Thank goodness this isn't a news column - Right?
I've done a woeful job of updating my own art blog. It's my noncommittal nature to anything I suppose. At any rate, I'm working on commissions. I'm actually trying to draw a 50's style couple standing by a creek. That's all the description I got, so I'm gonna do it my way like Burger King. A few months and software ahead I wanna make this a website with a blog, versus say just this blog. I work in trade for most jobs, so if you have some music, an adventure trade *friends* only (i.e. field trip) I can probably draw something for you.
It's my goal by the end of September to have some old school family portraits - pics of my grand-dad and grandmother back when the dinosaurs walked.
Soo in the meantime, here's the tentative OEF logo I built - It won't make it to the final draft due to fashion inconsistencies, but after that's resolved -- Keep your eyes peeled.
I try not to retread places I've already been before with my sketches, but I was called out on my comic nerd-dom the other day and thought I'd pull out my favorite comics..(the X-Men) which feature my favorite character Gambit. Say what you will about him, but I always thought a card throwing, bow staff wielding, trench coat wearing hero was the coolest thing since Wonderbread. I'm still mad he wasn't in the movie, Toad - but no Gambit? Come on!!
I don't read them much now as they appeal to much younger age demographic and reality has set in, but every once in awhile I go back. After all, comics led me to graphic design and the entire art world in the first place.
I've reinterpreting alot of other people's family pictures lately (for fun, for modest commissions, or for presents.) I must say it's alot of fun just hearing the story's behind the pictures and making my own while I drawn them. Since I got this one off of a photograph, I misinterpreted what was supposed to be a clutch bag as a piece of someone's pants. Turns out the person in question was not wearing silk creme colored pants as I thought (thank goodness) but wearing black trousers. S. assures me that said person keeps up with fashion trends. )And was not wearing silky pants.)