Here are two bamboo-and-hemp frames I put together for my giclée prints. These pieces were purchased for raffle at an event last Saturday here in Austin. Two other Austin, TX artists were present; the theme was “internationalism,” and they borrow heavily from Mexico.
My contributions were a bit more scattered. Top: crème fraîche (France), queso doble crema (Colombia), eggs (Minnesota); bottom: pea eggplants (Australia), tomate de arbol (Colombia), kamo aubergine (Japan).
The frames are made from bamboo grown and processed here in Austin.
^^ timelapse of my first illustration from all the offerings at Bug Appétit—the entomophagy exhibit at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium yesterday.
I wrote a short article at Oobites too: http://oobites.com/2014/02/white-chocolate-covered-waxworm/
Step 1: lay down general shape with general colors.
Step 2: decrease opacity to better define colors
Step 3: use smudge tool to better combine colors
Step 4: eraser for clean edges, increase brush opacity for clear shadows and highlights
Another timelapse from my mushroom digital painting series: three shiitake mushrooms.
These three shiitakes were selected as a reference because you can clearly see the top, bottom, and stem section of this mushroom.
See larger here: http://oobites.com/2014/02/shiitakes-three/
Love, love, love this. Reduces food waste, saves money and turns your thumbs green.
Let’s face it, eating well is expensive… or it can be. Buying produce that is either organically (or biodynamically grown) is not cheap. But ingesting pesticide residue is anything but ideal.
Luckily, you can shave a few bucks off your grocery bill by growing a few of those staples from your diet. Best part, it is much easier than you think! You don’t need seeds or anything fancy. You can simply use kitchen scraps from your next meal. How great is that!
"Chirps" (cricket chips)—
Here’s a timelapse of my first illustration of a series of digital paintings covering all the wonderful things to eat from Austin’s Future Food Salon.
A little more information here: http://oobites.com/2014/02/chirps/