Illustration

Poster 1: Science Fiction is totally cool

Science fiction is totally cool

  [button link=”http://spudart.deviantart.com/art/Science-fiction-is-totally-cool-589672191?purchase=print” size=”large” color=”orange”]» Art prints and canvas available[/button] Giant alien robots invade Chicago! Death rays shoot out of their eyes. The campy setup makes for a great B-movie sci-fi thriller poster. What could be more fun? Swap out the killer robot from Venus; and put in a giant mole with death rays shooting …

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Science fiction is Knowledge invention

  [button link=”http://spudart.deviantart.com/art/Science-fiction-is-Knowledge-invention-589673191?purchase=print” size=”large” color=”orange”]» Art prints and canvas available[/button] A worm dressed in an astronaut uniform watches a rocket blast off into outer space. Totally crazy. This is the final poster in this series of three illustrating the etymology of science fiction (view webcomic). The Worm character needed to be the main character for this …

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Target Earth: vintage movie poster

Science fiction is Knowledge fiction

  [button link=”http://spudart.deviantart.com/art/Science-fiction-is-Knowledge-fiction-589672726?purchase=print” size=”large” color=”orange”]» Art prints and canvas available[/button] Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy is always one of the top results when googling for vintage sci-fi posters. The design of this poster fit exactly what I needed for my second poster in a series of three illustrating the etymology of science fiction (view webcomic). …

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Snowman drawn on CTA train door

How to photograph a window drawing on the bus or train

Time is short. People are watching you. Will you have the guts to draw something fun on a foggy window on the bus or train? These questions faced me this morning as with below zero degree temperatures in Chicago. Commuters pack the train on their first day back to work after the Christmas holiday. All …

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How I drew a can of beans

Photorealistic drawing tricks

Four hours and 33 minutes of a realistic drawing is condensed down to 3 minutes 42 seconds in this youtube video: The artist Marcello Barenghi does have some mad skills. But you can also make a drawing like this with a few interesting tricks on how this photorealisitc drawing is done: Gray paper The gray …

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Top links this week: Kickapoo, iceberg drawings, illegal art

In the past week the Spudart Facebook Page had 28 posts. Here are the top three that got the most clicks. Seriously? There’s a Kickapoo State Park in Texas? 29 clicks. This also got 418 views! The other posts on the Spudart Facebook Page that week got between 20 to 50 views. But 418? For …

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One day in 365

Yesterday I tweeted, “One day is 0.00273972603th of a year.” A couple people retweeted it, so that made me think of how to visualize this. I did the first illustration above. And then I thought a pie graph would make it more dramatic. Although I like how the squares form a sort of skyscraper. Get …

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B&W images for photo transfer in encaustic wax

For my encaustic painting class we are going to learn image transfer. We were told to bring patterns of just b&w–no gray. This is what I’m bringing. Starting with the Gummi bear and moving clockwise: — Gummi bear drawing — Photoshop 3 toolbox — 365 diagram — Vintage CTA map — 30,000 days diagram — …

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