Monday, December 21, 2009

Orange girl II D

was doing some head studies for a figure drawing class, and ran into this cool portrait. i just HAD to draw it! and now it's colored thanks to a most awesome and a most needed Christmas break.

on another slightly related note, i went skateboarding a little over 5 miles today. i probably should've gone running instead so my legs could get an even workout, but i'm just having waaaay to much fun with the skateboard as of late.

also, saw that blindside movie today. real life is awesome - when true stories of good people get out there like that, the goodness and reality of it magnifies how pathetic some of the more hollywood-esque type stuff out there really is..

Friday, December 18, 2009

Richard III

"A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!"

printed this guy out and turned him in for my narrative illustration final - obviously it was supposed to be on Richard III. if only ALL my finals were this easy and enjoyable.

on a somewhat unrelated note, i took my roommate to wal-mart - and since he takes forEVER to shop, i told him to meet me in the electronics section when he was done. while i was carrying out my pre-meditated monopoly of the new super mario bros. for the wii, in the electronics section - i must have sold at least 3 or 4 copies to people as they were walking by. haha...

got all the way to world 2, killed two bosses, and all this without dying once. the whole time, there was this little kid who was watching, asking me all sorts of questions and making random comments about his 'star wars clone wars' game. thus his education began of the finer points of nintendo history - as he was unable to identify 'that wizard guy' and by my mentioning 'super nintendo' it's as if i had constructed verbal stealth technology which i was then able to attach to each one of my words which then shot past his comprehension/hearing radar, completely undetected. or maybe he was just ignoring me.... haha.

needless to say, i ended the night by using an empty shopping cart as a scooter, and sailed all the way down the parking lot to my car. i do stuff like that.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Set Sail on Concrete Waves

the title is from my most FAVORITE line ever written by Lost Prophets, from a song called "We still kill the old way."

been stuck in my head for years.. and has resurfaced extra strong as of late, since i've picked up skating again due to my car dying on me. lucky me i had my skateboard "The S.S. Mishkin" in the trunk, ready to embark. i suck - but i absolutely LOVE it.

"So here we go again
Another time, but it feels the same
Got sick of waiting here
Set sail on concrete waves
No survivors left to save
Too late for the walking dead "
-Lost Prophets

also this guy put up some fun line-art that i felt like coloring to sorta change things up a little bit:

i've got some other people's stuff i'll be taking a crack at, color-wise - but after finals are FINALLY over by the end of this week. i just hit a nice little gap of time to take an academic break, and drop some pictures.

also, while i was walking to work the other day, i noticed this HUGE family of snowmen, complete with mini-sized snowmen children all huddled together next to some tree.... i decided it was time to send them straight to jack frost's icey cold GRAVE.

roundhoused the mom-snowman's head right off, front kicked the body off - no problems. the dad-snowman however was another story, he being constructed to be atleast 7 feet tall.. side kicks, flying jump kicks, and punches to the body were taking nice chunks out of him.. however, the icey slush guts inside were holding together really tight. finally, i was able to take him down with some elbow strikes. i think i killed most of the children just by tripping, and losing balance whilst a-killing the parents. i left one kid alive, but in the event he developed an unhealthy revenge complex, spending the rest of his life devoted to finding a way to repay the horrid debt i had left him with - i decided to come back and finish the job today.. haha.
explanation needed?? probably not, but it does bring to mind this scene at 2:38

while looking for that scene, i discovered some funny starwars stuff - but by far, the one that takes the cake is the vader sessions. worth a laugh.