Archive for March, 2012

Computer Embellished Drawing

This is your brain on art. Any questions?

Guests: Nikki Walter & Dan Eastman

Topics: “Wow, That Was Close!” Stories, Baby-Endangering Chandeliers, Child-Swallowing Moon Bounces, Teen-Tripping Canadian Ice, Knife-Wielding Beggars, Hitting Heads and Seeing Stars, Drinking After-Shave, Cold Springs Junkyards, Throwing Fireworks at Friends, Todd’s Real Last Name and Park-Bench-Crushing Beer Trucks!

Playlist: “Fall In” by Cloud Nothings and “Nothing to Worry About” by Peter Bjorn and John.

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After you tell a few stories at various StorySlams without wetting your pants, they invite you to be a guest storyteller. On April 9th, I’ll weave a tale of guerrilla art identity crisis to kick the night off. It’s rumored that everyone in attendance will receive a FREE painting. I started that rumor.

Monday, April 9th, 8:30 – 10:30 PM
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA

Computer Embellished Drawing

I borrowed the center character from a former student’s doodle. I borrowed the drawing style from Jon Burgerman, Pablo Picasso, Keith Haring and the Ancient Mayans. I borrowed the palette and crown from a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting. I borrowed the title from Maurice Sendeck. Everything is due back in two weeks.

Computer Embellished Drawing

A few weeks ago, my young mural collaborator, Ben, created a flurry of doodles. We then selected some of those doodles and dropped them into a rough composition. Next, we refined and tightened the composition and decided what colors will go where. Next stop, basement wall… stay tuned for the thrilling conclusion.

Ink on Plywood • 3’x5′ • Private Collection

I almost threw out this big piece of plywood but instead I painted black lines all over it. Then, I almost threw it out again but instead I painted some white on it. Then, I almost threw it out again but my neighbor took it.

Latex Enamel on Plywood • Main Line, Philadelphia

No Beauty and the Beast set is set without a set of Beauty and the Beast stained glass windows.

Philadelphia Museum of Art & Slightly Beyond

Yesterday, I looked at things that people made and talked to people about making thing-makers. It made for a good day.

Guests: Eric Smith & Yis Goodwin (NoseGo)

Topics: New Orleans, Prostitutes, Video Games, Designing iPhone Apps, Murals, CosPlay, Horrible Weight Loss Tips, Geekadelphia, Tattoo Conventions, Tertiary Star Wars Characters, Chip Tune Music, Master Chief Armor, Penguin Disbelief, “Hunger Games,” and Art Inspirations.

Playlist: “Ruby” by Cheap Girls, “Chi-Town” by The Cribs and “UsedWigs” by Eli Braden.

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