Friday, October 31, 2014
this is Master Chief, the main character from Halo. he's on a racing bike. i almost just painted him in a kickbutt kneeling pose shooting a giant gun or something because lots of gamers that saw the painting would be into it. but the guy that requested this was really particular about the bike including the color, style and type of wheels. i could tell he was serious about it so i couldn't just give him half of what he wanted. so instead of this being a general painting of a well-known video game character that lots of people could find online and love, it's is a very specific and very personal painting made solely for one guy. i hope he likes it. and i hope some day someone requests just a Master Chief, too.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 12:56 PM
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
this panda is a lawyer. or maybe this lawyer is a panda. i dunno. but apparently wearing suits and pointing forcefully while holding your belt is a thing that lawyers do. at least according to this artist. i definitely don't think it's a thing pandas normally do. you don't really need to command respect via a wardrobe and aggressive gestures in a bamboo forest. or i guess the outfit and point could maybe mean he's a politician. or a car salesman. he's forcefully indicating the direction of great deals on used vehicles. wearing a suit and pointing forcefully could also make you a Sea World employee... but the suit would have to be changed to the bathing variety. but then he and Shamu would just get in disagreements over who is the best black and white animal. good thing lawyers are good arguers. i let this post get way too stream-of-consciousness.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 3:04 PM
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
the person that requested this painting asked for a guy and a girl standing next to each other, each holding a muffin, and underneath, the words "the muffin connection". (sidenote: i think i nailed it.) when i read that, i figured it was something cute between he and his girlfriend. ok fine. i get requests like that all the time. but he followed it up with "this will make sense to me and four other people". so it's not a relationship thing. interesting! or well i guess he could be in a relationship with four people. i dunno, i'm just glad when things aren't what i expect. or maybe it IS about how he and his girlfriend met and they told three other people the story. that would be expected. geez, this post is getting really long compared to my usual. i should just stop speculating and ask him. i'm not gonna ask him.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 3:35 PM
Thursday, October 16, 2014
this is my third yin yang. the first one had the colors swapped and the second one was flipped vertically compared to this one. i didn't mean to make them all different but i think it's a pretty cool accident. i'll have to remember that for the fourth.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 3:36 PM