Sunday, February 28, 2010
this one is actually three feet by three feet. and it wasn't free. but it's still a square and i got the commission based on smaller free painting i did of a hydrant so i'm posting this with the rest of the free paintings. it went to a deputy chief of a fire department to hang in his office. i thought it was pretty cool he said, "My colleagues all have pictures of fire incidents and car wrecks all over their offices. Frankly, it's pretty depressing." he wanted something more positive.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 11:39 AM
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
and the second installment of the multi-panel giraffe. they're going to my cousin's new born baby boy for his nursery. i'm considering giving him a new painting of a neck section for his birthday every year. see them hanging together here.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 11:09 AM
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
i've officially booked The Ego CD release party! i'm going to open the night with a live Power Hour concert followed by a dance party featuring songs from my new album. if you don't know about my drinking game concerts, check out my Power Hour site. you can preview all the tracks from The Ego here. a couple of my friends are going to play guitar and drums so i'll have a backing band this time! check out the event on facebook.
also check out the swell flyer i designed :)
also check out the swell flyer i designed :)
as i promised, same dog doing the same thing on a new color! though they're not EXACTLY the same. this one actually looks older....maybe because i painted it second so the reference photo had time to age.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 12:05 PM
Thursday, February 18, 2010
this is the first of two portraits of this dog. the second one is in the same pose and based on the same reference photo as per the requester's instructions. but she did let me change the background color. i bet you can't wait to see what color will surround this dog tomorrow!
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 11:12 AM
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This Bridge Doesn't Have the Longest Streak of Consecutive Losing Seasons in Any North American Professional Sport
i got a request for something pittsburgh. i painted the pirates logo for the requester and he didn't like it! apparently the pirates are so bad, you can't even give them away. so i painted the smithfield street bridge and he was much happier.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 10:59 AM
Monday, February 15, 2010
this character's name is domo. domo is a pretty cool word according to the "facts" i found on the internet:
"Domo" is a very convenient word (expression), and frequently used by native Japanese speakers. Thanks to the ambiguity of this word, (basically it is an adverb meaning "very") this word can be used on various occasions.
When someone gives you a present, you can say "Domo", instead of saying "Thank you".
When you step on someone's foot on the train, you can say,"Domo" instead of saying, "I'm sorry."
When someone died, you can say to the bereaved family, "Domo" in a low voice, instead of saying, "My deepest condolenses."
When you visit someone, you can say "Domo", instead of saying, "Long time no see! How are you doing?"
i wish there was a word like that in the english language.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
this girl asked her mom for a llama for christmas. her mom commissioned a painting from me instead. i guess art is slightly less high maintenance than a 6ft mammal.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 12:29 PM
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
no this isn't a cyborg ninja teddy bear wizard. or a ninja wizard teddy bear cyborg. it is first a teddy bear. the other things then describe the type of teddy bear. wizard ninja cyborg teddy bear, cyborg wizard ninja teddy bear, ninja cyborg wizard teddy bear, wizard cyborg ninja teddy bear, ninja wizard cyborg teddy bear and cyborg ninja wizard teddy bear would all be acceptable. got that?
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 6:50 PM
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
a guy that goes by the name "pimpformation architect" asked me to paint his logo. he found out after choosing that name that there's a porn movie with the same title. that's like filling out Cialis on your kid's birth certificate and then seeing a commercial.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 1:45 PM