Music Store Free Paintings Portfolio

Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Any Similarity to a Hill or Hills in Actual Existence is EXCEPTIONALLY coincidental

what an awesome hill. i'd love to climb one. i feel like if i ever actually found one like this there'd be a lorax hanging out at the top.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Viola Still Thinks It's More Manly Than the Violin

the request was for "a picture of 6 Irish people (1 female, 5 males with beards) carrying guitars, banjos, drums, and viola." i just guessed that the girl would play the viola. after i finished painting i found out that the band is called the Bastard Bearded Irishmen so i looked them up online. i found out my assumption was correct. the girl is the violinist. i guess stereotyping is helpful...when classifying the femininity of an instrument. kenny g disagrees.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

This Band Is on First

other band names that would have been acceptable: The What, The Where, The When. also, How and the Whys.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Doing Eight Things Poorly Instead of One Thing Eight Times Better

how cool would it be to have 8 arms?? you could multitask like crazy. i'd brush my teeth, hair and dog at the same time...while playing the drums, and knitting and frying an egg. what an awesome morning routine. though i guess i'd probably need a few more brains and sets of eyes to do all that together. just cause you CAN drive and text at the same time doesn't mean you'll do either of them well simultaneously.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mike Is Stunned By How Cool He Looks

Mike is the second in my series of three Monsters Inc. characters. it's unfair for me to do this, really. my painting looks awesome but it's only because i'm copying the amazing character design that Pixar worked hard to develop.

Friday, April 23, 2010

My Second Sulley Art Piece

Sulley is the first in my series of three Monsters Inc. characters. i love that someone requested this because i absolutely adore Monsters Inc. i actually made a piece of artwork about this character. after watching the movie, i really wanted to get a giant monster hug from Sulley the way Boo does at the end:

clearly this wasn't possible because i'm not a two foot tall girl and i don't have a giant monster friend. so i built a sculpture in attempt to recreate the scene for the art viewer.

its kind of like a three-sided, plush phone booth. the further you step into it, the more it squeezes you. it's not too pretty but it gets the job done. here's a picture of me getting hugged:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Art for School's Sake

this is the final of my three robots on blue series. i hope i've given my author enough material. i'm sure he'll be inspired enough to put off writing the paper until the night before.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I Love People That Love Me

robot number two for the guy who's writing a paper on me. still flattered. so tomorrow's will be for him too.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

He Could Be Making This Up in Attempt to Bypass the Waiting List

this robot is going to a guy that's doing a critical study on me as part of a class he's taking. he has to write a paper on an artist that inspires him and he chose me! haha then he told me about it and requested a robot on blue. well flattery will get three robots on blue instead of one. two more to follow.

Monday, April 19, 2010

D, E and F Try Not to Get Involved

i wonder if these letters get sick of hanging out with each other. or maybe they love being a crew. and they have a rivalry with the xyz gang.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sunny for CARNIVAL!

it's that time of year again. Carnegie Mellon University's CARNIVAL! so many of my friends will be in town for homecoming. as i already made the case for partying over painting last year. i shall be putting the free art on hold until next week.

i met this guy today. he's hanging over my head right now. i'm pretty sure he's smiling but i didn't want to look because, although he seems kind, he has a tendency to want to destroy my eyes.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


yikes. nature is insulted. it uses much more tasteful colors than i did.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Arm a Dillo

the name armadillo sounds like something that would be fortified for combat.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Art Can Turn Your Rowboat into a Yacht

i may have exaggerated the size of the boat. it wouldn't have looked like a boat otherwise.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Unfriendly Ocean Friends

sorry i forgot to post. i moved into a new apartment yesterday and i was busy carrying everything i own down a flight of stairs and then back up two flights of stairs.

this guy doesn't need killer in his name to seem scary

this painting and the one above it are actually for one person. after recent incidents at sea world this whale seems more similar to his dangerous shark friend than i used to think.

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Carnival Power Hour Returns

i'm playing a Power Hour this coming friday. the middle of april used to be my annual date for a drinking game concert because it's Carnegie Mellon University's homecoming. i skipped a couple years but since i've got a backing band now, it's time for another Power Hour Concert during CMU's Carnival!!

Same Outcome

smart people figure out how to slide the colors around to solve it. problem solvers take off the stickers and put them back on.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Anagram Moniker

this character was created based on a typo. strong bad got an email about "homsar" instead of "homestar" and this special little guy was born. i have a friend named "Martha" that's been "Marhat" since high school based on one typo.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


poopsmith: pretty crappy career.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The King of Town Appreciates My Knowledge on Color Psychology

i put him on purple because that's the color of royalty. it goes back to when purple was a difficult dye to make and wearing it was a status symbol.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Jesus' Resurection, Ali's Schedule Altered

sorry i forgot to post on easter. i had the holiday off from work so i forgot. well, i wouldn't have had work anyway because it was a sunday... but that's the only excuse that came to me.


i do believe he's the african american character and just like skeeter from doug, they made him blue.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Zelda Is Lame Too

i don't really like marzipan... or sandy from spongebob squarepants either. i think it's because i'm secretly jealous of these cartoon females for being the girlfriends of awesome lead characters.

Friday, April 2, 2010

I'm Playing at the Rex Theater

this wednesday i'll be performing songs from my new album, The Ego at the Rex Theater in Pittsburgh. i'm opening for the touring act Freezepop. they're known for their songs in Guitar Hero I and II. check out the facebook event here and the article about it in Pittsburgh City Paper:

Anything Worth Saying Twice Must Be Awesome

pom pom is such a cool name. maybe i'll start going by al al from now on.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


the poet/artist that's depressed and disenchanted. we aren't all like that! plus i don't have elephant feet.