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Charles Dickens

My montage portrait of Charles Dickens, using images and type to depict his stories. was created using a copy machine. Copies of my ink drawings, and type, were pasted on a board and copied on a copy machine.This copy was glued to a paper board and colored with acrylic ink. I also added black texture using a tooth brush. This image was created about 1998.

Art prints of various sizes , T shirts, pillows and mugs with this image can be purchased on johndyessart.com

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San Francisco

To purchase prints of my San Francisco poster  and other products with this design go to johndyessart.com

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I found a scrap of paper which is 4.5 ” wide and 2.5″ high with embossed shapes and light color on it. I took a digital photo of it and placed the photo into Photoshop and painted over the photo with Photoshop brushes. The final digital image is 21″ by 11.5″. I see a fish in this image.
John Dyess

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inner space 21b

This is another image that I have created for my Inner Space series of digital and traditional paintings that relate to themes of space,time and inner thoughts.

Inner Space 7 final

“Global Warming” by John Foster Dyess 

This image started as a combination of digital photographs, I took of several objects and scans of textures I created. I combined the photographs and textures in the software Photoshop. I began to see various forms in my Photoshop creation and enhanced these forms using Photoshop brushes.
After I had completed my digital image I had it printed on canvas and using oil paint I glazed over the print. I have painted shapes and forms like I would if I were viewing ,with my eyes, a landscape. The difference is that this landscape painting exists in my brain.My original title was Inner Space 7, which I changed recently to Global Warming. I think the painting was speaking to me.

Global warming detail 1

This is a detail from the painting. I thought about the threat to coral reefs by,over fishing,destructive pollution,and global warming.

hurricane

This part of the painting reminded me of hurricanes,and the change in recent weather patterns.

creature in distress

I see a distressed ocean creature in this detail.

art prints of this painting and other prints of my art can be purchased at  http://johndyessart.com/

 

 

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These are the remaining 4 illustrations John did for the book, “The Boy Whose Idea Could Feed the World”, by Doris Wild Helmering.

Book Description:
A fun, uplifting middle-grade adventure for the entire family!

Blowing off homework, being harassed by the school bully and barely surviving a biking accident, 12-year-old Alex while working on a homework assignment not only discovers the secrets of motivation, but learns that bugs are eaten in many parts of the world. A visit to a cricket farm, raising earthworms, and developing a few bug recipes of his own, leads to a science project involving his entire class. A business contract with Power Foods Exclusive finds Alex, friends and family poised to cure hunger and feed every human on this planet with a nutritionally sound, environmentally friendly food source.

To purchase prints of these illustrations go to: www.johndyessart.com

This book is available on iTunes and Amazon.
For more information visit www.doriswildhelmering.com

Full color grasshopper illustration by John Dyess

This is the second of 6 illustrations created by John for the book, “The Boy Whose Idea Could Feed the World”, by Doris Wild Helmering. Illustrated by John Dyess.

A question from a recent interview with the author:

How is the style of the illustrations connected to the story?   

Doris: “I’ve known John Dyess, the illustrator, for many years and have admired his work. So I was delighted when he agreed to illustrate the book. When I look at John’s work, I feel a connection: whether an illustration of a beautiful trout about to take a hook for Field & Stream or a bunch of guys playing basketball. That’s what I wanted the kids to feel when looking at the various bugs – a connection. When I first saw the illustrations for the book, I was blown-away.”

To purchase prints of these illustrations go to: www.johndyessart.com

This book is available on iTunes and Amazon.
For more information visit www.doriswildhelmering.com

 

Cricket Illustration

Full color cricket illustration by John Dyess

This is the first of 6 illustrations created by John for the book, “The Boy Whose Idea Could Feed the World”, by Doris Wild Helmering. Illustrated by John Dyess.

A question from a recent interview with the author:

Why crickets? Has the question of food shortage interested you for a while?

Doris: “Years ago, I had read that you could eat crickets. So when I was working on the book, I started exploring what bugs people eat in other parts of the world. I got so interested that I visited a cricket farm in Florida. And what an education I got! I incorporated that experience and had Alex and his family and Mr. D visiting a cricket farm and then, of course, Alex’s entire class raising crickets as part of their class science
project.”

To purchase prints of these illustrations go to: www.johndyessart.com

This book is available on iTunes and Amazon.
For more information visit www.doriswildhelmering.com

triangle shapes

Triangle shapes on a wall and ceiling.

Here are a few things I have observed in July of 2017 and since I haven’t posted many images in July, I decide to share a few of my observations.
I was visiting with my son and his sons, two of my eight  grandchildren, in Overland Park Kansas, in July and saw the above image projected on a wall and ceiling in his house. This may become a painting.

deer in yard July 2017

Deer in my backyard. Many animals visit our home, including rabbits,raccoons, squirrels deer,and birds.This deer was observed in July 2017.

squirrel July 2017

Many squirrels visit our house, especially our bird feeders. This squirrel was seen in July 2017.

 

 

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This is a drawing, by my grand-daughter Sophia, of Pikachu,a Pokemon character.She just turned seven years old and drew this from memory. Yesterday she asked me how I painted pictures so real. Then we then went to my studio where she drew and colored Pikachu. I was impressed that she showed the highlights in the eyes. I began drawing comic book characters when I was a child, about that age,and many years later I’m still drawing and painting. My son Mike and his two sons went to Pokemon Go in Chicago ,this weekend. That’s three of my grandchildren doing Pokemon activities. I better learn about Pokemon.