Saturday, June 30, 2007

Space for Art

Holy cow, I found some old wine label designs I had done, secretly hiding somewhere on my computer. Check 'em out. Yay.

I just joined up with and I'm not too sure why. It just looked so inviting to post artwork in more communities...?

I'm off to NYC for the next 2 days or so. A friend of mine will be leaving for gradschool and a picnic-going-away-party will be one of my main reasons for departure. In the meantime and afterwards, I have about 3 projects to work on while simultaneously teaching myself some more programs in hopes of finding a uh... 'real' job.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Red and White together at last

...Still fiddling in Photoshop, as you can see by this new image.

I'll try and submit it into some contests even though the composition is hideous. Bah! ...Gods what was I thinking?! Ah well.

Apparently I had COMPLETELY fogotten about the San Diego ComiCon. Thank you Joe, for reminding me about that. So, come the end of July, I will have created another 8 page comic that has some really rushed story completely inked, and I'll hand those out to... everyone and anything that can help me out in California.

Summer's job opportunities are as brutal as its blistering heat.

I believe summer interns and temps take all the jobs (read that as, college students on summer break) and they cost less than to hire someone with more experience and as a potentially permanent full-time person. This is fine. I could hold out until the end of summer. Heck, I could say I inked a comic and created a new piece about every 3 days for 4 months. I'd feel like that's saying a lot but... being unemployed has given me too much time for my own good.


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Prints Prints Prints!

I have four pieces of work available as prints here! More soon to come.. once I get time to upload it or create some more illustrations. No idea how the colors will come out if they're printed... but I have to sort of trust imagekind and their amazing printing quality. I just found it to be a great way for artists to get their art printed to the mass public and to actually make a profit from it instead of trying to make back the $500 you spent on a massive printer, plus the money for nice enhanced matte paper or photo glossy paper. ...and then factor in the lovely prices of ink cartridges. Phew. My other choice was Boundless but I discovered I had to print and ship my own things.. I just can't afford it!

In the meantime, here's a sketch I'll be attempting to photoshop the hell out of. I've been truly inspired by the AWESOME critters of Bobby Chiu at Imaginism. I've been doing so many fashion infuenced pieces that I just truly miss the whole genre of sci-fi fantasy and all the dimensions people go into. I really ought to teach myself how to properly paint in all the programs available...

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Lack of Funds

That's the terminology I'm given by small companies. While I have the potential to do freelance concept work for a video game company now, I am hoping for something more concrete. Full-time being the key words. Freelance work for publication just isn't going my way right now, and I think I can definitely blame myself for not trying hard enough in that department. I look at work by Yuko Shimizu or Rodolphe Guenoden and I become a bit discouraged. I have higher hopes of getting a career in NYC, probably working in Illustrator. While I dislke the program, I believe I can teach myself easily for a job. I used to abhor Photoshop and now I can't seem to tear myself away from it. Funny how programs grow on us like that... I just take a bit of time to resist technology I suppose.