I must confess I have no idea what the blue animal on the left is. I inked it in, looked at it…and died laughing. I was at my moms house having tea when I was doing the color, and I asked her what animal it looked like. She thought it looked most like a hippo. So I decided to make it blue and see if it would pass as a hippo. When I got home I posted it & minutes later I was called out by a coworker! I died laughing again. It would have been so easy to fix my “hippo”, but I gave him life.
I did this in my book “Mama Wrex” as well. There was a horseshoe crab in one of illustrations and he just looked utterly drunk. I could have fixed him, sobered him up. Nope he made it to the cover of the book. You can buy the book at Barnes & Noble with my drunk crab drooling on the cover. 🙂
& then some animals are purposly made to look crazy…..
I used to work late nights at a CVS in Aiken, South Carolina. One night I looked up from the register and there was a man just standing waiting to get rung up. He had one singular roll of toilet paper in his hand and his wee wee was just pulled out of his zipper. I just rang him up and ignored him and his man parts. I will always wonder why, did he lose a bet. Maybe he had OCD and giving it the shake just wasn’t going to cut it. Or I was possibly just getting punked…all I know is he didn’t get any reaction out of me at all that night. I guess this is my delayed reaction. This is my nod to that dude…whatever his deal was. 🙂
And now some Wizard of Oz… this blog doesn’t have to make any sense at all…clearly!
Everyone in Kentucky is so excited for the Prince concerts! I heard they started the tour in Louisville because its the drummers hometown. I guess so many people wanted to go to the show they are having four concerts. I went to Louisville in October for a week & a half. Before the trip I wanted to know what Louisville was known for. Apparently every one has a story of someone they know who dated Tom Cruise at some point(Tom Cruise is from Louisville), Slugger bats, Fried Chicken, & Hunter S Thompson. I had to do a Fear and Loathing illustration even though it seems once removed from my original Kentucky concept. I loved Louisville its a very cool city! I hope everyone who gets to see Prince has an awesome time!
Lately I have been getting lots of Prince ideas from coworkers, Thats where Rainbow Brite Prince was conceptualized . Rainbow Brite had to happen! Its not often I can go full on rainbow crazy when I do an illustration !
Here are a few photos from my Louisville trip! The First Photo is from 21-C-Museum-Hotel which I loved visiting, the next photo is a view from Falls of the Ohio State Park, And the Third is from Spinellis pizzeria, awesome pizza by the way! Its not everyday you get to sit in a sick car and shove your face with pizza!
I falling a little behind on my blog…not too terrible though! Today I am posting for days 349 &350 but in actuality I am on day 354! Sometimes I choose not to photograph parts of the Prince illustrations so they look better aesthetically when I post them. When I do this though some of the little fun quirks go missing. These two are good examples!
Here is what I posted on day 349!
This is what you missed (until now)! Hellooooo tighty whities!!!
Here is day 350
& here is what was missing… a booty & some booties!
I really liked the way my Norman Rockwell Prince came out on Sunday, so I wanted to do another famous work of art today. So today I did my version of Klimt’s “The Kiss”. Its fun studying the artwork while working on a piece there are a lot of details you miss and do not appreciate. I love the hands in this painting…thats what captures the love for me!
So here is my version with Prince & also Klimts!
also yesterday I did a Harry Potter Quidditch Prince.
I hope you all enjoy! 🙂
I finally setup a dedicated website for the Prince project, it can be viewed www.365daysofprince.com. The website is still at a pretty rinky dink stage, but I will mess with the new website later this week and get it looking in top shape. I will be forming phase two of 365 days of Prince (the secret phase to be revealed at a later date) for the next couple of months!
Hi Everyone! So Yesterday my friend Shannon requested a Nutcracker version of Prince. Shannon and I went to catholic all girl school together back in the day woooo! So of course I did a nutcracker version of Prince for her! I hope you all like it, also if anyone else has any requests please feel free to drop me a line! I usually do most requests, unless you want me to draw Prince as a cannibal or something. Also Today is my friend Josh’s birthday! Happy Birthday Josh!!! Josh and I were having a couple of drinks one night and Josh blurted out “You should draw Prince every day for a year!” I am pretty sure I responded “Thats crazy, no way!” Anyways here I am on day Two Hundred and Ninety One….thanks Josh, I think. Ha ha ha
Here is a photo from high school. I am in the second row with two long braids (I have no idea why my pockets are turned out). Shannon is the pretty blonde in the back row with her shades on! Hi Shannon!
Here is a video of Josh that I have been holding onto for future embarrassment purposes, now seems like a good time to cash it in! Josh was trying to do a submission tape for Foxes Utopia! Happy Birthday Josh!!! Utopia you missed out!!!
Its been nice to have a couple days off, I’m back to work on Monday!!! I have been using the time to organize my living space. When you live in a loft all you ever do is move things from one space to another. It just never looks organized! I’m a virgo, thats simply not going to work. Virgo’s are born to clean and put things away…little piles of things with no home are our kryptonite! We purchased some anti mess devices, and we will put them together today! So excited! Never been so excited to put panties into cubes until today! 🙂
Merry Christmas everyone ! Sorry theses posts are after the fact ! I had a great holiday with my family ! I received all new bedding ,lots of clothes (which I REALLY needed), & awesome le creuset cookware, my favorite kind! My love and I had dinner with my mother on Christmas eve. My mom went all out a spiral ham, shrimp cocktail, baked stuffed shrimp, & lasagna! Christmas day I spent with my Father & his wife Gail They also went all out! We had steak, seafood bisque, more baked stuffed shrimp, and baked potatoes! Spending time with my family was so great! For the past three years I had worked a job that didn’t allow me to have any time with my family on the holidays. This year was also my first christmas with my boyfriend Kurt, so I feel very blessed. I hope you all had a christmas as blessed as mine was! So today I will take part in the tradition of returning gifts at the jam packed mall. Wish me luck, and pray I don’t get trampled!!!