Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:50 am
Most of the art that I make is digital, made with photoshop, and is some sort of photomanipulation. I started fooling with photoshop while in Germany for 11th grade (2006) and have made a lot of pieces since then. I don't make as much art as I would like and am trying to change that, but here are some of my more recent pieces/projects.
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Father's Day 2017
I just realized that I do a lot more art for my dad than my mom, but that it's probably because I'm trying to impress him since he's such a prolific artist in his own right. Anyway, I made my dad stickers for father's day this year. I originally only made the 'I < 3 Dad' version with the Moto Guzzi engine as the heart. Pretty cliche I know, but he liked it so much he practically insisted I get them printed. He also suggested/requested that I make a version with 'Guzzi' not 'Dad' because more people would be interested in buying that version. I had them printed in a local shop that an old classmate of mine just started up. It was pretty cool to run into him again and be one of his first customers. I'm really happy with how they came out and I'm likely going to get more printed.
Welding Rodeo 2017
Capsized by Plasma Powerhouse
20 May 2017 - BTC Welding Rodeo Champions
For what may be the last time, father/son team Plasma Powerhouse have taken the crown again. The theme this year was "The Salish Sea" and in their usual abstract style, the team created 'CAPSIZED,' a unique interpretation of a sinking ship being ravaged by the stormy sea, its hull being ripped apart as it sinks below the surface on its way to a watery grave. Along with first place, the sculpture was awarded President's Choice and sold for $4900 at auction.
That's my edited version of my dad's annual press release following the welding rodeo. As always we had a great time building the piece and were esctatic to win what may be the final competition. Also, I'm in the middle.
Mother's Day 2017
Nothing too fancy, just a nice card for my mom.
My gift for my dad's 58th birthday. I found a tumblr with a bunch of production images from Akira and used them to make a poster that I'm really proud of actually. I had a few prints done of it and because the guy messed one up I ended up with an extra for free. The smaller print is the original size of the working file at 11x17 and the blown up version is 24x36ish.
This is the first in a series of three images portraying astronauts doing mundane things on our planet. I got the idea in a dream and have the images and plans for the next two pieces but I haven't gotten around to putting them together.
Father's Day 2016
My parents have gotten really into motorcycles in the last 10 or so years and in particular into the brand Moto Guzzi. My dad's favorite bike is the Griso and so as a tribute I took an image he sent me of his new bike and did a bit of my magic. The mountain is Mt Rainier, one of the beautiful active volcanoes we have here in Washington state.
Mother's Day 2016
The dog is my parent's puppy, Jellybean Bonanza, she's a Australian cattle dog/Border collie mix. She's named after a character in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins.
Welding Rodeo 2014-2016
Every year in May Bellingham Technical College holds what they call the Welding Rodeo. It's an 8 hour long sculpture competition where teams of 4 build a sculpture out of scrap metal. My dad and long time friend have had a team for 15 years (I think...might be a few years less) and I have been part of the team since 2009. In my years we've placed 1st 4 times, 2nd once, 3rd once, and not placed twice. Unfortunately, one of those times we didn't place was this year after taking first the last three years in a row.
Last year I came across a twitter post by deviantArt that was for a collection of photomanips that all started as the same image. This is something that I used to do as a contest on Alluc and then Ninja 1.0 and is one of my favorite contest types. As you might have guessed, I was inspired to make my own submission (though I was too late to add it to the group and be featured). There are more details and links to the images I used on the deviantArt page [link].
Kung Fu Skateboard
In middle school I was really into skateboarding. Recently I have rediscovered my love for the sport. I don't get out enough, but watching vids on youtube and the different live streams of competitions is more than enough inspiration. Sometimes odd ideas turn out brilliantly, I think this is one of them.
I dabbled in livestreaming for about a year and while I really liked it, I could never keep my schedule and ended up stopping due to time constraints and then lack of decent internet. I'm trying to get back into it, but I can't until I move (which is gonna be soon hopefully).
Since my rediscovery of this place/Bubbles finding my phone # on the net and texting me to let me know this place existed again, I have made some art for contests and projects on the boards. I am kinda obsessed with space and 80's style things...you might have noticed XD.