Thursday, August 15, 2013

Spray Painting on the iPad

Been messing around with the Spray Paint app on the the iPad. It runs a little sluggish but maybe cause I have an older iPad..My iPad needs more Power! This week's Illustration Friday word...

 I lost my stylus so I've been working with my finger which isn't as easy.. I need to get a new one.. remind me!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

1000 Zonkeys


I had this idea.. What if I created 1000 plush stuff animal zonkeys and sent them to art teachers every where? The zonkeys could be used to inspire students to write stories, create paintings, collaborate on animations and a host of other creative ideas that haven't even been thought of yet... 

so I'm creating a Kickstarter page to well, kick it all off. Here is the 135 character promo...

#1000Zonkeys will place 1000 plush zonkeys into the hands of art students across the nation in order to inspire them to create and make art! 

Friday, August 09, 2013



"Fresh" works by Ian Sands..
Above: three separate works placed together how they will be displayed.
Below: each of the works individually
Mixed Media: ink, acrylic, colored pencil, pastel, marker



Sunday, August 04, 2013

The Metal Marble : Free for Kindle!

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The Metal Marble

Tucker’s Aunt Nyce is his mom’s little sister only she isn’t that little and she isn’t that nice. He has to get used to it though because he’s stuck working at her beach restaurant The Crab & Grab for the next two weeks.

While hauling boxes of stinky fish from the dock, Tucker and his 11-year-old cousin Trist discover a golf ball size, transparent metal "marble" floating in the sea.

Ignoring the warnings from salty dog Chef, Tucker and Trist leave the marble in the sunshine until it dries. The marble hatches into a half real, half robotic mechanical turtle.

From the moment the marble opens, Aunt Nyce places Tucker in charge of the turtle. He soon realizes the biggest threat comes from his aunt’s schemes to use the unique creature to draw customers.

Tucker may be scrawny and shy on the outside, but he knows the difference between right and wrong. He names the turtle, Gearbox and together with Trist, faces a constant challenge to foil Aunt Nyce's plans.

Tucker’s solutions only lead Aunt Nyce to generate more horrible ideas. Will it all boil to a head when his aunt decides to add turtle to a special buffet dinner menu??

Nothing says summer like a good book and a wind up turtle!

Aprox 5,000 words. Third Grade.

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