Saturday, June 11, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
So, tomorrow is officially my last day of school this term. It's been crazy, but thank God i pulled through. Definitely the hardest term I've ever had, yet at the same time the most rewarding. I don't know why God decided to bless me so much this term, but I sure am thankful. So, I mentioned I got into Creative Quarterly on my last post, sorta. Which is kinda true, I didn't make it into the book, but I was a runner up, so my work will be displayed on their website sometime soon. :)))) wooohooo
Man, but I'm so ready for a break, I just wanna sleep now. I spent all last week and part of this week holed up in my house, doing nothing but like painting and stuff. Pure torture.
Strangely enough thoug, I'm not sick of drawing like I usually am after the terms over, I hope I still do pump out some work during this time. Hope you like these pieces up, one of them is an old painting I did last year. The other two are characters for the book, which I finally got printed and bound, and it looks really nice! Ill post it up in due time.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sorry guys, been extremely busy this term, and I totally forgot to post up more of my work. Out of a request of a friend, the stuff I'm posting up today are actually my newer stuff I've been slaving over these past few weeks. By God's grace I've been able to produce a ton of work this term, and even though quantity doesn't usually mean quality, it seems that both apply to the work I've done this term. The feedback that I've been getting from them seem pretty positive, but iono, you'll have to decide for yourself. Honestly though, whether they are good or bad, I just hope that in the end they give glory to God. In a way these pieces that I've produced this term are a gift from God, and its by his grace that I was able to really pull through, so far, and do all these things. I honestly shouldn't take the credit for them, I never could have done these on my own, and its so interesting to think that when I decided that I was gonna give up a career as a illustrator to take up His plans for me was when He decided to bless the work that I do. God is so good. : )
oh so back to the work. The 1st and 3rd are gonna be part of a book I'm creating in Adv. Illustration design Lab. The second piece is based off of the song My Girls by Animal Collective. The song is about a poor father who confesses that he doesn't need much in life, but only that he could provide his family with a simple home. Something like that. Hope you like it. It's actually not quite done, not the illustration part of it, I kinda wanna add a logo to the top. In fact, the top is really sparce because I was planning on making a Animal Collective logo and sticking it up top. I guess ill get on that sometime soon...
...and one last thing before i end this check out this video, its about God's grace, you'll never see it the same again.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Its really hard at this time to be posting my really superficial art when half way across the world people are suffering some things I could never imagine in my life. Yet as I read the Word of my God, I am convicted that even here among me are ones that will suffer a million times greater pain then that which is happening in Japan and even Haiti or any other world disaster. And it really breaks my heart to think of my unfaithfulness to my God and how sorry I am to the people he put around me that I would selfishly choose my own dignity over their life. I just don't think I can see myself as an illustrator for much longer. For a while now I've felt this way though, that God never meant for me to be doing this for a living, but I've alway clinged to some bit of it. I think know I understand how urgent God's will is, that I can't really waste much more time.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
So, i guess its been a while again since I last did some blogging. But for good reason though, I hadn't been really content with the work I was producing and so it felt really wrong posting up my really-horrible-half-hearted... trash. Anyways, but now that I'm back, I thought it be nice to use this blog as more than just a place where I can dump my art onto. Maybe I'd try some of this blogging stuff out. Y'know, a little heart to heart with the internet, do a little emotional sharing yah? yup, ok. sorry if I don't make sense, it happens a lot for me. : P
Anyways, so heres the plan. I'll be posting up one artwork every other day, hopefully. For me, each piece that I have made, since my absense, has some emotional significance to me. I won't lie, I thank God for all that He's brought me through as an artist, and I am where I'm at by His grace. I'll slowly be sharing this as I put up my art since I totally see God's hand as he guides me through this journey. And dood, guys. Don't belittle the Lord, heres why.
This week is like scholarship week at Art Center where some students have a chance to showcase their work in the hallways. It's always been a fun week for us students as we have this chance to relax and admire some of the talent thats been hidden under a rock.... where all the magic happens. Sometimes the stuff up is brilliant, sometimes its just okay. I have to say that the best work I've seen came from these two guys that I know. you should check um out, Noel Jiminez and Andrew Ho. No, i dont have a link. I don't even know if they have a blog or not. O_O
But anyways coming back to this. Both of them are phenomenal artist, and coincidentally both are believers. I mean not just like christian doods though, they are like inlove with the Lord, and I can see how God has really blessed them with tremendous talent. And I have to say, my favorite artists that I've gone to school with are those devoted to the Lord. When you put God's will first, He's gonna provide and you'll prosper wherever you go. It's a priviledge to know these people and over the course Ill introduce some of em to you... maybe. Can I get in trouble for blogging about someone???? gosh...
anyways so heres my first piece, circa October 2010. Man, I'm pooped from all this blogging. I think I'll explain this piece next time.