Friday, April 30, 2010

Computer Machine

My brother was involved in robotics competitions. He's a secret nerd sporty type. I always mean to draw robots and electronics but never do. I drew this out for the painting from the last post and decided to do it all clean-like on the computer.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Birthday and Painting

This past week was my birthday! It was pretty uneventful, though Mao bought me a tiny chocolate almond ice cream cake which we slit. Best roommate ever, though I was half sure the almond smell was poison. It turned out to be delicious instead.

I also decided to nab myself a drawing from Grant Gilliand as a gift to myself. I interviewed him about four years ago for my first illustration class. Not only was he really nice, he also had some good advice. I should probably go into my email and read it again, the advice is probably a little more relevant now. Anyway, you should check him out, his work is extremely rad.

I'm still playing with color and possible ways to render. I'm having fun with it.

I also whipped up a painting, I need to play with it a bit more. I haven't painted in almost a year now so I was insanely nervous about every little thing I did. I miss playing around with paint. I should really pick up a brush more from here on out.

Speaking of which, here is a drawing I did on a canvas in July but haven't finished yet (maybe this week, I guess) and a painting I did probably four years ago. Biiiiiig change. I went through a lot of phases before settling down recently. I can't believe I was that bad. Oh boy. That's getting painted over soon.

And lastly I used excess paint on a birdhouse I found at the craft store. I may need to paint some sciency looking wooglies on there. Official term, I swear. He's chilling with the Spock my brother Patric and I won from a crane game and the Mary I nearly ran over because someone placed her and a cement lion in the middle of the street. The lion lives with my parents now.

Tomorrow I start my office job. I'm so nervous I nearly just threw up. I've never worked in an office before, and while I'm sure I'll do my best I am still really scared. I hope they keep the air on because from here on out I have to wear long sleeves to work. Crap.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Beard Bass

Hey ladies and germs, in an attempt to get a "Get Pam a Cat" fund going I submitted a shirt to Threadless, it is now at voting stage! Please help!

Beard Bass - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

You should vote as an early birthday present to me.

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Classy Dame

I'm thinking of shopping this dude around a few shirt websites, I kind of love him.

In other news, I landed an office job. I never, ever in my life imagined working an office job. This completely weirds me out but I'm happy I will be employed by what seems to be a pretty nice, relaxed company. A company where I can get my teeth cleaned and my glasses fixed. the swirlies will surely break them down over time. I never really worked in an office before so I had to go buy grown-up clothes to cover my tattoos. It's more difficult to do than you think it is, apparently.

In the mean time I've been trying to crank out some work, including designs for pocket notebooks I want to make and sell. I should have some mock-ups finished soon. I have a bad habit of buying things with the intention of using them for project but never starting them. Hopefully this means I can get this stuff out of my face.

The more money I make the closer I get to allowing myself to get a cat. Help me with this dream. Please.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Tea Time

I'm finally getting back into the swing of drawing and making things. I guess moving from one state to another kind of jumbled up that part of my brain.

I'm messing with using more colors, not staying so completely flat and limited in terms of my palate. Play time.