Wednesday, May 06, 2009


Ok, it's been awhile since the last post, alot of stuff has happened... especially at work. Busy, busy, busy... like a bee running around (not necessarily pollinating) but trying to get information and other tidbits for new tasks that have been handed to me. I have to depend on others to get off their collective keisters in order to make progress... UGH!! Annnnndddddd... I'm going to South Korea later in the summer to support a project, which I have to come up to speed on and has nothing to do with the project I'm already working on *sigh*

Man, I wish I had a job drawing or something creative at least I'd feel I had more control over the process. I have to admit that while I understand science and technological stuff, I'm not an innovator in that field at all. I get too bored with it to dig deep enough to be able to create technically. Artistically, yea, I can be innovative, it just seems to come easier and it melds with my personality much better, too bad I can't find a job that pays enough for me to jump ship from my science job to an art job. Sadly, the conformity of the concept of a 'job' clashes with the concept of being an 'artist'. Even Michelangelo took 'jobs' to pay the bills, so I guess I wouldn't be able to complain... too much :)

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

'nudder page

cleaned up a little:

i can tell i haven't drawn in awhile by the differences in style from the previous page... they're slight and some may not notice, but i do...


Saturday, March 28, 2009

DA graphic novel page 2

scanner works, here's page 2:

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Well, haven't posted in awhile, been busy moving into my house. So many things to keep track of and maintain... and new bills to pay!

Anyway, just thought I'd mention how much I like the show Top Gear out of the UK.

I'd say it's the best edited/produced show on television, whoever edits the segments is a visual genius and I would love to be a location scout for some of their features. If you have BBC America you can catch it on Monday and I think Thursdays and Saturday for repeats. The hosts: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hamilton and James May

are gear heads who test drive all sorts of cars (especially the expensive ones: Ferrari, Maserati, etc), but they don't just do regular road tests, they find hilarious and nuanced ways to test these cars... racing a fighter jet for example. They do other segments where they do endurance drives like driving across an African desert or driving to the North Pole. You kind of have to experience it to appreciate it. Their banter is often very humorous and they don't take many things seriously. They aren't usually fond of American cars, i.e. they're blunt... although they just tested a Ford Fiesta by having a car chase inside a mall versus a Corvette and used it during a military beach landing as personnel vehicle. Very funny.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Feel Like I'm on 'Pause'


It's been a long couple of weeks. I feel like I'm constantly waiting on something and a lot of unfortunate things have happened that aren't tragic but inconvenient. For instance, losing internet access... my ISP stopped providing service unless it's wireless, I didn't realize how much I relied on the internet for keeping informed. I'm not about to start reading newspapers, watching the news or going to the library, so I'm stuck waiting. I can't move yet or even get things ready in my new place because I have to have some work done to the house... why start something when it might get undone? Right? Even my workout is out of whack, I'm splitting time between two gyms, two sets of equipment/weights keeps me adjusting and off balance which is good for progressing training but not for my sanity. I haven't been able to work on the graphic novel either because I was expecting to be moved already and my stuff is mostly still packed away.

Everything seems disjointed and I don't like it.

I kind of feel isolated and in limbo... maybe it's a good time to disappear. No one will notice :P

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Back to werk

Well, my "vacation" is over... and I'm almost sad to say 'thank goodness I'm at work'. It wasn't the time off from work that I had expected, I was off from December 12th to January 5th and I slept in only one day... the rest of the time I was running around being busy with finding a new place, helping other people get their stuff done either for the holidays or whatever, trying to be helpful while complaining about fatigue later. It mostly sucked and the 'high points' aren't really worth mentioning. I'm tired, I'm back to work and I'm moving again so it's no rest for the weary nor respite from the happenings in life and no one to vent to... grrrrr :P I've got a lot of things on my plate that I need to get to, hopefully soon after I'm moved.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


No, not the movie! I recently found a very simple technique using Photoshop to make penciled drawings look like they've been inked. I've been struggling with the idea of how to handle inking or even if I wanted to ink the pages for Darkness Aftermath. Therefore, I just purchased an oversized scanner to handle 11x17 inch pages which (hopefully) will allow me to avoid having to ink all the pages and cut the production time in half. Whew! I haven't hooked it up yet, but I'm hoping it all works out.