Friday, June 19, 2009

Why I don't want to live to 100...

I entered in this contest by Phil McAndrew in which you had to draw yourself at 100, no excuses since technology has made it possible or what have you. Here was my sketch.

I was going with the "Why the hell did we invent this technology?" feeling. Cause man, I would not want to live that long and age the horrible way I would. Enjoy and hopefully have a laugh at my expense!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Heaven Gallery Work

Hey all,

The two pieces I had in "Let Them Eat Cake" are now up on my site. I made a few more pieces too that weren't in the show and I don't necessarily want to include in my site/portfolio, but thought I would show them here. So, with no further ado, the rejects!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Last sketches from this Sketchbook

So I've finished yet another sketchbook. Although, now I'm going to use a clipboard and typing paper as a makeshift sketchbook, since I can't really afford a new one. I've been a bit obsessed with Etsy lately and have found a few cool sketchbook there like this one and this one especially.

Now on to the last of Sketchbook 08-09's doodles:

this was when I was waiting for Marie Ullrich, the director of Faster! since I was going to do some storyboards and concept art for the film. Was not too cheerful until I had some of that coffee in mah belly.

This is a sketch of Bill from Left 4 Dead. There were a lot more lines but I kind of brightness-and-contrasted them out... were I to color this he would be covered in boomer yuck. I thought of doing all four and went on to sketch Louis but man... he was not looking right. So I abandoned it... haha...

Until I blather again!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Let Them Eat Cake

Yesterday was the gallery exhibition/fashion show "Let Them Eat Cake" at Heaven Gallery.
I had, or was planned, on having four pieces in the show. Really, I only saw two. And when I got there, they were on the floor.

After talking to one of the guys at the door, he kindly pointed out another artist who had to hang up her work, and said I should just ask her for help. So I asked her and she was kind enough to let me borrow her hammer and nails. After some banging and adjusting, my work was up!

I still have no idea where my other two pieces were hanging, unless a) they were somewhere I didn't know about, or b) the woman just didn't want to tell me they weren't put up. In reality, I would have liked to just be told if they weren't put up, but who knows.

Apart from the disappointment when I got there with the state of my work, the show was pretty fun! There was a good amount of people, some interesting work on the walls, and a pretty good fashion show with work by Justin White.

Now I shall be off to pick up my work from the gallery. It was a fun experience, and I'm definitely looking for more gallery opportunities. Really, the show made me want to host/throw an art gallery/apartment deal, but unfortunately I live in a basement on the southside... not really the best place for one. But if I do get an apartment in Chicago, you can bet I'll be gearing it for some arts stuffs.