Been a While....

My receding hair line accompanied by my growing pant size (and I aint talking about the height, neither) is a harsh  reminder that I’m one year older. And this last year has been no different than the years before it. Work, Family, Rest, and Repeat. Day after day. Like the song goes, “It’s just another day.” And (much like my Planet Fitness membership) so to sits my blog going neglected, unappreciated, and not seeing the light of day. But all that changes today! Yes, I am renewed with the creative energy that will burst forth! Like a might explosion onto my paper, my creative juices will spill onto the page for all to see. Or until of course until Game of Thrones starts again. Then I will be obviously be unreachable for several weeks. But until then, feast yer eyes on some of the latest sketches, paintings, and all manner of my mediocre artistic endeavors.

Hannah Banana Mural

This year I participated in the annual Douglas Design District Avenue Art Days. Several businesses participate in having a local artist produce a mural for the side of their building. The mural I produced was featured on the side of a second hand consignment children's clothing store called Hannah Banana. I have never done an outdoor mural on site before. Needless to say it was a doozy. I ran into some pretty big issues right off the bat. The building had a very rough textural brick surface that made painting go at a snail's pace. Eventually I realized that spraypaint was going to be the way to go. Needless to my skills with the spraypaint are less than stellar, and a lot of my detail that I had originally planned got lost in the shuffle. But oh well, it got me out of work for a day, so that was well worth it. Here are some pictures of the 2 days I spent on this bad boy. As you can see I had some help getting this guy done.