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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thats a Long Time to Stand Next to Your Potential Killer

last time i painted a bear and a duck was in 2008. i can't believe the bear hasn't eaten the duck by now.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I Swear I This Isn't a Guest Artist

beaches don't lend themselves to bold black outlines.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

I No Longer Feel Bad for Never Having Seen Dr. Who

this is a weeping angel from dr. who. they are creatures that turn to stone as a defense mechanism when someone looks at them. and they can't look at each other or they'll be turned to stone forever. and they can travel through time. and they're unnaturally strong. and they can move incredibly fast when not being looked at. and if you take a picture of one, that picture will eventually become a weeping angel. and if you look at them, you create a mental image which allows you to be mentally influenced by them until the image becomes fully grown, at which point it escapes from your body, killing you in the process.



Sunday, March 27, 2011

Steal Some Steel

when i hear "steeler" i do not think "one who steals". i wonder if that's the case for someone who didn't grow up where i did.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I Should Probably Paint Everything That Isn't on the Planet, Too

not only am i going to paint everything on the planet, i'm going to paint a robot version of everything on the planet.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Art That Only One Person Wants. And That One Person Probably Got a New Email Address

i emailed this girl to tell her that her picture was done and she did not respond. ugh. portraits are the worst kind of painting to not have an owner. if she would have just requested "an animal" or "generic cute thing" or "relatable animated character" or "well known product logo", i would be much happier.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

In the US, Our Spirits Manufacture Junk Food

this is a kodama from the movie Princess Mononoke. according to japanese folklore, kodamas are spirits that live in trees. i believe the american equivalent is a Keebler Elf.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This Post Is About Free Music Instead of Free Art

in an effort to make accessing what i've created even easier, i put my most recent album up on youtube. enjoy!


not only does she have three horns. it looks like she's got three legs, too. haha i ruined it for you. now you can't unsee it!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I Can't Identify Who This Guy Is

seriously? this is how you know nature has a sense of humor. the most bandit-y creature of the animal kingdom has a built in eye mask.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Horn That Pops

there's something about musical instruments that makes great pop art. maybe it's because of the acronym for philharmonic orchestra/philharmonic symphony.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Point on One Square Foot Instead of The Whole Planet

the world has many points but this is THE point. well, unless your from pittsburgh. then its DA point.

this is a somewhat less complex version compared to the last time i painted da point

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Not Suspicious at All

this is a painting of a phone booth. nothing more. just a boring old police call box. nothing to see here. move along.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

i held off posting this one for a few days so it could show up today! it's not really irish but it's vaguely shamrock-y with the luck thing. i should have put it on a green background.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

He's Envious So We Could Call Him a Green Panda

poor red pandas. they are less known and have to have a modifier. besides, who wants to say "black and white pandas"? what if a black and white panda and a red panda are having a conversation about a sad subject? then they're both blue pandas.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I Should Disable Comments for This Post to Stop Any Naysayers from Embarrassing Themselves

vanilla ice cream beats chocolate every time. the only reason for twist is so that the chocolate can make the vanilla taste even better by comparison.

Monday, March 14, 2011

I Guess It's Better Than If They Always Had on Sweat Pants

it's got to be rough to never not be dressed up. "hey, penguin! wanna grab some beers at the dive bar after work?" "sure! can i wear this tux?"

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I Will, However, Be Interrupted By the Internet When I'm Recovering from Such a Day

i didn't post yesterday because it was the yearly day drinking event. you must know by now that i can't be interrupted by the internet on such an important day.

technically this is impossible. that star is in the center of the moon. the moon would have to be transparent or actually shaped in a crescent. or i guess the star could be in front. this could be a picture of the other side of the moon looking back towards the earth from outer space where there's a star between you and the moon. but the star would then be bigger than the moon.

this is based on a picture from the band Sunn O))). that name is pronounced "sun". the O and parenthesis are like a drawing. it's a circle with sound waves coming out that's based on the logo used by Sunn amplifiers. yep, a band with ASCII art in their name.

Friday, March 11, 2011

A Goat We Can Believe In

we are still at negative one goat. i've done two anti-goat paintings and only one pro-goat painting. actually, i can't even say this is a pro-goat painting. its more like an objective goat painting. maybe it would be if i made it all shepard fairey and put "GOAT" under him in all caps, gotham ultra.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Then How Do I Know I'm Painting Them Correctly

this is the second frontosa request i've gotten. i've officially painted more frontosas than i've seen in real life. actually, that was the case with the first one.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It Took 1.21 Gigawats of My Energy to Give This Away

great scott! this is my favorite movie. as soon as not charging for my art makes me filthy rich (note to self: figure out how that's gonna work), i'm buying a DeLorean.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The No-Depth-Perception Club

after i painted this, the requester said she loved how i painted her blind eye. add her to the list of one eyed things i've painted.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

So Many Bridges

the requester asked for something with a bridge in it. i could have painted a guitar or a violin. or some fake teeth. or the oscar winner for best actor in 2010. or the area of a ship from which it is commanded. or a gymnast doing a back bend. or some grannies playing cards.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Is That a Good or Bad thing?

this is a burrito with one pea in it. there is not much pea-ness going on here.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I'm Teaching Cincinnati

this is not a bengal. its a tiger. bengal is the adjective.

just like you don't eat ramen. you eat noodles. ramen describes the noodles. ramen is not the object.

i know i have more examples but i can't think of them. plus i would get frustrated seeing them all listed together.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pleasantly Strolling as Destruction Approaches

this guy looks like he has no idea he's about to stop existing.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Songs on the Nexus S Google Phone

the newest Google phone, the Nexus S, was shipped with three of my songs on it! Radiation by Spagnola, Radiation Orchestration and Robots for Everyone were all used as default ringtones. you get get more info on my music site and watch the music video for Robots for Everyone below.

there are some weird things about Robots for Everyone being a ringtone. for one, there are vocals which is not typical. the other weird thing would be the fact that the first line i sing is the lyric, "nuts and bolts", referencing robot mechanical parts. but there is a pause between "nuts...and bolts". a pause just long enough for you to answer your cell phone. so basically it is a ringtone with one lyric. and that lyric is me singing the word "nuts". but i am certainly not complaining. i'm quite thrilled to sing "nuts" over and over again on countless Google phones.

Radiation by Spagnola was featured on the Droid and Nexus one (as i wrote about before). it uses cell phone interference to create the rhythm in the song. Radiation Orchestration is a development of that where i warped the cell phone interference sound to create the whole track. you can listen to all the tones (and download a free one!) on my music site. you can also buy Radiation on iTunes:

Ali Spagnola - Free of Style - Radiation

Britney Is My Favorite Supernova

this is a video game controller attached to an exploding star. i assume it's a comment on Britney Spears and Sam Lufti.