Monday, June 30, 2008

An ocean’s garbled vomit on the shore, Los Angeles, I'm yours

First I would like to say that my little niece was born in the wee hours of Sunday morning and I can't wait to meet her next weekend! yay!

Okay, So I finished my film like 10 weeks ago and I'm just uploading it now. What?

I have mixed emotions about it as per usual. One day I will make a film that I am completely proud of. I swear. Unfortunately that day has not yet come. Maybe I just have to let it sit a little longer so I'm not just noticing all the flaws. Anyway, here you go, please enjoy.

So the video quality here is kind of crappy, and if that bothers you like it bothers me, you can click on the video or the link below, and go to youtube where just below the video on the right side there is a link that says "watch in high quality". If you click that the video will load again looking much more crisp.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

I'm on the run, I'm prison bound, the hand of fate is heavy now

Ann and I went and saw Wall-E on Friday and it was pretty fantastic. It wasn't my favorite Pixar film to date, but it was very much worth the watch. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves watching portly people guzzle down tub after tub of liquefied grub as much as I do. Other then that not much has happened since Thursday. I just thought I would post something to distract the angry mob from the fact that I still haven't uploaded my film. It's coming! It's coming! I looked at it last night and don't think it will take very much tweaking to finish and get it up here.

I went though my sketch book right now and found a bunch of hands that I liked. Most of them are portraits of my left hand, one of them is Ann's, and the rest of them just fluttered out of my head and landed on the page. Okay, so yeah, pretty boring stuff, but this is what I'm drawing right now and you people wanted me to post more often, so this is what you get!

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P.S. Don't worry La Duena, the look for this is only temporary until I come up with my own.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

We finally got a piece of the pie

Ok, Ok, Ok I get the picture Missywah, this thing isn't updated enough. Duly noted! I will look into it and fire whoever is responsible. Hopefully the next person I put in charge will be a little more on top of things.

So I guess everyone's next question is "Where's the damn film already!?!" Geez you people are harsh today! The film isn't ready yet. I'm going to look at where I am today and hopefully realize it will only take like 20 minutes to finish and then get it up and done with. From what I'm told Tanya is going to be holding my soon-to-be newborn niece hostage until she gets to see it. So I have some pretty hefty motivation to get it done.

Ok next question. Yes you sir in the blue fisherman's hat. What have I been doing with my summer? Good question. Since finishing up the semester at Calarts I have happily been spending much more time with Ann, doing a little work for Chris on the side to pay my bills, but mainly I have been trying to really focus and work on my art skills. I've mostly been studying anatomy so far, but I hope to also examine some of the old masters works and hopefully learn quite a bit that I can apply to my own art. I started off strong in the beginning of the summer but after a week or so my productivity started to decrease as my movie watching started to increase (ironman rules, indiana not so much), but I think I'm starting to turn around again and will finish off the summer strong. So hopefully I will have a few things to put up here in the not to distant future. On that note I went to the zoo today wanting to sketch the elephant there but s/he wasn't being very cooperative, so I moved on and drew some of the other animals instead. Most of what I did was less then impressive but I was able to draw a rhino that I was happy about.

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