Monday, December 21, 2009

MORE Drama


Texture Characters

This was the second assignment of the fall semester for DFA. We took simple textures found in the world around us and made characters from silhouettes and different things in the image...almost like a Rorschach test. This is what I came up with:

Jake Parker

I recently purchased Jake Parker's Inkotober book and with it came an original 3x5 piece, signed and everything. Well naturally, the opportunist I am, I asked my sister (who works at a local Framer's Gallery) to make it a present of mine for the Holidays to put this awesome drawing in a frame.One of the best gifts I've gotten...can't wait to put it up on my wall when I get back from break. Here's Jake Parker's blog, I highly recommend taking a look...always an inspiration:

Engraved Moleskine

I've been wanting to do this since High School. Unfortunately, at the time, the engraving was done directly onto the moleskine's oilcloth cover producing some sort of cancerous toxin which, of course, is bad. So the ability to engrave went away for a while and finally returned about a year ago, this time engraving onto a nice ageless leather cover that slips over the moleskines, and I had been searching for a reason to spend the money ever since. So then came the Holidays and the gift to my girlfriend:I was so pleased with the result. She's into animals and cool sorts of natural things (hence the design). I spent a good deal on the image and the design and sent the company the image to engrave on the leather with fantastic speed and precision. And she was happy with it as well, which is always a good thing. Here's the company's link, if anyone else was interested, I'd say it's well worth the money:

Now I just need to get one for myself...


So this doesn't pertain to work...I'm getting to that part...but as I'm working on that and beginning to load a giant post of this semester's work, here's a photo I took this weekend while my girlfriend's dog and mine played in the twenty inches of snow. They had a blast.

I love panoramas. Digital paintings and animation to come soon. Very soon.