Saturday, December 3, 2011

A white board doodle!

A lot has happened recently, my application for transfer for Florida State was finally accepted!  I'm so excited about this but also nervous.  I will be leaving my comfort zone and going to someplace where I'll know practically no one.  I'm sure I'll  do fine but the thought looms over me that I'll be away from my family and not as close as I'd like.

What will I be doing at FSU you ask? Well I am going for my BFA in Graphic Design.  Though due to getting such a late acceptance it doesn't look like I'll be going in the Spring Term as I planned.  But I see this as an opportunity for me to finish up any loose ends I have here and clear up a big chunk of my debt.  And it gives me time to find a place to live at.  I know that Tallahassee is a college town and will need to find something that is close to campus but not over populated with college kids (I know that doesn't make sense).

Hopefully this will also give the inspiration to finish my personal website before leaving.  I also want to publish a small book of my various work and photography that I've taken in the past years.

But for today I give this whiteboard doodle for the holidays. I'm sure my nephew will love it when he stops by and visits.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hey you know you look a lot like....

A little quick bit I posted on my facebook and reddit account.  The guy in the middle is my friend Josh and every time I look at him he reminds me of either actor, Tyler Labine or writer, Robert Kirkman famous for creating "The Walking Dead".  A part of me hopes this becomes some large internet sensation and takes the world by storm.  But for now I just had fun and hope Josh enjoys the little quip I made.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Behold my latest creations!

So Halloween is coming up and I decided to get into the spirit and do some pumpkin carvings.  I've never done them by myself before until this year so I was excited and scared at first.  I started with a Styrofoam pumpkin and made Jack the Pumpkin King from "Nightmare Before Christmas".  The actual pumpkin that I carved into, I decided to do the Gears of War Skull/ Cog insignia.  I'm really proud how they turned out and also enjoy the photos I took of this tonight. I think the reflection of the table is really good and adds additional effects. I still plan to do make another pumpkin and actually started working on the sketch. The Pumpkin King carving took me about 1 1/2 hours, the Gears pumpkin took me about 3 hours.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Messing around with Photoshop

This is just something quick I did in about half an hour.  Just messing around with different image filters and brush strokes, This was a photo of a dead tree I took photos of at the beach in Lover's Key State Park in Bonita Beach, FL during Easter of this year. I have different photos that I have yet to adjust but will post them up later on.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Working Header

So you might've noticed I'm tinkering around with my header and have it showcase more of what I do.  It's still a process and not really liking the size, I might have to drop it down a smidge or two. I've been working on my sketches a little bit more and have been filling up my sketchbook.  There is one thing I will probably post but I think I might try to mess with colors on it before I put it on. Since I've never used Photoshop to color any of my sketches and drawings I figured I would give it a shot. Also I think I might do my best to save up money to buy a wacom tablet.  I know if I use more of illustator and work on logos then I can utilize the tablet amognst other things.  Also I have some ideas I wanna create and submit to sites like Ript and Teefury and see if they like. Who knows I might get a shirt publish and bring in a little extra dough.  But since I have no money I gotta start saving my pennies, hmm maybe I'll sell some of my action figures and statues on ebay to get some dough. If I do I will post up my auction postings to see who is interested in buying my junk.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Quick Character Concept

This is a sketch concept I did the other day.  For some reason I was thinking of the characters from Brink and I remember watching the American Ninja finals.  They had some contestants who did free-running and parkour and I thought, hmm they could be street ninjas.  So I figured I would draw some type of concept of what a modern street ninja would look like. I am planning more designs with different looks and styles.  I need to pickup a magazine and see what most people wear when doing parkour and/ or free-running.  I still want to implement the face being covered to hide their identities.  And also figure out how I can blend the traditional ninja attire into it.  And should I still have some type of ninja weaponry?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

