Everybody’s got a laughin’ place
This is a painting of the final scene of the ride, Splash Mountain. It features the largest animatronic(the boat, which rocks back and forth) and a bunch of animatronic characters from the America Sings attraction. It is a oil, ink and watercolor painting.
This is for sale and will be on Etsy soon.
Splash Mountain is one of the rides that I love going on but will sometimes have to skip. It’s always a last second judgement call on if I’m willing to walk around the park with wet pants and shoes. But, the theming and ride itself is so great!
From the lack of frequency on my blog you can see that I did not make it through the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge. I gave up on it after I realized that this month was just too busy and stressful for me to keep that pace going. I’d do more art than I posted here. There were a few more pieces on my social media. You should follow along with, it’s fun!
One other reason for the lack of art is that I’m just not enjoying what I have been producing, and this has been an issue for a while now. So, the thing I need to start focusing on is fixing this. What that means is still unknown to me.
But, I will keep plugging along. And this piece is a part of that process. It is a watercolor and ink painting of the bounty hunter from Star Wars, Boba Fett. And, here is the non painted version:
30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 8
Today is a big day. I’m making the drive from the Bay Area into Hollywood to go to the Hollywood Bowl to see a live version of The Muppet Show! It’s very exciting and something I never would have thought possible. That’s why I did this painting today. It is a 5″x7″ ink and oil painting on a smooth artist panel.
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Here is a scene from the great version of the Robin Hood story that Disney created. Robin Hood and Little John, walking through the forest. I feel like this is another one of the great Disney films that does not get the attention it should.
I love the Muppets. And if you are like me, that probably means you love Pigs in Space. I always enjoy drawing Jim Henson related characters and I come back to these characters and subjects often. Kind of like I feel about doing Star Wars related art.
It is an ink and watercolor painting on watercolor paper. This is one that I forgot to post the finished image of.
It’s the start of a new year and I realize that the past 2 months have not been very productive for me. I’m in the middle of a lack of inspiration funk. This is one the few things that I have finished in a while. The painting is of some of the attractions and scenery from Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. For Christmas I was given the book Secret Stories of Walt Disney World by Jim Korkis, and after finishing it, I was inspired to do some Disney themed art. This is a fun book that is filled with 2 page stories all about different subjects that deal with Walt Disney World’s theme parks, resorts, employees and anything remotely Disney related in the Florida area. I first heard about Jim Korkis from podcasts that he has been on and his knowledge of Disney is second to none. In fact, he has several books out about Disney, two more that I have are, The Vault of Walt, which has 4 volumes (of which I have the first 2). They are also fun and quick reads. Lots of fun and interesting stories are in these that any Disney theme park fan will enjoy reading about.
As I was reading the book I decided that I wanted to do something that was related to the stories I had read in the book and I decided that would be from the Animal Kingdom section. So, this painting has the Yeti and the Everest mountain from the Expedition Everest ride, a piece of the dinosaur that stands above the sign for Chester & Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures store and at the bottom is the Tree of Life with an elephant sculpture.
I have another drawing to post later this week that I forgot to post a few months ago. Hopefully I can jump start some more artwork soon.
I wanted to let everyone know that I am available to draw commissions and here are some examples of what some black and white ink drawings would be like. These are just bust drawings in ink and they go for $20 a character. I can also do these in gray markers for $30 or water color paint for $40. Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message at: