Monday, June 02, 2008

some new stuff I've been working on

Now, personally, I only drink starbucks when I'm traveling somewhere where there are NO local coffee shops at all. In the northwest I never drink it- but man am I glad to see that green sign when I'm driving through west texas, or alabama, or central pennsylvania.



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This young lady has been working there for a while. She likes her job a lot. Also, she loves mermaids, and woodcuts. The starbucks logo comes from a 15th century woodcut of a 2-tailed mermaid...with her breasts exposed. Since starbucks is all corporate and stuff, they of course can't use the REAL artwork in the logo- some middle-aged brood mare will get offended in Sandusky. So they hide her breasts.



I think she looks better in her natural state, though, and my wonderful client agreed.



Also, I'm almost done with this amazing tree. I think it's a lot more interesting to have the trunk off to the side, balanced by the more detailed areas in the branches and roots. It gives it a dynamic feeling, I think, and the leaves will be a nice touch when it's finished.




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Also, while I was gone Louie refinished my floors, and they look awesome, nice and shiny now. My room is coming together and I really like having all the art hanging up that I got while I was on the road. The only thing missing from this space is the incredible painting I got from (ron at anonymous tattoo in savannah, GA) because I have that one hanging at home, where I can see it from my drawing board. He's a great artist, you should click on his link there and check him out.


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doesn't the room look nice and relaxing? or at least interesting?



also for your viewing pleasure, the finished big skull painting, with a costello in the picture for size reference.


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3 comments:

Jordan Glenn said...

Your room looks really nice... and clean! Amazing! That costello needs a hair cut.

resonanteye said...

he also probably needs to be hosed down and sanitized.

Samantha said...

Anji that tree is amazing!!!