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Want to see how I do my vector doodles?
SketchToFinish
First I start with a doodle, then I re-draw the doodle with my fancy art pens, then I scan the image and auto trace the image in Illustrator. After I clean it up and add some color it still looks hand drawn, but it’s vector! Neat, huh?
Okay.. the art pens aren’t that fancy.

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Fall Fox sketch

Not too late in the fall to start painting this lil’ guy!
For those of you who are coming across this site by googling ‘acrylic paint in my hair’ in order to see if you can give yourself a homemade dye job for upcoming Halloween parties using plastic based paints… I assure you it’s not a good idea. As I do it accidentally every time I sit at my desk I can testify that cutting it out is inevitable. And even if  you do wash it out before it dries the split-ends are not worth you squirting Liquitex onto your head. Grab some Manic Panic at your local Hot Topic and enjoy your night.

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Yum-O

Here is another finish.  I can smell the crisp-apple-caramel-deliciousness… I think next time I may wait a few layers before adding the patterned pater on the next one. It’s hard to see the shadow of them in the translusent layers once the image is reproduced. I have a lot of birthdays coming up so I may spend a little time working on some special presents. It’s 1am exactly so I think I’ll watch an episode of Bones and hit the hay.

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Lately I’ve been doing my B&W work digital, but for experimental sake I thought I would try the mixed media process to see the outcome. I had just as much fun doing the B&W piece as the color piece. I think perhaps after my latest postcard mailing I may send out these two on a mailer. I would really like to do more work like this. I’ve been doing so many simple, happy pieces these moody, mysterious paintings have been a real jolt. Half watching a couple seasons of Buffy may have helped keep me in ‘the dark’. It’s odd, I waited so long for the summer and now that it’s here I’m having nostalgic fantasies of the Fall. Yes… these will be going on a card for the Halloween season.

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