Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Illustration Friday - Small (The Smallest Christmas Tree)

Okay, so I can finally admit it. I'm now in the holiday spirit. My girlfriend and I put up our Christmas tree last night and as soon as we were finished I felt like I was prepared for the weeks of holiday music and shopping that I have ahead of me. I've always been alot more excited about giving gifts rather than receiving them. And although I don't follow the religious aspects of Christmas. I try to make it a time where I bring happiness and joy to people. Okay, enough of my corny nonsense. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Illustration Friday - Free (Falling)

I guess by calling this "Free Falling" it fits into the category of "Free" for this week. It's been a busy stressful couple of weeks for me designing ads at work in preparation of the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow. Usually I will have an idea or an inkling of what I want to do, but this week when I finally had the time to sit down and draw I had no clue where to start. So I decided just to do some free sketching and draw whatever came to mind. And this falling bird/angel woman was one of the things that appeared. I'm really pretty happy with how this turned out, since last week I threw my entry together half assed and It shows. As always your comments for this week are more than welcome!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Illustration Friday - Strength

Well Today is my 26th birthday and I'm starting to feel old. I know, I've got alot ahead of me and all that crap, but it still feels like I'm ancient. I guess that it's because I'm not as optomistic as I once was, Things that once held unimaginable wonder are everyday routines now. It would be so great if I could just go back and be a kid again, and rough house for awhile with childhood pals who've moved far away by now. It would be great if I was as optomistic as my Illustration Friday subject and could lift all these lame adult problems above me like that car. Oh well, I'll just take every day as they come. And do my best to keep a good attitude (and I tell ya, sometimes that can be a challenge). Let me know what you think of my entry this week. I really appreciate all of the comments on my work recently, thanks.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Midweek art - Screaming Siren

I have been working on this idea for a week or so and I just finished it this morning. The idea came from the previous weeks Illustration Friday topic “broken” which I wasn’t particulary happy with my entry that week. I like this one much better. Let me know what you think.

Illustration Friday - Night

Here is my entry for this week's Illustration Friday. It's later than I would have liked, but it's finished non the less. I almost didn't have time to finish it due to other projects, but I felt compelled to work extra late nights this week, so as not to break my streak of work (I'm proud to say I haven't missed a week of Illustration Friday yet). So let me know what you think of it. As I've been doing for several weeks, I used Ink and digital color. Thanks for checking out my art blog. Later.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Illustration Friday - Broken

My entry this week illustrates that specific feeling when you've just had enough. That moment when something clicks and you do something drastic, like blow up at a coworker or boss, or just plain walk out. For me, I've had enough of my current job. More and more often I feel like my job as a newspaper graphic designer (a no respect job if there ever was one) is going to drive me crazy. The combination of stress, ridiculously tight deadlines, and mismanagement culminates into a tornado of pressure. For those who are interested I will share my master plan....I would like to find a decently respectable full time graphic design position in an urban area, so that I will be closer to more possible clients for my little side project...Freelance Illustration. Then eventually I will have so many happy clients of my illustrations that I won't need to deal with office politics any more, and I can quit design to start a lucrative full time career as a Freelance Illustrator. Ta Da! And there you have it. As always let me know what you think. I really appreciate the support!