Friday, October 31, 2014

MONSTER PORTRAIT MONTH ENDS TONIGHT!

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   Today is the LAST DAY of Monster Portraits Month! It's your last chance to get yourself Monsterized! Just go to philipabuck.bigcartel.com to place your order and get further instructions on how to get your very own original 5x7 inch ink MONSTER PORTRAIT for only $10 +shipping!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Monster Portraits Month: Jennifer And Paul!


    It's still MONSTER PORTRAITS MONTH! Here are two fine individuals that wanted to be MONSTERIZED! What a lovely couple. Let's take a closer look!



    In case you haven't heard yet, I'm offering 5x7 ink Monster Portraits for only $10 plus shipping through my original art shop, PABshop! Just go to philipabuck.bigcartel.com or click the "PABshop" link above to place your order and get further instructions on how to get your very own original MONSTER PORTRAIT! 



   But remember, this deal is for the rest of this October only! That means you only have FOUR DAYS LEFT from the time I posted this! So hurry and get yourself MONSTERIZED!

   Thanks for stopping by and checking out this terrifying twosome. God Bless, guys!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Monster Portraits Month: Ashley!



    It's still MONSTER PORTRAITS MONTH! Here's a look at another one of the winners of the Free Portrait Contest earlier in the month, Ashley! Spoooooky!

    So you didn't win the contest or missed it entirely? Do not worry! I'm offering 5x7 ink Monster Portraits for only $10 plus shipping through my original art shop, PABshop! Just go to philipabuck.bigcartel.com for details! But remember, this deal is for the rest of this October only! So hurry and get yourself MONSTERIZED!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Monster Portraits Month: Cooper!


    It's still MONSTER PORTRAITS MONTH! Here's a look at one of the winners of the Free Portrait Contest earlier in the month, Creeper Cooper! He's such a cool kid!

   So you didn't win the contest or missed it entirely? Don't fret! I'm offering 5x7 ink Monster Portraits for only $10 plus shipping through my original art shop, PABshop! Just go to philipabuck.bigcartel.com or click the "PABshop" link above to place your order and get further instructions on how to get your very own original MONSTER PORTRAIT! But remember, this deal is for the rest of this October only! So hurry and get yourself MONSTERIZED!

    God Bless, guys! Talk to you soon!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MONSTER PORTRAITS MONTH!


    Did you hear about the contest and special portraits I've been talking about on my social media accounts? Well if you missed the free Monster Portrait contest, don't worry! I'm still offering 5x7 ink Monster Portraits for only $10 plus shipping through my original art shop, PABshop! Just head over to philipabuck.bigcartel.com or click the "PABshop" link above to place your order and get further instructions on how to get your very own original MONSTER PORTRAIT! But remember, this deal is for the rest of this October only! So hurry and get yourself MONSTERIZED!
God Bless, you guys!

P.S. A special thanks to my sister, Mary for being my model for the portrait above.

Monday, October 6, 2014

NEEDS MORE BLUE!

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    Back when I was attending Carson-Newman University, I had the privilege and pleasure of being taught by many great professors. One of these fine individuals was William C. Houston. He not only taught many of the courses I attended, but I also was lucky enough to have him as my advisor. This past Spring, Mr. Houston retired after teaching at Carson-Newman for 38 years.

    Mr. Houston is the kind of person who really invests in people and really goes the extra mile to help them out. He is also known for being pretty hilarious. As a very small way of thanking him for his great impact on my education, career, and life, I made him this comic strip that refers to one of his more widely known ongoing jokes.1

   The tale goes roughly something like this, while at some sort of faculty get together or while sitting at lunch, many other professors were discussing how much they had to grade and how much work it was. One of them, whether out of genuine curiosity or sarcasm said something to the effect of, "How do you grade your classes?" Mr. Houston responded something like, "I just walk into the classroom. Look at all the paintings and say, 'NEEDS MORE BLUE!' and leave."2

   Of course, I can't tell the story as well as some. And he may have actually said, "More Blue!" in the story. But ever since then students, alumni, and teachers alike will occasionally comment, "Needs more blue," or shout it across the campus lawn when they see him. The whole thing stuck. Some fellow classmates and I even named the weekly art blog we used to run, "NEEDS MORE BLUE."

   So there's the story. Now maybe the comic strip above is even funnier? Be sure to check out the grand artwork of William C. Houston sometime. And THANKS MR. HOUSTON! God bless, everybody. Talk to you soon!

1 That's a lie. It actually refers to two inside jokes, one classic sci-fi film, his love of music, and his own artwork. You can see more of the second joke in great photography by another fine individual, Michael Alvis. 
2 I think he only graded this way on rare occasions.