Friday, December 25, 2009
saaaaaaay whaaat? I was appalled and really excited when I clicked through these sites, especially those Spanish blogs. Thanks, Jeff, I never saw this coming.
the uploads aren't very frequent, but the music selection is full of sweet indie bands i have never heard of.
this is my favorite site at the moment, just because the uploads are frequent and the it stays pretty up to date with new albums.
this site is really good for underground hip hop, and that's all i gotta say.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
learn how to rock out with THIS guy! His accent makes him so much cooler.
I wish that more people animate in that pixelated, 8-bit style. My inner geek gets extremely excited from watching this video because it reminds me of Metal Slug and of classic video arcade games.
I could go on forever posting this stuff. Who could forget the video for Remind Me by Royksopp?
-this site is packed full of super clean fonts and are all way too expensive to ever purchase. Worth checking out if you are in a typographic rut.
-graphic design work of Muiz Anwar. I forget how I came across him, but I love what he is doing with Arabic typography. I know that modern Arabic type is all going in this blocky and clean direction, but I really enjoy his take on it. Arabic calligraphy is exciting!
-I simply love love looooove Rebecca Sugar's style! wooooowee if only I had even half her skills. She may not upload stuff all too often, but everything she uploads is like raw gold. yea, "RAW gold" whatever the hell that means.
and to end off this entry, this raaaaad video entitled "Story from North America" by Garrett Davis and Kirsten Lepore. super tripppppppy.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Once again this took forever, because this program is not made for complex animation and 3D renditions. I wish we had just used animation programs instead to this, but we had to learn how to do things the hard way. Many hours of extruding certain points in the z-axis to flesh his body out..
I took elements from Starfox SNES and we got to animate their movements using code with sine waves and whatnot. In the end, Andross wobbles and bobs up and down and spits out his little squares; the arwings fly away from side to side and appear randomly again once they reach a certain point; and the arches move towards you and once again randomly generate themselves after a certain point. Whoooowee.
I combined the SNES arwing with the N64 version, because the old version was too plain.
I had to plot out each point on Andross' face on the x, y, z axis. Thank goodness for grid paper.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Anyways, these are some sketchbook drawings done over the summer while I was gallery sitting at Little Mountain. These were based off photos in National Geographic, and it was a great method of trying out watercolor tricks.
Some of you may recognize this door! It is the door to Little Mountain Gallery.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
(click the images for a bigger view, as some pics are cut off. i haven't quite figured out a good method yet to upload pictures.)
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I am looking forward to this show because it is a great chance for many of my friends who donated work to finally show off their talent to the public! The great thing about these shows is that you never know who will see your artwork and what reactions they will have towards to your work.
So, in anticipation of the show, I am posting the process of a piece that I just finished, entitled "Let's Ride Together!" Done with pencil crayon on tracing paper and paper.
Final composition with tracing paper overlay.
Pencil crayon underneath.Pencil crayon on both sides of the tracing paper. Tracing paper is magic, I swear.Sketches. I discovered that working on graph paper helps a lot, even for doodles.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
So the idea for the shirt came from making these new west stickers, which turned out a lot better than i thought it would! My other doodles have been not too great because I had to go the commercial route and design something that kids in high school would wear. My main influence was Hydro74, a rad designer that does a lot of commercial stuff. I chose him because all of his designs look similar but still very distinctly Hydro74. Very marketable.
I printed out a few designs and crumpled them up and rescanned them to get a plausible aged look, rather than throw a bunch of fancy brush effects on them. I had to play a bit with the ripped sticker bits, but the magic of photoshop never fails. Overall, I was really stoked on the bird design, but I think they will be picking the sticker design. Goes better with guys in gr. 12..
Good ol' threadless template.. comes in handy for everything.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tevis Bateman and I, along with a few other artists, will be a having a bike-related art show to fundraise money through cheap artwork for our upcoming bike trip! We, along with Sam Wade and Fred Tsai, are planning a cross-Canada bike trip as a group called Pedalers for Prostate in the summer of 2010. Through this trip we will fundraise and raise awareness for prostate cancer.
A majority of the money raised from sold artwork and donations will go towards our essentials for the trip, primarily supplies, food, and housing. Your help is needed to make this trip possible! Also, a portion of the money raised from artwork will go towards Little Mountain Gallery, as we would like to keep a great little art space like that open!
In addition to our own artwork, we will be showing donated pieces of artwork from various artists! If you would like to get involved, donate some bike-related artwork, or have any suggestions for the show, please contact me via facebook or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try to accommodate as many pieces as possible, but due to very limited space we request that you keep your donated pieces smaller than 18” x 24”!
So come on out to enjoy a night of very, very reasonably priced art, musical acts? (hopefully), good music, boooooooze, snacks, great people, and a great time! Tell your friends!
For more information about our cause, please visit our website at www.pedalersforprostate.ca!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
**I just got booooooom'd! Thanks, Jeff! That was quite exciting.
" My final painting project consists of six 20” x 20” paintings. The images were originally from photos from World War II and from the 1970s around the civil rights movement. I had cropped the images in order to abstract and take the images out of context. I crop the images so that the action is highlighted and the faces are cropped to avoid recognition. My method of choosing the colors is by randomly picking colors on a pantone color swatch book. Judging the value of the color chosen, I then pick where the color will be applied according to the values in the picture. My rule is that I have to use the chosen color, even if they do not work together. Once the base color is chosen, I can alter the tones to define forms. By working on all six paintings at the same time, I will maintain my gestural and energetic brushwork throughout the whole series.
I am trying to explore new ways of painting and working with randomness, because I am intrigued by the unpredictable outcome. By using this method, I am addressing the role of intuition and subconsciousness in art. The randomness of the colors forces my brain to actively think about how different colors work together and the dynamics they create. It is interesting for me to see how these potentially clashing colors work together to form a coherent painting. The paintings will be displayed together so that they will form a mass of color. Through this method I hope viewers will see the paintings first for its colors, and then recognize and be intrigued about the subject matter."
I will upload the process shots to these paintings soon.