Randy’s Notebook Ep.3 – Hallway to Hell

Randy discovers that his teacher Mrs. Flinkey is even MORE monstrous and evil than she appears.

Watch Randy’s Notebook Ep.1 and read more about Randy’s Notebook.

This series was produced by Dave Cain and Myself. Credits for this episode: Dave Cain…Director/Editor/Camera. Written by Mike Azzopardi. Art and Randy Voiceover by Spencer Smith. Additional Voice Talent by Laura Moran and Dave Cain.

Randy’s Notebook Ep.2 – Clown with the Sickness

Randy and Travis visit the circus with Randy’s Mom’s boyfriend Frank only to uncover an evil clown conspiracy.

Watch Randy’s Notebook Ep.1 and read more about Randy’s Notebook.

This series was produced by Dave Cain and Myself. Credits for this episode: Dave Cain…Director/Editor/Camera. Written by Phillip VanWagoner. Art and voiceover by Spencer Smith.

Randy’s Notebook Ep.1 – Enter Sandman

Randy battles the Sandworms living in his backyard with the help of his dog Chunks and no help from Travis.

Randy’s Notebook is a series of video shorts that was a ton of fun to make. Each episode is a retelling of Randy’s day through the lens of his extremely powerful imagination and charismatic drawings, in first person. Randy (12 years old) is one of those characters who just seems to come to life right off the bat. I would love to make more of these.

The series was created by Dave Cain and myself. I provided the art and the Randy voiceover for the episodes. The shorts were originally produced for the sketch comedy group Hungry Zoo.

This series was produced by Dave Cain and myself. Credits for this episode: Dave Cain…Director/Editor/Camera. Art and Randy Voiceover by Spencer Smith. Written by Dave Cain and Spencer Smith.

Free-flow Acrylic Sketching

 

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I wanted to share a little of my process for a specific type of acrylic exercise I’ve done in the past.  It is a lot of fun and you can really surprise yourself with the result!

To begin I apply a random pattern of paint to a canvas or page and then build up the design based on the initial reaction I have. Sort of like looking at a cloud and saying “what do you see?” or a Rorschach test, but we get to take it one step further!

There are some artists who are very good at this, turning coffee stains or little children’s art scribbles into highly designed pieces of art. I do it for fun and to develop that part of my brain/eye, thus my use of the word ‘sketch’. Here are a few examples of mine:

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These canvases are cheaply purchased in 10 packs from Michael’s, or most art supplies stores. I’ll throw a little black and dark-brown acrylic down and pre-treat a bunch of them all at once. In this case the brown ‘primed’ canvases were done weeks ago.

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I’ll simply and as haphazardly as possible apply a few drops of acrylic paint (of whatever color I choose) and then randomly pull the paint around. Here are the (4) that I’ve begun today:

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Stay true to your inner child here, don’t think, that’s the fun! I’m starting to see somethings already. What do you see? Leave a comment.

I’ll show you what I come up with soon! 🙂

Cited:

Coffee art by Stephan Kuhnigk – http://www.designer-daily.com/coffee-stain-monsters-by-by-stefan-kuhnigk-54212

Kid Scribbles Art by Ruth Oosterman – http://www.boredpanda.com/artist-turns-childrens-drawings-into-paintings/