Archive for ‘ad oculos’

May 5, 2011

This

Feel like this. This picture.

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April 29, 2011

April 4, 2011

Want. One. Now.

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February 15, 2011

Oh God, so Tired

So you guys go look at this artist's stuff while I do exactly this.

This has to be relevant to me and so many people I know. This artist, Mitra Farmand, is good at hitting the nail on the head and has a great set of comics on her Flickr for those who might be interested. Which all of you are.

February 10, 2011

Avoiding the Dreaded “Art Fart”

Baikan, Kawashima

I’ve been collecting hundreds of reference images lately, but I’ve always had a habit of collecting things that I just happen to like, so some of those will probably end up here for you all to see at some point or another. Most recently, I have been looking at a lot of Japanese art- mostly paintings and prints- to study differences in composition, areas of artistic interest, colors, that sort of thing. I find that I have a Western sense of composition that is combined with an Eastern way of mark-making. Someone told me once that I should draw everything with a Sumi-E brush, which was flattering in a sense, but not practical -so I don’t do that.

I am very obviously influenced by Asian art, as my mother is Korean and we have many Korean oil paintings, silk screen paintings, crafted wood furniture and ceramics in our home, but I never realized exactly how much those seemingly ambient surroundings effected my subconscious until late 2009. Since then, I have paid very close attention to my surroundings and the elements within them like color, patterns and texture, and have noticed that a lot of my color choices in my work come from those very surroundings- even though they weren’t intended to. So now my life has become a huge visual and subconscious observance of pretty much everything. Which is overwhelming, to say the least. But it is also richly informing, being able to look at most anything and gain some sort of inspiration from it to incorporate into my work. I highly recommend this kind of gathering to anyone in an artistic or visual slump, or any other kind of slump, surely because it will help the rusty cogs to turn again in your mind.

But sometimes it is okay to just sit around and drink tea, too.

February 8, 2011

Luke

February 6, 2011

Here is a pretty picture of the tree in my apartment complex’s courtyard in summer. It will be nice when it gets warm again.

September 25, 2010

September 20, 2010

The Best Advice

June 25, 2010

Ode to A Fat Retard

While a happy picture of the most famous of the Rebel Alliance may be nice to look at, I doubt it was nice enough to look at for as long as I have been absent. Apologies.

Summer vacation has begun and I have been working and looking for a place to call a studio. Since I have no real space to work in, I’ve mostly been doodling in a little book I carry around. Maybe if I compile enough of the little guys, I’ll scan them and let you see. Maybe.

Other than that, not much has been happening. Going through my second play-through of Mass Effect so I can finally play Mass Effect 2. I have also been playing Pokemon SoulSilver on the DS quite a bit, but have slowed down as of late.

Surprisingly, life is much less confusing and daunting when your stress levels aren’t going through the roof- who knew? I went to Kansas City (if you have not guessed, I am back in the hometown) recently to take care of some “business,” and while I was there I got to hang out with some of my friends. Thanks to those who made my visit fun and not unbearable, you know who you are.

So now it is back to the grind. I’m going to go make some pavlova cupcakes and kill Matriach Beneziah against my will. I will do better on the updates. Promise.

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