Thursday, May 31, 2012

Red Orchid

I took this shot over 25 years ago and now it will be "repurposed" for a new vector project.  I always thought this orchid looked like a woman's dress, and soon, that's what it will become.  Check back in 3 or 4 days for the final result.

Monday, May 28, 2012

New Leaves

These colorful little maple leaves were growing out of the trunk of the tree.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Kritter Kids "Break Up"

Kritter Kids "Break Up" has been completely overhauled from the original brush and ink line work.  Vectoring was used for all the line work and coloring of the characters thanks to Inkscape.  The background sky and stones were done in Photoshop.
My comic strip, Kritter Kids, should be fun to follow as I learn new vectoring techniques on Inkscape.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Steppin' Out

I shot (with a camera) this goose on the craggy shores of Maine. I used Kodachrome 64 slide film, a 200mm lens and my trusty Minolta X-700 35mm. The title, Steppin' Out, is inspired by the old Joe Jackson song.

Steppin' Out, July 2001

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pink Lilies

Not much to say here, just very pretty pink flowers.  Enjoy.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Kritter Kids "Suzy"

This one was posted more than a year ago, but I'm trying to match my comic strip posts here with the ones on deviantART.  Bear with me while I catch up.  Also, I reworked the wording just a smidge.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Red Rose Watercolor

This is actually a photo I took yesterday, run through photoshop to get the watercolor effect.

Monday, May 14, 2012

My Little Buttercup

I'm not 100% sure this is a buttercup, but trying to identify it from photos on the web, it looks to be from the buttercup family at the very least. The title was inspired from Adam West's stirring rendition of "My Little Buttercup" on the old Batman TV show. This is a unique perspective of the underside of the flower as seen by a passing insect.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Slippery Slope

Here is my first attempt at making vector art.  It was done using the free program, Inkscape.  I still have so much to learn, but not too bad for a first try.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Kritter Kids "Claustrophobia"

In this installment, Fleetwood has the whole strip to himself, but it seems a little cramped.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fawn WIP

I'm working on my first vector art and learning as I go.  Here is the sketch of what I hope to be the start of something great!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Waiting on a Friend

Where to start?  This caricature of the Rolling Stones has a little bit of everything.  The background of Stones' influences Robert Johnson, Son House and Muddy Waters was stenciled onto paper bricks glued to a wood base.  The Stones figures are paper sculpture with some of the paper pieces painted.  Finally, the background, originally many shades of blue, was digitally changed to black and white so the piece wouldn't be so busy.

Waiting on a Friend, October 2003

Friday, May 4, 2012

Kritter Kids Crosswords

My apologies to my younger friends who may not know about Dan Quayle.  He was a politician who was constantly presented to the public as not being too bright.  He famously had an elementary student add an "e" to the word "potato" in a spelling bee.