pictures

I made a video

It’s easy to feel so very irrelevant given that the white people of the USA just elected the literal worst person available to lead us into oblivion and shit is getting worse everyday for just about everyone ever, unless you’re an uber-rich oligarch or an heir thereof; nonetheless, I did manage to put together a short speed art video this week so here it is.

 

Hopefully you enjoy and I’ll come up with something more pithy and insightful to say about things next time.

I still have a 15% off thing going on my etsy (coupon code EARLYYULE2016).   Self promotion hasn’t been something I’ve been much into oh, for the entirety of my life, but even less so lately given that we live in a caldera full of putrid racist shit and bile. Anyways.

 

Love y’all and hope you’re holding it down out there. See you soon.

 

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6:20 pm and it’s dark outside (random update about a show I was in)

Is fall finally here?  Is it real?  I see that the sun is gone but will it be 80 degrees F tomorrow?  Who knows.  I think we need to get used to the fact that we have 2.5-3 seasons now that we’ve fracked the shit out of everything and done our best to kill the atmosphere. Anyway….

In other news, for the past month or so, two of my paintings (Full Moon in Soong and Soong-age Daydream) have been hanging up at the LGBTQ Center of Durham as part of a show titled “Questioning Ourselves:  Queer Identity in Art.”   Here’s a photo of my paintings hanging in the show:

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It is really very grainy because I had to bump the ISO up very high due to the fact that the lights were off and there was a meeting going on which meant I couldn’t turn on the lights, lol.  BUT I always like to catch photos of my art hanging when I have the opportunity.  And I have a phone camera that I can use to take pictures in the dark. Pretty sweet.

Even better?  These paintings found a new forever home and I’m always very stoked when that happens!!!  I really appreciate the opportunity to show my work at the center.  So many nice folks there.

If you wanted to get your hands on these pieces and weren’t able to, never fear. Prints are still available in my Etsy store, Mountain Witch Arts.

And like usual, Samhain is just barely over but already I’m thinking about Yule hahaha.  Ready to put some delicious milk and children out for Krampus!  But no really. I have a few yule goodies/treats that I’m gonna be showing off soon.  I SWEAR! NO REALLY I ALREADY STARTED MAKING THEM OK.

Anyhoo, I’m back to wage-work tomorrow, but I’m feeling ok and I hope everyone is having a lovely dark Sunday evening.  Smooches!

 

 

When paper freaks you out

In a good way, I mean. Let’s tell a tale in pictures shall we?

So this came via ups today.

I recently got a sample pack of Red River photo papers. The polar pearl metallic was especially interesting to me bc so much of my work has metallic inks and paints in it. 

So I printed up some samples and whoa. It totally works and gives any negative space a sort of ghostly glow. 

It’s hard to make it translate in photos but:

The only way to explain it is that the silver looks silver and the shiny looks shiny. See the blue in the nips and lips on the left? It’s a metallic sakura gellyroll pen. In a standard print, satin or glossy, it just looks vividly like that blue. This is a close up of how it looks on the metallic paper:

Still doesn’t pop like it does in person, but the point comes across I think. 

I’m going to be selecting 3 or 4 pieces to do some limited edition 8×10 prints with this paper, so stay tuned for another shop update soon!

Moons,Things.

I been sitting on some things for a bit because it’s never the right time, and realizing that it’s literally Never. The right. Time.  I’ve decided that the days around the full moon are as good as any.

I made a video this week for facebook.  I don’t talk or show my face in it, I just have some beethoven going in the background (which is copyrighted ? but it’s beethoven? anyway.)

 

Here’s the video:

New painting for this week, I’m calling it “Full Moon in Soong” even tho the moon in it is technically waxing gibbous.  Because that’s how I am.  And I refuse to apologize for it.

Here’s the painting:

 

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The thing I have been sitting on “official announcement”-wise is that I have an etsy shop now and things available for sale (art prints and original pieces.)  This piece isn’t up yet, but I am going to do a shop update tomorrow evening, and announce it here and across my socialmedia-scape.  Look out for it!  I have to pay for some dental work very soon!

If you want to browse in the meantime, here’s a link to my shop.  Enjoy! Buy stuff!

Here’s a link to this original piece, if you’d like to have it in exchange for dollars.

If you’re more into having a print, check this out.

 

Talk to y’all soon ❤ Happy Mooonday!

Finished Another Painting.

Second one in a month. I am BLAZING I tell ya what.

 

Here’s a google-collage thing I made that shows the painting’s process:

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I started with a sketch, as usual.  This sketch was on watercolor paper.  I tend to do a fairly in depth pencil sketch and then just incorporate the lead into everything else.  I usually work with colored pencil as an “underpainting”-ish thing and then go with a bunch of layers of thin coats of paint to build up the face and all the areas where I have painted acrylic.  The red, tho, is one of those water-soluble markers that I used to color the entire background, then went over it with varnish.  It’s very vibrant.   Lots of glitter and all that.

 

Here’s a .gif of the process, tho it’s not v detailed:

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Here’s a nifty hi-res scan of the finished thing:

 

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Jerris Gibbs Copyright 2016. Steal my art, I hex you. ❤

I’m trying to find a catchy name for this piece.  I believe it carries on the theme of androidness.

Hey did y’all know you can follow me here and also I’m on youtube?  I’m feeling squirrely lately, I reckon.

P.S. if you want to have this you can, for a price. Check it out. 

OR if you’d prefer, you can have a snazzy glossy print reproduction of it. Over here.

Happy Tuesday and all that.

Spring Already. WTF

I got all excited about resurrecting this thing and then David Bowie died which was a big deal.

Everyone was sad about him dying.  Then all these people were mad because of reasons maybe I’ll write about later in more detail (bluntly put, statutory rape.) SO.

Depression is weird and weird things set it off.  What I’ll say about it here now is that I was very upset and depressed, even tho good things were happening in my life (as is the way of depression and living with the void) and I was at a standstill.  But lately I’ve gotten more fidgety about needing to make things so here I am trying.

I had some art in an art show recently but as usual the photos from it aren’t yet processed.  (soon)

 

At any rate here are some things from my sketchbook to hold a place in your memory until I do my next noteworthy thing or just decide to write here.