heybeast

Hey! Installed a little art show at Wildcard this past weekend. If you’re around Thursday, Sept. 12, then stop by between 6 and 9pm for the opening (um, that’s free snacks and beer). 

The show’s open until the end of October. 

And mucho thanks to Dan & Jaimy for helping install - and to Rose for helping me think about what to display - and for the awesome staff at Wildcard for all of their assistance. You all rock.

Someone asked what medium I work in - figured it would be fun to break and take a shot of my work table as is. Included you will find the following:

1. Daler Rowney liquid acrylic - Kinda weird and still figuring it out, though I do love the white. It pops when I need pop.

2. Higgins ink - pen and ink stuff

3. Pelikan watercolors - from Amazon. Nothing fancy as of yet, watercolors can get pretty pricey! These work nicely.

4. various tubes of watercolors and gouaches

5. Pens, pencils and markers - my faves are Sharpie fine point for detail work and Staedtler pencils, preferably 2B

Fooling around in Photoshop tonight to get the cover right. The type is taking a lot of time, much longer than anticipated, but I’m pleased with the results thus far.

All of the letters were made by hand - drawn, colored, and cut - and then scanned. It seemed silly to spend so much time on the animals and then slap on some computer generated font. No thanks.


The only manipulation in Photoshop was to adjust size or erase a stray piece of fuzz. I like it that way.