April 16, 2010

Oil kitty?

Things are superduperdoublescoop crazy right now. I will spare the details but I often feel like I'm in a narrow, dark tunnel with a runaway train barreling down behind me, and all I can do is try to keep up. Things will continue at this pace until mid May, at least, which I try not to think about.

For a nice, relaxing change of pace, we signed up for an oil painting class. I've never used oil paints and just needed an excuse to try. The class is just a very low pressure community class, but it's a chance to try it out.

On the first day we just walked through some of the basics of oil painting for a couple hours, then we got a bit to play with the paint. I painted this kitty. That's as far as I could get in an hour and I'd like to go back and add to it, for sure.

kitty oil painting

I make cats like this all the time, but we had about an hour so I just painted the first thing I could think of. Which is, of course, a cute kitty.

April 6, 2010

Digital Love.

'Love/Hate-Bit' was March's Super Awesome Art Challenge.

I did a set some of the characters Lindsay had crushes on in the games we've played.

pixel boyfriends
the four boner brothers.

pixel boyfriend_otacon
Otacon, from the Metal Gear Solid series (specifically, Metal Gear Solid 4). He's a socially awkward otaku (duh), he falls for dog-loving terrorist snipers and he cries. A lot. Oh, and he's been known to soil his pants at the drop of a hat.

pixel boyfriend_garrus
Garrus Vakarian, from the Mass Effect series (specifically Mass Effect 2). Garrus didn't make too much of an impression in the first Mass Effect, but Lindsay knew straight away that Commander Baby Jiff Shepard would be choosing Garrus for some booty-knockin' action in Mass Effect 2. He might be a bad-ass with a sniper rifle, but he's pretty awkward when it comes to the (human) female form. Plus, he kind of looks like a cat made of rock.

pixel boyfriend_edgeworth
Edgeworth, of the Phoenix Wright series. Although he started off as the bad guy, Edgeworth's pompous attitude and brilliant mind attracted Lindsay right off the bat. Not to mention his penchant for purple and ruffles is pretty irresistible.

pixel boyfriend_remy
Remy, from Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike. I don't think Lindsay or I really know much about this French brawler with abandonment issues. But he's got sweet style, sweet hair and a really big hands.

April 5, 2010

sneaky monsters

We did a little photoshoot this weekend.

sneak peek

Here's a sneak peek of a project I did a while back and was never able to show.

I might be able to show more soon, though.