Monday, March 31, 2008

Really not liking work today. I can't seem to go 10 seconds without having to break concentration, stop what I'm doing, and unlock the doors for people or answer the phone. Then I'm always glancing up every 5 seconds to see if anyone is coming to the door because if I don't press the 'unlock' button before that person tries to open the door and that person is holding on to the door handle, the door will never open even if I hit the button. A 20 second sign language battle will ensue as I try to tell them to let go of the handle. (This paragraph took like 15 minutes to write)
And since when did kids in elementary/middle school start drinking coffee? I'm listening to these two little girls talk to each other as they wait for their ride while one says "I hope my Mommy got me Starbucks!" And then she gets a text message from 'Mommy' on her cellphone and is excited cause Mommy did get it for her. I feel old now and I'
m only 23ish.

Friday, March 28, 2008


Just practicing some quick gestures that I drew from photos and comic books. Busy day with visitors from out of town then a dance performance at Grace St. Theater, so not as much done today. I know what I have to do now.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

"What would the successful version of you be doing right now?" - Bobby Chiu

The painting isn't going very well and I was really frustrated yesterday and this morning. Every thumbnail and composition that I tried to scale up on the final drawing just didn't add up to what I saw in my mind and I didn't know how to fix it. Rather that sulk and curse myself out like usual, I decided to turn on the Bobby Chiu podcasts and just started drawing early this morning. I felt like studying noses.

So even though I didn't yet achieve my goal of having a sweet illustration to show everyone today, at least I got something done, and I feel a thousand times better than if I had just said screw it and went back to sleep feeling depressed. It's a lot more obvious to me now where I could be in only one years time if I do this every single morning.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Sell Your Textbooks For Cash! YEAH!

I purchased a textbook from the VCU bookstore earlier this semester for 70 dollars. I tried to sell it back today and all I was offered was 10 bucks. VCU wins again.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

Can Can Brasserie (French place in Carytown) has the best steak and cheese that I have EVER had. Ever.
Currently working on two paintings, one is due this Thursday so pictures then.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Nobody likes Jimmy Buffet except frat boys and alcoholic chicks from the South!!

Bought a novel at random today. I've realized that most of the time I'm thinking about things like bills, money, food, my future, and blah blah (all things that induce stress) but nothing to really exercise my imagination. Nothing that made me enjoy art in the first place. This book is just what I needed. Not only is the story full of fodder for my brain, the art on the cover is quite motivating. Not because I want to do illustrations like it, but because I think it sucks. If this guy could get work, then yeah. It's not even that bad of a rendering, its just stupid. The poses, the expressions, nothing seems to have been thought out. I dunno, maybe it was stock art from something else. This was in 2000, so perhaps the art director has changed since then:

Been frustrated with what I need to do as far as school assignments go. I feel that while I'm in school and in Sterlings class, my projects should be heavy on concept which makes me feel like doing fake covers to fantasy novels is too open ended. I dunno. :X
Also, some interesting developments with people lately. Some negative but mostly very positive. My peers around me, whether they be in my major or any other, who have been successful in what they do have always been the biggest inspiration for me. Even more so then the professionals that I've looked up to all my life. I'm tired and can't write coherently anymore. So goodnight and a big congratulations to Naomi and Jessica Oyhenart! (you guys kick ass!)

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I'm back from the west coast and it was pretty sweet. It was my first time over there and it really is true what they say about the weather. Didn't do too much drawing as I kept myself occupied with all the tourist attractions, although I of course could have done more. Got a really cool tour of the Warner Bros. studios and saw some actors from shows I've never seen. Just happened to be down there during a Blizzard concept art show at a local gallery. I was pretty bad-ass:

It was really hard not to spend money. I wanted to buy every Evangelion figure I saw.

These were taken from over 5000ft up during our trip to Rim of the World, although the pictures don't do it justice. It was actually a little unnerving driving up it with 1000+ ft clifts beside you. I've always wanted to see mountains like this.

I was able to pick up this really cool James Jean print at Gallery Nucleus (the Blizzard Show) for only 10 bucks!
And now I'm off to NYC tonight! PEaceoUt.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Deep-sea sub in the oceans of Europa. Meh... I know the perspective on the sub is all screwy, but I blame it on the deep-sea pressure. Yeah, that's it.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Just some sketching this morning, which will now happen every morning. (haven't I said that before?)

Edit 6:30pm - The children running around my desk at work are driving me insane. I now want to play Duck Hunt. Weird...

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Heath is not nearly as good as Skor. If you think otherwise, you are ignorant.

In other news, my concepts are obviously still ahead of my application, which of course will take time to overcome, especially when using a medium that I really suck with. About human-trafficking (unfinished):