Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Epic Day part DEUX

Today was my first day of orientation, I get up at about 8:00 AM and I drive over to the school. I am supposed to be there at about 9:45. Once I get there I slap on a name tag, and I have to take some sort of writing exam. Whatever, not a big deal, after I finish that I take another test for advanced placement in an illustration/photoshop, I don't think I passed that unfortunately. After I finished up with the test I realized that I lost my glasses. LAME! oh well, I managed to talk to a few cool people, I think I am going to like this school a lot. I'm trying to make more of an effort to get to know my fellow students and the faculty. Aaaaanywayss, there was a lot of down time where I was just sitting around, but eventually I got to tour the library and the campus. I am really excited to be going to this school, I think its going to be a great experience. Tomorrow is the luau, I have no idea how that is going to go down, but if anything it will be interesting.

btw, I might be getting a puppy soon, which is rad and I have been listening to this band called The Brett Rosenburg Problem and I really like them! sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!

P.S. that image is from Dr.McNinja I own that shirt and it fricken rocks!

Monday, August 25, 2008

An epic day!

Today I took my driver test, and gloriously i passed! YAAAAAAY WOOO WOOO WOOOOOOOOOO YAYAYAYAYAYAy WEEEEEEEEEEE

it is very awesome i know! after 3 long years i am finally a registered driver.
on top of that, i got my apple laptop today too! It is for my school, they require that everyone has an apple laptop. Im still learning the os, but so far its not bad. I am posting this from my laptop right now! whoaaa crazy. here is a picture of me taken by my laptops camera!


anyways today was good! ill get some art up soon, more sketches most likely because i got a scanner/printer with my laptop!


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Good times and Bad times

Washington was fun, and seeing my family up there was good too. I was going to talk a lot about this, but i really dont feel like it, just know that i did some stuff up there. I bought some comics, blade of the immortal and walking dead. Both are awesome. I am trying to get my drivers license, but when i try to get it something always gets in the way, first my permit expires then the dmv goes on strike. wonderful.

Here is some art. in order from worst to best.

I AM BACK...with a drawing!

I just got back from my vacation today and I am pretty tired, I did however manage to do a little drawing once I got home, I missed using my tablet. It's kind of strange some days I only want to use my pencil and some days I only want to use my tablet. anyways I'll go into detail about my experiences up there tomorrow so for now I'll just show you the drawing. It's from a photo ref of one of the girls that was in the mgs4 game. I actually kinda like it. I don't draw girls very much, so I'm kinda happy how this one turned out. still looks kinda mannish though.

and here is the picture that I referenced it from.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Im out for a week!

I'm off to Washington state, to visit some family for about a week. Ill try to take some pictures and do lots of drawings and stuff like that. So I guess I'll be back later! Good BYE!

Ps I saw Cloverfield today and it was awesome I don't get why people didn't like it. I cant wait for Cloverfeild 2.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

who is the master?!

Yesterday I watched a hilariously bad movie called The Last Dragon. Its about a kungfu student in Harlem looking for "the master" so that he can achieve the highest level of kungfu mastery, which is called "the glow" along the way he meets a beautiful host of a tv show and must save her from the self proclaimed "shogun" of Harlem. Its pretty ridiculous and it is totally awesome.

If you ever get the chance to watch it i suggest you do.

I also finished reading Superman: Red Son. Its a book about what it would be like if superman landed in Soviet Russia and not in America. It was pretty fun to read. It felt like a lite- watchmen. It dealt with nuclear war and the struggle between two different ideals and that sort of stuff that watchmen did, but in this book it was pretty heavy handed. It doesn't make it bad, just something I noticed. The art was pretty good. Normally i am not a fan of this traditional styled western comic book art. ( if that even makes sense) To me they all look the same. This kind of fits into that category for me, but i still can appreciate that its drawn well. I usually don't read marvel or dc books, they just aren't my thing, but I picked this up because I love character redesigns. The redesigns I thought were fantastically done. The best one by far was Batman. I don't think I've ever seen a cooler batman then the one in this book. The greenlanter, who I barely know anything about, was also really awesome looking too.

Id give it about a 4 out of 5. check it out when you get the chance.

This is kinda tangential but noticed this while reading this book and watchmen. when people are speaking certain words are bolded in their speech. I was trying to figure out why it was like that, because normally something is bolded for emphasis, so i tried reading it out loud while putting emphasis on the bolded words and it sounded so weird, so that couldn't be the reason. I also thought they just bolded the vital information so people who were skimming to see those words and kinda understand whats going on. That made a little more sense but it still didn't explain some of the weirder ones. Can anyone explain to me why this is? its bugging me.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

What I have been up to (aka Things i recommend.)

Here is a list of things i have done lately, starting with today, I went to my life drawing workshop, and did these drawings. excuse the awful photos.


The person who modeled today looked a lot like Marsha from Spaced.

Pretty crazy, I know. Speaking of Spaced. I watched managed to procure the series by means which i will not explain, and I loved every minute of it. Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost are my masters! Lucky for me the dvd for spaced was released in America not to long ago, and I will buy it as soon as I have the cash! Seriously guys, if you haven't seen the show you are missing out big time. I forgot to post on my comic con extravaganza post that i am 99% sure i also saw Daisy from Spaced, not 100%, but im pretty sure i did see her.
This is Daisy


I also finished watching Avatar! DUUUDE it was so good! One of the best cartoon series ive ever seen! I know people like to hate on it, but damn that show is so good i really wish people would give it a fair shake. Its a really amazing show.


Speaking of WATCH (i am soo good at these segways) I finished WATCHMEN! It was really a great read, even though near the end there was one part i thought was kinda weird, i understood what it was trying to do. I now am a LOT more interested in the upcoming film. I think it will be interesting to see how they handel that part of the book. If the end is anything like the book ( and it looks like it will be) this movie will blow peoples minds. Totally great book.


Ive been kinda looking for a job but not really very hard. I would like to work at a comic book shop, but the places ive called dont have any openings. Bummer for me.
What else... I have been playing tf2 of course, that is always fun, been drawing in photoshop lately, i still dont know what i like more, painter or photoshop. I wish i could take them both and combine them, that would be the best thing ever. I am going up to visit some family in Washington state on tuesday, for about a week. soo i guess that means 1 week without blogging, oh no! well i guess ill just have to deal with that. Ill try to do as much drawing as i can while im up there.

Just a few random thoughts i have. I am looking at dogs lately, and i don't really know what kind to get. I really like this dog called the shiba inu, but i hear that they are hard to train and can be kinda buttholes if you dont train them right. still they look very cute.

AWWWW very adorable i know.

I also heard today on the PC Gamer podcast that you can clean your keyboard by putting it in the dishwasher! i have never heard that before, but i think i will try it because my keyboard is pretty nasty. If it breaks then that gives me more of a reason to buy a new one. Ive been wanting a new keyboard for a while, i want something really fancy like the cyborg keyboard.

that is pretty freakin rad. Just one look at it and you know some serious gaming is going down. You can customize the lighting one the keyboard so that only wasd lights up and everything!
very bitchin.

Here is a LINK to the specs and all that jazz. I want it very badly!

anyways that about wraps it up for now. Maybe ill post some more art before i leave for my trip, maybe not. ONLY THE FUTURE KNOWS WHAT IS INSTORE! SO STAY TUNED!

Ian OUT!

that was lame.