Fresh off the press
Fresh off the press
Pumpkin 4 and 5 of the year 🎃
I managed to get a third carving done before fall arrived. I was going for something less creepy and more animated/kid friendly. I failed, but I really like how this one turned out, either way. I’m hoping to set a personal record this year for quantity of carvings and I’m already in first place against myself. Never compare yourself to others and you will truly blossom.
Forgot to post to this guy to this page the other day. I did my first pumpkin carving on Thursday. It took roughly 4 hours to complete. I didn’t try anything too crazy, just kind of trying to get back into the swing of things. I used elements from previous carvings and lumped it all into what you see here. The pupils were made from carrot chips and the highlights are just dots of white paint. I didn’t like it at first, but it’s starting to grow on me. Also, no signs of rotting four days later. I’m looking forward to the rest of this holiday season, stay tuned!
It sits above my kitchen sink, staring into my soul, and telling me to wash my hands.
Today’s potato carving
Micro pens are fun. Here’s a honey bee that I did today with a 003 pen 🐝
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Comic #9 from “The Comical Days of our Lives”
Character development has been pretty fun. Hoping to start episode one before the end of the month.
My second (first completed) attempt at oil paints. I had higher hopes when I started it, but I don’t feel too bad since I really had no idea what I was getting into at the beginning. Not gonna lie, oil paints are probably the most difficult medium I’ve used, but the process is very relaxing and a lot of fun. Too much mess and cleanup for my liking, though. Here’s some slop on a canvas. The dimensions are 16”x 20”. You could hang it in your house for a small price of $50.. After the paint dries, that is.
Adding all of the details later
Still floatin’ around.
I won’t be starting any new paintings this year. Instead, I’m focusing on finishing up all of my unfinished work. I have big goals for next year, but I won’t reveal everything until I’m ready. These two pieces are a part of the insect series that I’ve had on the back burner for far too long. It’s time to start regaining focus and taking a step forward.
Completed “3” and a progress shot of “4”. This series was inspired by simple numbers. “5” has been started, but is no more than a simple base coat right now. I wasn’t planning on doing the number 6, but after seeing these results, I feel as though I have to.
“4”, the second of three in a mini (experimental) series of paintings. In the beginning, I had crushing doubt. But at this point in the series, I’m not feeling so negative about it. Here’s a progress shot.
Painting is therapeutic.
Progress shot of ”4”, the tesseract. It’s been on the back burner for a few months, but after I added that neon blue today, it really popped. Wishing there were more hours in the day.
The base coat for my first oil painting.
Last night’s pumpkin carving, “Rot Awareness”
Forgot to post this guy the other day. Here is pumpkin #5, The Pumpkin Mask
Here are the four pumpkins that I have done so far this year. How many more will I do before Halloween? What will I carve? I really don’t know. Hoping to start number five this weekend... Time will tell.
After roughly 5 hours of work spaced out over the course of 3 days, I finally finished the third carving of the season. This one is titled Uni-Uni Cyclopes, short for Unibrowed Unicorn Cyclopes. The teeth are shish kebab skewers cut short (because I absolutely hate carving teeth), and the horn is made from pumpkin that was taken from another.
In a few hours, I will be placing this guy in downtown Oxford with a prize attached (a little after 3pm). If you are one of the lucky ones to find it, you get to keep it. All I ask is that you let me know once it is discovered.
Stay inspired, my friends. 🎃🎃🎃
Pumpkin #2 of the season 🎃🎃
The Grinning Creeper
Roughly 2 hours of carving from yesterday. I’m hoping to scatter the remaining touches tonight to finish it up. It will most likely take a couple more hours before the final product is finished.
Just a handful of carvings from the last few years. Today, I’m hoping to do my first one of the season. The first week of October is going to be filled with appointments and traveling, so it is highly unlikely that I will have another opportunity to carve until my vacation in the second week of next month.
I’m changing it up a little bit and I’m going to try and step out of the box even further this year. I’ve spent the last year (and beyond) studying carving techniques and learning little tricks. I have high hopes for this season, but only time will tell if it is actually going to pay off. Fingers crossed. 🎃
The start of something new. Fingers crossed..
I recently decided to step out of the box with my “3” painting. It was super fun and relaxing to paint, but I wanted more. So today I started “4”. I also have the base coat down for”5”. Each stroke becomes more precise and satisfying. I love paint pens. Super cool idea, nerd.
More to come
I just finished up my self portrait. One of my easier pieces, in comparison to the last few years. I may consider taking commissions for portrait paintings like this, but I would have to be that takes the initial photograph. On to the next painting 😎
I attempted my first carrot carving tonight. He’s sitting in a jar with a potato face now.
Fun stuff. I dub thee, Nightmarrot.
Added a little more to these two just now. Digging the progression. What do you think so far? I’m thinking about starting up my next insect painting tonight or tomorrow. What are some insects you would like to see painted?
I was really nervous about painting the emerging cicada today, but I was pretty happy with the outcome. This piece is still very much in the baby stages. I’m taking the same approach as I did with my mantis painting last year, so I’m confident that once it’s finished, it will look pretty bad ass. Just need to keep the momentum going.
I just started a self portrait today. I’ve only done one other since college. Keeping this one simple by only blending two colors. Here’s about 20 minutes of painting.
Getting there.. slowly
Some progress on a newer painting
Part way there..
Art is my meditation. It is how I ground myself. I never really have an idea in my head when I start pieces like this.. They just feel as though they paint themselves. Super stoked on this new beginning though. Always push forward.
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