Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Well we made it back from Laughlin, here are some of the sketches I did. They're pretty standard, I could have loosened up and exaggerated a bit more, but, the guests actually had to pay for them, and I wanted to get invited back hopefully, because I mean come on, it was a free vacation, that I got paid to draw at.

I'd post more of the sketches but Blogger is being lame and not making it easy. If you want to see all of them I posted them up at the drawing board. at this link.

But here you get to see a butt ugly self caricature.

Hope you enjoy.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Smoking Signs Should be bigger

Ever notice that although present, "no smoking" signs are extremely tiny. I'm sure that its could be a health hazard, because no one sees them when they're ridiculously small.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Some work doodles.

No rant or anything today, just some drawings I did while bored at work. This weekend though I'm getting a well deserved vacation in Laughlin NEV with the Missus courtessy of a 4 hour caricature gig I'm working at a casino there. Not a bad deal, I get my room and food comped for two days, and I get paid 400 bucks for sitting around and making fun of people for 4 hrs. I'll try to take some pictures and post them up here when I get back.
I saw this guy in the park and decided to sketch him in a more quasi realistic fashion, ("quasi" because I can't get out of drawing things cartoony) but I didn't like his hand and arm so I redrew it diembodied off to the side. I liked the way he looked, so I decided to try and design a character off of him.

I was feeling especially in Love today. Good feeling.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Internships are scams I tells yah!!!!

Well they gotta be, it seems like the entire video game/animation/entertainment industry is held up by internships, err I mean, getting young students and grads to do a ton of work for nothing with the promise of a career and then dumping them. Although I personally haven't had any experience with an internship, I've heard plenty of horror stories, and worse I'm tired of looking for work, and all I see are unpaid internships. *Groan* Of course how can you blame the studios and businessmen, all they're doing is taking advantage of Artists' pasion for their work. Why bother "paying" professionals, when we can get a bunch of kids (who are dieing to proove themselves) to do the work for us. Well that's my rant on that subject. I sometimes feel like I missed out of something when I didn't enroll in any internships when I was in school, but then I hear the horror stories and I think, "Well maybe it wasn't all it was Cooked up to be" I'll make it through good old hard work and old timey fun.

Well if you've read through all that rant, here's some artwork to gaze at.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Whoo Hoo

Boy oh boy am I excited about what went down at Disney TV on Wednsday. After getting lost in the humbling experience they call a studio, I finally met up with the rep that would take a look at my portfolio. Really nice guy too, its always nice when your portfolio is reviewed by someone that actually seems to care who you are and what you have to show. He tells me about how usually artist are brought on by the directors and producers and how the industry is a tight knit group. Like 1 or 2 degrees of seperation, I think is how he put it. Anyways, people usually know who they want for a show, before the show is even greenlit, so being a newbie in the industry, that's not probably what would happen to me. What is cool though, is the guy was building a database of people's artwork that he could show to producers, directers etc when they would need artists to fill in positions or work for existing shows. Well long story short, he looks at my stuff, likes it, and says he'll put me on a waiting list of outside the studio artists, that when extra work is needed they'll farm the work out as freelance gigs.

So I'm pretty jazzed about the review, granted its not a job, and I don't know when or even if I'll ever see any freelance work, but its still a big boost to my confindence, and really feels good. He wants me to even send in my demo reel, so he can have other examples of what I can do, so I'm hurridly tring to put in together in a dvd. So all in all it was a good day, and I feel even better about my chances of at least getting my foot in the door.

So stay tuned true believers and wish me luck.

Oh and here's a big fat girl I saw at Universal City Walk, for your enjoyment.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Portfolio Time

Here are some pages from my portfoilio I'm put together. And well I'm sucking in my gut and finally getting it out there. Its easy as pie, and the hardest thing in the world. Of course I'm probably making it harder. It's just stressful tring to put it together. "Do I have too much of this in it?" "Should I put more life drawings?", heck you don't know. You can reasearch a company all you want, and you'll never know exactly what they're looking for. I guess that's the point, least that's what I tell myself. I've already submitted to Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and DreamWorks, Wednsday I get to go through the hoops and submit to Disney. Actually that will probably be a story in its own. I had to call and schedule an appointment, and I can only make an appointment on Wednsdays between 10am and 12pm, then I can only park in spaces 90-96 or something. This is where it gets good, I'll go up the elevator and I get to a room with a reception desk, and no receptionist, fill out the forms and then call a number, then a rep will come down and review my portfolio. Whew, that'll be an adventure, but it makes sense, I'm sure they get a ton of nuts tring to apply and this is to make sure that people are serious. Well wish me luck, and I'll let you know how everything is going