Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Birds Know

Birds Know, originally uploaded by Brian Raszka.

Another new one...I'm on a roll.
What do birds know? I dunno know, I'm not a bird. But wear a hat just in case. I like birds as a symbol: freedom, nature, wildness. Fun to draw.
Ink drawings scanned and digitally colored.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Hurt Your Eyes

Hurt Your Eyes, originally uploaded by Brian Raszka.

New illustration work.

Monday, June 25, 2007


Chimera, originally uploaded by Brian Raszka.

This make me giggle; before, during and after I made it.
Cross pollinizating, evolution, our planet is getting mighty crowded, we're living close to the animals, side-by-side, pushing them out, who'll win, where are we going, hang on kids, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
Acrylic on wood.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

I'm an artistaday

A site where artists get some love. Check it out. Rate the artists.
And, they are running a contest to design their logo. If you've got some ideas, give it a shot.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Just a thought on buying Art

I understand many people are intimidated by the thought of buying art. Intimidated to go into a gallery to even look at art. Art shouldn't be intimidating. There is so much art out there to look at. Prices are great too. Most people think that to get an original piece of art will cost a fortune. Not so. Sure there are well established artists and their work sells for thousands but there are so many artists just beginning their careers and their work is very reasonable. How reasonable? About the same cost for a hi-end poster or art reproduction. Maybe less.
There is a lot of art on the web. Check out flickr and type in the type of art you are looking for in the search pane. Tons of artists on Myspace as well and countless other on-line galleries. Most galleries are on-line as well.
If you find an artist you like, shoot them an email to see if they have anything for sale(if they don't already list their work on their own site).
Go to local galleries, go to galleries when you are on vacation, go to art fairs, whatever.
As to what type of art to buy, well that's up to you and your tastes. Forget about art as investment and just buy what you like. Maybe you start a collection of art of one type of animal that you like. Or, art that is all the same color. Or, same general style. Or, landscapes. Whatever floats your boat.
My personal collection (still budding) is quite eclectic. I just get what I like at the time. I'm an artist but I don't necessarily want to look at my own work all the time. I want to be inspired by the work of others.
So, go forth, look at all the art you can and buy what you like.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Bunny book

Bunny book, originally uploaded by Brian Raszka.

I started this a while back but just finished the left side.
Acrylic on book cover.

Monday, June 4, 2007


Witness, originally uploaded by Brian Raszka.

Another new one.
8.5"x11.25" Acrylic and colored pencil on wood plaque.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

These Hands

These Hands, originally uploaded by Brian Raszka.

This burst forth from my subconscious and demanded to be seen.
6.75"x10.5"x1.5" Acrylic on wood

Saturday, June 2, 2007

How to decorate a Munny

Subhead: Or, at least how I did it.
I've been wanting to get my own blank Munny for a while now. I got one from Kidrobot and got the paints out.

Here's your basic blank Munny in parts. Oh, what to do...

Start painting...add texture...I like to paint undercoats of color and add texture so that in the end result you will see color coming through the texture...I use Golden's molding paste to build up texture...hope it sticks...

Add more under-color...looks bad for Munny but don't worry it's only paint...

...add yet more color...

...done with the lets put on a topcoat...this shows the texture previously applied...

...close-up to see texture...

...a few details, put Munny back together and, voila! 'tis done.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Blah Blah Featured Artist for June

Richard over at Blah Blah Gallery was kind of enough to ask me to be the "Special Guest Artist" for June on the BBG site. Thanks Richard it's great to be on a site with such great art and artists.