Friday, November 30, 2007


This is a photograph of the finished painting. I hope people like it. It seems to be getting a fair amount of applause from the people at school. To think that at the beginning of the semester I didn't like to paint...

I plan to make some more paintings of original images soon. I am going to be teaching myself watercolor painting over the break, hopefully. I've failed miserably at it before, so let's see how it goes.

Monday, November 26, 2007

It's a Thanksgiving Day Miracle!!!

So the most exciting thing to happen over the Turkey Break was the rescuing of 5 puppies. Regrettably, the 6th of the litter had not made it by the time I arrived where the puppies had been abandoned. Rescuing them and then nursing them (which was the hardest thing I've ever done) was a highlight of this year.
My little brother video recorded the adventure and put together this very...creepy?

My sister now owns one of the puppies. It's weird, though. Having nursed them, I feel responsible for their ultimate "destiny," for lack of a better word. Anyways, I hope they survive.

Friday, November 23, 2007

What do you want to be when you die?

I found this very entertaining video showing the many facets of th business of death over at The Fabulist. I decided that when I die, I want to help the environment, so just bury me as soon as possible with no preservatives in a cardboard box in my local forest.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you,

The Baron!

As he surveys his barony, he remembers the old land, his would be Baroness, whom he lost but in his memories. This is home now, Baron, this is home.

I'm almost done!!!

Click to enlarge!!!

Just a few more contour lines for the background and the Ellis image.

The Studio!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I am getting the kitten!! ^_^!!!!!

Sad day...

I'm not getting that kitty. But I'm looking for another one.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I'm getting a Kitty!

Meet my future kitten! I'm picking him up tomorrow! It shall be a happy day!

Don't tell my apartment complex!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Painting's Progress!

I didn't do much tonight, but I'm getting close to almost done.

An actual painting!

This is a photograph of a work in progress. It is a 24"x30" painting of a collage of several images I found on the internet. Credits for found images go to Jen Wang, Kazu Kibuishi, Chris Appelhans, and Carson Ellis! This is being painted for my foundations of painting course.

I'll probably post another update tonight after another bout of painting! This is actually funner than I thought the final project was going to be.

DANG IT! I missed SketchCrawl Again!

Okay guys (ESPECIALLY YOU, ATEC PEOPLE!!!), I want to organize a meeting for the next SketchCrawl. If you don't know what it is, go to their website and see. If you like to draw, fancy yourself a drawer, or just like to doodle stuff you see, this is for you!
Since we missed the latest SketchCrawl, we have about 2 months to organize one for the Dallas area! What does this mean? It means that if we want to participate in this world wide event, we need to know who out there is interested. ATEC (or AP or AH) people, you would probably enjoy doing this! And if we can get a group to just hang out and sketch during the next sketchcrawl, that would be amazing (and probably really fun!).
I know this is fed to my facebook notes, so if any of you ATEC (or other art majors) are interested, leave a note comment (here or facebook) or send a message. If there is any interest, we'll start a facebook group.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

This one's for you...

Tess! Today's was written around the premise of drawing Tess's hair. I like how it turned out, but constructive criticism is welcome. This is the second Last Chance. Tess, I hope you like it!

Le yawn. It's bed time. I'll post this to DA tomorrow.

Photos, for a change

Some recent peekatures. Drawings from Starbucks signs I did. My favorite is the Italian Roast one. I drew VENICE!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Sunday, November 04, 2007

The Daily 007, from 6/10/07

I like this one still. This is a smaller version of a previous project. I should get the large one completed...

Hurray, I got it done by the time I said I would. Today I used brush and black india to ink the strip. My hand shakes too much, and thus I have squiggly lines. I need to work on steadying those hand muscles. Today's also taken from an idea I had last fall. Here is today's Daily:

This week I might be doing a five day long narrative, depending on whether I get it written out today or not. If not, expect it for next week. I'll try my best.
That narrative sucked.
Oh, by the way, I've started adding the text I originally wrote on the facebook.


I've started a new comic strip, much like the daily, only not so daily. I call it Last Chance, for many reasons. Here is the first one!

The Daily 006, first released 6/09/07

Silly one I had come up with a year or so before I made it into a daily:

Yeah, I know it's late. I was going to have it done at around one, but I was stolen from my drawing. Anyways, this is a rather silly one from an idea I had last summer. I don't know what to think about the execution of it (I tend to err on the "it sucks, make it better," side). But here is today's instructional comic for all you indie rockers who can't afford a turntable(*edit* phonograph is what I meant to say. I have been corrected by the indie rockers) because you bought a mac:

Tomorrows will be out early! Possibly still in the morning hours. Notice I still have 20 minutes left! HA! Take that, time!