Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Which is she is?

...So I did some more faces. I don't know if I like these nearly as much as I liked the last ones but these are still pretty nice. The toughest one was the "grandma"...she's just looking a little to manish still. Hopefully no one will notice and be able to pick up that it's a older woman, we'll see.

Monday, February 13, 2006


...it acutally wasn't that slow at the office today, unlike usually. There was stuff to be done and places to be. The "places to be" was probably the high light for the most part, my new room mate and I may have found our new digs for the next 12 monthes...let us hope. I tell yah, I certainly don't want it to end up...day before I have to move and no place to move to but back into my parents place.

One very cool thing is that I had heard from some of my friends who work at a gaming studio here in atlanta that some of the higher ups were talking about me again (again because, well, it's a long story), which is good. I don't know anything will come of it but it certainly would be fun to be doing concept work again.
Here's hoping.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Love, in a comic book?

...No, not at all actually. I too was almost knocked out of shoes upon seeing these two books seeing as I haven't seen a teen love comic on the stands in...ever. That's not to say that there isn't a hint of the ol "true heart" in either of these, but they're still not a throw back to the 50s of box of chocolates and class pins. Really though, none of this is why I picked up either of these books. If you ever get a chance to look at the first book, really take a look at who the artist are...Palmiotti?...Kirby?...BUSCEMA? But all all of this just made way to what the book really was...a spoof. Apparently someone got it in their head that love comics were just silly and so they decided to go even farther and just made them...hilarious. The second book...well...it has Marcoe Martin and he's always fantastic.
Anyway, getting nerdy about comics I actually did some drawing. It started with trying to draw a few of the people I work with and then it just turned into a bunch of faces. Wel, I thought I should post something so I put this...maybe one more drawing. Something from a drawing session with a couple of friends. Good times with tthat charcoal.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

A Funny thing happen...

(Looks like practice really DOES help.)

So I thought I should start actually putting stuff up on this blog but I know most people usually put the newest stuff they've done that day so that it stays fresh. Well, i haven't got much that's new and fresh at the moment.
I did/do however have a few things I'd done this weekend past that I REALLY liked. I mean, I've done alot of life drawings during my time at school but I don't think there were ANY that enjoyed nearly as much as these two, and it felt good to have some pieces finally come out how I wanted them (the early ones were looking terrible).

Anyway, this was a fun night because it was some sort of "college night" that the High Museum had put together. Pretty much it was a bunch of kids from Atlanta College of Art there to put their drawing talents to the test. And I usually wouldn't talk down about people but one event really had me laughing on the inside. At one point a gentleman who I can only figure was assisting with the life drawing was walking around giving pointers to some of the other artist. Pretty standard stuff but it was apparent that he had only learned this stuff the day before. Anyway, he looks over at me and my friend Elio (who's amazing) and starts walking over.
"This is gonna be fun" was all I could thin
(It was pure magic with the charcoal this night.)
Sure enough, he opens with something like "So you guys must be animation people, right?" He was then about to recite what he'd been saying to everyone else until he saw that we really didn't need to much help...he recovered pretty well saying that he just wanted to take a look at what we were doing.

Maybe it's a bit mean to think that it was funny...but it was. And I'm sure at least a few animation folk out there have been in the same situation where someone mite not think you could actually draw if all you do is cartoons. I guess I should feel bad that I didn't have bugs bunny or underdog on my paper.
It was still a fun fun night though. Got to draw, had some laughs and was really pleased that alot of teenagers were visiting the museum. But they really need to update the new parts of the museum because...damn. If any of you ever get the chance to visit the High Museum and see the new areas they built you'll know what I mean...pretty empty and what they DO have there...terrible.