Sunday, July 26, 2009

Woman in a Wolf Mask

I finished this painting last weekend. It's painted with oils, using turpentine for thinner, on a wood board. It's actually part of a series of images I'd like to do - let me know what ya think. ^_^

And because I love fabric, and I really think this blog is very cute - try out Rae Gun Ramblings if you're in need of some idyllic crafting fun time.

Friday, July 17, 2009

New Painting in Progress...

Actually, it's an old painting! But it's going to finally get finished up this weekend. I'll post all the delicious (and/or chaotic) results once I'm done. Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Vectorized Drunken Owl...Yeah

So I pulled out Flash 8 to kind of keep my hand in it today and came up with this drunken owl. He made me fairly happy today amidst the crush and pull of the crazy mundane crap. I think he probably needs more contrast, but I'm going to try some other techniques out tomorrow.

I wonder why my vector art never tends to turn into a jpg very gracefully? (I.e. retain its beautiful vector crispness when it's a jpg) Is there a way to do this that I'm overlooking?

Edit: So I solved some of the problem by exporting the image from Flash at a higher dpi resolution - 300 dpi instead of 72 - and exporting as a png file. If you click on the owl below, you'll actually see a much improved image. However, the shrinking Blogger does in order to make a button for this post currently makes the vectors look a bit yucky on this page. I'm still wondering if I can preserve a vector-friendly file that will present itself gracefully once it's been turned into a button. Hmm...

Friday, July 03, 2009

27 Whacks With A Paddle...

I turned 27 today! In celebration, I took a nice long hike with my guy at the Will Rogers State Park. Also, Little Dude was introduced to the family and as you can see, he's quite fond of cake. Or screaming at people. One can't be quite certain...