Friday, March 31, 2006

Painting sketches

I had this idea do to a series of paintings of different people watching TV. I figured it fits because since I quit Kamans I've been watching waaaaay to much TV, and I had fun painting the first little TV set so Iwanted to expand the idea. These are some of the rough sketchs I've been drawing tring to figure out what the heck I want to paint.

Fun With Markers!!

I recently purchased some new colored brush pens, so now my sketches come at you in amazing technicolor!!! These pens are actually really awesome to work with. I probably hyped about them before, but I'm going to do it again anyways. They work well with colored pencils because they can go over the waxy lines and they blend with prisma colored markers too. Just awesome!! Bill Drastal Approved.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

More Life Drawing

The model in Life drawing was great today, he had bowler hat and cane and would get in some great poses.

Bill PAINTS!!!!

Karen and I made a stop by the Art Store the other day and they were have a huge sale on canvases, so we bought a couple small ones. I haven't painted anything since, waaaayyyy long time ago, and it was a heck of a lot of fun. Since the ones I have are small I can't really do much with em *the next one will probably be a coffee mug or something* but I have some bigger canvas boards and I think I'm going to do a series of paintings with some funny characters on them so stay tuned.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

More 'Newd' sketchs

So today was another morning of life drawing. Nothing beats five buck for three hours of drawing naked people. I really enjoy going and it keeps me drawing and that keeps me feeling good inside. Lately I've felt like I've been behind or something because I haven't been drawing like I "used" to, but thats silly to think because I "used" to not be getting married, and I drew all day because that was my lousy job. I have to stop worring about the past and the future and be happy with whats going on right now. And there are alot of amazing things happening in my life and if I keep feeling down, I'll miss all of them.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

That's right kids, don't forget to floss. So there's a story behind this sketch. I was looking for more freelance work and I found this guy on, which is without a doubt most reputable source of freelance opportunities in the universe. Anyways, I met up with the guy, and he turns out to be this kinda weird, sensitive Oprah guy. Well turns out he is the amazing inventor of the the smiley tooth dental floss container. His claim to fame is reinventing the dental floss dispenser. Whoopty freaking doo, to add to this he had made a video for Oprah asking her to fund his smiley tooth campaign and yadda yadda. This guy was a piece of work, but I figured if he was going to pay me well, who cares who he is. So he explains smiley tooth to me, and says he wants to go to the nation dental association convention and present his new "invention" to the dental community, and he wanted me to help create a special hand out brochure he could give to people. The handout would have drawings of smiley and he'd be giving sound oral care advice, like brush up, or don't forget to floss, and all the junk, I of course would be providing the drawings of ole smiley. So everything was going pretty good at that point, then he told me that he previously had drawings of smiley tooth done by someone else, but what he wanted was to see my version of him. So I told him I'd do some sketches and come at him with a price for the whole project and go from there.

So couple days go by and here I was this morning, with three pages of rough sketches and a price in my head. The morning went bad from the beginning. I got there at around 8:45-8:50 and the meeting was at 9. I figured oh well no biggy, I'll just knock and be early. Well if takes him 20 minutes to finally get to the door and then he gives me some crap about he wasn't expecting me till 9 and I should show up when asked and blah blah blah. So ok fine, I was early, I show him the drawings and wait for his answer. Well turns out they weren't what he was looking for. I didn't draw smiley tooth I drew another tooth. Well yeah, idiot, you told me to draw my own versions of this character, and here they are. What really got me pissed was instead of just saying that he really wanted the tooth to look like the one on the box, he give me the run around the bush with some other crap about my drawings being a cousin or something. Come on man, be professional, if you wanted the drawings to be of the tooth on the box, you tell me that from the beginning, don't tell me to draw my version, cause that's what I'm going to do.

Well by this time I just wanted out of there, so I told him that my stlye was compatible and I wasn't up to the challenge. I could have just draw the tooth on the box if he had told me in the first place, but by now I was fed up with this guy. So I said no, and went on my way. And it felt good. You know sometimes you think you're desperate and you'll take any gig that comes your way, but it feels good when you have some pride in yourself and say no, to a crappy job.

And don't forget to floss.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

So I've been attending a life drawing workshop and its great I finally can sit down and draw. And its funny because I'm all unemployed but I don't draw all day. Wired huh? Well not really, I am getting married in 3 months and threes a whole lot of to do, well...To do. Sometimes I'll get down on myself for not drawing all day, or not constantly sketching in a sketchbook, or heck even updating this blog, but then I think wait, I'm doing things in my life. Things are changing, but I need to embrace that change. So sorry mindless sketching, you'll always be there, and when the time is right, I'll be back drawing crazy stuff again!!!! But for now, its nice to draw some naked people every Wednesday morning.