Sunday, November 25, 2007

Chinatown

I could come up with excuses for the absence of posts, but I'm sure it was nothing I couldn't have gotten around; a lot of failed attempts at personal projects in oil or watercolor that I had to scrap. Hopefully I'll have something traditional worth put up here before christmas....
Heres a two week old photo of china town. When I can relocate my effing camera I might be able to take some more (aarrrgghhh!).


This is for my dad...




And here's probably the most recent hands to get there hands dirty in cement... man their cute.


This was a poster project for my illustration class. Trying to get watercolor to work on the background. It was to promote alternative energy. I went with Algae; no taking up farmland or forest to grow it, and it grows really fast.


I thought of making a cheerleader pinup calender for my basketball brothers for Christmas. It's taken a while to get anywhere, because I can't make up my mind. I started out my usual graphic thing w/o lines, but decided I should try something I haven't done enough, and went for a more comic-book thing. Some feedback would be greatly appreciated. Perhaps I haven't followed any blog work through for the past couple weeks because I've been doing the same stuff over and over.... I dunno. It's frustrating.... I dunno if these girls are even sexy or just tacky.... it's easier to make it look charming in a broad, cute style.












Anybody know where this is from? One of my favorite games from my squandered adolescences. A fastidious bear and a miscreant bird fight a witch for the freedom of an island of weirdos that would challenge the muppets for diversity. it possessed the thing that draws me to Mario and what most "cool" games today lack; good old fashioned silliness. Really nice color palette two, in retrospect. The little shaman was hysterical. A part of me fears my mother was right in telling me I threw away too much time on video games in the past. But, perhaps

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Happy Hallow!

My costume didn't go to waste this halloween, as I feared it would. The West Hollywood Halloween party was lots of fun, despite how sore my feet were at the end and how odious it was trying to find a taxi. I met a Cinderella there (though literally a random slytherin girl). I just wish I had found a glass slipper....


NOW! Before I am pegged a narcissist, I want to point out that all these pictures are of me with women is for the sole purpose that none of the pictures on my camera turned out except when somebody else took a picture with it. And I only thought to have them do this when somebody asked to have my picture taken with them, and I asked their friend taking the picture to use my camera as well. That's why they all are front ons of me, and I know I look a tad pompous in retrospect.... Arggh! So many cool costumes people wore that I took pictures of; a big blurry mess! Hanson was there, too, if that means anything to anyone.






Wanted to practice water painting after class. This stinks, I'm sure, but hopefully the classes will pay off in the end. Wanted to use the Mario characters again...