Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Yesterday I caught news that Pacific Northwest artist, and arguably the best teacher back at the Art Institute of Seattle, William Cumming passed away at the age of 93. This is how I remember him ; he was constantly in his sketchbook and he loved working with young people! I'd stay after class and he'd share his enthusiasm for Degas, Turner, Renoir with me. He'd always mention that he wanted his students to build the confidence to someday have their work hang right alongside those masters.
Find out more about Bill's life and work here!
"Fine art is a war, I hate fine art with all its fuss and crap. Fine art students are brought up in a spirit of contempt for people. Of course I paint for the market. So did Rembrandt. So did Titian. It's high time we quit compartmentalizing art, and leave graduating students thinking they need a grant to make a living."
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Made it down to the East Village after an epic 3-day birthday celebration.
Love the hair!
Love the hair!
Also, Bobby Chiu contacted me a while back to contribute to the http://artistsketchbooks.com/ collection. So look out for my app hopefully sometime soon.
Also Also, I decided to put up a bunch of Design stuff I've done onto a separate blog site. It's a bit sparse and very much a work in progress, but do check it out if you're keen
Feedback is always welcome.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Yesterday was the birthday of one the most adorable people in the world. My mom is a single parent and I'm a single child, so growing up we just had each other. I made the cross-country trip from Seattle to NY with her a year ago today. She checks this blog every day for updates, leaving supportive comments but they never go through :)
She loves loves loves Filipino folk dancing and was always dancing around the house, but generally is too shy to do it in public. It is the cutest thing you've ever seen.
Happy Birthday Mom! I love you!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
I met her last Sunday morning, We took the same train back up to White Plains from Harlem. She's an avid film lover, and her favorite nostalgic of all time is the Empire Strikes Back.
125th street. This is the train station most Blue Sky peeps from the city take to work in Greenwich, CT.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
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Thursday, September 23, 2010
I couldn't sleep this morning so I woke up and drew. One of my best friends here, Joe Lee and I are working on a book w/ art based on people & places in New York. Crunching on this movie, I've been slackin' big time but he's been doing some absolutely killer stuff! Do yourself a favor and check out his Work ! Ironically enough, Joe had never heard of the Cure before this year. Whaaaaat. Oh those crazy Aussies!
Friday, August 27, 2010
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Sunday, February 14, 2010
This week's Schoolism lecture was on features. The assignment was to draw a page of hands,eyes,noses,ears. A few realistic and a few cartoony. Here is a page I did of hands. Some of these are okay, most are way off. Hands are always some of the weakest parts of my drawings, and I need all the practice I could get.
Case in point. Here's a sketch I did for the Draw Force blog some of the artists here at work run. Ironically missing any sorts of hands!
Friday, February 12, 2010
Here's a little bit of a interview/post-mortem of the making of my Animation Mentor film, Better off Undead! Thanks for showcasing it AM!
As an aside, a little after I finished Animation Mentor, I posted it on CG Talk, and I was contacted by a talented artist named Jason Walker who said he wanted to do the environments for my short! We went back and forth a little bit but he eventually got too busy with school, and I eventually moved out here. But he did send me these initial lighting tests and I was already blown away!