Sunday, November 29, 2009

Last of the Hippie BS

So here are the last three for the school project I have to do. The best part is that I can name these files "Hippie BS" because she won't see the names of the files. The project is to set a goal for your 6 elements of Health. The teacher, being the pro-active bimbo she is, asked me what I liked to do, thus making this project more personal to me. I said drawing and that gives her the assumption that I'm gonna ad pictures to my project. If I DIDN'T add pictures to the project, I don't think I'd get an A.

The teacher is a huge soap-boxer and often played a guilt trip when it came to the Psychical health section. While she had you learn how to take your resting heart and stuff important to a good exercise routine, she was so spontaneous and random that you really didn't know what to expect by the end of the class and I'm sure some people ate up her words like a low fat yogurt. I mean this was a woman who calls Pizza evil, and eating it is KILLING your body. There was no forgiving of any kind when it came to occasionally snacking on junk or eating one hamburger at all...you can't quit food cold turkey lady. After a month of staying food healthy, I'm ready for the class to be over and I've reverted back to old ways.

Now I just don't give a shit about what SHE thinks and I'm gonna do what I feel is best to my health they way I need to. I don't want to be a junk food slob, or eat fast food five days a week, I've gone beyond the point of finding that type of diet appetizing anymore. But I don't need her HIPPIE BS. By the end of the semester now that things are rapping up she's getting into a better state of mind.

One thing I would've LOVED to get out of this class, other then the clich├ęd "eat healthy and exercise" babble health people love to spew, are more tips about being Socially and Spiritually healthy. I get environmental and mental health, two things that aren't hard to do, but what I'm really lacking in is social health. I'm not good at meeting new people, or being friendly to just anyone. I'm always conflicted with a fear of non-acceptance when it comes to meeting people in person, and being able to communicate basic things like my name to fellow classmates is hard for me.

So in the end I don't feel like I learned anything that I couldn't find on-line or I didn't already know. Got to take the class to graduate though...only reason I stuck to it. guess in the end I can say I came out stronger.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Health and Hippie BS 2

Two more pics that I'm working on for the school project. I really feel like I'm just BSing my opinions now...What a load of crock these pics are turning out to be. What ever, think she won't be able to tell that this isn't who I am...maybe they are and I'm LYING to myself about it...oh well. I'll be happier once the class is done...


I'd like to tell you more about what the class is about, but frankly I've ranted so many times about it to friends, you don't need to hear it either.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Expresions I Love.

One of my main goals in art is to try and achieve this level of intimacy with my drawings. While he might be a player, the expression here is quite soft.

Vs. the face of a complete pervert...Don't know the name of the anime of this but the sequence is quite funny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGCZLhCeR1E
DIAPHA!?
This not only is cute, but look at how they're posed. They are in the same position and angle, and they work well together composition wise.

If you liked this post say so and I'll do more like it. Plus I might do a POSE post too because when looking for these pics I notice that some images I like because the POSE is good, as well as the good expression.

ALSO wanted to give a heads up that I'm going to post some NEW characters here. Well they're not NEW but they certainly are ones I havn't gone into as much as I should. I'm not sure when I'll have those blogs up but expect them in December. I'll have more time then once school is done...I'm still not sure if I'm going to school next semester anyway but at least I'll be working more if I don't. Enjoy.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

How to Please Hippies


How to please a hippie...

1. Make it green. Somehow it needs to have the color green in it. Its not about "going green" but green has always been someone hippies love...maybe it's the color of pot but not all hippies are pot smokers but somehow they still love the color green.

2. Make your reds hearts because if they're not hearts they're fire, and fire is bad because it kills green things.

3. Pretend to care about what they have to say. If you don't agree with what they say, you can still warp the things you like into something they would agree with. I like pie, so instead of buying a SeraLee frozen pie, I would tell them I would LOVE to grow my own food to make that pie. This is true for me though but still, point remains, if you say you're not going to support big business they might just leave you alone.

Those are three things to help you deal with a naggin hippie. Part of my reason for saying this is that my school project is for a health and wellness class...and I happen to get miss proactive. Sure she's won me with guilt trips and the whole you're killing yourself with each peice of chocolate you eat...but to assign a project telling us NOT to cater to her and at the same time, showing us examples of previous projects she didn't think was A material (all of them fitting the cirteria) . It's like I NEED to BS the whole thing to get an A, which means I'm not being true to myself.

If it was up to me my project would this long:
I understand everything this class has taught me about health and wellness. The fact is, I can't control EVERYTHING that life throws at me. Death is a part of life, and while I'm not going to intentionally cause my own death faster, I'm not going to be rolling in my grave regretting all the fast food I ever ate. I will say "God I LOVE Chicken McNuggets!" The End.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

UPA WIP

So a local group of garden folks want me to do an instructional comic for them. I pitched a UPS style but before they want to commit to anything they wanted to see a style. This is a very rough sketch of what I want to show them. I'll clean this up later but you can watch how it progresses here.






So here is a newer version. I might end up getting rid of the girl but here you can see how the guys have been cleaned up and updated. Think in the compositionally I need as little elements as possible and add the girl in the main body of the comic later. The lady will be used somewhere else too...this is just a rough showing the style and I hope the clients get that much...need to finish it soon.






Ah so here is another update on this...but sadly each new version gets less interesting. I just want to get it done to show them because THIS is not being paid for it's just a sample I give them to let them see what I plan to do. So I SHOULD give them as little as I can and make them want more. Hopefully this decision won't discourage them...I also hope that they're not expecting me to give them a full comic without the promise of pay...either way PLEASE give me your comments on this. I need some feed back.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Eddie Eel Sketches again

So I forgot what is was like to draw again. It was like I needed a week off not to do anything new, even when I had stuff to do. Two nights in a row just kinda doing nothing but Internet surfing, looking for inspiration. Came up with the notion that Hanna Barbara stuff gets more credit then they deserve, but when I hear things like this, I know they WE'RE doing shit far more worse then they could> http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cgi/live-actioncg-yogi-bear-sounds-like-a-boo-boo.html

A little unsure if my Halloween ep was a succsess because I didn't seem to attract more attention then I usually do on these things. It's a bit of a bummer not to get HUGE waves of love but the little I get is walays appreciated. In the end I think a lot of people loved it but didn't have time to comment...Regardless of that I knew I needed to hop back on the wagon and finish up pics and start a new. So this is a blog just to show some things I had done.

Things to expect in the furture:
More different orginal characters.
Some UPA styled art













Also found a new Moog Band to enjoy but sadly they only have two albums. Enjoy the next big Youtube hit: