in which my eyes are widened
March 19, 2008, 9:22 am

this video is a half hour long. i did not vote in the last two elections. i didn't care about the candidates. i didn't care about the issues. this speech has changed that in me. it is meaningful and eloquent, and to the point. and i hear that he wrote it himself.


in which i am brushed aside
March 11, 2008, 4:25 am

i got my new winsor newtons in the mail. one of them had some hairs bent back, but i think it'll fix itself out. so now i have a 0-3 set. which is nice. cuz i had gotten a 3 by itself, and it was just too big for my anal ass.

... that might be redundant. i also got 72 more marker slots, and some fw flame red and process cyan. which is sweet. i'm building a nice little set of inks and markers. got a good start on some brushes. i'm losing faith in nibs, since they just aren't reliable for me... or maybe i'm not taking care of them properly... i dunno.

i'm watching true lies, and i'm remembering that it's one of the greatest action movies of all time. i mean... good god, they have charlton goddamn heston playing nick fury in the movie. it's a comic nerd's wet dream.


in which i am envious
March 9, 2008, 6:10 pm

i think drew got to see more than us... that lucky bastard...


in which i've been busy drawing
February 29, 2008, 6:36 pm

so yeah. i finished up my lord of the rings set, and i finished my 3 extra cards. and two of them have sold already, if you're interested in the arwen/aragorn scene, send me an email, and i'll entertain offers.

arwen and aragorn

i have a friend pimping them out on ebay, and i am so overwhelmed at the response to my cards. it has really been amazing. i just got these cards here approved, and they will be going up on ebay soon. these are from my 10 back for the marvel masterpieces set. it's a puzzle of the inferno saga from the eighties xmen.


it's very dear to me. it's the xmen i grew up on, and it's pretty much my dreamteam. bryan was saying he'd have a team of just havok and all girls, but i'm pretty sure i'd have to throw longshot in there too. just cuz he's one of my favorite characters of all time. altho havok is pretty high up. i'm working on the second wave of marvel cards, and hopefully i'll be working on something even better this month. i really can't wait til this month is over. it's gonna be really good.


in which so few people even care
February 18, 2008, 1:41 pm

yeah, here's some artist proof sketch cards i got approved for the marvel masterpieces set. i think i'm gonna try to sell the captain america on ebay. altho, it'll be the first time i ever use it. not sure how that's gonna go down.

also, the dazzler was my first time trying a white gel pen, and it failed spectacularly. i have since upgraded my arsenal substantially. i've been using honest to god pen and ink for the past couple days, and tonight i bought some nice sable brushes. i'm moving on up, kids. it's happening. here's something a little better with an acrylic white ink. this is for the upcoming lord of the rings masterpieces set.


in which tom brady is a punk
February 3, 2008, 12:29 pm

hooray for the giants. that was the best game i've seen in a good long while.


in which i am a huge nerd
January 29, 2008, 6:15 pm

so i've been buying markers. lots of markers. i am slowly building a collection now. honestly, i've only drawn one thing with the color markers, but dammit if i don't own over 40 of them. at 3 dollars a pop, that ain't cheap either. but whatever. i'm basically paying for them with commissions. so it's like my art is facilitating itself, which is cool.

anyways, so i got home today, and started writing down all the numbers of my markers, so i wouldn't get duplicates. then i was like, might as well log the names too, along with the french names. and then i got stupid. i made them into a nice little excel file first, using open office of course. then i turned the excel file into a simple csv file. then i proceeded to pull that file into php and parse it back out and now i have a nice little list of all the colors i own, with nice little leeched pictures from the prismacolor site. thank you prismacolor site, for naming your pictures in such a way that makes it so easy for me to use them. and also, for making pictures on your website that are 100% more accurate than the stickers on your markers. cuz those are for shit.

and, being the huge nerd i am, i am all about that extra infos. so you might not even notice that you can scroll over the english name to see the french name. so there. take that, unadventurous people.


in which i enjoy drawing again
January 5, 2008, 12:30 pm

i'm doing some commission sketches right now, and i'm really loving it. i'm working with pen, something i've never really done before. i'm actually using markers. it's crazy. i went down to the posner's art store, and picked up some prismacolor greytones to try out on some heroes cards i'm doing right now. here's my first ever marker drawing. i like how it turned out.

i only got a 20% and a 50% cuz i didn't know what i needed, but it's clear to me that i need a broader range of saturation. but i still really like how this turned out, and i really enjoyed doing the drawing. i even took a picture before i markered it, cuz i was sure i was gonna mess the drawing up, but everything went smooth, and now i'm ready and raring to go for another. now i can't wait to try out some color.


Now with 100% more claire



in which i laugh and cry all at once
December 26, 2007, 9:00 pm

HA! that fucker gdg still has like 400 cards left AND I FINISHED MINE UP TONIGHT!!


but godDAMMIT how does he do it? it blows my damn mind. i just sat through a 40 card session, and i am wrecked. (i should've had more done before, but it was the holidays, and i got lazy)

HOW DOES HE DO IT? i mean, this stretched me to my limits just doing that many gandalfs. luckily i got the pattern down, and i still think it's a pretty nice looking card. but still. just doing this made me feel kind of cheap, but grant talks about doing hundreds of ringwraiths and it just reminds me that the guy is BATSHIT INSANE!

seriously. the guy is nuts. go to his journal and look at the full number he's doing. i don't even have the heart to post it myself.