Hello my friends, Well, dropped off the magical Miss Ward in LA last night. I have to say, i don’t remember the last time i had so much fun as the last few days with Sophie. She truly is amazing. Do get familiar with her writing; i think she is going to be one of the greatest writers of our day. Also, if you could get the word out on her blog. We also met in regards to Paper Castle Press and the direction of the Company. I can say, there are some exciting things coming up. :) So, what do you all think of how Sophie’s portrait is coming? The oils are starting to dry and i can’t wait to lay some more layers down on it. I really really really hope i can capture her lovely demeanor and cheery outlook. I shall keep you all up to date on it. Happy Sunday :)
So I am at the maestro’s house! It’s incredible! Everyone should always be so lucky. Here I am bigger than life size on a wooden board being coated in oils. Magnificent. Danny’s studio is amazing: I have been having a sleep over while I pass through LA on route to Australia, watching CNN all day on a giant flat screen, getting kinda high off oil-paints, drinking milk and way too many Halloween chocolates. You know, I have never experienced the magic of a Baby Ruth before, but was drawn in by its reference to The Sandlot Kids – obviously. Legend in a chocolate!! The Pellegrino is flowing, inspiration is booming, Neko Case is swooning from giant speakers, paintings are looming over me from all four walls and dimensions. Did you know Danny can do 3D paintings? One painting is wearing real clothes. The apple I am holding in the picture below remains uneaten, I don’t know why, but I am eyeing it off, along with all the old LIFE magazines from the 60s with covers declaring the first man on the Moon, the Kennedy assassinations, Martin Luther King, even Batman, Superman and the Marquis de Sade wait patiently. I feel like Peach from Mario Kart in a multicolored universe of many dimensions: A bowl of cereal at her feet, coffee and compliments delivered daily by the beaming inhabitants of this magical land. If I have shared even a fraction of the greatness it is to be here, I hope you feel it: Danny’s paintings hold magic in them. And every morning I wake up having dreamt amongst them, having been spoken to by the beautiful women in ink that surround me. If I was a flat-lander in a 2D universe, I wouldn’t mind being one of Danny’s imaginary creations, just to live in this studio and watch him work all day. What a cool dude. Great life, great-ness.
Hey everyone, How have you been? Life for me has been busy but exciting. Been working on some fun projects lately. Oh, and i get to pick up my good friend, Miss Sophie Ward, tonight at the airport. She’s going to be here for a few days. It’s going to be really fun. i’m sure there will be some pictures from our adventures. :) Hope you’re having a great day!
hahah Well, say hello to my first attempt at oil painting… i hope it comes out. It’s going to be of a queen riding through a forest. She’s being chased by an unknown character, but she has an expression like she is in control…. i’ll keep you posted on it. It’s 5 ft by 4.4 ft on wood.
Good morning. :) Thank you to all who commented about Miette. We talked to the pet hospital and she will be released this afternoon! Hopefully, she will have a steady recovery. :) This drawing is another study sketch of Joey as Ginger Marmalade Toastmeister. i was seeing what cat eyes would look like on him… haha Hope you likes it. :)
Hey there friends. The drawing up there is a early concept sketch i did for Sophie Ward’s kids book. She had the idea of basing the cat character of this boy i coach named Joey. This was me trying to figure out how to do that…. hahah Don’t worry, Joey makes an appearance a few pages into the book… :)
Morning Friends. Yea, so this year i finally went to a museum for the first time! Wow, there are some amazing paintings out there! hahaha i went to the Norton Simon Museum of Art with my mom. It was amazing, but i used my mom’s still camera (which shoots movies) and i filmed while i was there…. and edited this little movie. You might need to click the higher res version.. haha i hope you like it.
Sorry, no post yesterday. i had to go into work and help out on a few projects. A few weeks back, i had the honor and the privilege to do an interview with the lovely Miss Louis AKA Miss Pandora. She is now working for Paris based Dirty Glam Magazine and the interview is in this issue of Dirty Glam. It’s a great magazine. My interview is pages 191-196. For those who can’t speak French, i posted the English version below. i hope you like it. :)