Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"I'm Animerican" opening party pics

Here's a link to some picture's from the "I'm ANIMErican " group show:

link to pictures on Wild Boar site

Here's Eric staring at my head, hat and/or beard. My paintings hang on the wall above us.

A good action photo utilizing Jon Schnepp and Eric's paintings. I chose the Power Cosmic. I am a herald of Galactus.

Bob Okazaki took this picture. He is also in this picture - along with myself, Shannon and Eric.

We had to compose a paragraph describing our art in the show. This is the one for my paintings:

What is it!?! A giant naked lady. Oh yeah. She is eating the monster. He like a Kaiju monster. I love Godzilla style monsters = awesome. I love King Kong Escapes the most. I saw Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 16mm print projected at the public library when I was a tiny child. I also love a naked lady. Especially she is a giant. Giant = better. A giant monster eats the lady too. There are two: 1) Giant lady eats smaller monster in Tokyo. 2) Giant monster eats smaller lady in San Francisco. Both cultures, equal measures. They call it "fusion." I can dig it. I'm ANIMERICAN.

I love you,
Chris P

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"I'm Animerican" paintings

Here's some documentation of the paintings I did for a group show called "I'm Animerican."

The theme was the fusion of Japanese and American culture through the influence of Japanese Anime. It's up now at a place called Royal T in Culver City. It's a pretty bad ass gallery/store/japanese maid cafe: http://www.royal-t.org/ The opening was huge. It was curated by Eric Calderon. Apparently, he knows how to throw a good party. Booze+Karaoke+Weird Paintings+Japanese Girls in Maid Outfits=Awesome. I'll post or link to some pictures of the show eventually...

Anyways, here's what I painted....

I did 2 pieces. 2'x2' each, Acrylic on wood. They were called:

"Giant lady eats smaller monster in Tokyo"
"Giant monster eats smaller lady in San Francisco."

Here they are before hanging in the show...

This is the drawing stage. I start with light pencil, then firm it up with a Sharpie. Shannon posed for the lady. See the Burne Hogarth knee reference to the left...

Monster version...

Then I rock the grayscale "painting." I've found that using Copic/Prismacolor gray markers and sharpies makes this process go very quickly. Most of the time I'm doing these the night before the show, so I need to work fast!

I paint over the grayscale version with acrylic, then finish it up with gloss medium.

A detail of the giant lady eating the smaller monster...

Eric painting his energy blast in my garage.

Hanging the show...

As soon as I get some pics or a link from the opening, I'll post that shit!

Next up, I'll be painting something for a ROM tribute show. I'll post something when I have it...

a few more pics from Gag Me With A Toon

Here's Shannon posing by her two pieces. They're Tom and Jerry made out of candy wrappers. First to sell, by the way...

Standing in front of my Captain Caveman painting.

And here we are again.