Majestic Bat-Egg

a chicken egg with a bat face drawn on it

I’m fuzzy now on the details of how this happened. I *think* I was making a cake and had my egg and butter set out to reach room temperature, and then my friend Evan came along and drew wings on either side of the egg in order to intimidate me with his spy skills. I then retaliated by drawing a bat face on the egg, which he and my husband then took pictures of each other taking pictures of.

evan trueface purikura by sandpaperdaisy
(my friend Evan)

But I’m not entirely sure. As I was going through my photos I found the bat egg in all its glory. And since I am deep in the middle of a bunch of freelance projects I can’t actually share right now…you get to experience this glory too.

Coming up, retrospectives on several (AWESOME) local shows by Arts Council of Doom artists and photos from a show you can still catch, Let’s Agree to Disagree joint show of awesome artists Amanda and Kristofer Sibrel!! In addition I’ve got a lot more older pieces, decoupage and comic concept art to share. As for my current projects, I hope to be able to share art soon!

Not your mother’s purikura 1: Dainty Manly Men

…your mother probably doesn’t do purikura anyway, but it sounded good. So what’s purikura? Wikipedia says it better than I do:

In Japan, purikura (プリクラ) refers to a photo sticker booth or the product of such a photo booth. The name is a shortened form of the registered trademark Purinto Kurabu (プリント倶楽部). The term derives from the English print club. Jointly developed by Atlus and Sega, the first purikura machines were sold in July 1995.

—Wikepedia page “Photo booth

Basically, you’re supposed to make pretty pictures of yourself and your giggling squad of girlfriends with “skin beauty” filters applied, little roses, sparkles and bubble stamps applied, and so on. …I believe there is more potential to the medium.

Dainty! I will be exploring it to the fullest in the months and years to come.

Incidentally I currently use the Deco Puri android app for my purikura travesties.

Phonetasia 2: Candy-colored comic life

More weird things you can do with phones! I like to mess with the Sketch filters on the Camera360 app to make weird comic-book panel looking still-lifes of the otherwise mundane objects in my house (all of which have been stacked in odd and disconcerting ways to try to keep them from my two-year-old).

I think that it wouldn’t be at all difficult to use a quick snapshot with one of these filters to stage and plan an actual comic background or composition. I’m always saying “at some point…” but at some point I do indeed plan to make a hybrid comic or art piece of some sort starting from one of these bright line-heavy photo/drawing chimeras.

Phonetasia I: Several months of a small child’s abstracts

I always save my little son’s phone doodles simply because they’re so bright and cheerful. My goal was eventually to make a big gallery of them so I could view at them all at once and enjoy the feast of random colors and shapes that emerged. (Kind of like Jodie Foster listening to washing machines in Contact.) After seeing the finished gallery, I actually think it would be fun to try a “redraw” of some of these sketches where I took an interesting form or idea from one of Paul’s pieces and then actually tried exploring it in one of my own drawings. I might try it!

With due credit to the original artist of course.

I’ll be making more “phonetasia” posts exploring the weird things you can do with various phone apps and filters. Paul’s art below was made using Kids Doodle.