Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lootcrate July and August

Sorry for the delay on this. A few weeks ago there was a wicked storm here and it knocked out power lines and blew over trees; total craziness. We ended up not having any power or running water for 24 hours and since then, my internet connection just hasn't been the same. It keeps cutting in and out on me, making internet use very unreliable. Still working on getting this fixed but I'm taking advantage of this window.
So my lootcrates for July and August showed up, with the themes of Villains and Heroes, respectively. I have to say that the villains one is the best one I've gotten yet, but I am biased towards villains anyway. They have always been the more interesting characters to me. So I'm going to start with that box:
 Bowser magnet, how could you go wrong with that? You can't, you just can't.
 Deadpool socks. I immediately put these little babies on and went right out and watched Guardians of the Galaxy. Winning!

 A lovely set of Joker and Harely posters. All I need to do now is get some frames for them and then they can up next to some of my comic con autographies in my studio.
 This is seriously the BEST shirt I have ever come across. Two of my favorite villains combined into one being. Too perfect!
 Apparently, this Rocket Raccoon comic was a lootcrate exclusive so yeah me.
 A Vader key chain and a dvd about some of our favorite villains and why we like them. So cool!

And here is the heroes box: starting with some awesome lightning bolts to put on your shoes. It doesn't say that they are Flash bolts but that's what it makes me think of so that is what they are in my brain.
 In relation to the Deadpool socks from the previous box, we have chimichangas!

 I was SUUUUUUUPER exciting when I saw this little guy in my lootcrate! Having just seen Guardians of the Galaxy for the second time, getting a tiny Groot couldn't have been more perfect.
 I have to confess that I wasn't that excitied by this item as I don't follow Mega Man and I don't like apple cinnamon scent, so there that is. Oh well, I can't expect to love everything, I guess.
 The Whole shebang!
 Here we have some online game codes for special things, Ooooooooooooooh!

With the latest reboot of the Turtles franchise out in theatres recently, they threw in a couple of TMNT items; a little Michelangelo fig and some eye band shades. I have yet to wear them as they are a little small for my head, but I'll make them work.
So those are my lootcrates as of late. I have already made use of most of the things, I plan on taking the Groot to work to hang out on my desk, and maybe this weekend I will have a chance to try out some of those juicy game codes.
Hope you had a lovely Wednesday. Laters!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Trying Something New

I have been trying some new techniques and painting styles lately, just for something new and I have been really happy with the result. I have been trying a smudging and dripping effect with the paint as well as adding other images like post cards or little scraps of paper. What inspired me was this documentary I saw on Netflix about a German artist, whose name is Gerhardt Richter (I think). He paints these huge, sweeping canvases with giant homemade trowels and the effects and textures he gets with this technique is really interesting. I wanted to try it for myself and these are the result. Of course, I didn't want to copy him outright so I added my own little touches and interpretations.

 These first two are considered finished but the rest are sort of in an undeclared state. I was really happy with the way this tree turned out. I absolutely love it!

I am thinking that this last one is finished as well, but you never know, I could end up adding more things to it. Some of these canvases already had old paintings that I had done on them but I wasn't liking them at all so I decided to put them to good use for this new venture. I think that was a wise decision. You really do get a better sense of the textures when you see them in person, but you get the idea.

I will be sure to keep you guys updated as the paintings change and grow. Feel free to leave your comments below. I love hearing other people's perspectives. Bye for now!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Whats up

Just a little something to cheer you up
A mirror of the skies and a mirror of my eyes.