Monday, January 30, 2012
bizarro is a mirror image and antagonist to superman. he was cloned from superman but because superman isn't human, the clone turned out..."special". well this special little guy found my website and requested a free painting portrait of himself. he asked me to put him in a spiderman t-shirt. i guess because he's a comic book fan.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 8:17 AM
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
a guy wanted me to paint him as a pegasus. it wasn't until the painting was done and i had to create a filename for the photo that i realized this wasn't just a pegasus. this is a half pegasus, half human which makes it a pegasus centaur. he should have asked for a horn on his head to add in unicorn and create a trifecta of crazyawesome.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 2:21 PM
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
The transistor is the fundamental building block of modern electronic devices, and is ubiquitous in modern electronic systems. Following its release in the early 1950s the transistor revolutionized the field of electronics.
revolutionary. i can't believe i've only been asked to paint it once.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 8:20 AM
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
this fire-head, balloon girl is on the cover of the album "On Letting Go" by the band Circa Survive. i don't know if i did it justice because the album illustration is really gorgeous. well, according to the band's sales there are over 51,000 copies of that illustration. at least this painting's got "one and only" going for it.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 9:28 AM
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
i'm past the 15 song mark on my daily music video releases! if you haven't been following the 60 Days of Drinking, i'm releasing a new live video for one of my 60 power hour songs every day and writing about it. make sure you haven't missed any by using the photo montage of me doing stupid things below!
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 8:00 AM
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
i'm imagining this in real life. like, a real heart. maybe it's a cow's so it's slightly less offensive. and it's floating through the air held up by enough helium balloons to support it. dripping. the strings precariously wrapped around flesh. good thing i made it cute.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 7:38 AM
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
what the heck? i've gotten six paintings with text on them in the past 3 weeks. and the guy that wanted Kanye Gay Fish asked me to write "Motha F****** Gay Fish" on it after i had finished. i usually do everything the requester asks. this was the first time i really just put my foot down and decided i wouldn't create exactly what he wanted because:
1) i'm uncomfortable having an un-bleeped f word in my gallery
2) i was already done with the painting
3) i don't like having text on my free paintings
this project already makes me feel like i'm making dorm posters or cheap crafts similar to door hangers or greeting cards. and somehow adding text seems to magnify that feeling for me. anyway, i'm sure jenny 'n' nathan are in love with each other and with this painting and they will be together forever and it was important that i write their names out. at least it isn't a pet portrait.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 9:06 AM
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
the guy that wanted "pepper on a cutting board" decided he needed two more commissions for his kitchen. this garlic is the first of those. i feel like the painting should smell like what it's depicting. maybe i'll rub it with garlic before i mail it.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 8:44 AM
Monday, January 2, 2012
this one goes with yesterday's. my friend wanted a couple of paintings about me so she also requested a pair of mismatched shoes in black and gold. they're black and gold because i'm from pittsburgh and they're mismatched because i've been mismatching my shoes for 7 years now. yes, that's right. every time i buy shoes i get two pairs of the same kind in different colors. i'm quite glad my career is in an industry where i can continue to do this into my young professional-hood.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 7:50 AM