Monday, February 22, 2010

bodyworlds sketch night #2 and some other randoms. no 56k.

This entry is mainly going to be a bunch of photos...
first off...
rina, you are one of my closest friends. thank you for being part of my life and letting me be a part of yours :D

The sketch night we had last week was SO awesome. I went with Mike, CJ & Rose this time (rose; pics of you were blurry so I didn't post. don't get mad lol). I finished the piece i was working on the previous week. Debbie was in the same spot so I got a few poses from her as well. I've sorta discovered a technique I've seen in drawings before but never really experimented with it. I usually would draw in lines and shade it to makes it's shape but last night I was outlining the area that needed to be shaded and then putting the lines into that shape. You'll see what i mean. A few of these turned out pretty good. As usual, proportion is still pretty fail when I rush sketches like this. Tell me what you think.


i bought new boots for airsoft. Oakley SI Assault Boots 8". SO NICE and comfy!!! i love it, I also bought a laundry basket that matches my desk and also a MOSHI pouch for my phone hehehehe :D

My buddy CJ has been lacking that creativity and has a "block". I've battled this many times before and every time I realize I get back what I've been looking for (creativity/imagination)...I don't. That's the thing I've come to believe is that imagination and ones creativity comes from what excites you as a person. Do the things you want to do, do the things you love to do. Be silly, be natural, be you. To those who have known me in my early years of life, I'm talking about Pre-Highschool, I was a QUIET kid. Once in a while, I still am. But to those who know me now, I'm not so quiet am I? My gr6-8 teacher pushed me by joining her new drama club. It got me to express myself in ways I always wanted to but to shy to do so. Over those 3 years, I emerged into something more and since, I've been pretty random and careless on what others think. WOULDN'T YOU SAY SO?!?! hahaha

CJ, things like this are really hard to keep a hold of. Maintaining something as vague as Imagination (especially when comparing to your childhood imagination) is hard to do. As like everything else in life, you just gotta find that motivation to keep pushing yourself to keep it at its peak. I find doing something completely different than what you do on a regular basis or even what you do as a career helps a lot. This exposes you to new things, new ideas and opens yourself up to more and more possibilities. You take those new things and mix and mash them with your old ones and you create something so powerful that will get everyone standing in awe!! CJ, you'll find a way to overcome this I'm sure. Break from you cycle. Break from your routines. You WILL find what you're looking for. In the end, all im saying is just keep at it and things turn out for the better. Just don't be emo; or else I'll kick your ass to the beats of initial d music.

to my viewers: cj would like some of your input on his blog. read it here

thanks for reading/viewing everybody :) till next time.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

awesome 2 days off

yesterday, i woke up...watched some sarah connor chronicles and headed off to sheridan. little did i know might was going to be filled with such joy and well as the following day.

I arrived at sheridan for the weekly life drawing sessions (I've been uhh sneaking into). Original plan was to sketch for a bit then head off to starbucks n sketch there. That failed. Why? We walked into the illustration life drawing room where the session took place. It had a few students whereas the other room was pretty full. The illustration room is dark and the only light source is the one pointing at the model. I prefer this because the light that hits on the model is more defined than a light source with a lit up room. The model was Allison (the first model i sketched with these pens back when i was at Sheridan for art fundies). It was sort of cool when i thought about it. We ended up staying there for the WHOLE session unlike the previous weeks. I personally have not done that before. I guess sketching on paper in a sketchbook with a pen is giving me a better understanding with loose lines than charcoal and newsprint.

Mike and myself decide to call it a night. We were getting hungry so we started heading out. I get a phone call from steph who wanted to chill. We left the campus and picked her up from chapters sq1 and decide to eat @ phoenix for dinner. I haven't been to phoenix for a few months and the day I decide to go is when I see SO MANY familiar faces...its weird when that happens but also very comforting? Arlene, jeff, keeku, jap, adner, mandy c & john just to name a few. We finish up and i drop Mike off at home @ Weston Rd. Andy gave me a call briefly before dinner so i called him back and headed over to his house. We chilled for a bit. Played with his new KORG keyboard for a bit. Andy has a winter beater and mentioned that he would teach me how to drive manual transmission. After sitting around aimlessly, we decided to do that.

