Friday, February 14, 2014

What happens when artists sit down to make art?

I made a couple of comic panels for a swap on IllustratedATCs with the theme of "What happens when artists sit down to make art." Lots of fun with this swap and I wish I could have made many more panels! You can click the panels so they're large enough to read.

I have to make some faces this weekend to catch up on my 29 faces challenge! I'm only at #12. I was ahead there for a few days. Ah well! I have to catch up on blog commenting too. I haven't had much free time to go on a blog roll and see what everyone else is doing with the challenge.

I've been spending much of my free time working on my Etsy store graphics. During life drawing yesterday (I host a weekly session at the art centre), I spent my time drawing pirates, zombie heads and robots instead of the lovely model.  These are the things I love and gross though they may be (zombie heads I mean), they're fun! I've scanned the sketches and will turn them into nice lineart over the next day or two.

I painted the image below before, it's not new. But it's Valentine's Day! Happy Valentine's to everyone!









38 comments:

  1. I love the red and blackness of this and their red tipped noses!

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  2. Beautiful work, you really have been busy these past days. Valerie

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  3. Thank you very much for your nice comment on my blog! I really like the comocs you made! Happy PPF - Irma

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  4. cool comics. Good luck with your Etsy store. it is great that you keep yourself so creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh your comics are so fun. I love them. Your valentine couple is outstanding. Thanks. Happy Valentines to you.

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  6. Fun comics. Love your sketches which will make great digi stamps, full of character.

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  7. thanks for the chuckle. :)
    http://mimitabby.com

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  8. fab work. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. So funny and true (not the part where the zombie strangles the artist!). I have those cursing phases almost every time (fortunately my little daughter is deep asleep when that happens!)! :D
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  10. you are really creating lots of great art-no wonder you're so busy. Your illustrated panel ATCS are so fun and I just LOVE your "valentine" painting! Happy PPF and Valentine's Day!

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  11. Great work!!! I have to show your pirates and zombies to my sons - they'll love them even more than I do ;)
    (BTW - do you use Illustrator or Photoshop to turn your drawings into line art?!)
    Thanks for stopping by earlier!
    Happy PPF,
    Jana

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    1. I use Photoshop since it's what I know best. :)

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  12. you are endlessly talented! comic strips and cute sketches. Love your Valentine piece, really wonderful!

    Happy Valentine's day to you!

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  13. Wow - love that cute and slightly spooky couple!!! The red noses are so adorable. The comic strips are just great!

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  14. You are simply amazing. Your art is magnificent.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  15. Gosh you are so incredibly talented...I laughed out loud at why artists drink!! Fantastic all these comics and characters. LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! This made my day!
    Happy Valentines day!

    Hugs Giggles

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  16. I love your romantic couple! Wonderful depth in the mood and color :)

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  17. Haha! I love the pirates and robots! And those noodles are hilarious. OMG Sal, the blog visiting. I can't keep up either! But we can do our best. :)

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  18. You never cease to amaze me. You do some of the most fun and wonderful work! I am always happy when I come to your blog!

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  19. Brilliiant comic panels. "Stupid smudged ink" - yes, all the time, or the dreaded sudden shaky hand.
    Love your sweet and dark couple each with the gift of flowers.

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  20. Funny, I know what you mean about things going fine and then one stupid move and the art gets ruined! Great comics!

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  21. Haha, love your comic panels. Great imagination you have! That Valentine painting is gorgeous ....

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  22. Fabulous Valentine's painting Sal and I like this great comics!
    You are so versatile...

    fantastic!

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  23. Loving those stripy socks! Fabulous! xx

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  24. I love the comic panels, and so identify with the first one. LOL! Happy Valentine!

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  25. Ok it's only 7am here, so won't pour a wine yet, oh my, yes, I wondered why a glass of wine often appears out of nowhere, right after a f%@k up LOL... Love EVERY damn bit of art here - brilliant :)

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  26. At least when you visit my blog it must make you feel better!
    I'm up to number eight now...lol
    Love your goths (?) in love, and can't wait to see your pirates & zombies :)

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  27. I like seeing how productive you are and that you have fun with your zombie heads. quite inspiring. have a lovely week.

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  28. Great composition, the couple is great and very well crafted. Saludos

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  29. All great and inspiring art work. Love the older work of the punk style couple, very cute for Valentines : )

    Annabelle : )

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  30. I have fallen down HARD on the blog visiting. I think my face isn't even technically in the dirt anymore; it's several inches below. I think I hear moles scratching around. Help!

    I am so happy you posted your comic pages here! And I love all of your robots and pirates! I need to do a sheet like that so that I can catch up! (And get away from the moles!)

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  31. Your artwork is always so unusual, original and creative, and it's a pleasure to visit and feast on your paintings and drawings. My sister and I used to draw comic-strip cartoon pages when we were little, and so I have a great affection for this style. Yours are so expertly done.

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  32. Haha! The comics are great! I can identify with the first one (although I don't drink, so it's the chocolate supply). The robots and pirates look cool and the Valentines one is very sweet (and awesome).
    Have a great day!

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  33. I love your imagination. :) Great drawings!

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