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Coloring with Frank Louis Allen Volume 1 is Out!

The Coloring Book has Arrived!. Just look up Frank Louis Allen on Amazon around the world and it is there.

Here is the direct link to my Amazon author page for easy purchase www.amazon.com/author/franklouisallen

The Blurb reads

‘This is Frank Louis Allen’s first collection of Artwork to Color. Frank Louis Allen is an artist whose unique drawings have been successfully shown in Washington DC, New York, and galleries in the Midwest. Despite having a degenerative eye condition, and being on the Autistic Spectrum, he lets neither of these hold back his art and some of the time they are an asset to his art style. Originally from the UK, he now lives in the Midwestern US. He hopes you enjoy coloring with him.’

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Offical R.Dakota T-Shirt – Into the Digital Depths.

Im getting back into creating Digital piece’s especially since i have been performing music as R.Dakota. This was created mostly from my own photography and a borrowed Iris. Since my procedure I have spending a lot more computer time, Hopefully in a few more days I will be doing more drawing again aswell but I do enjoy this computer stuff. I then went on to make it Avaliable as the first offical R.Dakota Tshirt on This Shirt on Redbubble.

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Hidden Piano’s Part 2: Live Art and Music Performance at Sweetwater

See Also Hidden Part 1

On Saturday the 26th of February I again had the incredible experience of drawing my live Abstract Art durring a concert from the brilliant autistic pianist Matt Savage at the Abilities Abound 2016 awards seremony.

I pulled out a new sheet of paper and let the Music take me where it would as Matt played the Keys and talked time signatures. Here is the result, I call it ‘Hidden Piano’s’ and was able to sell it the same evening.

243 Hidden Pianos copy

 

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Hidden Piano’s Part 1: Live Art and Music Performance at Sweetwater

Getting people to draw is always  such a rewarding experience,  ofter you see people bridge some hidden barrier and Relax.

On Saturday the 26th of February I again had the incredible experience of drawing my live Abstract Art durring a concert from the brilliant autistic pianist Matt Savage at the Abilities Abound 2016 awards seremony.

I had the chance to draw with some great new guys on the spectrum of a range of ages and some other good friends before the concert began.

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Then came Matt Savages concert See Part 2.

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The Wolf and The Raven a Teaser Trailer Project

The Wolf and the Raven

(March 2016 Performance Teaser).

 

 

My film endeavors are mostly linked to my musical and performance art. Some are created under the name, R.Dakota. The first of which was a trailer in a surrealist film style. For this particular short I captured footage of two incredibablly talented dancers in the dark, and layered it with footage of me performing. This process is not disimilar to my digital illustration work in photoshop.

The idea was to be mysterious in order to draw people to come to the performance which was held at Jennifer Ford Art, Fort Wayne. I performed a set of my own creation with the amazing improvised violin play of Felix Moxtar.

I have much of the film footage for building material to create a proper short film in the future.

Credits

Director : Frank Louis Allen (R.Dakota)

Crew and Lighting : Adam Carpenter, Gary Coker, Steve Franks.

Dancers : Mandie Kolkman and Ashley Benninghoff

 

The full musical performance on the day can be viewed here as filmed by Kara Stewart Allen.