Andy & steph taught me how to drive manual transmission. They said I did a REALLY good job considering its my first time so i guess thats some good news :D It was a really fun experience and it just makes driving so much enjoyable. We went to timmies to meet up with eric and scott who wanted to drive around as well after hearing that I was learning "stick". The group took a trip to the top of the BAY parking lot @ SQ1 and drove around there for a bit. Halfway through Eric took a piss on the side wall. I thought nothing of it but moments later, the security truck drove up to join us. The man came out and asked what we were doing and we told him that I was being taught how to drive. He was like "oh..that's cool" he looked at eric and said "but you...have to go. This isn't a public washroom" and kicked eric off the property. LOL!!! that was funny. We did a few more rounds and decided to call it a night.

Scott n steph parted ways and I headed back to andy's house. He showed me some his pet spiders and brought down his tarantula. I let that thing crawl on my hand. Why? I may never know. Maybe just a night filled with randomness that it had to be done. *shivers* it was an interesting experience regardless and the spider was lighter than i thought it would be.

Thanks for reading my story but im sure this is what you want. Here are some of the sketches from that day. I'm aware that the proportions are still wack but its okay.

I was on the computer just aimlessly doing random shit like everybody else. Waiting for the time i leave the house and pick up CJ in Brampton and Mike in Oakville. The pla was to go to science centre for an event they were hosting at body worlds (body worlds sketch night).

I picked them both up and headed to the science centre. We arrived and walked into the room. Its alot different from the 2006 exhibit. This year doesnt seem that exciting as the exhibit in 2006. I have no idea why. Some speculation might be I've experienced seeing body worlds in general and that SHOCK of knowing its dead bodies doesn't fascinate me as much. There are some new poses and such but a lot of it didnt really tickle my fancy from a sketching aspect. Anyway, as we walked deeper into the exhibit, I see a model who looked very familiar...I remembered her robe or sash because it was so unique in its own little way. I then realized who it was. She was the first model I've ever drawn in nude!!!! (Debbie) LOL yup, she was my first :$ hahaha mike & cj were laughing when I told them that...hahaha OK, I try to remember the names of models that I really enjoyed drawing and I would write their names on whatever I'm drawing/painting. It was just so nostalgic. Seeing myself not being able to draw a person to where i am now (not that far but I know I've improved) MAYBE ITS A SIGN!!! <3 LOL common illustration; lets dance!!!! RWAHHHHHHH LOL

anwyay here are some photos :) i cant wait til next week to finish it off. THIS WAS SO FUN!!!!!

if this last image goes the way its been going so far, i will be putting this in my portfolio; im really enjoying what i've done with it so far :D!!! leave your comments please :)

EDIT: BIG THANK YOU TO KRISTA for taking my shift last minute <3!!!!!!
EDIT again: LOL shirley, I edited it but I know theres not much difference. I guess I have to type these long entries once in a while huh :P

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

coloured pens rock

so about, two weeks ago i think? i bought these coloured pens I've had my eye on since i attended sheridan (3years ago?). I finally picked some up and the impact a bunch of random doodles on one page can do SOOO MUCH!!! rather than the boring black/red/blue ive been using for the past few years...these colours just make your eye travel all and around the page...its awesome!!! Here's a page i sketched out in the illustration room @ sheridan this past monday.

My friend angie, from highschool, is going away on a trip to japan (again *shakes fist) this march. I asked her to pick me up some more pens. why do i want the ones from japan? THEY GOT GRIP. and theres like 40 different colours...0.4mm in diameter. IM ON CRACK...i love these pilotpens. SOO GOOD!

in other news. i bought a new m16 last friday off my friend steven. I believe he's getting out of the hobby and sold it for a pretty fair price. I just had to take it. Here are the airsoft guns i currently own. do i scare you? LOL please dont be scared. i is nice boy :)
this is what happens when you have a kid who grew with robocop, counter-strike, 24, modern warfare and any other famous action movies/fps games out there! lol :) thats it for my show n tell. YOUR TURN!!!