Saturday, October 20, 2012

fun insomnia

couldn't sleep so I worked on this sketch from the ideation club. I really need to learn how to use digital tools as well as traditional and fast! Well enjoy.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ideation Club_01

Been going to Ideation club. I need to fix my other mini concepts first but for this one being the first that was attempted at the cub, I really like it

Thursday, September 20, 2012

got my associates onto bachelors

well here are some of the pieces I used for my portfolio for my review with the director of illustration at the academy of art university. Ill put more up when time permits but for now back to work :]

Saturday, July 7, 2012

these are some of my favorite assignments from my "History of American Illustration" class spring 2012. The first are 3-value composition breakdowns made with marker and a white jelly roll pen. Second are color studies I did digitally.... hope you enjoy

Friday, July 6, 2012

House Cleanse- THE DAWN-

Since I have been back home for summer I have had the chance to FINALLY DESTROY(clean) my home that I have lived in for almost 12 years now.....and once I got a few...."roadblocks' out of the way I am making great progress in this restoring project....just to be clear my house has been a bit dysfunctional for years..from my father..mainly....he has a bit of a hoarding problem, but the problem is that I am a really neat an orderly person naturally(please look at past pics of my dorm and room/studio for proof) so for years it has been a battle of keeping my flames of righteous and ritualistic cleaning power up from keeping the never ending onslaught of filth and degradation to over take me and my lair in the lower part of our home......I would have dreams of being a god and going from room to room purging the house into a pure glorified truth that I know it can be.....and now I have that chance and I will say that at first the  task was daunting but.....I AM SO GRATEFUL to my siblings and friends who came and gave me help when I truly needed it.......seeing that it is helping my father recover better and safer in a house of less danger.......I am truly enjoying restoring my now I can say I have two homes....San Francisco and my hometown again. I just hope one day my cats can come back home and enjoy it too........... anyway here are the before and after pictures.....Ill try and make them clear to you..but....I think they speak for themselves quite well...enjoy my beginning labors..more too come!!!

Intro to figure painting-spring 2012

Here are some works from my class last semester at the academy of art university in San Francisco. My teacher was Henry Yan..a very different teacher from what I was used too. So I guess I should say that my teachers for instruction of oil painting were not just Henry Yan but many in particular is Kevin Wueste. This class really pushed me as a student and even as an adult. I had to become so well versed in handling oil paint to catch up to my peers and my teachers who lets say Henry alone has over 30 YEARS on me..I have 5 months experience with oils. Kevin kept telling me I was an infant with oils gonna catch up though I swear it. I went to workshops I studied at home with MY OWN projects and even did studies even before I worked on my homework projects for this class. Henry had a full Saturday class which guess what..I went also too apart from my Tuesday class. I researched, I raped YouTube and the internet of anything I might find useful for my growth and to be able to catch up......the whole semester was crazy enough but through relationships and teaching and family and friends and even huge self moral codes being thrown into question. I felt lost and that I wasn't making any progress......................until.....the final day of class.....the final critique.......The Day I EARNED Henry Yan's respect and was really hard to sit there and take it all in, especially when this man gave me nothing but shit all semester how my style and handling of the paint and even the drawing of the figure was in need of a TRUE REVAMP. In front of the entire class he spoke of how I was an extremely hard working student....That I was not retarded to not just listen like everyone else but actually take notes of gold that I am paying so much money to be able to take.  That my Style has evolved so vast in such a short amount of time and he even sat there and said for me to keep developing it to make it marketable. he spoke for over 25 minutes on how I would come to workshops and ask other teachers for help and even come all the way to his Saturday class and ask him for help and then stay and paint for another 6 hours......This was AMAZING to everyone since the man never speaks to you more than a few mins EVER!!!.............but I thank him truly for doing that for me, I am still digesting it but......I NEEDED to know that all that effort was well worth it....Anyway I will try to put these works in chronological order as best as I can, I was quite sleepy most of the time and forgot to date them hahah very bad habit to hold on too I know. Well I hope you enjoy.