Saturday, December 31, 2011

Lion Mask Ornament

I think the unwritten rule is that you can show Christmas ornaments up to the beginning of the new year.  If that is the case, then I got this one in right under the wire.  Get it?  Under the wire?  The lion's mane is made of wire?  Ah, never mind...

Friday, December 30, 2011

Autumn Stand

The Fall colors can be spectacular.  Here is one of many Autumn pics I took over the years.  It's my favorite season.  Tater, looking over my shoulder, says, "No, your favorite time of the year is my birthday!"

Autumn Stand, November 1985

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fields of Gold

I broke down and got my own slide scanner, because the photo lab I was working with could not get me a nice scan with their $4000.00 Nikon machine.  That just goes to show you...The best of the best equipment will not deliver the desired results if the person working that equipment doesn't know what they are doing.  Here is one of my old slides that I named "Fields of Gold" from the song by Sting.  It was taken on Kodachrome 64 way back in October 1985 with my Minolta X-700.

Fields of Gold, October 1985

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dark Knight Persuasion

This was my 100th paper sculpture, and a tribute to Frank Miller and his graphic novel, "The Dark Knight Returns".  Incorporated into this paper art is the background from the original art, some fabric paint for the bad guy, illustration board, and a little string.

Dark Knight Persuasion, July 2001

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Giraffe Weevils

Here is another example of an amazing creature that you wouldn't think exists; but, honestly they do! Everything here is made of paper except for the out-of-focus background.  And I'm not 100% sure, but I think the flower is a gardenia.  I need to take better notes.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Peace on Earth

I've been hanging on to this one till Christmas got a little closer and then almost forgot about it.  It is a paper sculpture, but all the patterns were digitally created, so I refer to this as a digital paper sculpture.  My lion polymer clay pieces are based on this lion.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Milk Frog Marquetry

The photo of our Amazon Milk Frog was very popular, so I found another photo of the same beautiful frog and turned him into pieces of digital wood.  I like it and I hope you do too.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Poison Frog Tattoo

I love poison frogs, so here is my attempt to do a tribal tattoo.  It's all freehand inking on paper.  Then it was digitally added to a girl with nice skin.  I wish I could find the time and the cash to get illustrator.  I could design tattoos all day...and maybe even get better at it!