Sunday, July 30, 2006

paying dem bills

here are a couple samples of the coloring book i have been doing. bout done now, sending off tonight. not the most fun but they have been a pleasure to work with. here are a few pages.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Photos from the Academy

Hey guys, I have my photos from Friday night uploaded to Flickr. Here is the link to them.

If you guys have pictures too, post links as comments to this post. I can't wait to see all of them!

Don't forget to respond to the post below this one about whether or not to keep this blog up and running...

I am going out of town for 2 weeks and might not be able to respond to posts and stuff. I'll upload the rest of my photos when I return and have the internet again. In Silver Bay you have to canoe out to the middle of the lake to get cell phone service... it's quite rustic.

Keep up the correspondence! I miss you guys already!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

To blog, or not to blog

As you all might remember from our wrap-up presentation, Cody Miles (previous Academier) started a Forum for Illustration Academy people. It is there for the same reasons I started the blog - to keep in touch, to show works in progress, and to keep each other motivated. the forum is a much bigger group of people from all the different years and the teachers are involved and all that jazz. I am not sure if I should keep this blog if it is doing the same thing as the big one. Click here to check out the forum. What do you guys want to do?

p.s. I miss you all already! When Heather and I were in Tampa, every person looked like an Academy person. You hear a laugh and expect to turn around and see george... see a guy from far away and you swear it's Todd... it was really weird and sad.

I drew a bunch of crappy drawings in my new Moleskin "take everywhere" sketchbook. I drew my brother while we were waiting for our food at lunch and he said I made him look ugly. Bah, oh well, I'm "getting it down." That's what matters. I would post the pictures but I'm at my mom's in kentucky and I don't have a scanner.

Soon I will upload the hundreds of pictures from the Academy (including a bunch from the epic last night) - I will link to them here when they are ready.

Don't forget to "comment" with opinions on whether or not to keep the blog.

Friday, July 14, 2006

alas..the end

this is how i feel right now, but thanks to Cat we have this awesome-sauce blog to help us stay up on keeping in touch.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Thank you all for a wonderful birthday!! (the internet isn't so bad after all)

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

I figured out a computer!!!!!!!!

Yay, so I guess I had my pop-ups I couldn't post pics. But I clicked a button and got them un-block. Yay! So this is one of my favorite of Andrea's pieces (I really love almost all of them.....but this is just one that appeals to me...I think it pretty cool).

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

I miss Kim

Hey everyone,
I hope Kim is doing really well, back at work. I miss you already, the studio isn't as warm and friendly without you. I hope you check the blog soon, since I forget your e-mail...I'm very good at loosing important pieces of imformation....sorry. Tell us how it's going.
I was very inspired today by Andrea's lecture. I think she's a super cool dude, and very accessable. I'm going to try and attach an image of one of my favorite pieces by her on here at the end....yet another blogging adventure!!!
Hope everyone's "mood" pieces are going well.
P.S. Did anyone ever send their portraits to Anita??? I really want to do that.....remind me, we should all do that. Andrea said contacts are very important!!!
P.P.S. Apparently my stupid computer won't let me post a picture!!! Why do computers hate me sooo never mind about the Adrea pic......grrrrrrr

Sunday, July 02, 2006

It is Frigid the computer lab. They really pushed the Bridgeman and Vanderpoel books where I studied figure drawing....and I was also recommended the Muybridge photo books for studying movement. If you like figurative painting, check out these awesome guys from my neck of the woods (I think they're only in their early thirties):

And at my attelier all they ever talked about was Sargent and Richard Schmid. His book is amazing....too bad you can't get it on it's like $100.