I felt bad for not having produced any content, whether textual or visual, for a while. I think I’ll scan/photograph some of my paintings, or crack open some old writing assignments and stick ‘em on here. I don’t really think anyone actually reads anything I say anyway, but what’s the point in having this if I’m not going to use it? I’ll try to keep at it.
- I’ve been in a creative rut, recently. Moleskines with bare pages. Art supplies laying abandoned and neglected. “Most frequented applications” lists vacant of digital art programs. I don’t know what I do in my spare time. I often hop onto a train of thought, only to get off of it several hours later. Somewhere in between the chaos of the departure and multiple derailments I get lost. I need to reign in my thoughts and get my brain under my control.
- I bought my first art book recently, during Art Supply Warehouse’s “Arty Gras” event, in hopes of finding inspiration and motivation.
- I’ve been toying with the idea of forming a real, legitimate business with a friend. Though it’s something he does rather often with his various projects, It’s a rather big step for me. I’m not quite sure how to handle all of the paperwork and the responsibilities. The fact that forming an LLC costs roughly $800 a year is also rather deferring.
- The Web Is Ugly business cards will be coming soon. I’m not sure if my technical skills are to the level of which I can be comfortable with adding painting to my repertory. I am currently working on a series of paintings I named “Toy Box Artsenal”.
- Dia Frampton of Meg & Dia will be a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice”. I have a reason to start actively watching TV again. Their new album will be coming out in April, and I’m looking forward to it.
- My friend An has started a news-related blog called “Owl On 8th”. Her stories usually focus on what’s going on in the Asian community. Best of all, it’s a charity blog! Penning for philanthropy, she generously will donate five cents for each site visit and subscriber. Check out her stories, and support a charity by reading “Owl on 8th”!
- I recently saw “Sucker Punch”. Contrary to all the bad press and reviews, I quite liked it. It wasn’t amazing (other than the first few minutes that make up the awesome intro), but it was both fun and enjoyable. The concept was interesting, the visuals were astounding, and the soundtrack fit in quite spectacularly with the movie. I suppose the fact that I like both girls and guns plays into my opinion as well. Emily Browning’s Baby Doll and Jena Malone’s Rocket are my favorite characters. Browning sings in three of the songs on the soundtrack! Who knew she could sing?! She does, and she does so very well. I’ve been hooked on the soundtrack for days. Here’s her cover of The Smiths - Asleep.
Meg & Dia - Love Is
Hurray for new songs!
I love this. The bare human body with all the negative social connotations of sexuality stripped away, leaving nothing but an abstraction of the innate, sensual curves and simple softness of the female form through the use of clever composition and lambent lighting.
My drawings are made by dusting thin layers of graphite onto paper with a dry brush. The softness of the graphite provides a smooth surface that can be augmented with details by erasing. No pencils are used in the work, allowing the surface to glow without the shine of heavy pencil marks. Illusion dissolves into brush work and the honesty of the material.
The scale of the drawings demands a physical interaction with the work. I traverse a path, back and forth, first to work intimately with the surface and then to see the piece from a distance. This dance with my drawing has become a ritual, and ultimately, a release.
Head up, shoulders squared, one foot in front of the other.
I wonder how long this took to make!
I kind of want to try making something like this, now.