Monday, August 31, 2009

150 Wild Letters

I have letters running a muck around inside my head. I had to get them down on paper before they wreak complete havoc on the cranium :P

Sunday, August 30, 2009

149 Handsome Abstraction

People are drawn to him. Perhaps its the mystery that draws them in. People do not know what he is about but he is very handsome to them.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

147 Swine Fluke

Everyone is getting worked up over nothing. Its just the flu. Its simply media hype. They need something to talk about every year.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

145 Typeface

So much type to develop and so little time. I am enjoying my typography class so much. So much to do and to learn. I am really going to focus on that class this semester. One cannot truly consider themselves a graphic designer of any worth unless they have mastered typography.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

144 Retail

There are certain roles people play in a retail enviornmet. Either you are a customer or an employee. It is strange how being in a retail outlet changes everybody. Suddenly there are only 2 types of people in the store.

Monday, August 24, 2009

143 Back to School

It is that time of year when I go back to school once more. I love it but it has really made me reflect on my sittuation. It is ironic that going to school is the path to earning more money yet it drives one to poverty in the process. The cost of books and tuition are up plus this year I have more books than ever. I have thought of ways to cut costs the one big thing that I am thinking of cutting is my ART STUDIO.
The only reason I am still at my current studio is because there is no room for me to create from home. If I had the means to draw or paint at home then I would certainly be doing it from the comforts of my own home. There is really nothing to gain from the studio. In the past year that I have been there I have sold only one actual painting and it was of a model that I drew and it was severely marked down in price. I often contemplate finding another artist to take over my rent. Honestly it would be a smart move for I can reach a much greater audience through the internet. I tried to make a pros and cons list and so far there are no pros for staying at my current studio except for working but I can perhaps make a spot for me to work at home. It puts a drain on my time to prepare it each month for showing, traveling there, transporting supplies ect... It also puts a big drain on my wallet. A drain that I dont need right now. That money can be saved or go towards supplies and really needed things in my life right now. hrrm I just needed to vent some frustrations and figure out my next move before I dig a hole to deep to climb out of. My mind says to me in a loud echoing voice, "MOVE OUT. MAKE ART AT HOME. YOU DONT NEED A SECOND STUDIO AT THE GALLERY UNDERGROUND".

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lisa & Julia Fashion Shoot

Come take a look at the fashion shoot that I just uploaded. Just click the link for some fun and fabulous photos :D

142 Cultured Beasts

These snobish creatures forget that underneath thier pretend civilty and culture lies their true self, a simple animal trodding around in the dirt only looking to satisfy their most basic of desires.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

141 Pariah

If you take a look at the person to your left and your right and if neither of them is a pariah then you are most likely it. Then again if you were a pariah there would be no one remotely close to you for you to check.

Friday, August 21, 2009

140 Wandering Eyes in the Dessert

Giant eyes in the dessert always watching everything. If they are in the dessert then their oasis is a giant bottle of visine in the sand :P

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fish Head on a goldent platter update

This is the third update of the painting so far

138 Rotting Banana

There was a bunch of these fellows around the house so the kitchen was full of fruitflies. Poor ol bananas didnt stand a chance.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

137 Red Matter

Its red. Its matter. Simple enough. No one really knows what this stuff is but it is extremely rare and one cannot even fathom what it can do. Personally I use it as a kind of sauce for everything I eat but it is not at all similar to ketchup.

Seriously though I find my self very attracted to the abstract expressionist approach. I have always been a fan of it and only in these recent years have I started to delv into the relm of this movement. I believe that one must first learn the fundamentals of art before they can even begin an abstract work. It is too often that I find people who do not have the artistic skill and use abstraction as a fallback to create art. So many paintings go wrong in the hands of those who choose abstraction as a fall back because it isnt. Its a liberating experience from trying to render or communicate through symbols. These are waves of emotions on canvas and it truly takes a lot of work to depict such things.

Monday, August 17, 2009

136 Talking Heads

Talking is the only things that matters to these heads. There is no regard for what the other is saying nor for what comes out of their mouths.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Please keep your weiner on a leash and please dont leave it lying around...

135 No Weiners Allowed

Saturday, August 15, 2009

134 Glass of Olives

Tonight I went to New West Fest and ended up at the martini bar. I ordered this liquor filled drink instead of the one with chocolate because James Bond has glamorized this. It tasted like cologne and I could barely drink it. I have learned my lesson about martinis

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

132 King of Leeches

He is the King of Leeches. Slimy bloodsucking parasites are his people.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

131 Nefarious Mr. Orange

As the archnemesis of Mr. Potatohead, Mr. Orange is pouring forth every fiber of his being into diabolical plans to ruin his foe. They were once best of friends untill things went sour between them...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

130 Color Theory

Colors can mean something different to each of us or nothing at all.

In Progress: Fish head on a Golden Platter

I am going to start to put work in progress photos up. I will take you through the peice step by step from cracking the eggs all the way to icing the cake. I start off with a fairly decent sized painting titled " Fish Head on a Golden Platter". This will be an acrylic painting on canvas.

Monday, August 10, 2009

129 Sardines in a Tin

For this i used a very loose line that is very different from the other daily drawings. I find the loose line to be a more instinctive, impressionalistic way to depict the subject that fills the scene with movement and kinetic energy.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

127 She is a Maneater

She wants all the fruit and dots you worked so hard to collect while avoiding the ghosts. She wants much more still. She wants to devour you too.

Friday, August 7, 2009

126 Herd of Color

These things travel around, usually in urban environments and secrete color all over the gray walls.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Consumer Consumed

The fish theme is a very fascinating one for me. There is so much to explore with fishes and thier form and mystery lend itself well to many of my ideas. I really wanted to make this drawing quite colorful even though it is a bit grim. I especially enjoy the organs of the fish. They are not the actual organs but what I imagine them to be like. It is more like color bursting forth from the fish rather than organs that serve a function.

125 Chicken Man

He hides behind his chicken mask and pecks at crumbs on the ground.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

124 Unprocessed Spam

Plenty of people are afraid of spam and refuse to try it. It is a delicious canned meat and they fear it simply because they have no idea what animal this meat came from. Spam comes from the marsupial of the same name. It is highly adaptable to any enviornment and consumes nearly everything. Each can of Spam guarantees 100% spam in each and every Spam loaf. So now that you know the tasty animal behind spam go and try a peice and you will be amazed!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

122 Putting on My Man Pants

I feel like I am finally starting to mature. Many people said that I was mature for my age but it was all a ruse put on to fool the people around me. Now I must do the hard things and take responsibility. I move forward with my art career and my relationships. I have renewed vigor in my fight to quit my job, finish college and becoming a professional artist :D

Sunday, August 2, 2009