Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Comic Panels

these are some panels from a Webcomic I've been developing for my illustration class.
they are two deceased characters (skeleton and trilobyte) and their mundane life in a Surrealist-netherworld.

ol' styracasaurus print

Monday, December 15, 2008

Print Final

My final project from printmaking.
the skeleton guy is based on a character I created for my illustration class.
skulls are so in right now.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Photshop Tennis Round 3

Dustin, the Underwater Ghost Hunter.

sorry dust, I beat you to the diver's suit.

Dusty's last Volley

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Photoshop Tennis, Round 1

I hereby challenge Dustin R. Baird, to a duel of photoshop tennis!
The Rules and Regulations are as follows:
1. the match will start with a single image, "served" to the other player. the other player takes the image and manipulates it anyway they like. with photoshop, drawing, photography, whatever. the manipulated image is then returned to the other player who follows.
2. Each player will have 4 turns, (inlcluding the serve) before the match ends.
3. Each turn will last no longer than two days. (the sooner the return the better).
4. our objectives are to be humorous, or just make it look cool.
5. the returned image has to have at least one identifiable element from the previous image.
6. keeping the image in it's original size is preferred.
7. i think that's it.
8. oh, once the player finishes their work, they will post it on their respective blog.
here's your serve Dust,
good luck,

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Web-Comic Round-Up

been reading a lot of web-comics lately,
in a post Watterson and Larson comics world,
the funnies in the paper just aren't doin for me anymore.
luckily the format has found new life online.
here are some of my favourites, some a value for their writing others their illustration style.
if you know of any other good ones, send 'em my way.

Dinosaur Comics: by Ryan North
the pictures never change, but the writing is good enough that they don't have to. the most Calvin 'n Hobbes-esque comic out there.
WONDERMARK: by David Malki !
David Malki re-appropriates old 19th century illustrations for his hilarious comic.
i had a similar idea once with these old cowboy illustrations i found, but he beat me to it.

Nedroid-Elegance in stupidity:
by Anthony clark
I really like this guy's style of illustration, and I think Beartato is a great character.
kinda quirky comics and illustrations.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Printmaking Vs. Ceramics

A poster I made for the upcoming Print and Ceramics sale.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fun Run

Well I was still having fun when this picture was taken at the 14 mile mark. (props to Heather for the shot) Two days after running the Top of Utah Marathon, in 4 hours and 36 minutes, my legs still hurt, and "hobble" would be the best word to describe how I get around. Also, next time around, I might invest in some of these.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

England hightlite #2 Ireland!

so maybe it's time I finish what I started;

upon arriving in england on wednesday, we caught a plane that night to Ireland for two days!
Ireland was a lot like what I expected, in a good way. Rolling green hills, stone walls, leprechauns and sheep everywhere. The cliffs of Moher were my favourite, just gorgeous. Marc and I walked down the coast to a ruined tower on the cliff-side. we soaked it up.
The night before we had a medieval banquet in Bunratty castle. complete with entertainers in nearly accurate felt costumes. Later we visited an ancient burial ground, pomhoeangraglelifarlen (or something not like that at all, can't quite remember that gaelic word for it). Also we learned all about Clints and Grikes! fascinating.

Friday, August 22, 2008

England Highlite #1

in Stratford upon Avon, performed by The Royal Shakespeare Company.
I felt quite privileged to see one of the greatest plays in history performed by world-class actors. Patrick Stewart was amazing.

I had just finished reading the play the day before, (I'm glad I did). when we first bought tickets to this production I was expecting actors in Elizabethan costume. instead the production was done in a contemporary style, which sounds like it could have been cheesy, but it was pulled off very well. Hamlet's (David Tennant) "to be or not to be" monologue sounded suprisingly fresh and effective. anyways I'm no professional theatre critic, let's just say it rocked my proverbial socks.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

England Top 5!

this past week or so I've had the pleasure of visiting Marc 'n Katie in the Land of Engl.
I've far too many photos to post in one blog, so i'll be posting a top five vacation moments. Brilliant!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

was playing around with the camera the other night, took this shot of logan.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Muxtape 2
another carefully curated Muxtape!
this one is a little Poppier, Summerier...
-El Guincho-
world influenced music from spain, this song makes me wish i was spending my summer closer to a beach, with kettle drums, and a pina colada...
most compare her to M.I.A. i think she has more of a Gwen Stefani meets Karen O. thing goin on.
-Cut Copy-
an Erasure-esque summer disco tune.
-The Tough Alliance-
the best Pop comes from sweden. i wasn't sure about them at first, but their hooks prove effective.
-Grizzly Bear-
this Letterman bootleg is the only copy out there right now, can't wait for the studio version.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Theatre Ad

here's a little animation and music I did for an ad to run in local theatres before the movies. It had to match the current Mac back to school promotion. Nothing too impressive, but the little jingle/groove was fun to make. I've gone to movies a couple times lately, but i've yet to catch this on the big screen.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Muxtape 1

i've made a muxtape,
i'll post one every week with 5 of my favourite tracks that week.
this week; wolf parade, matthew dear, m83, crystal castles and radiohead.
take a listen Here

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Things like this give me hope for Humanity.
I pass this on the way back from campus. it's good to hear you look good, even if coming from an immobile traffic light control box.

Monday, July 14, 2008

I've been "tagged",
i think this is Marc 'n Katie's way of helping me break down my emotional wall

3 Joys:
a good beverage
being an essential part of a group of friends
discovery (corny but true. i mean travel etc, is the best)

3 Fears:
to answer this i've recalled some common and repeated nightmares...
-the end of the world
-death of loved ones
-being really late for a way sweet concert.

3 Goals:
make a record, even if I own the only copy.
run a marathon in September (i've hit some obstacles, have some catchin up to do)
find a girl, i have to be honest...

3 Obsessions:
-music, occupies a vast majority of my time
-i've lately been in constant search of more intellectual sometimes trivial "No Way!" moments, the likes that are found in "RadioLab" broadcasts, TED speeches, Malcolm Gladwell books, etc.
-and arrested development
- this list was the easy one, i could go on...

3 Random Facts:
i can hang at least 6 spoons from my face.
i'm really good at Magic Eye posters, really.
i used to think the word "nearby" could be pronounced "nerby"

Friday, July 11, 2008

New Camera

i have purchased a canon rebel xsi. it's a lot of fun. here's some test run shots. not great photos by any means, but still some shots i couldn't take with old camera.
i'm typing with one hand due to my left arm being in a sling. very tedious. long story for another posting when i can type better.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

i'm blogging!
here's a great album  I recommend.
excellent israeli funk.