Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Editorial work at its finest.
Job done in February. August.  D: D: D:

Can't complain too much.  Now I can pay off the rest of my tuition for this quarter, and the art director for this project is someone I will have as a reference for the rest of my life.  She was great to work with; not her fault the magazine took so long to pay me.  

Also, I just landed a job with a boutique that's opening up in Buckhead in the spring.  I get my advance for the project on Friday.  And then, I can pay rent!  Ah, living the dream.  Keeping it real.

More birds

Squak Squak.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Painting eases my raging anxiety.

It's been somewhat of a stressful time in my life. I'm out of money, I graduate in a mere few months, and I have to be out of my apartment by December. I'm not sure what pieces I'll have in my book. That worries me probably the most. Everyone who knows me knows that I'm not really much of a worrier, but the past few days have been really bad for some reason. Can't sleep. Drinking a lot of coffee. Really, really on edge.

To take the edge off, I've been doing little paintings that take maybe 2-3 hours a piece, at night, as a way to wind down. I'm not sure it's working, but at least I can get a painting out of it. It's good practice, considering I'm doing just about everything digital these days, and I'm on the computer for like 12-14 hours a day. Yeek.

Here's a couple that I did for people. JJP's is the octopus having coffee with myself. I did the other for my friend Jonathan's mom, with a couple of her dogs. I'm going to try to do a few each week. I think I need the therapy.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Chirp chirp!

Well, I just lost a whole lot of blog but I'll try to keep it short in case it decides to crash on me again.

Character development has been going great, and Gary and I sat down yesterday to talk about my book and the fact that I need to get out of here with some good work now that I graduate in about 4 months (oh crap). We have three solid pieces down, and I hope to bust them out by the end of this quarter (middle of September).

I talked to Sheila about getting a rep when I get out of this place and I'm still not sure what the best option is. Some people live by their rep and get tons of work--others say that reps are dying out, what with the internet being everybody's rep anyway. Not certain.

Anyway, for now, here are some birds. Each one is about an inch tall each. This is what I do instead of pay attention at seminar.