Saturday, December 7, 2013

Logo design as a T-shirt !

Artwork copyright Charles Weiss 2013
This is my new t-shirt design featuring the logo for my art studio. A sharp turning muskellunge over top of an oval painting pallette with  brush . The FISH CARVING refers to my wood fish carvings as replicas of fish.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Hand Painted Apron

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT Charles Weiss 2013
Sunfish in the underwater weeds and the dark and light "Carp"
Star Filled Sky and Bird of Paradise  and Pumpkin

Popular Canadian Heroes Apron

Doodle ART Inspired "Sunfish"

Friday, November 29, 2013

Silent Auction on location painting Fundraiser for Trout Unlimited Canada

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT Charles Weiss 2013
 Thursday November 28, 2013 at th Metro Convention Center, Fundraiser Silent Auction painting
"STEELHEAD SPLASH". Acrylic on canvas 6in x 6 in.  For reference for my art I used the shiny steelhead trout on the cover of Real Fishing Magazine 2013 Fall issue.
The creation of the small canvas painting took about an hour and a half. The bids were coming along and and I was talking to the invited guests about the new art that I have recently completed. The location downtown was perfect. After I completed the artwork I went over to Ripley's Aquarium Canada!Very inspiring!

Here I am with the completed acrylic painting. Titled "Steelhead Splash."

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Zombie muskie fishers

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT Charles Weiss 2013
This is my cartoon celebrating Muskie fishing if it was enjoyed by Zombies.
Who else would spend too many hours trying to catch just one fish?
A zombie wouldn't consider using a net, they would hand land their toothfish.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

How to Draw A Caricature of Jennifer Lawrence

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT Charles Weiss 2013
 start a caricature portrait consider the shape of a persons face. Then consider which features could be exaggerated. Jennifer has a slightly round face and slightly small eyes. Her full lips are a detail I would increase in size. Also, the hair is something I would enlarge in size.
 Jennifer Lawrence is an Oscar winning actress with a big group of fanatics who enjoy her on the movie screen in her popular role as Katniss in the series of "Hunger Games" movies.
Two versions of the final portrait.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mayor Ford knocked off high horse

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT Charles Weiss 2013

The recent city council attack on their Mayor Rob Ford, has reduced his powers of voting, duties and numbers of his staff. He continues to suggest he will run for the mayors position next year?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Musky on the fly new art

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT Charles Weiss 2013
This is a new concept ofamuskie seen through a rolling wave chasing a large fly.
I think this is a unique point of view. The sun is setting in the background and reflecting on the water.
The fly is a large design about 12 inches long.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Repainting a wood carved Muskie at Vermilion Bay Lodge 2003

During the spring of 2003 I was contacted by e-mail through my old website
Nature Artists by Gord Bastable of Vermilion Bay Lodge. He was needing a talented wood carving artist to repaint his Large wood Carved Muskie.
I had read about Gord Bastable and Eagle Lake from a couple of articles by Burton Myers in 1998 Ontario Out of Doors magazine.
This carving was created by Bill Sitter of Illinois USA.
Gord had commissioned him to create a replica to represent a giant muskie caught October 1940 byAmerican Ed Walden from Eagle Lakein the Vermilion Bay area. The fish was a Canadain Record at that timelength 59inches, girth 31inches and a weight of 61 pounds 9 ounces.
Gord had taken the carving to a few sportsman showsthe previous winter an was amazed by the less than positive comments by the public.
I wasinvited up to the lodge to work on recarving and painting and share a week at the lodge and enjoy the areas assorted fishing and sight seeing. His letter reads. "Would be happy to have you and Diane come upthe last week of Aug. 2003. I will have a cabin available . I hopeto take you out in the cedar-strip boat myself for a littlre musky fishing. The wood musky looks forward toa new tail and paint job."
My wife Diane was unavailable for the trip. I invited my fishing friend Jim Elie and his son Mark along instead during the last week of August. We did go and enjoy some guided muskie fishing with Gord in his wooden boat, none were caught. Many were seen following. Gord was alostshoulderedout of the wayby Jim when he had a muskief ollow up to the side of the boat.
These are photographs that Gord Bastable took of the progress of  re-carving and re-painting the Giant"Ed Walden"Muskie. It's on display in the lodge for all to admire.
Who knows if another muskie of this size or larger is swimming in Eagle Lake today?

