Friday, February 29, 2008

Illustration HW

I should be working on my Illustration homework (as I work all weekend and I also have to find time to do touch-up work on my still life painting) but the internet has dragged me down yet again. I feel like I can't be productive until 9pm. Ug. Gotta figure out a way to get better working habits.

Anyway, above is the value study done digitally for my last illustration project. Huzzah.

Additionally, my good buddy Patrick from Greyspace has made the first purchase ever from my Etsy sho (thanks again dude) and a nice woman from Canada has made the first purchase by someone I don't know personally. Thanks!

On a side note: now that I sold a button set to someone in Canada, now can I claim I'm an internationally recognized designer/artist?

Anyway, time to start work I guess.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Check out my Etsy Shop!

After slowly working on this between homework, life in general, and work, I have finally opened up my own little button shop at Etsy.

You can check it out here at

I've got my buttons up and running. Hopefully I'll eventually have some illustrations, chapbooks, comics, clothing, and more up, but that's all for now :)

And if you spread the word, I'd be most grateful :)

Oh yeah, and I finally got some art to put up.

This is my first oil painting EVER. Well, the first one I actually tried on. My first ever oil painting was with Eve, and I did a little 3x5 canvas board in about 10 minutes. This one took about 6 hours.This one is my second oil painting, but the first one wher I actually had to mix colors myself and not rely on shit that comes out of the tubes.

Eh, the drawing is kinda off in em, and the colors/values could be better, but for 6 hours each, I don't think they're half bad. And excuse the bad photo quality. I'm still working on that.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

stockton is lame-sauce

So I was totally going to publish my first oil painting* ever, but I can't find the cable to hook my camera to my computer, and it's too large for my scanner. Poop. But it's in B&W and it's decent (kinda). Anyway, for never taking an actual painting class before, I'm pretty proud of it.

My classes are cool. I can already tell homework is going to get pretty frickin' bananas later on, but for now, I can at least breathe. The worst class is my online one, cuz I feel like I never remember to log in and do all the reading until waaay late. Sigh.

Illustration 1 is pretty cool so far, but we shall see how things go, as the assignments are only going to get crazier.

Also, I totally voted for neither Obama nor Clinton, as I hate the electoral college and believe in voting for who I would actually want to win. That said, I do kinda hope Obama takes it, as I figure the guy (although not that great on policy) can whip up an emotional fervor, which most Americans care about. People too often vote by who seems the coolest or who seems most likely to beat the Republican, rather than by who has the better policies.

I'm still waiting for a queer woman of color to become president. A guy can dream, right?

Anyway, I was checking out Diana's blog, and found this in an older post:

"Forbes’ Misery Measure determines the most miserable cities in the US. They are

  1. Detroit, Michigan
  2. Stockton, California
  3. Flint, Michigan
  4. New York, New York
  5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  6. Chicago, Illinois
  7. Los Angeles, California
  8. Modesto, California
  9. Charlotte, North Carolina
  10. Providence, Rhode Island"
Now you ask why I'm always a bit sad to tell people I'm from Stockton? And that is why I now live in San Francisco.