Friday, December 31, 2010

Who Needs Sleep When You've Got Sweet Arts to Make?

Against my better judgement, I attended the 24 hour comic day event in October. I had a blast as usual (6 years in a row, what what!?!) but it really messed with my school schedule. But it was way worth it and I got a finished comic out of it so yeah, awesome!

I did the comic at the hospitable and awesome-possum comic store Happy Harbor and everyone there had a grand ol' time making fun of me for being a snooty art student now, which I totally am, as evidenced by my use of various medias and paper types for this comic, from rice paper and watercolor paints to coffee and china markers. Snoot snoot snootie.

Anyways, here it is, complete with my usual themes of sleep deprivation, aimless trips through the human psyche and poop jokes.

Happy New Years everyone!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

ACAD Year One: The Awakening

Ahhhh, winter holidays, how I yearned for your warm and gentle touch. And the ability to get a normal amount of sleep. And time, sweet time. What will I do with all this free time? Work of course :)

At long last, I have posted some of my first year work, featured in the portfolio I used to get into VC this year. It had the sweet gimmick of having a comic introduction hosted by a cartoon me who also popped up throughout the portfolio to divide it up and ass some personal flair. Always with the gimmicks.

Hurm... looking at it now, after my first semester in Year 2, I cringe at some of the work already, but some of it holds up I think. A lot of important principles and ideas can be seen taking root in this early work and I'm really getting a chance to explore that now which is very exciting.

My teachers really pushed me to explore graphite rendering and realism because I am stuck to my cartoony style like a Siamese twin but you can see that I have a long way to go. I'm really feeling that in this year as well, probably moreso.

There's alot to say about all the art that follows but I don't have the time to write a full-on essay and I don't like the prospect of boring anyone who reads this to the point of weeping or leaping from buildings from the sheer boredom it would cause. Instead, enjoy. Gasp in horror! Laugh in wonder!

More posts on the way!

And a happy New Year if I don't see you!