I originally made this piece as a card for Emily. Attached was typography that read “Emily Is a Hairy Beast”. Although it is far from the truth, it is still fun to call her that when she gets a little armpit stubble.
PS: Love you Emily.
I now present Emily’s birthday present for 2012. Not quite as large as last year’s but still respectable.
I started off with a 3 foot by 4 foot canvas and applied my spackled texture. Then proceeded on to the underpainting of paint pencils and crayons.From there I shot up the line work with my projector and positioned it on the canvas. I then finished it off with a combination of acrylic and charcoal pencil.
As you can see, it now has a home above our bed. It serves as an excellent dream catcher. Lately I’ve been able to replace nightmares involving Kristen Stewart films with fanciful dreams of anthropomorphic peanut butter sandwiches.
Merry Christmas Brother Cody! You will be receiving this gift very shortly but in the meantime, here is a little preview. Because I put zero effort into wrapping it, I thought I would attach a festive holiday message. With just an ink pen and some simple computer paper I created for you the most beautifully wrapped gift under our tree.
Here it is nestled under our aforementioned, gaudy, overly trimmed tree.
Happy Holidays all!
Recently Emily approached me with the photo seen above and asked if there was anything I could do to correct it. The photo is of her father Nick Fedorenko (number 76) during his days playing for Notre Dame in the early/mid 70’s.
I know the color correction is obvious, but the photos above are not large enough to show all the detailed damage I had to fix. So trust me when I say that I sunk some hours in this one. I also had to turn it around really fast because he planned to take it to show his friends at the Irish’s last home game this year.
Overall it isn’t my best photo restoration. But given the timeline and the level of difficulty, I am pretty proud.
Also it is currently signed by him and hanging in Mulligan’s, an awesome bar and grill in South Bend.
And that wraps up the second half of my 2 part promise.
Last Thursday Emily and I took a trip down to Circleville, Ohio for it’s annual Pumpkin Show. Afterward, we got around to enjoying some Here is a slideshow of our adventure