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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Drop

Batman vs Clayface(11x17 commission)

So it's Sunday, and as promised I want to drop some "meatier" stuff on you guys. And seeing as I didn't keep my promise of daily sketches last week, I hope this makes up for that.

I've always been a fan of DVD commentary and the  extras in a CD booklet. I like knowing what an artist was thinking when he created a certain piece. I like the mechanics of creativity--Where does it come from..? Do they struggle like I do...?
And it's not just for us artists and creators. It's for anyone who stares at an accident..or watches the Bad Girl's Club. It's the voyeur in us. And one of the things I want to do with this blog is use it to let people in on the man behind the art. Not allll the way yet (cause frankly, I'm not an easy gal, you gotta wine and dine me a little first)...but maybe just a peek every now and again. And something happened recently that made me question myself as an artist.

I won't get into specifics of what it was, but I will reveal this: the piece you see above was a late commission. Very late. And I can't apologize enough to the owner. But whether late or not, 3 things are always going to happen:
1) I'm always going to admit when I'm wrong.
2) You're WILL receive your piece
3) I'm going to leave my heart on that page.

Whether you end up liking the piece or not isn't in my power to control, but best believe, you're walking away with a little bit of Shawn Alleyne in your hands. know what I mean.