Monday, October 26, 2009

6 Feet Under

Every couple of weeks, I send my parents a hand-written letter. I draw them a picture and say a couple things about my week. The picture usually has something to do with my week, and last Saturday I went to the Dios de los Muertos Festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. That space and the people related to it are now my new obsession. Obviously, the photo was taken before I wrote my letter. Yeah, like I'm gonna let you see what I wrote!

The Omen: trucking on. I think he looks absolutely beautiful!

Since this blog is dedicated to The Creative Process (or Some Shit), I thought I'd talk a little bit about how I work. It is rather unconventional and I do not recommend it at all. Usually, us image-makers work at a desk/table, in a chair, sitting up. I don't do any of those. Except sitting up. I've been drawing all my life, and as a result, I've developed these bad work postures. I used to lay down on the floor, or curl up between my bed and the wall. Now, I can't shake the habit. I'm usually scrunched up in a corner (or my closet doorway), hovered over my board, working on my knees. It's not healthy, but I'm very uncomfortable (mentally, because it's definitely uncomfortable physically) working any other way.

Take care!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I can't leave you alone...

...for I love you so.

EVEN THOUGH THE BACKGROUND LOOKS LIKE SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT. It's always hard to keep going past the beginning stages. Usually, nothing looks good.

Take care.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pip pip and all that...

So, I'm totally aping the cover of one of my favorite books, but I knew the image would look great with the texture here. I think there are some very elegant and beautiful moments in this piece; a great deviation from my usual work and goals.

Our class had to draw something for the "Senior Parents Gala" and our teacher provided this shiny, textured, patterned paper. I was really stumped as to what I was going to draw; the elements were very hard to work with.

The scan looks kind of gross, but this absolutely one of my favorite pieces, and some lucky parent is going to get it (maybe not even mine). I stole some of the paper, so I can always make another, but won't be the same.

I love it!

Take care.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Don't speak...

1. Jævel Av En Tango

2. More of my self portrait. I'm purposely only showing this little bit. The rest will be a surprise! :D


Take care.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I would visit you a lot...

Pages one and three of Tales From The Pit. It was tons of fun, stress, and a mess all in one. I really enjoyed doing these pieces. It started out as a Ralph Steadman-inspired idea and it evolved into a Ralph Steadman/Eddie Mize/Patti Smith adventure. The hardest part, hands down, was figuring out how to get these pages to read while retaining the incredible energy and immediacy of the textures. It took forever, but the result is beautiful.

I'll be completing the book, hopefully, before Christmas break.

My teacher told me he was proud of me, so that made everything worth it. I got an A with these bad boys!

Take care.

P.S. I didn't get hurt that bad. There is some truth to the injuries, but more than anything (well, aside from the artwork), the purpose of this is to tell an entertaining story.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Pied Piper

Just finished a work session on this WIP. It's Eugene Hütz! Those are the lyrics to Sally. I'm hoping to make this more visually complex.

Ink, water color, gesso, etc.

Take care.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Don't stop believing!

Sloooooooooooooowly making progress. This is a personal project, so it kind of takes a back seat to all my school progress. I hope to integrate watercolors with the colored pencil. Not too sure how the water will take to the paper...

Take care.