humor, Illustrations, Odd Little Stories, whimsy

The picasso bug adorns Pablo Picasso’s suit

This is a watercolor I did of the master, Pablo Picasso sporting a real picasso bug on his lapel collar. When I discovered that there is a real bug by that name living in Africa, I could not resist painting him. You can find him here


A bug on Picasso’s shoulder

This watercolor is from my Picasso bug series where this unique insect from Africa hold the title of “picasso bug”. I don’t know if he was named after the artist or not but when I found him I could not resist to paint him on some inspirations of the master’s early works. You can find him here.

patterns, scratchboard drawing, storytelling art

After Picasso Field Workers, drawn in scratchboard

This is a scratchboard drawing I did as a series getting the inspiration from early Picasso works. I had learned somewhere along time that there is a colorful bug in Africa called the picasso bug. I don’t know if it was named after him or not but it actually has circus colors not too distant from Picasso’s harlequin early paintings. So I drew him in the series as a kind of funny comment on how such a little bug can sit alongside the great master. I will be posting the fun short series. This one is engraved in scratchboard black and painted with various water and acrylics. Of course the textures and colors and patterns are typically me.


Little sailor’s first day on ship

Here’s a little sketch that I like…even though it’s ink on paper, it has gone through lots of changes. I have been having success with masking lately and I love coloring my art and combining it with text. I hope what is coming through here is the feeling that we all have had from time to time in new situations. You meet new people, go to new places where there are new groups of people that you don’t know etc. How awkward it can feel to be out of the elements that you call home. This little guy is not ready for prime time players as we can see by the look of sheer terror on his face. OF COURSE, a lot if not most of my art is not commercial but I put it out there on products for people to have fun with. I call this on another not commercial art in commercial art forums. ha Just picture what kind of ship he just got onboard to.

alphabet, fantasy illustration, fonts, Illustrations, simple photoshop, whimsy

Original Nymph

Sometimes I see things that aren’t there. When I check and look again, they are gone. I see little creatures in the forest. Here is a little androgynous imp that I found in the cool forest. I have been playing with painting with light and this is a first attempt to use some overlay filters with different opacities. fun. The fonts are JellyBelly for nymph and StrokeDimension for the word original. In both fonts, I have used an additional 2 colors.
If you want to check it out, here’s a link on FineArtAmerica.