Thursday, December 30, 2010

Remembering Frank Frazetta...


"I want you to know that I have very little respect for anything on earth, except man's ability to produce work such as this" - Gail Wynand in Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead"

2010 saw the loss of some very talented and unique people in the entertainment field this year, but none hit me as hard or as personally as the passing of artist Frank Frazetta. So I wanted to say goodbye to 2010, ultimately a truly shitty year for me, by remembering Frank and his work with this little video I made. My advice for the 3 peope that will bother to watch this is save it to your HD if you can, watch it on full screen and crank up the volume!

video

Frank Frazetta - 2/9/1928 - 5/10/2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Harley New Years!


Last new art for 2010

"La Quinn Nouveau"

Isnt she cute?


all colored pencil on approx. 11" x 14" vellum surface Bristol paper

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Artman's Bedroom Antics....Part IV


The latest work in my bedroom renovations. As Clint from Heartbreak Ridge might say...

"Its a Clusterfuck sir!"

First the easy part! I got my 5 main recessed overhead lights installed and wired up the dimmer switch, nice!!

And here's my real problem...Mr. door...brown-eyed devil, plannin' on taking me back slam... *oops* sorry, had a Vin Diesel moment there...Well, take a look at this mess, is it any wonder that door NEVER shut right from the day I moved in?

I was hoping to get the old door jamb off and reinstall it again properly, but 'twas not to be! So I took a new piece of jamb wood and chiseled out the three hinge mortises (in lamens terms- chisel out a little 'seat' for the hinge to sit in so its flush with the piece of wood) and screwed it in place. The first step is always to get the hinge side installed level and tight and then work it from there. If that part is wrong the rest wont have a chance in hell of being right, as the previous door installer had so gloriously proven!

I also installed some more drywall....yeah i friggin hate working with that shit! The overhead lights look good!

Ok time to test the door and make adjustments....is it level???

GOOD ENOUGH!

So get the rest of the jamb installed and then I gotta fix my one mistake (besides starting this whole project in the first place that is!) which was I underestimated how poorly that door was installed and so I didnt cut my first piece of sheetrock wide enough, which left a gap between the door and the wall that the door trim wouldnt be wide enough to cover (check the previous pics above). So the fix was simple, just cut a small piece of sheetrock and fill in the gap. You can also see I have the "secret closet" all walled in and started taping that as well. At the end of the day the door closes like a champ, so yay for me.

Here I installed some pieces of 1/2" plywood flush into the back wall where my bed is gonna go. This is so when I install my wall sconces (which are really heavy) they will be biting into wood not drywall and I wont need wall anchors or anything else. This whole wall is going to get a new piece of sheet rock installed right over this mess and none of this will show or need to be smoothed over. I also installed 1/4" plywood on the alcove ceiling above. This is because I'm eventually going to use decorative paneling up there and it'll be way easier to install that with some wood to nail into. It's also way lighter than drywall would be. Still it was FUN putting those pieces up all by myself.
Next up is start getting the ceiling finished off. Oh yeah I just cant WAIT for that slice of hell!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Kirk Douglas!


Second only to Cagney as my fave actor

Still a Champion!