Friday, December 25, 2009
I painted this for my mom yesterday. She thought it was pretty funny, then she critiqued the shit out of it.
I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday, I'm grateful that I got to spend mine here at home. Aside from spending time with my family, it's been a blessing not eating PB and J and frozen pizza every day. I'm also starting to crawl out of the art funk I've been having for the past few weeks, which means I've gotta really buckle down and decide what new pieces I'm going to create for my portfolio.
Also, I've started thinking about getting my Master's. I've begun the application process to both Cal Arts and SCAD, but I'm only in the early stages. I'm not AT ALL sure that it's what I want to do, but I feel like I need to start making moves. I've been adrift since graduation, and I can't just keep blindly applying to video game and animation houses hoping to get picked up, while sitting at home drawing all day. Furthering my education might be the best thing for me right now, who knows? Anyway nothing's concrete, so we'll see where things go.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Well I got rejected for the Disney Talent Development program, which was mildly discouraging. They took the time to tell me what they liked and what they thought my portfolio was lacking, which was really cool of them considering how many applicants they've probably been bombarded with. Gotta work on that stuff and then try again.
Friday, December 4, 2009
A friend of mine, former classmate, and unfairly talented modeler named Bakia Parker is modeling the hamster head bot guy that I painted. Go look at it RIGHT NOW.
ALSO, I just finished both Ender's game quartets (which is what? an octet? I just made that up but it sounds right) and enjoyed them for the most part. I thought there was going to be more of a bridge between the two sets, but I suppose not. For example, is the virus that Volescu made supposed to be the beginnings of the descolada? Do they ever address the fucking alien planet at the end of children of the mind? Are they unwittingly returning to earth, mistaken in their belief that the descoladores are aliens? Is Bean's genetically engineered condition the origin of the Chinese people of Path in Xenocide? Wtf Orson. Give me closure man.
Man that banner is terrible, I don't look anything like that.