Saturday, December 27, 2008

The New Baby

Well, you're prolly thinking, dang girl you've been posting so much cool art lately, why don't you take a break and tell us more about your personal life?! Sure, Dear Reader, you got it.

Below are pics of the newest (and poopiest) Addeo. And he's still officially nameless so if you wanna shout out any suggestions, that'd be great. Because honestly I prolly won't even consider them, but laugh at what silly thing you came up with. With that said, the possibilities are as follows:

-Santino (hello--Godfather. so when he misbehaves I can call him 'Sonny')
-Santiago/Pedro (Mexican accents are fun to do with animals)
-Usagi (samurai bunny from TMNT)
-Shooter (for obvious reasons)
-Thumper (just kidding...)
-Pasquale











Monday, December 15, 2008

19th Annual Nutcracker




Yes, it's the 19th anniversary of the ladies going to the Nutcracker. Grandmom held in the highest regard, obviously. :)

"Very much fun!"

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Goofy Sketches




Some stuff I did on the (long) trip to Florida...

I realized the extent of my laziness today.
How often I update my blog: approx. twice a month
How often I update twitter: every ten minutes
How often I update my website: ONCE A YEAR

My only New Years Resolution: fix up thenikkinoodle(.com)!!


...oh and I guess lose weight...

...and find a place to live...

...and get me a man...

>>oh also, too lazy to scan... three cheers for photobooth again<<

Monday, November 17, 2008

I gived in.

Maybe it was Kevin Cornell joining... or maybe it was the restless November darkness... or all the garlic I ate at dinner but yes...

...I'm blogging about my first footsteps as a Twitterer... or Tweeter... Tw*tter... w/e
I know... it's awesome.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Another Thrilling Saturday Night

Just messing around with nerdy shots of my markers & pens all "set up"...


BEFORE (CS3) SHOT
AFTER (CS3) SHOT
Possible cover for a collection of art one day...

Late Rant

Synecdoche was....



well, you might want to see it. Brilliant? Psychotic? Lovable? I dug it...

BTW:
I hate the news.
I hate reading news.
I hate everything about the news.
I can easily live without it...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"I'm FIN-ISHED!"


So here's a better scan, plus it's done. Some of those inks in the gel pens just don't scan worth a damn though -- like that awesome metallic in the corner. I guess like most things, it looks better in real life. Pity...

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZ-zZZ-Z-ZZ

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Visit from Color Fairy


Holy $%&*! The magical gel pen fairy came last night...

Sidenote 1: I find myself constantly qualifying my blogging but I realized, hey! I'm a self-indulgent, self-involved bleepity bleep and I'm determined to just leave it at that. Also, the art gives me an excuse to blog, cuz God knows if I twittered I'd prolly just be posting quasi-depressing song lyrics and/or how most people are d-bags...

Sidenote 2: A pattern of reptiles....?

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Studio Feng Shui & Optimism

Fung shway for the studio... You might (or might not) have noticed the studio has changed several times in the past three years. Different rooms, different walls, even moving all my junk outside the house to the chicken coop space. Well, here's pics of the latest move! Let's see if it makes the Noodle any more productive. (Well, it did make me move furniture, and lift heavy objects AND upload pics... looking good so far!)
The Computahz. I sense, the PC and mac have epic battles after I fall asleep.


The glorious bookshelf. All picture books, of course.

A New Piece: the study. I say 'study' like, as if I'm planning a really drawn out, year-long session concentrating on this, creating painting after painting, getting it just right...

We'll be lucky if there's ever color added ;)

Unless the feng shui starts working its magic...

Monday, October 27, 2008

The World Freakin Series!!

GAME 4 -- 1 WIN AWAY!!!!Me & the Pops

Before the game.

Sorry, no crazy shots of crazy fans. Maybe tomorrow when we win :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Friday, October 03, 2008

Unrelated: Fleet Foxes

Incredible Show tonight at Starlight Ballroom.
The Fleet Foxes.
Highly Recommended.
If I can recall their angelic faces, I'll post a sketch...
Watch for them in the future.

(Thank you, Cioner for the nod)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

More Frogs

...it continues... but will it ever end??

Sunday, September 14, 2008

PSDtuts inspiration...


New little character sketch...

...and then brought into Photoshop with billions of blending effects... to be con't...








couple examples of text manipulaton. following tutorials from www.psdtuts.com... i would say this would be a daily thing, but c'mon i'm not that big of a loser... okay, maybe... i mean, i DO have a self-indulgent blog afterall.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Frogs and Hookahs


My motivational studio attire... (honestly, where the heck else could you possibly wear that...?)



More frogs... I figure if I can get a decent amount of artwork up here, it will make up for the lack of quality, then maybe, something sweet might come along. I just read or heard somewhere some artist was comparing drawing to baseball. A pretty good batting average is .300 and that's what artists should aim for. Of course, when you're the Noodle, you're batting a thousand everytime... :)

Sike.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

sleepless in langhorne


some jack rabbit...

P.S. www.thenikkinoodle.com is paused for the time being. (The Noodle is in the process of becoming html/css/java-savy... So, any new art (gasp) will be posted on the blob... i mean, blog. Cool. But let's not hold our breath...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Progress Video (KL & Squeaky)

video

This was a commission done a little while back for a former co-worker... just testing out the ol' Flash skillz...


And the end... unfortunately didn't get the last shot with frame and all...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Proof of Studio Time




nothing crazy... new little dude hatching... 

PS-- who needs  a scanner when you got iBooth.
iBooth is the shizzle-wiggidy-wizzle ;)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Studio! and the Moon Horse





studio shots and some new guy who decided to conceive himself with liquid gold last night... 

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

grrrOWL


Some birds native to the Philadelphia region ;)




In light of the forthcoming Easter holiday, here is... an owl. Angry Fighter Mice soon to come...