4th Fridays at the Starline Gallery

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October 26th's "4th Fridays" at The Starline Gallery's GRAND FINALE OF 2012 event is all about remembering. Our 3 standard installations { art exhibit, featured artist solo show and photo contest } are being joined with a 4th exhibit of shoes altered in to art for Creative Soles. Shoes are auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds being donated to McHenry County PADS as we REMEMBER that there are people without homes who need help. Also remember that "4th Fridays" breaks in Nov + Dec so we can spend time with family and friends over the holiday season.

Be sure to mark the calendar for October 26th | 6:00 - 9:00 for an event to REMEMBER! I'll be there will you?


Ellwood House Museum Art Exhibit

The following woodblock prints created in 2012 will be shown:
"Largemouth Bass", "Clearing at the Ridges", and "Tree Fungus"
The Ellwood House Muesem in  DeKalb, Illinois presents
a fine art exhibit curated by Dan Grych of the The DeKalb Gallery.

October 21, 2 - 4 p.m.
An exhibit of artwork from members of the DeKalb Gallery will be held in the second floor Brauer Gallery at the Ellwood House Visitor Center on Sunday, October 21 from 2 - 4 pm.

The DeKalb Gallery presents the visual arts from gifted individuals using a variety of medium, such as: ceramic, acrylic, color pencil, photography, dry pigment pastels, conte crayon, charcoal, stone lithography, mixed media, oil painting, oil pastel, paper pulp sculptures, silver point, wood block,  wood carving, watercolor and weaving.

Meet the artists and join fellow art lovers during the opening reception.
Complimentary refreshments will be served. 
 The following woodblock prints created in 2012 will be shown:
"Largemouth Bass", "Clearing at the Ridges", and "Tree Fungus"

 Hope to see you there!


438: Project 2 Portrait with type: John Muir proof (4)

This is due tomorrow… er… I mean today. At 1:44am it is as finished as it's going to get!


Illustration 437 Project 2: Reimagined Narrative

What if Dr. Seuss' Sneetches went into the Star-On machine and found out it was actually skin graft surgery from a cut-rate physician?

C'mon… $3 each? You can't even buy a McDonalds Southern Fried Chicken sandwich for that. but what can you expect from a guy who arrives on the beach claiming to be able to put stars on your belly?

For the Sneetche's backstory visit www.barnabasministry.com/quotes-sneeches.html

The illustration was a huge success! (Yay!) The only suggestions were to revisit the kearning of the type - expecially between the "ma" and "chine"... that detail was completely overlooked on my part due to my giggling the entire time I was drawing this** I was asked to revisit values for a more delineated look between the strong light of the operation and the natural light of the rest of the room. Oh, and to print it out larger so they could see the details better.

It was created entirely digitally using Photoshop and a Wacom (a pressure-sentitive drawing tablet).

Note to self:
• Have Sylvester McMonkey McBean (the doctor) holding 3 dollar bills.
• Have a ventilation tube stage left
• Make the circle in the lower right a star shape instead

**The Cat in the Hat is the insignia on the diploma in the background.
** The company is an LLC or limited liability company.
** The salline solution is 100% guaranteed.