Friday, February 13, 2015

The Hope Tree.....


This is the final piece that I created per a friends request for the Hope for the Homeless
center. It was a blast to make, and quite frankly it's hard to let go of. But alas it will be going to a good home.



First up, I inked out the drawing and water colored the little lady on a separate piece of cold press paper.



Then I busted out my Dr. Ph Martin water colors to create the background.


I saturated the page with water and let the color run together.

A technique I learned from this video:




Then came the air brushing. Of which I used a random ABC stencil to create a funky background.


Then I glued the little lady down.


Airbrushed a Sun...it seemed fitting.


And finally I aged a piece of paper with the sentence "It Only Takes a Seed" and burned the edges.

This piece was a hoot to create and I just love the final product.

What do you think?

Cheers, Sir Lapsley









Thursday, February 5, 2015

Family Tree....WIP


More pages in my "Playground" Journal....

The page on the left is a mixed media page that includes old magazine pages, my mobile art, water color cut outs and air brush.

(Shout out to Caterina for telling my about Matte Medium)

The page on the left is a work in progress. It started from a piece of "Structure Art" my wife showed me called Salvation Mountain. The plan is to water color in the page and see what else hits me. So stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by.....

Also here are some other finished Journal pages:










Friday, January 30, 2015

Journal & Photo Playground.....


I finished doodling this page a while ago, but just recently added the Peerless water color. I drew the Phantom portrait on an old book page and used alcohol markers to add color.


A little monster that I drew in my "Idea" pocket Moleskine.

Waves
Double Exposure image made using Vignette and Fuzed applications. The image is a selfie combined with a field of flowers behind my warehouse.


I've been playing around a lot with paint and stencils lately and this is the product.

The Forrest
Another double exposure image....


I decided to film while I added the final details to one of my pages....

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MoNsTeR iN mY pOcKeT


Sketching out ideas in my pocket Moleskine....

I recently decided to use of the free space in my old pocket journal. I sketch out monster & robot ideas that I want to incorporate into my larger sketchbook.

Stay tuned true believers.....

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Digging deep......


Working on a new page.... #journalplayground

Playing around with collage, water color, air brush and pen work. I'll post the final piece when I'm done.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Finding time to Doodle....

As of late, I've been stuck spending most of my time coloring in massive 9" x 11" pages in my journal of doodles. Which I really don't mind, but for me, the real cathartic aspect of my art life is doodling. With that said, I have spent the last few weeks digging up journaling techniques that are heavy of the doodle and light on the color.

First off I consulted my main information source which is The Artstronauts Club and found a major lead. Tracy Moore said he sometimes outlines a general shape in his journal and puts it aside for future sketching. Bingo! For some reason when I have a controlled space to work in, my true creativity flows. As pictured below.

Second I used Michael Nobbs suggestion of working just a few minutes each day and not feeling bogged down by the idea of finishing.

So with these two bits of information I've made a promise to create at least a little something each day and see where it takes me. And just fill up pages with doodles, rather than color.

Cheers!!


Fresh beginnings....

My absence from this blog has allowed me to store up my creative energy and throw it at current journalism and digital projects I've been working on. Here are some of the fruits of my labor.

Enjoy......







Monday, December 22, 2014

Fish Out of Water


"Fish Out of Water" is a piece that organically grew out of playing around with apps on my iPhone. My standard method is to manipulate photos that I have taken, but with this piece I worked with stock images found on Google. I used the iPhone app Mextures, Union, & Space Paint. Cheers!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cosmic Sailing....


I want to live where soul meets body, and let the sun wrap its arms around me. And bathe my skin in water cool and cleansing and feel, feel what its like to be new. #comeflywithme

On the playground...


Oh the worlds we can create with just paper and pen. Diving back into my journal is proving to be the best medicine. Come along with me on this journey.... #sketch

Monday, December 1, 2014

Night Walk.....


When I'm overwhelmed, I take a walk. The night and the rhythm of my stride placing me in a place of calm. And in that place I can hear him. Calling to me. Communing with me. Embracing me. Healed and focused I can now brave the storm and clear the rain from my face......Glory to God! #honest