Thursday, October 11, 2012

Run To The Hills

Somedays I love to just run away.

Best place to go? - Up the canyon.

I also like to take pictures while I'm there. . .

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Remember When I Used To Blog?

Some times I remember those fond memories of blogging and I think to myself: "Why did I ever stop?" The answer to that? Laziness. 

Anyways, I have so much to write about I don't know where to start. . .

I guess I will start with school. 
I have the greatest classes ever this semester. My favorite of them all is Figurative Illustration. This is my first actual illustration class I have ever taken, and I am enjoying it immensely. It's a lot different then I thought it would be though. We have and will be working on the same project all semester. Our project is creating characters for an adaptation of The Little Mermaid that we came up with. 

Here is my "Elevator Pitch" for the projects: 

What would you give to be considered normal? For Adrian Arielle, a struggling musician, he would give up almost anything, including his talent. Although Adrian's music captivates it listeners, he himself is outcasted from society. Nobody understands Adrian's madness, but the voices he hears and the visions he sees are his inspiration. When he falls in love with a woman from a respectable family, he knows that she will never accept him with his madness. Adrian visits a doctor to try and cure his illness. Miraculously, he is cured. He soon finds that he can no longer write music like he did before, but he doesn't care as long as he can be with the one he loves. Soon, however, he realizes that maybe he shouldn't have given up what he had for what he wanted.

So yeah that is my story, and here are some sketches I have done for the story:

I am also really improving  my figure drawing. In fact, the other day my teacher told me my drawing was absolutely beautiful. Which made me feel really good.

As I was browsing around on the internet the other day I found an amazing illustrator. His name is Frank Stockton, and I spent hours looking at his blog. Here is the link if you would like to see for yourself: 

One last little thing, it is currently time for my annual reading of Poison.

My English teacher in High School made us read this in class and it has been one of my favorite books since then. For the past three years I have re-read it around Halloween time because it is so creepy and awesome that it fits the season perfectly. I was then reminded of another book by Chris Wooding that I really wanted to read ever since this summer but I could never find. It is called Malice, and it is half novel, half graphic novel. The only problem is that nobody has this book! So I finally gave in and bought it off Amazon for $4. It should be here in a few days, and I am super stoked for when it arrives!

Friday, July 27, 2012

It's Been A While Man, Life's So Rad

I'm back!

Hopefully for a while, although I cant make any promises. 

Man it has been way to long! So much has happened in the time since my last post. First of all, almost a whole summer has gone by. I guess I will try and fit a whole summer's worth into one post.

Summer Starts: Ethan, Austin, Dallin, Katie, and I started a band. We called ourselves Animystic. We had six songs that we rehearsed, four and a half of which we wrote ourselves. We were so set on getting a set together and playing some shows, but everything sort of fell apart. Our first problem was that none of us could really sing. (Which is kind of a must for a band to do well) But at first that didn't really stop us. We were in the middle of recording a song when the band came to a halt. What was our downfall? We all got jobs. 

I got a job cleaning office buildings up at thanksgiving point. It was a great job except for the hours. Not that I worked to many hours, but the hours I did work were always at night when my friends wanted to hang out. So when I got offered a job at a Black Cat firework stand I took it and quit that job. 

Summer Middle: My job at the firework stand was awesome. All I had to do was sit out in the stand and when customers came by I would help them. To pass the time in between customers, (Sometimes I would only have about two a day) I got to play gameboy, read, draw, or anything else I wanted to do. I also got to meet some great people. I worked with three other people, Walter, Mandy, and Stephanie. Mandy was my favorite by far. She was so nice and funny, and just fun to be around. I also loved her family who would come to visit her almost every day. She had a little son named Braylin who was the cutest little boy in the world. He also had the biggest crush on me. For the first while he wouldn't even walk past me or look at me because he was so shy, but by the end he was talking to me and drawing me pictures of hearts.

Now: I just had my last day at the firework stand. It was sort of bittersweet. Sweet that I am done with work for the summer, but bitter that I had to say goodbye to the friends that I had made. 

So me and Jose (He is visiting for the summer, I don't think I've mentioned that) decided we would have ourselves a Harry Potter "Marathon." Marathon in the sense that we would eventually watch all the movies in a row, but not in one sitting. We started watching about one movie a night, and tonight we finished the last one. (Star Wars next?)

Earlier tonight, me and Ethan had our "Wall Party." We had been wanting to do this all summer but we have just been too busy to find the time. Our party consisted of listening to Pink Floyd's "The Wall" while building with legos. I built a hippo, and then some sort of space craft, and then combined the two. It turned out pretty freakin' sweet, I thought.

So anyways, that's about all that has been going on that is of importance. Tomorrow (or today since it is 5:30) I am heading off to Idago, it should be fun.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


 I finally finished my next silkscreen project. My inspiration for this one came from Spencer Russell's song - One Man Show. The lyrics from it were, "The mouth of a fool is a well without water, and I'm getting thirsty." I just love that song so much!

I have come to the conclusion that as an art major I don't draw nearly enough. I realized this when I tried to go through my sketchbook for an idea for a project and I had absolutely nothing to work with. I remember when I was a kid me and my friend Kelsey would sit and draw all day long. I decided to make a goal to draw at least one picture every day, even if it is just a little sketch. So far it has been pretty good. (I did miss a few days but that's ok.)
Here are some of the sketches I drew:


On a side note, many of you may know that Pottermore, the Harry Potter website made by J.K. Rowling herself is now officially open. So there has been a lot of Harry Potter going around the apartment. On my way to FHE the other night I happened upon the perfect wand stick. I polished it up a bit, and now it is the perfect wand!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Art Update

It's been a while since I have posted my work, but here is what I have been working on:

My still life painting

I finally finished my relief carving!

and my two silkscreens

Easter Egg Coloring

For FHE the other night we colored easter eggs. Saying that we got carried away is a bit of an understatement.

Our eggs:

We went with a Pokemon theme

And then a Zelda one

And a mustache just for fun

Victory is Mine pt. 2

As you all probably know, I have a small obsession with a game called Zelda.
In an earlier post, I posted about how I finally defeated Zelda: Oracle of Seasons. Well I have an announcement to make:

I beat Zelda: Link to the Past!

It was very difficult too I must add. It took lots of hard work and dedication, but it was worth it in the end. Now this makes 3/8 games that I have conquered! (I had to add Twilight Princess (And I had forgot Four Swords))

Still on my list to beat is:

Twilight Princess
Oracle of Ages
Four Swords
Majora's Mask

Next I will focus on Twilight Princess so I can try to beat it before I have to return it to my friend Danielle.