Crayola Crayon on white cardboard (box).
Black Sharpie Chisel Tip permanent marker, Windsor gold ink on quarter inch white foamboard.
Student watercolors on acid free 200 lb. tinted watercolor paper. Speedball calligraphy pen using b1 nib and Windsor gold ink. Crayola glitter glue pen.
10 frame animated gif at 2.5 second intervals rendered with Adobe Illustrator – photographed at 300 ISO, f/5.6 apeture, 1/250 shutter, tungsten light setting, no flash in med lighting. Frames adjusted with Adobe Photoshop 5.5 brightness/contrast and gaussian blur filter.
Student watercolors on 20 lb bright typing paper.
Calligaphy chisel tip pen with clear nail polish overlay. Luke 22:49 KJV “When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?”
Close up of calligraphy.
Engraved with Dremel tool using glass etcher bit, metallic gold ball point pen fill. Clear nail polish overlay.
Close up of engraving.
Permanent marker on beige construction paper. Done while in East Bay Hospital.
Gel pens on typing paper, correction fluid for mistakes.
Metal raised music notes, black vinyl music note “stickers”, plastic turquoise tiles, technical pen on typing paper and clear plastic CD case.
Photocopied sheet music, pressed flowers and holographic butterfly “stickers”.
Metallic fabric ribbon with green, white and red stripes. White fabric ribbon with metallic geometric repeating pattern.
My front door at the All Star Hotel. Wood grain patterned 12″ contact paper, large brass viewer (peep hole), solid brass Dolphin spring loaded paper clip, solid brass numbers, solid brass whale design door knocker secured with stainless steel security screws, Schlage solid brass 00414 Plymouth residential single lock front door handleset and brass toned 33′ aluminum kickplate.
A little further away for a better view. I found a discarded black rubber industrial floor mat on the street and cut it in half. I first cleaned it with purple automotive degreaser before installing it. I then secured it to the floor with four 3″ black drywall screws, screwed into the floorboards at all four corners for safety.
Children’s washable liquid marker set on typing paper.
An unfinished greeting card design. Stadler gold calligraphic pen, soft pastel, No.2 pencil on vellum.
Mixed media doodles. Colored pencil, technical pen and gel color ballpoint pen on typing paper. Orange highlighter marker for Koi.
Bucolic landscape. Permanent marker and No. 2 pencil on bright typing paper.
Study to the above drawing.
Mixed media Aztec medallion. Soft pastel, technical pen, gel color ballpoint pen, colored pencil, highlighter marker and correction fluid (White Out).
No. 2 graphite pencil and soft carpenters pencil on notebook paper.
Done with Photoshop 5.5. I’ve forgotten exactly how I did this however, no edited images were used. Done totally in 2D program with filters, effects, distortions, hues, contrasting, colors and masking. The water droplets were “plastic wrap” and gradient work finished with lighting effects (spotlight). There are magazines that show you how to do this now with a 2D graphics app, but I did this in 1992. As proof, I still have the original PSD file. The gold signature at bottom was the only thing I used a 3D app for and it was done with Swift 3D.
I knew I had the original file laying around here somewhere. It was zipped up in an archive within an archive AND, password protected. What was I thinking way back in 1992??
Done with Swift 3D, Adobe Flash and Adobe Photoshop 5.5. An artist out of San Quentin said that “Now that looks like a mess.” I did it to impress a girl who shall remain nameless (chuckle), but she preferred a guy who wouldn’t give her the time of day.
Technical pen doodles.
Jailhouse envelope designs that certain gang members liked, they paid me but I was not a member. Done in Santa Rita Jail, Dublin CA.
More envelope designs.
Practice line drawings.
Even more practice line drawings.
A CD case I did for a friend and classmate at Cypress Mandela Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program, Oakland, California. Her name was Shamaria. She later went into the Marines at Paris Island. All Technical pen line drawing and stippling.
Shamaria is the pretty girl in a green irridescent blouse & black pants/shoes, fourth from the right (going left). I am the one on the far right front row kneeling down in black leather bomber & khaki pants.
Preliminary design of a house we would like to build. Class room assignment at Cypress Mandela Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program, Oakland, CA.
Black ballpoint pen.
No.2 pencil, done in jail.
Ball point pen jailhouse doodles. The penitentiary drawing was done by an Arian Brotherhood member. When it comes to art “inside”, racism and prejudice goes out the window. All that matters is the art.
Piece of black Crayon used for filling out complaint forms in San Francisco’s Bryant St. main jail, CJ-1 (City Jail #1). I don’t do people well, obviously. This was a female guard who was very nice. I did this on my top bunk as she was passing by.
Crayon, No. 2 pencil and black ball point pen. An envelope and card design that I did while in jail at Santa Rita in the city of Dublin, California. These did not sell and is why I still have them.
