Thursday, September 27, 2012

Track 3

So as you can probably see this whole keeping up regularly isnt working so well, but at least im doing better than I have been previously. Today Im kinda going to skip over whats going on in my life to show you a neat thing first.

 So heres a couple of the stuff Ive done for Stellas, I recreated the mural outside into a small version to be used for menus, posters, table tents. They used it for the Rehab Brunch which is still going on every sunday, you should check it out its pretty cool. The bottom left one there is a Happy Hour pinball machine they asked me to make, I dont know that it ever got used, but all the staff who saw it really liked it. Ive got the start of another poster with that little spaceman, and the Downtown Throwdown poster has another awesome tie fighter fight.
this is from the Team Trivia posters I made for McFaddens, I never heard if they used them either, but it turned out pretty cool I think, I had the Millenium Falcon higher up on the poster by the text.
So yeah I guess that satisfies my Barfly art stuff to be posted.
Things have still been struggling a bit in the trying to find art gigs avenue, but I did recently make an awesome album for the Tony LaJoye Trio, check out the poster for it, there is also a date in Traverse on the 5th for you northerners. I might post some of the album art when it gets closer to the date as a preview.
Things have been alittle rocky in my personal life as of current, Im a bit lost to be honest, but I feel hopeful about it, and I think it will work out positivly...
Today I got the whole process started to do substitute teaching, saddly Alex I wont be able to sub for you for your honeymoon, but I will later in the year. I think it could be pretty cool, and since I will be able to kinda choose my days I dont want to work I can make days for myself to work as well that way I can do art stuff and have a paying job, awesome.
  Most recently though, yesterday in fact, I posed a question as my status of what should I draw tommorow, an awesome amount of cool ideas were thrown out there, and I think I might form them all into a crazy awesome painting, Ill post the sketches next time so everyone who commented can see, and Ill keep them updated on its progress, itll kinda be something to work on when im not working on other stuff.
Track 3, my favorite album...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hi all, probably not a long post, but I told myself I would try to be better about posting stuff. Things have been going decently recently all things considered. Still dont have any job prospects on the horizon really, but I sent out emails to a bunch of different places, Baker Books, Beehive Illustration agency, Highlights. Id like to send more stuff to agencies, but Im not really sure how to go about that. While I loved going to Grand Valley, I do feel like the things missing in my education was how to actually get jobs, I mean in that regard people mostly suggested what to have in your portfolio, not like how to actually beat the pavement so to speak and get contacts and stuff.

    Anyways, my sister had her wedding last weekend, it was a really great ceremony, everyone had a great time, and it was nice to be able to introduce Anne to my family, hopefully it wasnt to overwhelming.  Donovan Cater officiated which was really cool, I think it means more in a wedding when you have a good friend do the actual stuff, especially since its so easy to be ordained these days. He and Jessa are really cool people too, Im looking forward to making a logo for her face painting. Im not a big logo person, but when someone wants me to make a logo and is coming to me becuase they want it to be in my style I dont mind at all, then its fun to see something youve done on letterhead, business cards and stuff.

Anyways Im not sure what art to throw on here today, Im going to start showing some of the stuff that I had made for Barfly when I was working there, they havent really contacted me about anything so Im not sure if they still want me to freelance at all. Heres a couple of the more animated banners (these are the top an bottom, they went on 11x14 posters will all the events an stuff, ones for beer dinners the other is for weekly events), and a poster I did for a hop festival, they didnt end up doing there own text, I added the text in digitally so it wasnt so bad.

Ill add more stuff next time, hopefully have something brand new, but also more of the Barfly stuff.