Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Class Back In Session.

Spring Break is over. Class in the morning. I didn't get single thing accomplished.

Friday, March 27, 2009

18 Hours in Chicago.

Yeah, Chicago. This was a sudden adventure. Yet, when am I one to turn down traveling?
Courtney's girlfriend and a friend of her were trying out for America's Next Top Model so Courtney was driving them out there for the casting call. I tagged along for the ride. ;]

Of course I visited the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the best art museum in the country.
Place was huge! Didn't even get a chance to see the whole place! :( Did get to see the following works tho among many many others.

It was kind of surreal to see these famous works in person. To think Van Gogh  stood in front of his portrait just as I was contempating each stroke. Crazy. And Seurat designing this new style. Seeing this piece in it's size is remarkable. It's nothing like looking at pictures.

I dropped $75 at the museum. Mostly on postcards and books of postcards. 

What a great city. There's no doubt I'll be going back very very soon.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Last night was the Dr.Sketchy's Anti-Art School session. I haven't been in so long. I brought some friends from school as well. It was cool to see many old faces along with new. Among them our 'Silver Fox', Jim Kammerud and Eric Fortune.
I was rather laxed at this session. I wasn't trying too hard to turn out great drawings but, then again, that's not the point of Dr.Sketchy's Anti-Art School anyway. :P
Viva Valezz hosts a great drawing party. I always have a great time and enjoy everyone who comes out. I'm also reminded that the gay bars always serve the best drinks ;]

 Castro :P
Nudie girls with unfinished doodles of Eric and Jim ;P

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Key To Your Industry...

It's hard to believe all the people I've met and the connections I've made in just a few months.
illustrators and animators. photographers and designers. performers and gallery owners.

I've been feeling quite fortunate and inspired lately.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Break?

Spring Break has started!! YaY! 

It's going to be work filled tho. And by work, I mean at the restaraunt. I am officially out of financial aid. 


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Grey Tones Are What I Do Best.

Modulation Project for Color Con. Nowhere near finished.

This is a painting of my classmate, Christopher. He's a splendid guy. 

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Classmate Portraits.

Woke up and was running late to class this morning sadly. I hate being late to drawing class.
Today we were drawing our fellow classmates' portraits with conte crayon.

This is Courtney. I was glad I walked into class while we were drawing him. He's been eager to have me draw a picture of him. Not my best tho unfortunately :/ but not bad for walking in late and speed drawing for about 4 minutes...

Drawing of Ariel. 
3/4 views are obnoxious :( Sorry.

And my best yet. I'm too happy with how this sketch came out
This is Dustin. I sadly don't know him too well. We once in a while chit-chat during our break in class but he was amazingly comfortable to draw. 
It really does look like him! I didn't think I had it in me. lol. :D

I'm Missing The Desert...

Project for Structural Class. Take an actual product and change it's name to your name. Take that and put in on a billboard drawn in two-point perspective. Add scenery.

I lived in Arizona for a while, a couple of years ago. It wasn't til after leaving I realized how much I truly loved it out there. I've been thinking about it more often than I'd like lately. It's the horizon I miss the most. Mountains. I'm still breathless when I see photos of the red hills I once climbed.

I shouldn't be up this late...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Procrastinations and Distractions.

forgot to share the final of that border project from forever ago. A- apparently the grey value in the yellow image wasn't correct :/ I prefer the blue myself 

I discovered another artist I like. 
My drawing teacher introduced him to us the other day in class when we were starting figure drawing.  
Steven Assael.

I can not seem to focus for the life of me. One day, I'll have discipline.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Discovering New Artists Everyday.

Went to Gallery Hop over the weekend and enjoyed myself, per usual. 
I think my favorite artwork of the night was over at Rivet Gallery. Sannon Bonatakis was showing there and I really loved what I saw. I got a chance to meet her at the gallery Saturday night. Discovered that not only did she go to CCAD but, she's also originally from Orlando. Altamonte Springs, specifically. Fancy that.

There's hope for me yet.

The next couple of days I have off from classes for the Junior/Senior evaluations on campus. I'll be trying my best to cram tons of work into the next few days. A lot of projects are due in the next week or two before spring break. Meh...

I really love CCAD and school in general but, I'm ready to just work on some of my own artwork right now... :/

Friday, March 6, 2009

Reading The Lines In Your Face...

Working on portraits now in Drawing class.  Drew James again this past Tues. I've always failed at facial hair...

This is Katie who I met last week in a rather random situation. Coincidence that she's modeling in my drawing class now. lol

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Major Selections. Official.

I have officially declared my major!

Majoring in Illustration. Minoring in Art Therapy.

I also plan to get my teaching certification my last year.

This will be a long 4-5 years...

Monday, March 2, 2009

Major Selections.

My unfinished interior drawing for Drawing class. She said I could continue to work on it and turn it in again later. Good, since there are so many things wrong with the perspective and the only thing that's complete is my hookah [hence why it's popping out of the image so much]

Thursday, CCAD had the Major Selections open house. wandered through the Illustration and Fine Arts departments. Met an alumnus of CCAD at the illustration opening,Eric Fortune. His paintings were marvelous. 

Glad I went to the fine arts opening. Met senior, Jon Stommel, who was having his Senior Thesis show in the Acock Gallery. He was telling me how he majored in Illustration but took tons of Fine Arts courses so he could get a balance of both [which is what I'm trying to get at] It's nice to see that it's possible.

This will be a busy few weeks.


This has been a rough week, over all.

There's a series I've been dying to develop but I have this feeling that I won't get the chance to touch it until summer, if even then.

Ones emotions need a release.

Oh well,
Everyone's a victim of bad timing I suppose.