Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I Turn 25 Today

Your prize is some things I drew.

I went to a lecture by Sam Nielson on Friday, these were some People I Saw Today (and no, he wasn't smoking).

And then a couple guys I doodled in class today. I'd like to take them further, but we'll see:

School continues to keep me verrrrrrrrry busy. I was talking to classmates today about how I never really draw for myself right now- It's all homework. It was nice to doodle out the above two guys [Even though you were in class? - Ed.] and relax a bit. My goal is to get another planner (I've lost 4 in the last 4 or 5 months) and write out my life so I have time for all the things I need to do.
So yeah. I survived 24 years. Now I'm 25.

Friday, February 13, 2015

I'm a Thief (and I'm Slightly Sorry)


Last night UVU's Illustration Club met to discuss portfolio stuff to apply for the BFA program. It was whatever. Anyway, the club has been doing a new activity where members draw on printer paper with the eventual goal of compiling all the drawings into a sketchbook we can sell. I never really participate since I have to run to class soon after club starts, but last night, with maybe 5 minutes left before I had to bail I looked in front of me and saw a blank paper and a chunk of 2mm red pencil lead and thought, "What the heck, I'll throw something together" and this is what I scribbled out:

I thought it was way cool! But I realized that I couldn't give up this sketch without scanning it to show you all, so I looked around guiltily and stuck it into my backpack. Zoom!

I was sitting in class and feeling really good and remembered it was because I had drawrn a cool drawnrwning. I opened my bag and removed the sketch and found that I hadn't just stolen my sketch, but I had also stolen Dylan's sketch, too! The blank piece of paper I had drawn on? It was blank on one side. Dylan's sketch was on the other side! Sorry, Dylan! I'll bring the paper back to school and return it to the Illustration Club. Ha!

Then some drawings from the last week I didn't totally hate:

(This model? I drew her head too small for her body. Blast!)

Sunday, February 8, 2015


I think this may have been the longest I've ever gone without updating. It's been a busy semester. I have this acrylic class and it's just consuming my soul. I'm trying to get it through my head that really applying myself in that class will help me in so many other areas of my art, but I feel like I'm working on so many things. I did a character for this contest here (Link), but just in case I win (I wish) I can't post the image I did til later. That's what I've been working on for the last week. Anyway, things have been busy and stuff I have been drawing has been feeling flat and boring. I need to get organized and find a way to get homework done well so I can use my leftover time to work on art and hang out with my wife. Here's some recent things I don't completely hate, just hoping I can get myself together. Yeah, I guess I have a lot to do, but no, I haven't necessarily managed my time as well as I should have. Also, I'm trying out a program to shrink the size of the files I'm uploading. If the quality is too bad, please tell me so I can just go back to doing what I was doing before. Okay, I'm going to bed.