Music Store Free Paintings Portfolio

Saturday, March 26, 2016

A Balloon for Partying Next Week

I'm heading out of town on vacation next week so I'm not going to be posting for a bit. Even artists deserve a spring break, right?

Hopefully this guy won't be deflated by the time I get back.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Who's More Evolved?

There are a possible eight thumbs up that could happen here.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Fishy Friends

I thought this was kind of a weird combo to be painting together. After opening both these animal's Wikipedia pages, I realized they have similar diets. Not exactly the same, but close enough that they can be buddies. Like an Atkins guy talking to a Paleo gal about meal planning.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

It's All in the Details

The final Battlestar Galactica painting for Patrick. What he doesn't know is that I painted him piloting the ship so it's also a portrait!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Some People on the Internet Are Real

Battlestar Galactica painting number two for Patrick. I'm usually painting for strangers but with these, I had the pleasure of painting for someone I've met as an actual human person in real life because he came to my last concert in LA!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Saying Thanks with a Series

This is one of three Battlestar Galactica paintings for one of my top-tier Patreon team members. He's been a huge supporter for a while now (Not just monetarily but positive internet vibes, too) so I figured he deserved a whole series. And three days of shoutouts on here. Hi, Patrick!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Size Does Not Matter

This is my depiction of an alien. Would you be scared if you came across this? I think it would be affected by how big he is. Like, if your head came up to the top of one of his tentacles then, yeah. Scared. If he was the size of a quarter and you could step on him, maybe not. But then I'd expect there to be tons more at that size. So a swarm of quarter-sized, purple, one-eyed aliens that completely obscures the couch you're sitting on as they crawl over each other towards you... Ok, scared again.

Friday, March 18, 2016


I kinda felt weird painting a squirrel on pink. Like, they'd naturally be hanging out in green trees. Or against blue sky. But what has this squirrel gotten into that he's surrounded by pink?

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Video of Video Game Art

Today's painting was featured in my Free Paintings video series! Watch my impressionistic Yoshi come to life below.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Fitting Flapping Free Flag

Good thing it's flapping in just the right way, otherwise it wouldn't fit on the canvas

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Four Years of Art School Totally Taught Me Colors

I titled this a Pink Elephant (actually the third one I've painted), but he's really not exactly pink. More like a dark salmon. But a painting titled Salmon Elephant should probably be some weird, half-fish, trunked creature, right? Oh goodness, no one request that, please.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Next Time I'll Paint a Bar of Soap

This bird has crappier SEO than the skincare brand. Like, significantly crappier. You have to scroll halfway down page two before you get to a link about birds. Jeez, step up your metadata game, white pigeons.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Her and Everyone Else That Does This

I know this is one painting. But it's certainly much more work than a portrait of just one dog. I wouldn't say that X number of subjects in a painting equals X times the amount of effort. But it certainly errs closer to the latter. I guess what I'm saying is, I hope this requester appreciates that I juggled four jpegs for her and crammed four characters in the space I usually fit one.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Advanced Version Is Coke

This woman asked for something that will make her feel productive and motivated so I painted her what does that for me.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Rex Helped Move It

He likes to keep it on his nose but I had him move it to pose for my painting because it's a better composition there.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Post-Party Flights Home Are Always a Challenge

This takes some serious talent because his wings are imbalanced.

Maybe Rex Helped

I have no idea how he got that tied around his neck.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Hats Are All the Same, Obviously, Because They're at the Same Party

This is the first of four dinosaurs with balloons and party hats. My friend only asked for one but like, there are so many different types of dinosaurs and so many different colors of balloons. I couldn't help myself.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Three Terribly Popular Terrible Things

This painting is for the guy in the center but it was requested by his friend. When I read the first sentence of his request email asking for a portrait with Garfield, a Minion and the catchphrase from The Big Bang Theory, I thought, "Oh yeah. Those things are very popular and of course he'd want them all together." I mean, I've painted Garfield and Minions before and I watched an episode of The Big Bang Theory because there was so much buzz about it. Then I read the second sentence of his request email which stated, "These are the three things this man despises most in this world." And then I realized, "Oh yeah. Those things are not just very popular but also very terrible." Garfield: You only need to make one joke about Monday and we get it, not thousands. Minions: Merchandise with those little, yellow, irritating characters has taken over every aspect of American life in a very disturbing way. The Big Bang Theory: The reason I watched AN episode is because I couldn't get past the first. I feel weird writing these things because I know just how much people love them. I mean, my earlier Garfield painting was for a friend of mine who adores the comic. I'm impressed the soon-owner of this painting is able to assert his distaste for such well-loved things to the point where his friend decided he needs a painting surrounded by them. I'm pretty sure I would be friends with that guy in the center.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Not All Dogs

Gah! I had a crazy busy day yesterday. So I forgot to get to my laptop to post. If you want to see just how busy I am you can check out my life-vlogging on Snapchat. Search and add "alispagnola". Lots of times I'll show paintings in process, too.

This is a great example of why stereotyping is harmful. Sure, men are physically stronger than women... as a whole. But some women have lots more strength than the usual. And some men have lots less. I know plenty of women that could beat up plenty of men.

Just like this cat could eat this dog in one bite.

Friday, March 4, 2016

My Art Is Educational

I legitimately had no idea what a succulent was until this painting. I would have guessed it was an insult created by middle schoolers.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

I've Painted a Burger, Though

I can't believe this is the first cactus request I've gotten in over 8 years of doing this project. I guess I don't have a lot of fans that are kangaroo rats. (They eat cacti, if you didn't get that.) And now I'm surprised I've never gotten any kangaroo rat requests. Dang, those guys are cute.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Ok, I took three weeks off. Did you notice? Hah. Well things have been crazy with my career but I'm back on the arting game now! And I have a new Free Paintings YouTube video coming up soon to make up for my lapse. So stay tuned :)

This is for my good friend Max, aka: Max No Sleeves. On the day I gave it to him, he was wearing a red sleeveless shirt. It resulted in the mind-blowingly epic photo below. It's funny because this is super similar to the internet phenomenon known as "Sleeveface" (go Google image search it because it's awesome), yet Max is known for never wearing sleeves.