Music Store Free Paintings Portfolio

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Blog Title: Ali's Wicked Adventures

a requester emailed me saying, "I would like a picture that includes a van, some countryside and speakers." so here it is. a van and some speakers in the countryside. he didn't specify what music had to be coming out of the speakers so i painted them playing the musical, Wicked.

yes! three Wicked references in one week.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ask and You Shall Receive

just three days ago i made a wicked reference because i'd rather talk about musicals than video games. right after finishing that video game series, i'm fulfilling a request for the wicked logo! i swear i didn't just create this because wicked is absolutely fabulous and i wanted to paint it. i painted it because wicked is absolutely fabulous and someone asked me to paint it. anyway, since i have this opportunity, i'd like to mention that wicked is absolutely fabulous!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Birthday to Blog

final of four Final Fantasy free paintings. but after that alliteration, this guy is getting gypped because instead of writing about him, i'm going to write about a holiday. and no, not memorial day. today is the 5th year anniversary of Ali's Art Adventures! i've been telling the universe about my art for 1,827 days. yay!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Video Games, Cartoons and Pop Stars

the third of four Final Fantasy paintings. he is a thief. what do this guy, milhouse, katy perry and nicki minaj all have in common? they go to the same salon.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Can You Tell I'd Rather See a Musical Than Play a Video Game?

number two of four. this is a white mage. yesterday was a black mage. not to be confused with glinda and elphaba.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Original Nintendo. Now Original Artwork

this is one of four in a commissioned series of Final Fantasy paintings. get ready for three more days of low-res high art!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dino Dialog

how do we know dinos said "rawr"? we weren't there. maybe they said "moo".

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Holy Elephant! It's a Holi Elephant!

this 14x18" painting is my most recent commission. it's an elephant that's been painted up for the Hindu holiday known as Holi. i painted a painted elephant.

Unconventional Turkey Is Exposing You to New Experiences

i was asked to paint a turkey wearing a hat. i could have make it a pilgrim hat. but that would be something you've seen before. now you've seen a turkey in a baseball hat. your welcome.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Steps to Be a Hit at Your Next Party

1) open a bottle of wine.
2) pour out a glass.
3) chug the rest of the bottle.

this is the adult equivalent of the cartoon gag where someone cuts a small piece of cake and takes the big section to eat.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

And/or Ty-D Bol

there's something special about ingesting a beverage that resembles windex.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Maybe That's Why He's So Angry

must be hard getting a sweater on over those horns.

Friday, May 18, 2012

A Weak Explanation for What Is Going on Here

when you give dogs caffeine, the energy makes them stand on their hind legs and wave. but it also makes their eyes bloodshot so you should give them sunglasses to hide it.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Why Doesn't This Happen in Disney Movies?

there are two cats on a painting. one cat says "nice weather we're having, eh?" and the other responds, "AHHHH! TALKING CAT!"

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Get Drunk Not Fit

replacing sports equipment with beer is always a good idea.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Dogs Are Way Interested in What You've Got Going on Right Now

i was worried these guys would end up looking like dog heads with feet but they ended up turning out well. it's cool because the painting is super interested in looking back at the viewer. it's like i put a treat in your hand and these dogs are just thrilled to see what you're going to do with it.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

That Dog's Just Walking Around Completely Naked

i'm at my parents house because it's mother's day and when my mom saw this painting she pointed out that i missed some anatomy on the dog. sending animals through my cute-ify filter makes their heads bigger and their junk disappear.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Coolest Thing George Has Ever Done in a Painting. . . Except for that Delaware River Thing

the internet is telling me that george washington was a big fan of barbecue. i guess that explains why someone requested this. or maybe they sell bbq for one dollar. or perhaps they're opening a restaurant called "I Cannot Tell a Deep Fry: Presidential Quality Bar and Grill"

Friday, May 11, 2012

Anyone That Sees My Internet Search History Will Think I Really Like Toast

this painting got me wondering about the limit on the number of toasting enclosures in a single toaster. my google search for "largest number of slice toaster" revealed the answer is four. oh just kidding. i switched to images, scrolled down a bunch and found this six-slice beauty among a sea of inferior toasters. efficient toasting!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Apparently Coati's Are a Thing

i just made up a fake animal and it turned out they exist.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I Just Painted a Girl's Name with a Flower

oh my. please, please don't tell my concept art teachers about this. they're going to take away my degree.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Paramecium Pattern. Amoeba Arrangement.

i always feel like i'm looking through a microscope when i see paisley. it looks like a bunch of single-celled organisms swimming around.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

It's All Downhill from Here

weird coincidence having two alien themed paintings back to back. i should have made them seem like a pair even though they went to different requesters. one pre-flight and one of the same ship and alien in the air. anyway, on to the making jokes. . .

this painting depicts the coolest part of the abduction. aaaalmost worth what comes next just to experience the beaming up part. almost.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I Hope He Doesn't See This! Tee Hee

i used to doodle aliens a lot in middle school because a boy i liked had the initials "ET". i'm glad i could put all that practice to good use.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I'm Basically a Linguistics Expert

according to Google translate from latin to english "octo" means "eight" and "pus" means "thus, the". so this creature is "eight thus, the". though going from english to latin, "octopus" is "polypus".

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

He's Weeping About Global Warming

omg, tree. knock it off. you think you can just cry and get what you want? well it doesn't work like that. no one will listen to you. try being a money tree. that will motivate people more.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It Sounds German But It's Not

a device for ensuring you have 3 drinking partners. except when you only fill up one shot at a time and use it to play a power hour. which is what one of the partiers at my last drinking game concert did. 'twas impressive. but sadly i have no photographic evidence of this. just a picture of me, my drummer and the shotski before the show started. followed by a picture of people using the shotski in the correct fashion.