Archive for April, 2008

It’s over!

Well there were no stickers. That’s okay.. they’ll be there for the end reception at least. The show was great, lots and lots of people. Nobody I invited bothered to come which was a little disappointing and our Grad Portfolio teacher didn’t show either.. or if he did it was a half hour before the show ended. Actually none of the Illustration faculty was there, except for the Chair, whom was a little late. But at least he was -there-.

But yes. Big turn out, everyone’s work looked amazing in the gallery and I got dressed up and had one hell of a time. It was really fun to talk to everyone and mingle. I don’t get out to social functions very often so I really enjoyed myself. We went out for dinner afterwards, and that was a little awkward. My sister doesn’t really fit in with my friends so.. she was kind of distant.. but other than that – great night!

I may take pictures of the gallery later and post them, but for now I’m exhausted.

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Ick..

Well it’s the big day today! The day of the grad show! And guess what…?

I didn’t get enough sleep. Not nearly enough. I was up late penning an invoice sample for my prof and I have a critique in an hour at a cafe. Least I can get breakfast there. Bleh..

I really hope tonight goes smoothly though.  And I pray I find a box of stickers in my PO box this morning.

Also I sketched up this image to be on my portfolio box and on my pedestal at the show. I loves it so. I was doodling something similar in Psych the other day.

He’s so confused about what’s going on.. while the bird FEASTS. Also it matches the setup of my stickers. ❤

What has been missed!

So, between the time I last posted and now.. some stuff has transpired. First.. Why is it I always write these at like.. 7am, right after I roll out of bed. It’s weird.. as if I have the blog itch in my sleep or something.

Anyway. First off, Elti, my awesome friend in Australia is helping me by fleshing out some ideas I had into a full fledged story so that I may do some hot sequential art and toss it in the direction of Heavy Metal and perhaps a few other companies. Here’s keeping the fingers crossed that I can do this. It’s a lot of pages to pencil, ink and color by myself. But I think I’ll be okay..

In return for Elti’s super awesome rockingness I whipped up some art for her. It’s only lines at the moment but will become a full fledged piece in a few days when I finish the color.

She has -excellent- breasts.. which have been the subject of many conversations when I’ve had this piece lying around. Annnd I just realized I may have left this lineart sitting in a lab in the Texas bldg last night. That’s what I get for working late and not paying attention to what I was doing when I left. Annnyway.. so yes.

This is my practice for the up and coming work.. I am in love with that bottle. I hope I can do it justice when I throw color all over it like a rabid monkey.

In other news, I was invited to apply for the Honors Portfolio Semester. It’s basically a semester of free school where I work for 3 credits with a faculty mentor of my choosing and I get to amp up my portfolio. I’m pretty thrilled about this one. Going to apply with the best life drawing teacher on campus so I can improve my form and make some damn fine sequential art. Here’s to hoping I get accepted.

Also I was subpoena’d thanks to work (other work, not campus work) and I have to testify against a fellow who was stupid enough to pick a fight with five other guys. He got the ever living hell beat out of him.. I’m not really all that happy about this but at least the trial is on a day when I don’t have class. Phew.

All of my work is ready for the Grad Show and now I’m just waiting for Monday to hang everything in the gallery. Pretty damned exciting. I can’t believe how fast the semester went. So hopefully everything will go smoothly in the next few weeks.. annnd I’ll have more stuff to post here, art wise.

EDIT:

Voila! After a morning spent up at the school, as well as several hours last night.. She is complete!