Category Archives: Art

Sharpie Art or Sharpie Doodle

Recently, I purchased a bunch of Sharpie pens that I could use to draw doodles. If I have a pen and paper, I’m usually scratching something on the paper. I thought why not make it more interesting with colored pens. Here’s my first doodle using my new Sharpie permanent markers (dual tips). Making Sharpie art is fun!

An example of Sharpie Art

The actual size of this drawing is 9″ x 12.” I spent a week working on it (on and off). It takes a while to draw the many patterns you see.

Create Your Own Avatar in Photoshop

create an avatar in Photoshop

I created my own avatar with marker and pen and then modified it in Photoshop.

I decided that I didn’t want to use an avatar someone else had created when I had the stuff to create my own. I should have done this ages ago, but you know life happens. You can create something similar by following these steps:

  • Draw a perfectly square box (e.g., 2″x2″)
  • Fill the box with a design using whatever media you like (marker, pen, colored pencil, watercolors, etc.)
  • Scan the completed drawing and then import it into Photoshop for editing
  • Apply filters, modify contrast and brightness, modify colors, etc. Get creative.
  • When you have something you like, re-size your image to 90×90 pixels, and then save it for web and web devices.

Easy-Peasy!

Portrait of Michelangelo Recently Discovered

The artist is believed to be the horseman in the blue turban.

The artist is believed to be the horseman in the blue turban.

You can read more about the discovery of this self-portrait by Michelangelo in his fresco The Crucifixion of St Peter at TimesOnline.

According to the article, Michelangelo is believed to have included a self-portrait in the Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel.

Last Supper Poster of Battlestar Galactica Cast

Battlestar Galatica Last Supper

One of the best TV shows of all time is Battlestar Galatica, now in its last season on the SciFi channel. If you’re a fan, you’ll truly appreciate this take on the Last Supper, especially when you consider the “one god” theme of the series (one of many themes). How appropriate for Six to take Christ’s position. Get a better look at the image at SciFi.

This isn’t the only tribute/caricature of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. You can find more here at Jeremy Barker’s site – Popped Culture.