Hey gang whats crackalakin!!!!! So over christmas weekend I had a good deal of down time to get some more practice in illustrator in.. the Pirate is a continuation of where I want to go with him.. Im gonna work on making him more expressive but for now I feel like he's pretty good... the cowbucks piece is just a little workout I did for fun.. and as for that little house.. well I have to give Lots o props to Darryl "DIDDLE" Young .. It's from his sketch and he was wonderful enough to allow me to play on it and post it up... thanks for all the kind words.. everyone has been really uplifting and wonderful.. I hope soon to be back to work somewhere making more great stuff for everyones enjoyment.. until then though.. I'll draw draw draw and Blog it up.. Happy Holidays to you all and have a safe and happy new year if I dont get anything up until after!
Sooooo many awesom artists ,, I gotta learn how to put these on my sidebar as links.. but until then .. all these people are fantastic... thank you all for all the inspiration and joy your blogs bring!!!!
Haven't been able to produce anything worth posting yet today .. hoping that by pushing myself I'll get lucky with something good... I've been really inspired by whats going on in comics in europe ( watching some blogs.. man there are some Bad Ass folks out there.. ) lots of new inventive stuff. Hoping that I can push my own stuff to a new level soon... Hope to post something visually pleasing later,,, until then .. take it easy.. Always MkSh! Shane
I dont know why it is works this way for me , but, it always seems to take me longer to catch on to things than it does or did for others... I've always seen myself as a late bloomer, which isnt neccessarily a bad thing.. I take my time .. really study things.. try and figure out the right way to approach them, accepting all the mishaps as a learning experience. Since I got the job at Cartoon Network I feel like Ive learned a ton. There are sooo many amazing artists working there, I try and ask a lot of questions and take in as much as I can. It has proven to be really difficult and so Ive had to restructure what Im trying to do and really focus.It's been 3 months + and I think Im finally feeling and finding the flow of the show I'm working on .. It seemed easy enough to start but now Im finding that there are a great deal of rules and design elements I really have to pay attention to... All that make every thing I do work or not work. It is amazing to finally feel like Im on track.. I cant wait to have my friends adn family see what I have been a part of, Im really proud of it.. and proud of myself for being able to accomplish what I have.. It's an awesom feeling...
Finding a new center in my silence..... finding a new me. All day sitting at a desk, my lightbox shining bright, reworking lines... creating ... recreating. I get home and settle.. go to a coffeeshop and meddle with lines.. shapes.. the flow of everything seems so important now... There has got to be a way to keep it all in... in line in mind in sight inside... Maybe I'll just meditate on it
So I went in to see if our freelance stuff was ready today... I didnt get a call til almost noon so when I got there it was close to 1ish... Then got nothin and was told to bounce til they can figure out how much time to give us for freelance.... Thats ok in my book .. at least today... I really started to feel the pull to make stuff this weekend and Im hoping its a rebirth in inspiration... I was reading the new Juxtapose today and saw all these names of guys I have met and guys I have followed in the Art Community for the past 10-15 years.. I have said in the past that I really dont want to be HUGE.. but it wouldnt hurt to be known.. So I think it's high time I get off my ass and really start to get prolific about creating more art than ever before.. I have stacks and stacks of paper full of sketches .. doodles.. Ideas . thoughts and crap all over my room . all over my studio... Its like the little pig who lived in a house of paper... Time to turn those pages into something ... It's time to make something amazing happen for me... for once I feel like.. IT'S TIME!
So I have a myspace account and Ive been putting my blog up there and thats pretty cool but I figured something more personal where I could post pics and stuff would be cool too.. I suppose if someone really wanted to know how I think and get to where Im going in art.. this will be the place to look from now on...so..... Art has always been one of those things in my life that is totally consistent... like breathing and sleeping.. I think it's probably one of the few things I do exceptionally well on a consitent basis.. Though I dont like to do much else, The world seems like a really messed up place right now.. though it kind of has been throughout history we just have more real time access to all of it at once now... and by all of it I mean ALL OF IT... the internet and satellites and tv and papers report anything they can and well it just feels like way to much for me .. so I delve into this place inside of myself that I can call my own and create an environment I want to be in ... this should be a nice experiment in who I am... even for me
by the way.. Im a crappy speller... I already know this... thanks