Thursday, December 18, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
orioles is so freaking hard for me to spell. i have to type each painting's name a bunch of times. when i name the file. when i add the title to my list of paintings. when i email the requester that the painting is finished. when i post the image on my Free Paintings site. when i label that image on my Free Paintings site. when i title that image on my Free Paintings site. when i post the image on this site. the beginning of this paragraph. the end of this paragraph. orioles.
that's a lot of times. every single time, trying to type the word has scrambled my brain. what is it about spelling the word oriels?! oroeils. oreils. oreiels. oreails. oreals. oreales. oriols. ORIOLES.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 7:45 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014
i am seriously terrible at researching my art before creating it. the guy that requested this painting just asked for the image below with no context. i painted him. only now did i do any investigation as to what the heck i was painting. it turns out he's a character from a couple of strategy video games by Sid Meier. this kind of reminds me of when i go to photo shoots for magazines and the photographers say, "i haven't read the article. what are you?" then by the end of the session we're buds and they know all about me.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 6:17 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014
this is titled as the third hedgehog i've painted but that's not really true. there were the first two but then there was sonic and there was super sonic. oh! there was also a girl with a hedgehog and weirdly two elephants with penguins and hedgehogs in purses. still waiting for someone to request a hog in a hedge so i can sort of add it to this list.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 2:02 PM
Friday, December 12, 2014
the requester for this asked for something Germany themed. so this is inspired by the German flag. i remember trying to draw the American flag when i was a kid and finding it impossible. i could never make the square in the corner look like it was the right size. and how do you fit all those stars in it? plus i'd start adding in horizontal lines for stripes and get to the bottom before i reached 13. my American flags ended up being taller than they were wide. it must be easy growing up as an artistic kid in Germany. just three horizontal bands.
Posted by Ali Spagnola at 8:08 PM