Music Store Free Paintings Portfolio

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Four (or 25) Years in the Making



over four years ago, i had this odd mystery. done reading that? ok well she just recently emailed me saying
Hi, I just saw your post. If you wrote to me , I didn't receive it. I wrote to thank you for the painting - apparently you didn't receive that either. I am the person in the picture, and the one who requested the painting.
whoa! so i wrote back
I'm sorry our emails got crossed! I ended up giving your painting to someone else. But I can totally paint you another one! How about that?? Or did you want a different subject. Either is good with me, just let me know :)
so this is the second version of that painting, mailed to the original requester who confirmed she is, in fact, the subject of the photo! and that it was taken in 1989, 25 years ago. crazy stuff happens when you keep a project going for over 7 years.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This Project Is So Educational for Me



this is dinosaur Uncle Sam fighting princess John Bull. i didn't know who John Bull was until this request. and i didn't know until i just googled right now that "national personification" is a thing. why they're a dinosaur and a princes, i'm not sure. i'm just glad this person only requested two of the countries as opposed to a brawl containing all of them.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Democratic or Republican Art



i can't tell if this request was from someone for or against marijuana. is this a cute little character getting high? or is this representation of what killed the dinosaurs?

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Most Paintings You've Seen at Once in Quite a While

yeah. i missed two days in a row. a whole weekend! i can't remember the last time i did that! i painted, just totally forgot to show them to you. sorry! soooo, here are three of them all at once.



anyone else upset by the fact that spiderman doesn't have nearly enough legs?




the person that requested this asked for a character from Final Fantasy XIV and sent me a picture of her. it wasn't a very good reference so i asked him the characters name, intending to image search for something better. i didn't realize the game is a MMORPG. there weren't any other images of her because she's his personal creation. so here's my creation is based on his creation.




i'm pretty sure i'm the only person on the planet that hates sandwiches. i'm totally not picky when it comes to food. i love almost everything. ALMOST everything. i can't handle sandwiches. yeah, i know it's weird. i've been told. i just had to many bagged lunches in school. soggy bread surrounding lunchmeat is just absolutely disgusting to me. i'm honestly even grossed out by my own painting. yikes.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Too Much Exposition



my wait list to get a Free Painting has gotten so long that i'm now painting for people that first emailed me three years and four months ago. i used to just open the old emails, paint whatever they asked for and then the first time they ever heard back from me was an email with photographic proof that their painting was done. as the gap of time between first emailing me and an actual completed painting increased, the number of times people didn't respond after their painting was done very much increased. it was getting to the point where about 50% of my paintings didn't have a home. so now i email the requester before i paint to find out if
  1. they still use the original email address
  2. they still want the original painting subject they requested
  3. they aren't dead
anyway, the point of that was to set up the fact that originally this request was for "a dapper guy from the roaring '20s". when i emailed to confirm all three of the above requirements, he changed his request to "a dapper guy from the roaring '20s in space". i guess since we're now in the future - compared to three years ago - he needed to be in space.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mythical Creature Painting



last time i painted a narwhal i pointed out how they're a hoax. this guy said it better than i could. like, way better. i kind of love him.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Stupidity Is the Mother of Invention



who the heck was the first person to skate? like, he had to say, "i'm gonna stand on two skinny blades on frozen water". what the crap?! and it's not like he was good at it the first time. he had to believe he would get good at it. how many activities are out there in the world that seem impossible but would become easy over time? what are we missing by not being as idiotic as the person who invented skating?