I started carving a negative block for a heart while watching old episodes of Project Runway. I turned out ok. I am going to try painting colors on the paper first next time.
The cat illustration. My cat Scooter modeled for this piece.
India Ink on Cold Press Watercolor Paper
6" x 6"
India Ink and Watercolor on Cold Press Watercolor Paper
6.5" x 5.25"
Both pieces are exhibiting and for sale at Small Wonders - An Exhibition of Tiny Art on 7/13/13.
Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom, Detroit, MI USA
A bunch of hands on various things from last night. I was feeling off from some bad food and had to stay home from going to the movies. It would have been the first movie that I would see a theater for this year.
Instead of lying in bed feeling like an Alien was ready to chest burst or worse yet, stomach burst, I got out the paint and got busy. It was a pretty productive night.
My cat watched the art happenings from her ottoman perch. As I write this blog post, she is attacking a sheet of newspaper on the floor. No wait, she just discarded it in favor of watching the turtles get warm.
I am getting ready for my day job. However, the art is raging in my veins like the T Virus from Resident Evil.
PS. Song of the day The Smiths - This Charming Man. Google that and pick up your cat or nearest loved one and dance around the living room or such.
“Tentacles” is an exploration in tattoo design as minimalist art and tattoo commitment to art.
When I heard about the INK Exhibition AKA Ink Detroit show being curated by Diane Irby and Adam Layne, I was excited for the challenge. I am not a tattoo artist, but a fine artist. However, I did train a tattoo apprentice how to do some fine art techniques in the past, so I decided to accept the challenge.
I created a tattoo design, committed to having it tattooed on my person and then drew up the design big and cropped for the gallery exhibit. I did this all before even knowing if I would be accepted into the show. The risk was a big one. I never thought about what if I had not been accepted, I would just have a very unique tattoo on my arm forever. That was definitely something that I could live with.
The INK Exhibition ran May 10th - 11th, 2013 at Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom, 715 East Milwaukee St , Detroit, MI 48202 USA.
The large drawing “Tentacles” sold the first night.
Please enjoy the chronicle of this project and the video that I have edited together for the viewer at the following link
“Tentacle” and “The Hand Job”
25" x 19" Framed
Acrylic and Marker on canvas
“The Hand Job”
12" x 15"
Acrylic and India Ink on Cold Press Paper
The process of making these paintings, was very rough.
I started painting “Tentacle” on 6/6/13. Depression was kicking my butt that day. I called everyone I could call, I IM’d everyone that I could IM. I felt this darkness, this numbness and pain that I cannot explain. It was like a haze.
Here is a video of clips from 6/6/13.
The next time that I worked on the painting, I tried listening to more positive music and not thinking. It helped. There were no emotions, just working on the piece.
“The Hand Job” is a painting of a hand. The hand was modeled by Andrew Bradley. There is more to the painting than just a hand, but I will leave that up to the viewer to decide and keep my secrets secret.
Here is a video clip of the 2nd half of painting “The Hand Job.”
In process photos of myself painting were taken by Andrew Bradley.
Self portraits and video were taken by myself, Ren Fracture.
I submitted these two paintings submitted for The Funhouse Gallery presents the Black, White and Red Show. I hope I get in it.
Last night, I was chatting with twitter friend jhm AKA @thecoffeepunk over Skype and streaming my desktop. These are a collection of sketches that I randomly made during the conversation in Flash with Yiynova MSP19U Tablet Monitor. Daft Punk randomly appeared in there too.
I can be found on twitter @spinalfracture
He also has a tumblr that is a “resource of original and found (post)-cyberpunk everythings" http://signalrun.tumblr.com/