'Brain-eating amoeba' kills third person

'Brain-eating amoeba' kills third person

So the news have been posting about this Brain Eating Amoeba and has killed about three kids. The sad news about this is that this isn't new to me. I remember when I was younger of a case like this and a kid I new died from this situation. I grew up in a trailer park, hard to believe I know and in the summer times the pond in the middle of the community would get filled up with water from the rain. So naturally on the hot summer days the kids would jump in and splash around and such. Over time and actually when my family moved out the pond was getting to get filled up with garbage and such by the residents. And a kid decided to swim in the pond during one of those hot summer days. And that rare amoeba crawled up his nose and he did shortly after. At least that is what I remember about it. When I was a kid I didn't think much of this or any kinds of rare germs that could kill a person. Hell I was the type of guy that drank water from the hose, but now as I get older I see the dangers in the simplest things. And for some reason I thought it was one of those things that was almost fictional, but after seeing the recent news it made me realize it wasn't. It still is weird but I'm sure this won't be the last time of hear of something like this happening.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I have converted!

I have actually created a Facebook page.  I did my best for so long to not create one, but I found that I needed to get information.  And like any first user I check it on a daily basis and post little bits here and there.  I am still working on trying to create a network for my art and designs. I need to figure out how I can post this to link with my Facebook and blogger site.

This little sketch is one I did the other night. My friend posted a sketch of Michelangelo from the Ninja Turtles so I figured I would draw one of the turtles. But instead of his traditional ninja attire I decided to draw him as a samurai.  I had Samurai Champloo playing in the background and it inspired me.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Recent upload

Here is one the photos I just posted up on my deviant art page.  If you like what you see please feel free to comment on it and also check it out on deviant art.  You can also check out my newly developed profile on deviant art and my Flickr account as well  I am currently brainstorming right now and will begin to do sketches to work on my website.  Any ideas are always helpful so feel free to drop a line.

Osama Bin Laden Killed

So I was playing my Xbox las night when my friend sent me a message to turn on the news.  At first I thought he was on for some reason but there was a special report.  It looks like Osama Bin Laden was found and killed by US military forces.  I stayed up all night hearing the Presidents speech and watching people's reaction all around the country.  This man truly did horrific things and not just to the US but all around the world.  I do hope that the families of the victims from this man's carnage can find some peace now knowing that he is dead.  A part of me does worry and expects retaliation from his Al Qaeda followers seeking out vengeance; or worse that some zealot decides to step up and carry on in Osama's footsteps. But right now I am happy that justice has been brought towards the individual responsible for the 9/11 attack.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Look! A picture!

I just posted a picture on the side of one of my most recent photos.  It was taken with a Kodak 8 Mega-pixel Digital Camera.  I did some adjustments in Photoshop to bring the colors out a little bit more.  This picture was taken on Easter Sunday at Lover's Key State Park in Bonita Beach.  My mom told me about some dried up trees by the shore and one was also torn down with its roots up in the air making it look like a flower.  She wanted me to take the photos and I went over there with her as she asked.  It was one hell of walk with the sun beating down on us (thankfully I had sunscreen).  I have a series of the photos which I am currently posting on Flickr, after some adjustments I will post more on there and a link so people can see more.

Monday, April 25, 2011

My new blog

Well, this is my first and ever blog.  I've had different accounts in the past (i.e. Live Journal, MySpace, etc).  But have never really used them.  This is going to be my attempt to post my art, photography, and digital designs and see what people think.  I'm not sure how often I will be able to update this but do hope to post frequently.  I've started picking up drawing again, I was influenced by Artist/ Illustrator Sanford Greene at MegaCon this year in March 2011.  Having a conversation with him and examining some of my early work he inspired me to get back to drawing. I was so excited by his comments of my sketchbook that I drew him a sketch that night and gave it to him the next day.  Right now I've been focused on my Film Photography and finishing up my profile for my class.  But when I have somewhat "decent" artwork I will post it. Here's to that step forward towards the future, perhaps it will be a good idea to tell people about my blog....hmmm.