Monday, September 26, 2011
The 100th Monkey event was cancelled and I guess all the time and effort CLAW members (and a few non-CLAW members) put into to doing Halloween monkey "tiles" may have been wasted... But there's a plan in the works to salvage the work! IN THE MEANTIME...here are a few more of the tiles. These are 'costume' orientated ones.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
CLAW has been asked to participate in a "100 Monkeys" event. It's a Tacoma Arts event, set up to celebrate and promote local arts and such. CLAW participated in one last year and it was fun. The idea is that a local artist or group of artists put together 100 monkey-orientated "tiles" (which can be any art surface or medium, really) and they sell them at the event for a few dollars and the sales go toward the next event. There's drinking and dancing with live music from local bands and it's a pretty cool event. CLAW will be present at the October one that these tiles are for to do sketches and accept donations toward our Student Scholarship Fund.
The theme of the tiles we are creating is: Monsters and Costumes...and Monkeys!
Anyway, here are three of the tiles I've done...and I'll post more later!
Monday, September 5, 2011
Here are some images my friend Marvin took of me "in action"! LOL So I apologize for the overly narcisistic content of it.
Here's a pic I took of Marvin taking a momentary rest from the labors of his very first chalking event! Thanks for coming with me and taking pics and everything Marvin! (And thanks for lunch afterward too!) ^0^
Sunday, September 4, 2011
So yesterday we had the big "DC Reboot Chalk Competition" at Comic Book Ink! It was pretty fun...and very exhausting! I was so drained that by the time I was drawing the lettering my legs and arms were shaking really bad! *Whew!* But I mostly did what I wanted to do. I was drawing Swamp-Thing! Bernie Wrightson's (one of my artistic heroes) creepy creation from the seventies. He's one of the characters getting a new number one issue during the big reboot, and I think one of the cooler guys in the DCU. He's also a more obscure character than Superman or Bats...or even Green Lantern or the Flash, so I was trying to be a little indy.
So I managed to get a couple of progress snaps before the camera battery gave up the ghost. I took about 3 and a half of the 4 hour time alotment...and I was fairly satisfied with the results. I could have kept going, adding more elements to it, like flowers and leaves and stuff, but I was pretty wiped out by the end, so I needed to stop! I have GOT to get in better shape! Guess I should chalk more. It's a work out--I'll tell you that!
This was my second attempt at chalking, so I don't think I can complain too much, because, though I can see many things I wish I had done differently, it still came out pretty good and overall, I'm happy with it!
And I also did a little advertising for my comic! LOL Monlux, our CLAW "Master of the Super-sale" taught me that little trick!