Wednesday, March 21, 2012


another exercise at work.  supposed to use the symmetry tool in painter, sketchbook pro, or something else - and then maybe introduce some non-symmetrical stuff to keep it interesting.  to bad photoshop doesn't have one of those...

after a lot of internet surfing, i don't even think a plugin exists for it that you could get.  so i did it all manually, flipping the image every now and then to see how it was going.  pretty fun!!  more fun if you could see the mirror image going on in real time.

thought i'd keep things even LOOSER than i've been messing around with.  good times.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bike Girl, and some Bruce Lee ramblings

another exercise at work - supposed to do something inspired by the photo...  and for some reason, i really wasn't feeling anything that day except for the fact that she had a hood, and a dog.  one thing led to another, the whole time me not really being sure what was happening...  and now here we are!!

trying to push the loose feel i had a couple posts ago, but maybe in a slightly different direction.  agonized over color scheme for about 4 days...  at peace with myself now.. haha.  fun times.

also...  trying REALLY hard not to use the word "style."
i watched I AM BRUCE LEE last week, and was reminded of some really cool stuff I had written down a long time ago after reading through Jeet Kune Do, basically Bruce Lee's personal study journal, and applying it to other things in life.  like drawing! 

probably a post for another time, but here's basically what i got out of it:
work hard to find what works best for you, but be honest about what's working.  and eventually, you'll be able to honestly express yourself through what you're doing - even though it's HARD WORK to pull that off.  styles separate people and prevent more collaborative learning opportunities, so we shouldn't conform to them - "styles" should conform to PEOPLE.  the individual is more important than "the" martial art being taught, the type of brush somebody's using in photoshop, the bread somebody uses to make a sandwich...  you get the idea.

it's all about how you do what you do, and nobody's better at doing what you do than YOU.  the trick is filtering through principles, techniques, and people using them, to find your own - all while trying to find that harmony with yourself, other people, and whatever situation you're in.

easiest for me to quantify all of this into (since i've played A LOT of) fighting games:
>>level one - button mashing (familiarizing self with characters, environments, game situations)
>>level two - learning moves (familiarizing self with how to use characters in environments and situations)
>>level three - timing moves (familiarizing self with when to use character's moves in based on experience in situations)
>>level four - instinct and feeling (familiarizing time is OVER, except for playing against new people - technique, timing in situation all instinctively done almost on their own - using instinct also to know when to revert back to any of the previous levels for a desired effect)

kinda fun to see what that means in other areas of life.  like making sandwiches or something.  heh.

....i think i'll stop right there.  once i get started on this kind of stuff it's hard for me to stop.  and it's late.
props if you actually read through all of that - double props for if it was actually somehow meaningful to you.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


  today's post is brought to you by the color purple.

just some doodles from work i had to experiment with.  just pushing stuff to the point were the lines are almost being overpowered by rendering/color, and then pulling back a little.  i actually really like how these are both feeling to me..

also, this post is brought to you by the psychedelic electro-crack infused 8-bit sounds of SABREPULSE!
just found this guy a couple of weeks ago, and have so far been digging what i've heard.  he's like a heavier electro version of ANAMANAGUCHI, (HUGE anamanaguchi fan by the way.)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


more exercising at work.  this time, mash-ups.  however you wanna do it - take the rendering style from one, character from another, color scheme from another.  or mash two characters together and use the rendering style....  you get the idea.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March 2nd = Happy Birthdays Pictures!!

when the people you love let you get away with doing weird last-minute stuff like this for their birthdays (and much, much weirder/awesome stuff for christmas...  heh heh) you know they're pretty legit as far as human beings go.  and vulcans.  :]

Friday, March 2, 2012


done for another exercise at work!  decided to go a little bit more realistic than what i usually do.  just a little bit... 
there was this huge picture (below) of cool 40s/50s fashion-type stuff  i was supposed to use as "inspiration" and somehow i ended up here.

can you guess which one was the main inspiration???  it's like a 1950s version of "where's waldo" but waldo looks a lot prettier. and he's a girl.  heh.