April 9, 2006

"I don't give a SQUID!"







So, I finally finished these paintings and I'm really happy how they turned out.
Let's see, this lineup is called "I Don't Give A Squid" and each one took me about
1 day to complete and then 1 day to varnish them all at once. They are all 5 1/2"x6 1/2"
each and are acrylic on hand cut, sanded and varnished Oak wood. I guess I just have
been on a squid kick lately and felt that I had to paint more. I had a lot of fun making these.
In fact, I did some color studies with crayon before I painted them. I was also able
to do a color study on my tablet PC(posted before), but just the red one. :)
I'm starting a new painting this week and I will post some sketches of it soon.
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25 comments:

Bigtime said...

Those are all really cute. I love the bare wood around them, gives each squid a little more punch.

Alina Chau said...

THese monster characters are tooo CUTE!! They are beautiful, love the idea of painting on the wood and leave off the wood !! Must click back and stare at them some more!!

Ladysarajane said...

Those SQUIDS are soooooo cute! The wood really makes them stand out.

the wipe said...

nice one dee , I love them . where you get the wood ?

cutesypoo said...

Hey great blog!
I love the worried squid!
hehee! I'll link you as well!

Ripsey said...

The white/nervous one is spot on!

Crystal (Sis) said...

LIke the Squids...there so cute!! I really like the little green one...he is saying HEEEEEEE! The wood has been a neato touch to all of your paintings. Wow one day, remember the one!!! HAhA

ELiza J├Ąppinen said...

AAAAIIIIIEEEEEKKK!!!! They are so cute! once again great stuff.

katzdontbark said...

love the squid...and other sketches from the archives too...look forward to seeing more. :D

mikeroush said...

nice I love sguids and all the different cepholopods of the world. These kick ass DEE!

Teemu J├Ąppinen said...

Wow! Excellent stuff! They are the fricking coolest and cutest things I've seen for a while! Wonderful!

Ryan Smith said...

Great designs Dee! I really like seeing them all together. You should do about 16 more of them to fill a wall. Thanks for the link!

WAYNE MILLET said...

cool style...

RheLynn said...

Very cute illustrations! Your characters have a lot of personality ;o)

Marcelo Vignali said...

These are brilliant.

MisterZoobadoo said...

great paintings. I'm really digging the stuff you did on sketchbook pro as well. Hard to replace pen and paper, but I don't regret NOT filling up my waste bin with millions of sketches. I think the world saved a few trees when those tablets appeared.

Also, thanks for stopping by my blog! Pleasure to meetcha.

Virginia Valle said...

Cute little critters!!!,Thank you too :)

MGBEERS said...

Love your artwork. Found your link on Drawn! forum. :-)

Dee C.K. said...

Thanks everyone! I was really happy the way these turned out.
The Wipe- I usually find the wood or it's given to me. Sometimes, i head over to the hardware store for wood too.
Ryan- I was thinking of doing a whole bunch of them too. I just need to get more wood for it. It's on Oak, so kinda expensive. I'll keep an eye out though! I would love to see a sea of them. =)
Thanks again to everyone for your kind thoughts! I will put more up very soon!

Bonkers said...

Aaauuugh! These are so terrific! Honored, am I, to have linked to your blog!

I bet you could sell a buttload of these at A.P.E. in San Francisco. I'd buy one!

Octavio E. Rodriguez said...

Awesome pieces! Love to have them on a t-shirt.

Chickengirl said...

omg I never knew squids could be so cute!!!

Chris Battle said...

Super cool!

kend said...

i love this painting really cool!!!

Sil said...

soooooooooo cute!!! i love them!
great work!

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