Monday, April 25, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Werepenguin performing Hamlet

Werepenguin (we(ə)rˈpeNGgwin)

What do you do when it is World Penguin Day and close to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death? This is the dilemma I was faced with today. My solution Draw a were penguin performing Hamlet.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Blue Heron

Blue Heron (blo͞o ˈherən)

The Blue Heron can be found across the majority of North America around fresh water habitats. It is the largest of the North American herons.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bow tie Guy of the Day: Gnathabelodon


Another of my elephant series (I am now looking to draw at least one type of elephant a week) the Gnathabelodon is an extinct ancestor to the elephant that lived during the Middle to Late Miocene epoch. Fossils have been found around North America. They are called “spoon-billed mastodons.”

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Pop Art

Pop Art (päp ärt)

This is part of my Fine Art Series or the History of Art through Bow Ties.

Pop Art was a movement started in the 1950's. They brought mundane cultural objects to the level of art. This particular piece is indicative of Roy Lictenstein's work where he would appropriate a panel from a comic book blow it up and re-crop it.

This is an image of Johnny Thunder and his Thunderbolt from DC comics. I re-drew it, cropped it differently and changed the word balloon. This was to mimic Lictenstein's style.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Elasmosaurus

Elasmosaurus (əˌlazməˈsôrəs)

Meaning thin plated lizard, the Elasmosaurus lived during the Late Cretaceous Period and was actually a slow swimmer. They were bigger than a t. rex. It wasn't a dinosaur even though they were called the swimming dinosaur. They were part of the reptile family. Their necks were about half the length of their entire body.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Blue-Footed Booby

Blue-Footed Booby (blo͞o ˈfo͝otəd ˈbo͞obē)

This is the last of the images I will be posting that has been hung in the art show, Blank Space. The closing is this evening at 6 pm in the Quimby Gallery. I have around 50 4 x 6 works of mine in the show. It has been incredible watching the exhibit live and grow. There are over 300 4 x 6 inch works of art in the gallery at this point and I expect more will be hung before the closing tonight.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Deinotherium

Deinotherium (dīnəˈTHi(ə)rēəm)

This is part of my elephant series of bow tie guys. The deinotherium is an extinct relative to the modern elephant. They were known as the “hoe tusker” and lived during the Middle Miocene era. Adults stood over 15 feet tall and over 15 tons making this the third largest land animal to have ever existed. They roamed Europe, Asia, and Africa.