Happy New Year! I love this quote from Neil Gaiman! Here’s to the coming year and making more art. Don’t make resolutions, just go out and do things. Do things that scare you. Fail miserably. Sing loudly. Go out even when you want to stay in. Change your hair color, your lipstick, your shoes. Wear clothes that are inappropriate for your age. Download your favorite songs from high school. Write a poem for your crush. Any other suggestions?
Monthly Archives: December 2013
Merry Christmas! Enjoy the day! Give your loved ones hugs and kisses. Listen the the Waitresses’ “Christmas Wrapping.” Drink something warm and sweet. Text the person you are dreaming of. Put on some red lipstick. Watch Doctor Who all day. Count your blessings. Drive around town and look at the Christmas lights. Eat leftovers. Say a prayer. Write a love note on a napkin. Watch “Elf” and laugh. Watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” and cry. Any other suggestions?
Yesterday I went into New York City to see the lights and decorations. It was unseasonably warm and the streets were jam packed with tourists, but i still find New York to be magical at Christmas time. It made me think of the scene in “Elf” where they run around the city looking at all the differently decorated Christmas trees. This was taken across the street from Radio City Music Hall.
I am part of the group show Fan-Tastic at the Art Garage in Montclair, New Jersey. The show has some amazing comic and science fiction artwork. It will be up until December 30th, so if you live in the area stop by. The Art Garage also has a diverse selection of art classes and events which are well worth checking out!
This is a portrait of Sweet Melisa for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. I started with an Inkpad drawing:
Next I used the Percolator app to make several different versions:
Finally I imported all the different versions into Sketchbook Pro. I used the layers to erase parts of each layer to subtract the Percolated areas that I did not want.