Gold calligraphic pen and color Sharpie’s. This is a card that I presented to a former Desk Clerk at my hotel who was terminated after her boyfriend assaulted her on the job. I still have it because she was not allowed to accept any gifts from tenants. I miss her.
Black ball point pen. A semi-technical drawing for a truck mirror base I was going to make.
Crayon Glitter Glue Pens and white Sharpie Paint Pen. An Art Deco style vase I jazzed up the base on. I bought it at Goodwill.
Stadler silver chisel tip calligraphic pen, cast aluminum gold fillagree decoration from a purse, string of faux pearls, holographic label, silver Crayon Glitter Glue Pen, red Sharpie Chisel Tip permanent marker, 22 guage galvanized steel wire and gold carpet thread. This item was only shown to the intended recipient but not given.
The Gimp, Adobe Photoshop 5.5, Swift 3D. This was a design I did for a business card and stationary. Don’t remember all that I did but the final PSD file had about 70 layers.
I knew I had the psd file somewhere. This is the actual graphic.
Brown clay, green, yellow, blue and brown glaze. Fired. I made this in 1971 in Kindergarten at John Muir Elementary School in Berkeley, California. I was four years old. I actually made an anatomically correct head at the same time but it was not fired. My mom washed it and destroyed it though.
Down for the night.
Photoshop 5.5. circular select tool, paint bucket, lighting effects, text tool utilizing digital type and gradient tool. Brightness/Contrast adjust.
Photoshop 5.5 and Swift 3D text tool utilizing Gothic font. Same tools used as on 9 ball except plastic wrap filter was used for ivory. I’ve forgotten how I did the background.
Photoshop 5.5. My attempt at remembering how to duplicate my experiments with making 3D from a 2D graphics app.
Adobe Illustrator. I really like the sophisticated look of images made by vector. I wish I had spent more time learning Illustrator.
Swift 3D, Adobe Flash and Adobe Photoshop. I had fun with this one but was always too embarrassed to show it to anyone. Just think of a circus!
Adobe Photoshop 5.5 and Swift 3D. Believe it or not, the hardest part of this one was getting the lighting just right. The grapes were easy, just make one and duplicate it 30 times.
Adobe Photoshop 5.5. I like math! Not really, I only like it as art. 🙂
Adobe Photoshop 5.5. As you might be able to tell, I like the Crown stand up trucks very much. Lighting effects, text tool, pillow embossing and inverted as well.
Adobe Photoshop 5.5 and The Gimp. Embossing, lighting effects, text tool, plastic wrap filter, gradient, hue-constrast-brightness adjust.
Adobe Photoshop 5.5. I’m tired now, you know how it was made. Just like the rest.
Adobe Photoshop 5.5. Another attempt of me trying to remember how I got from here to there.
Photoshop 5.5. Pretty basic, magnetic selection tool, color selection tool, masking, hue, saturation and gaussian blur on the bikini. Couldn’t get the eyes white though, didn’t mask them when I did a hue adjustment.
My favorite truck.
Adobe Photoshop 5.5 and Swift 3D. Various filters and effects that I have long since forgotten. Wish I could remember the jem like thingy. I believe it can be made by applying distortions to either plastic wrap or chrome filter and then maxing out hues and saturation. Throw in some contrast too.
Unfinished Jailhouse envelope. Colored pencil.
Unfinished Jailhouse envelope. Colored pencil.
Red Sharpie Chisel Tip permanent marker. Gold gel pen. Inkjet printer.
Acid free pre-cut mat board. Gold metallic ribbon. Lace ribbon. Cast filigree metal heart. Gold metallic pen. Dried and pressed flowers.
This is the first Native American Eagle prayer feather that I did. I gave it to a neighbor who is also Native American Indian.
This is my neighbor, Mr. Jeffrey Soto. A proud Native American and military veteran.
Photoshop 5.5. I did the Batman spotlight on September 12th, 2001, the day after.
Photoshop 5.5. The only image that I did’nt make was the Klingon insignia. All I did to it was change the hue and add a “plastic wrap” filter.
Photoshop 5.5 and Swift 3D. The only images not of my own making were in the Crown reach truck graphic.
Photoshop 5.5 and The Gimp. Only graphic not mine was the Terminator (I changed eye color) and part of that background, I just changed opacity.
These were all done in the 1990’s. Photoshop 5.5 and Swift 3D. Police van was not mine.
All me. Photoshop 5.5 exclusively. I seem to have a thing for the Sun. My dream is to walk through our Sun when given my glorified body. A Black Hole too. Think God will let me?
All mine again except for the Klingon emblem. Remember AOL? I copied both designs from those CD’s they used to send out. What can I say, they had good graphic designers. Photoshop 5.5 & Swift 3D for “Bridget” only.
Need I say more?
This was an animated .gif and the planet floated by in the mirror. This was the very first animated .gif that I ever made and I did it in Web Development school, it kind of made me a minor celebrity on campus. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop 5.5.