool part’s over. Now we’re starting our regular shop routine. From here on the place is basically the same, but you’ll see a gradual change in the stuff I have here (until the owner makes a drastic slip and the business is crippled from the ankles up). At least I could wiggle my toes whenever I’m bored.

I wish not to spill too much detail right away, but a couple friends I met in college have been writing for a show about kung fu and comedy, but it goes a lot deeper than that. There will be dialog with much punnery (a made up word for lots of punitude, which is also a word I made up, as you could tell by the fact that they’re not real words) and fight scenes. I gathered a couple local friends for the animation team, and that’s as far as it’s gone so far… We have a number of main characters, but I finally sat down to do rough sketches of three of them (subject to change). There is no correlation between myself and that one character that may look like me.

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Okay, so maybe my beard does frame my beautiful, round face while I’m rocking a turban. Gotta have good looking characters for your show.

Just starting the outline for a new painting. Deciding to remake an old favorite drawing (again), hopefully this time really grasping the intensity I was aiming for.

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Touched up “The Omen.” The apocalypse scene is clearer and the hand is more defined.

16"x12" Acrylic

16″x12″ Acrylic

Here’s the old version for comparison.

The Omen

That’s cool ‘n all, but something new to see would be fun, rye?

I happen to be a busboy at The Corner Pub in Flanders, and The Corner Pub happens to have a chalkboard in the bathroom – AND CHALK! So here’s a good sample of what some guys have been peeing to lately.

For Oktoberfest

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For Halloween

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There came a point where people would draw phalluses with their finger or write obscenities, and my boss would be inclined to erase it. Or it would just get erased because reasons. I figured “Maybe a wall of demons isn’t everyone’s cup of tea…” So I tried to compromise and make friendlier pictures. Note- tried.

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Good effort, I thought. But some got erased the next day anyway, so I started to not care again.

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A little note for your future biography of me – these chalk drawings showed me how simple it is to make a whole picture with just a few colors and varying intensity. This eventually led to finally trying out full paintings.

So it begins…

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To celebrate my first blog post, here’re my recent paintings:

“Cult of Sanctuary” (acrylic 20″x16″)

Cult of Sanctuary

The Omen (acrylic 16″x12″)

The Omen

This second one may still be drying as I’m writing this post.

I plan on using this blog to show some artwork, doodles, talk about convoluted theories, occasionally spill some dirt on upcoming projects, etc. Well timed with the start of this blog is my newfound interest in painting, and it’s been a blast so far.

I was most motivated after discovering the work of Zdzislaw Beksinski. He has a way of getting under your skin with an elegant atmosphere. So deliciously hellish. Check it out.

Zdzislaw Beksinski

http://art.vniz.net/en/beksinski/

That’s all for now.