Oasis upgrades


This weekend I dug in and made some serious upgrades to the studio. First I was able to have my art bench wired with its own breaker. That means no more extension cords all over. Second, I was able to install a sound system that would let the the kids shriek without drowning me out. That’s a HUGE accomplishment in and of itself. That means in Thursday nights I don’t have to make my family feel ostracized for the sake of the show. Awesome. It’s been a lot of work and I’ve had to forgo a video for the week, but I think it’s been worth it. Besides, I may STILL get a video out by Wednesday.

Weekly Roundup 09SEP2012

The Art:

Acrylic on 2.5" x 3.5" playing cardBlue MoonWendyDragonflyFrog

I’ve been painting these little minis in an attempt to work on my detail skills and as a way to raise revenue for the studio.  They are 2.5″x3.5″, acrylic paint on the backs of The Artistic Biker playing cards from the poker set I had made.  I’ll be putting up videos of these along the way so you can see how a few of them are done.  I’ve actually been painting three or so of these a week, so it shouldn’t take long to get quite a collection of them.


The Easels

Every week, I ask for submissions for The Artistic Biker Live! “What’s On Your Easel” feature.  In this case, your easel is wherever you create, whether its painting, drawing, practice, sculpting, any of the visual arts, or photographs of your culinary and performance arts.  The submissions will go here from now on.  If you would like to submit something, send me a photo of it to blade@artisticbiker.com, or tweet it to me @bladetheartist.

Daddy/Daughter Breakfast

Girl2 had a soccer game Saturday morning.  So we went for breakfast EXTRA early.  Turns out when you’re early like that, there’s almost no waiting for service.  Of course, that doesn’t leave much time for sketching, but we don’t starve out waiting on the food either.

Daddy/Daughter Breakfast Sketches 08SEP2012



Videos: Angry Fat and Baby Elephant Mini

Angry Fat Journal page

 A few weeks ago I decided to get back on the fitness track. One morning I decided to go for a run. The “bowl full of jelly” way my body shook the entire time was not pleasant.  My whole body was not just sore, but sore to the touch.  Apparently, I angered my fat.  Click Here to watch the speed painting of the journal entry on The You Tube.

Baby Elephant Mini Video Link

I also uploaded a video of me painting the Baby Elephant mini.  I enjoy painting these so there will probably many more and many more videos of them to come.  Click Here to watch the video over on The You Tube.