Sunday, July 31, 2011

Argyle Owls

Not to much grand or exciting really, although I did create an Etsy store this week, once I get it all up an running there will be enclosed a link.

Im going to be starting a commission shortly, well actually a couple of them, one is for a coworker, kind of a farm thing, and another is for an old friend, Ill have a sketch for that one next time. But one of the things im going to do in hers is lots of strange designs and patterns in a forestly swampish scene (I probably shouldnt make up words though, so it will be somewhat of a taiga type of scene).
I was wondering however to anyone out there, should I include a background in this? I wasnt sure if it needed one, maybe just some light suggestions in the background nothing to distracting.

Unite the United is a non profit organization through Vans Warped Tour, my dear friend Jesse Owens had me design a tshirt for them this year which will be at the various warped tour locations around the country.
definitly not a traditional sugar skull, but I think it turned out well

So I very recently started doing cover work for a podcast called The Drabblecast, and if you click on the link there it will take you to the short story that has my work as a cover. Im looking forward to doing more work for them in the future, and if you like science fiction, horror, or comedy about either, subscribe to it theres alot of strange stories by strange people.
This also made me realize that I should get more references of 60's type women.

Do you ever watch a film that you absolutely loved as a kid and realize that its not really that great by your standards today? Well I recently made a few acquisitions into my extensive film collection that I more or less just stumbled on, We're Back a film about dinosaurs coming to the present with high IQ's and The Neverending story III. Now ive never seen the Neverending story III before, ive seen the other two. Now while the dinosaur film was still pretty decent im hoping that the third installment of the series wont be a flawed as the first film. When I was little I remember vividly watching the Neverending story and remebering it having a great story and compelling characters. But watching it as an adult, you catch all those little flaws that you wish you didnt, like seeing him feeding sugar cubes to keep the horse interested, or how ridiculous the Nothing looks when it had been creepy as a kid.
Its the saddest thing about growing up, that you lose that sense of wonder about everything, yeah sure there alot of things that are still amazing, and I feel that I have a much more imaginative and creative mind than most adults. But its still those little things about being younger that you can never get back...

Lately Ive been enjoying the Racontuers

Saturday, July 9, 2011

New Internet

So i recently got usable internet at my house, up until now I had been using a satellite provider which limited my usage per day and basically was horrible. The only time I could upload stuff online was at 3 am, but now I can do it whenever so I will hopefully be able to post things more regularly.
Life has been alright lately, work has been growing more and more frustrating, but I think that may be partially because of the slowness of the summer season, seems to put many of my coworkers in unpleasant moods, but I digress. I've been hoping to kind of work less, not alot but alittle bit less so basically less then 40+hrs a week, primarily because I feel that being away from the aggravation that is being caused by some of the issues at work will help me be happier in general, but also to get more work done, and because i feel some of the reason for my hand hurting so much is due to carrying plates (I think I should locate my wrist brace).
This one is from a while ago, but I haven't posted it up here, kind of a funny story which involves the moose one below, the moose one was a commission and in the emails, she sent saying she wanted a mouse in the image, so i sketched out the above, and she asked if i could add in a moose cause that was what she had asked for. kinda funny I suppose.

So normally I never enter into contests for bands or things like that, where they ask you as an artist to put tons of time into something that they might not like. I think its moderately disrespectful, I mean if I owned a venue and wanted a band to play at it I wouldnt ask interested parties to compose a song for it, I would listen what they already have done, I digress. I did this for a Murder by Death album art contest, but I guess they didnt like it. Not really sure what to do with it really.
So I was also geeked, due to the new internet, I was able to watch the first episode of the new Torchwood. I have high hopes, they already made several references to the BBC series which were great, but I appreciate that while it Im sure will be slightly different in execution(no pun intended to those who watched), it does seem like it will have some of the same flare, and wont be utterly destroyed like what they've done to Being Human.
Other than that life is fairly normal I suppose, the growing lack of people in Middleville is perplexing however, now its just me and Dwain, and i rarely see him due to his significant schedule. Ive been considering moving, but I dont know where Id really want to go...

I do also need to try to get some more art jobs, possibly with a publisher or something along those lines