Monday, June 25, 2007

we're baaaa-aaaaack

wow been meaning to make this post since Sunday but Blogger intimidates me a lil!! Probably because I so greatly admire the individuals I have discovered, artists of such caliber and style that I feel kind of small and wishy-washy in comparison :) . My horizons are broadening (if that is a word), and I am grateful for it . . . just takes a little twisting of the head and squinting some to bring things into focus.


Annnyway I have a bunch of six flags drawings for yas, in no particular order.

^ Playing with a bunch of Copic markers I got for a very sweet price (2 for 3 bucks, woah!!) I kind of designed these to be bookmarks. Gonna try to sell 'em at my AC table, I think. I love drawing dragons, always have :)

^Just to be spiteful, I put on the classical station to counteract the brain-drain that is pop country/blues/redneck music. I catch myself singing along in my head sometimes, because a lot of it is catchy, and some of the lyrics can be amusing, but more often that not I am vaguely disgusted by the EMPTY feeling some of them have ("Rock Hard Bodies, and Bi-ki-ni hotties . . . every bodies got it goin' on and showin' what they GOT").

I like this page a lot, did it with my faaaaavorite Faber Castell Pitt brush tip pen. I prefer using this because I must put down my marks much more quickly, which is constructive as I am recalling these faces from only a glimpse as they motor on right past my shop . . . damn it!! come buy a t-shirt or hat or license plate!! PLEASE!!!

^This is several months old . . . Like I mentioned in an earlier post, the T-shirt shop is under new (much more efficient and effective) management. I am having a great time, as I have much more creative influence over new designs and such, actually re-working a lot of old things. This page was designed to showcase thumbnails of some of the more popular designs from the previous years. Doug (Da Boss) let me know that for future reference, all he needed was a ballpoint pen scribble to get the basic idea; well this was the very first artwork he specifically asked for, so I figured I'd give it my all :) It was fun recreating these cheezy designs all one inch high with markers on a big sheet of paper. I think they look pretty. Man I hated painting that monkey >:(

^ And here is Kabuki! Maybe you will recognize her from just about every caricature page. I love johnK's blog, and this was an attempt at specific expressions, after reading his impassioned posts on the topic (yay honeymooners :p) I didn't have a mirror handy, which would have helped immensely. I tried not to do "generic", bland, happy/sad/angry faces. Hope I succeeded, I kind of can't tell. Feedbacks? I Love to draw this character, she is very much like myself. I even got all my hair chopped off, and was excited coz I'd more closely match the character design :B

I will post pictures from the EXCELLENT honeymoon (wow Asheville NC is so bitchin') later this week :) along with a BUNCH more art! I can't keep up with myself, as usal :\ All that downtime at the Kingdom gives me nothing to do but DRAW (which is of course awesome).

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Honeymoon Hiatus

Hello blogoblog, and what readers may see this! Sorry for my slowness in updating and responding to comments! I have more fun face doodles to show when I get back from my HONEYMOON OMG!!!! Yes, I am getting MARRIED TODAY!!!!


okay gotta go go gogogo, got stuff to do, errands to run, gotta be at the Planetarium by 12:30 @_@

See you in a week!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Wiling way the Hours

So I airbrush t-shirts at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, creating Family Fun and Fond Memories for the local, sun-baked populace :D Our lil' stand, River City Airbrush, formerly Kaotik Kolorz, is staffed by one person during the week, and two or three on the weekends. It's a new sart for the stand, under new ownership. The former owners, Graphic Creations out of Houston, TX hired me when I was 15; it was my first job and I worked for three consecutive seasons. I eventually moved into the restaurant industry working the overnight shift at a local greasy spoon. Oh the Twig and Leaf. The stories I could tell, haha! Anyway.

I waited tables for the next two years (again, stories), then last year I went back to work at Six Flags as a second job--only this time I was caricaturing! It kinda opened my artistic world a lot, getting to sketch faces from life, having to do it quickly, and of a quality that people would be glad they paid for it :X I was assistant manager (yeah right) and Lead Artist of the t-shirt and caricaturing booth, but our manager was an incredibly sweet girl who was unfortunately in over her head and eventually kind of had to throw up her hands at the whole mess. She is now on her way to becoming a roller derby babe as well as a rockstar, so more power to her (love ya panda, if ya ever read this :D)

This time, it it is a full time airbrush t-shirt affair, and the hours are loooonnnnggg and business is sloooow (but picking up! we are running a great business, but time will tell) so I have a lot of doodling time inbetween :B I did this page on a whim, as a test of my ability to remember the features of a face after having only really glimpsed them for a few moments . . . we are located on a path that is in between a few big rides, so most people are just moseyin' along and barely see the shop on their way. Those that do stop in are season pass-holding kids with not much money :$ Sometimes ya get a group of middleschoolers on a trip from a neighboring state and they all want shirts! Then it is great! I sure hope we are busy tomorrow, but in the downtime I will try to do some more skletches like these :) Hope everyone enjoys them, please ask any questions and tell me what you think these kids are like.