                                             Sanding and reshaping the tail and anal fin .
                           Starting to repaint the marking pattern on both sides of the big carving.

                                 Brushing on the clear coaton the finished refurbished muskie.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkin Carving, Scary face

The eerie glow of candle light from inside the carved Face
The black marker drawing of the ghoul snarling face
Carving bottom of the chin
Carving the bottom of the chin
Carving the pointy ears
Almost complete with carving the face

Ghoul face finished
The carving was created with sharp kitchen knives, peelers and reference to a story in Wood Carving Illustrated.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Carving a big wood musky

 The side view of the 50 inch/ 123 cm length, The fins have been added as individual wood
pieces and glued in position .
 Showing the long teeth in the lower jaw, some are one inch / 2.5 cm long.

                                       Showing the ot the two pieces of wood musky shape.

Finished painting of muskie with spotted pattern

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Muskies Inc. Back Calendar cover art step by step

 I worked up a rough drawing of a yellow perch escaping from a chasing muskie. I positioned the small fish at the edge of the mouth of the large predator fish to create a dramatic closeness between them.
I sent it over to Musky Hunter magazine. I thought this image would express the tangled underwater world of a variety of plants Richardson pond weed, and potamageton  etc.
 I  re-drew the scene on canvas  of the muskie and perch . I added the shapes of the vegetation and painted with Hookers green, Raw Umber and green gold and yellow ochre. The water has cerulean and ultra marine blue patches  and white added for bubbles.
I left the shape of the perch un-painted . I wanted to create a simple white shape of the canvas. The contrast allows me to clearly see the progress in the design.
 I  use a painted  plastic  head casting of a musky to compare the shape and details of the mouth and head in a similar perspective as the painting

I've added more colour and detail to the shape of the perch and considered changing the Yellow Perch to Bull Dawg Lure.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

This is the end, Group Caricature

This is my group caricature of the zany actors in the movie "This is the End"
Left to right:James Franco. Jona Hill, Craig Robinson, Seth Rogan, Jay Barichel, Danny McBride

Sunday, September 29, 2013

My Royal Winter Fair poster Art in progress

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT Charles Weiss 2013
Pencil and watercolour rough planning on 18 inch by 24 inch paper
Inspired from from the design of a decaorative border design from the turn of the century
hand painted etching

                                                 Tomatoes and apples and leaves and vines.
 Roses and othe blossoms on a wood trellis with a chicken and a calf.
                        Mother sheep with a baby ewe and many more coloured blossoms.

                                          Large horse head will be added with yellow straw background.
in the finished design!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dean McDermott caricatures and cookbook

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT Charles Weiss 2013
Recently I completed A CARICATURE of Dean McDermott
Canadian actor and now a celebrity chef.  Dean is well known in Canada for his portrayal of Constable Turnbull on the tv show "Due South".
 I drew caricature portraits of everyone at the photo studio.
 I also drew a caricature of Dean McDermott's family!

A couple of back and front cover ideas I drew for "the Gourmet Dad Cook Book".

Friday, September 13, 2013

ANIMATED PAINTING Flying Osprey catching a northern pike

This video was created on my laptop, Think Pad T series from my acrylic painting.
Titled: "Splash Down". ARTWORK COPYRIGHT Charles Weiss 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Metal DRAGONS in Scarborough

 Recently I was travelling ON MY BICYCLE

 along the streets of my neighbourhood when I can upon  a wonderful selection of large metal sculptures of segmented shaped giant lizards and dragons. The largest must be over 10 feet high! The intersection of Crockford Blvd. and Lawrence Street on the WEST SIDE OF SCARBOROUGH!

 Sunset silouette of wonderful colours of the clouds contrasting with metal dinosaur shape.