Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009: A year to be trumped and treasured

I'm updating my blog more for the writing purpose than the artistic one. However I am going to add a work of art I have yet to put in my blog, it's on my facebook but why not throw it in here as well? Plus it was one of my favorite pictures I accomplished this year. Well, as we bring in the new year in a little over 15 hours, I have a lot to say about this year. It's been a year of struggle, pain, life lessons, loss, and triumph. This past year has tested me more than any year so far and probably most of the years to come. But I say in great confidence that I am glad I made it through, with a few minor scratches. It's amazing that over a period of 365 days I've learned so much about myself, my family, my friends/those who I had to let go of as friends, the world, and life in general. I've learned when things seem at their lowest, DON'T ever say "it can't get any worse" because I, better than anyone know it really can get worse. But it also can get better. I traveled this year, which I am thankful to have family and friends that do not mind my 'free loading' habits haha. I gave up a lot this year, mainly on myself and others but with a little help from my amazing family I was able to contain my composure and get right back up. I have made many mistakes, that I now see as lessons learned. I lost yet another person I truly cared about to the tragic and overwhelming battle of cancer, Lindsay Rose Fulton you will always remain in my thoughts and mostly, in my heart. What a year 2009 has been, But I leave this year a stronger, smarter, better person. I accept 2009 as the past and the past it shall stay. I look forward to 2010 with hope, faith, and renewal. So Happy New Years Eve to all that read this, and I thank those who have made such a huge impact on this year...whether it be good or bad, you all have really helped me to find myself and figure out what it truly means to LIVE. That being said, Lets have a fucking blast this year; 2010: NEW YEAR, NEW ART. I will be submitting new art daily, because most importantly, i've found my talent, a talent that truly makes me happy. I hope this wasn't tooooo cheesy and heart-felt. Haha.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I told the witch doctor...

My sister stumbled upon a great picture of a native-type witch doctor kind of guy, so she told me to make a "cut-out" of him, and I did. This is how it turned out. Even though I let my imagination run a little wild and improvised. I also added into the mix a little monster man. Well, enjoy and sorry if you frequent the blog, considering I haven't posted anything in quite some time.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Everything is going to be alright...

I came across a pretty good Bob Marley quote last night, so naturally, I felt the need to draw Bob Marley. I just had to draw the man who made the colors red yellow and green such a hit. He was quite the guy.
I would've rather had a better quality picture, if only I could find my power cord for my scanner. But anyways, it is what it is, better to get some gist of it rather than not see it at all, right?

"The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow."-Bob Marley.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The INhumane body

No one in the world is perfect, inside or out. Which is why I made my most recent drawing, the inhumane body. A look on the inside of a body that is extremely far from perfect. A body that disease has manifested and taken up residency. Filled with a voice box in the throat, a cold heart, smokers lungs, a drunk liver, abnormal celled spleen, and last but not least 'failing' kidneys. I guess this body like all bodies will never be perfect, we will all die with something working improperly. VOLA.

Anyone who says you can't see a thought simply doesn't know art. ---Wynetka Ann Reynolds

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Swine flu

Today my sister taught me how to use illustrator for my first time ever, it was pretty much the coolest thing I've ever seen. It's so cool that I could turn one of my small sketches into something so crisp and fresh looking. But anyways, I noticed when Chelsea came home tonight she had all these little doodles of 'swine flu pigs'. Thinking they were "cute" in my words, I decided to make a swine flu piggy as well. He turned out rather nice, at least I think so for my first time using illustrator. Check it outtttt. OH and make sure you keep yourself healthy so you don't end up like him.....cheesy, haha I know.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Is it really "always sunny in Philadelphia"?

I happen to be a huge 'it's always sunny' fan, have been ever since I was introduced to the show. Danny DeVito is one of my favorite actors of all time and probably one of the funniest men alive. So today I participated in The Hallway Show, mainly because the character was Good Ol' Danny himself. But here is what it turned out like, Don't judge, I like how it turned out. Very pleased with the art I've been producing lately.

“One of the functions of art is to bring the viewer to a different perspective than the one he had before.” Aliyah Marr
Shelby Kirchoff