Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Not a cat taco!


Here is a little painting I did today for a friend who owns Bajio. A resturant with the best Mexican food around. I started out just doing another doodle, but it seemed to fit his resturant so, I went ahead and painted it. Another friend of mine,, does paintings for him all the time. He does some amazing stuff. Jim Madsen Anyway, I showed him my sketch and he threw some color on it too. Not bad eh?

12 comments:

Dennis West said...

These are great guy! So much better than the murals on a local restaurant here in Spokane. I was there a couple weeks back looking at the work and realized that one of the Flamenco dancers had TWO LEFT HANDS! It was a nice illustration otherwise, but I guess the artist got so wrapped up in the flailing arms and didn't realize until it was all over... if ever.

I guess whether or not they're cat tacos probably depends on what country he's in (was that in poor taste??)

Corrine Nelson said...

nice site

Jaimie said...

I love your stuff! It's so detailed, well drawn and amusing!

Dan Segarra said...

Really nice treatment with the colors and texture. Very nice work!!

idobcool said...

They're both awesome!

The Dally Llama said...

Looks like you need to change the name of you blog to "los tacos del gato"

St John Street said...

Ilove the lighting used how could i achieve some close to that in my own work if you wouldn't mind sharing please.

Kactiguy said...

St John- That is a tough one. I usually choose a light source, upper right for example, then I just try to visualize where it will hit the character and where shadows fall. I start out painting the shadow areas with a monocromatic color, usually a ultramarine blue, but it could be any color. I end up with a value painting. At this stage you can see if it is working or not. I then add the colors on top of that. I don't know if that answers your question or not, but that is my process.

Alina Chau said...

Cooool illo! love the character!

Paige Keiser said...

It's been FIVE days since your last post, Guy. How do you expect me to get through the week without my fix??

:0)

Kactiguy said...

Paige, like you have room to talk. I believe it has been five days for you too. I'll post if you do.

Touchskies said...

I love the one in the dark!
wonderful!

Ciao!