Friday, November 28, 2008


A new topic to to brand and sell yourself? when i think of different brands, LV, Gucci, Merc-benz, LEGO certain things come to mind that represent those brands, whether it be luxury goods, auto status, best child's toy, and whatever else. So how do you build a brand for yourself? Or launch your own label? Here is an example even though its the most obnoxious one....Hannah Montana/ Miley Cyrus...i see this brand everywhere on everything. That brand is on all types of goods from movies, to music, to games, to toys to fashion, to bboks, to school supplies etc. And it is just a small part of a larger brand..Disney. In the future i want to have my own brand/ franchise/ intellectual property, record label, design consultancy/ corporation. So how do i start building it?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thoughts for today

Whoa i need to practice and draw more. When am i gonna work on my trans portfolio? What am i gonna put in it? I should redo the sketches from meditation chamber, and finish the interior. A few micro projects from viscom. Hopefully stratos vs modulo turns out well. Gotta remember to do more analog paintings. How am i gonna balance this with other art stuff I'm learning and studying? It's all related. Drawing is drawing. Designing is designing. Have i made any progress in the last six months?

Works 10.08-11.08

Monday, November 17, 2008

Its been a month

What work have i done this month? The engine, the canson, some city cars, that's about it. I do have some new ideas for projects i want to work on, art and life related. 30 day challenge. Honest motivation level, probably 7/10. It was a disaster month. I did run every morning though. I think i forgot for a little bit that i am an artist/designer. Distracted.

Sunday, January 27, 2008


As an artist/designer, perfectionism is my greatest enemy. To overcome it I've decided to take take the same approach i used to get over my shyness. Back then just saying hello starting a random conversation was such anxiety cause i wanted to have a perfect conversation where the other person would think i was the most amazing person they ever met...too ridiculous. So i changed my goal to just trying to say hi and that's it. Just starting is already a success. Just going out just trying to get the experience is already a success. The only failure s if you don't try. If you don't try you don't even know what you did wrong in the attempt. Just getting mileage. Just trying to make a piece is already a success, doesn't have to be perfect. There's is no perfect piece. Goal is to just keep trying and getting better. Its like a dancer or musician trying to make a perfect performance, just take the first step.

Anyone have any other strategies they used?

first attempt at alias, using mostly map shading .

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Growing up again

As I get closer to graduating I feel the pressures of becoming a professional artist. Its kind of strange, like some sort of loss of innocence, or second coming of age. No more of just drawing whatever the heck i want all the time, instead worrying about if my work is good enough for the boss, who usually ends up picking some miniscule thumbnail in the bottom left corner anyway.

The thought that if i don't draw I don't eat keeps running through my head. I need to find a part time freelance job or something. Anyone know anyone who needs some art/design work done? How do i find a place to do an internship at? Yikes! so much to do so little time.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

post new year

time to register for school. i want to avoid it. no money no time. not looking forward to the pain and sleepless nights, malnutrition, but i do want to do some great art and design.

in the meantime , here are some sketchbook sketches from the last two months. looking at these i can see a lot about how i was the last few months, the struggle, the insanity, the intensity.

c u nxt time.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New year

still trying to learn how to use this but havent quite figured it out yet,,,,really want to post some pictures. feeling a little bit inspired to draw again i miss having an art community to comment and give support and criticisms of art. I miss doing charcoal portraits and figure drawing . Hopefully having this here will help me get started again. ill scan and post some stuff soon. Lots of old sketches to organize. i need to find an art job to make money too. Art was once my salvation but now it seems to elude me. I miss as well.