Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
i drew this the day after i blew my knee up. i think today was the first time a actually didn't think about taking that warm bath because after 100 honest hours of scanning and editing i am ready to start putting the pacific coast book together...... following is a sample cover i was thinkin about.....
Sunday, November 15, 2009
after being frustrated with not being able to convey my thoughts, feelings, and ideas with my current skill level of water coloring, i decided to watch some online tutorials.... i can already feel a difference and my confidence level has never been this high in my life.... thank you catherine hillis!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
this all started when eric and myself were drawing and painting the other day and he said that this painting of this octopus and submarine was better than the drawing he did of this hanus 50 year old dood's (named mouse) cat, fingus.... if you know this mouse man, you would already agree with me that just out of context this is a better drawing....... this dood has these pants with this hole in the knee that when he sits down, his whole thigh all the way down to his ankle is exposed..... yeah i know. he even went as far as putting mouse's famous quote on the piece.
eric also fired out this drawing which i think took a very close second......
so now i guess kalen, because he is the only one who actually sees this rubish, will have to let eric know that he won and to collect his teaching position from the arizona state university art department... congratulations!!!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
this is to show all of you that i have been productive during my recovery and actually trying to finish this book in a reasonable time.... before 2012 at least because that is when the world is going to end and i don't know how many carry-ons one is allowed on the ship to the new planet.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
going to art school i should have known that the composition of the left panel was weak and not going to work. so i fixed it. i also meant to make the arms black to show you what all these "cool people" with their sweet tatty sleeves will look like in a few years... that is a lie i wanted them to be just white boy arms but the pen ink bleed... that was just the best reason i could have thought of beside the whole michael jackson skin thing....
Thursday, November 5, 2009
the other day i received a nice personalized package from Mr. Dawson which contained about 70+ polaroids from our journey down the coast. I completely forgot about some of the experiences we had on this adventure.... the story of the bull (a christian comic we found in a bathroom floor about a prisoner who find jesus after he kills a bunch of doods because their girlfriends wouldn't smuggle heroin), the wild beavers (our gang with kids from oregon.... get it) the mountain man rendezvous (which is where you bring all the things you have found while on your adventure and trade them with others hosted by larry), and the low tech lace ups(the name larry came up with for us who didn't have a bunch of electronics or fancy clip-less shoes)........
and on that note here are a few polaroids that i have scanned so far from the huge pile... I am only at day 6 out of 32 riding, which puts us at the Oregon Boarder and the town of Astoria...... a very famous town for several reasons but if you don't know, I'm not here to school you....... but you can get an idea of the amazing eye opening and motivating experience this was. as much as i hate being in the house recovering right now, i think it is good to finally get this book made....