journal/sketchbook stuff

I made a video

It’s easy to feel so very irrelevant given that the white people of the USA just elected the literal worst person available to lead us into oblivion and shit is getting worse everyday for just about everyone ever, unless you’re an uber-rich oligarch or an heir thereof; nonetheless, I did manage to put together a short speed art video this week so here it is.

 

Hopefully you enjoy and I’ll come up with something more pithy and insightful to say about things next time.

I still have a 15% off thing going on my etsy (coupon code EARLYYULE2016).   Self promotion hasn’t been something I’ve been much into oh, for the entirety of my life, but even less so lately given that we live in a caldera full of putrid racist shit and bile. Anyways.

 

Love y’all and hope you’re holding it down out there. See you soon.

 

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When paper freaks you out

In a good way, I mean. Let’s tell a tale in pictures shall we?

So this came via ups today.

I recently got a sample pack of Red River photo papers. The polar pearl metallic was especially interesting to me bc so much of my work has metallic inks and paints in it. 

So I printed up some samples and whoa. It totally works and gives any negative space a sort of ghostly glow. 

It’s hard to make it translate in photos but:

The only way to explain it is that the silver looks silver and the shiny looks shiny. See the blue in the nips and lips on the left? It’s a metallic sakura gellyroll pen. In a standard print, satin or glossy, it just looks vividly like that blue. This is a close up of how it looks on the metallic paper:

Still doesn’t pop like it does in person, but the point comes across I think. 

I’m going to be selecting 3 or 4 pieces to do some limited edition 8×10 prints with this paper, so stay tuned for another shop update soon!

Book of

Tonight I messed with changing the look of my sketchbook using aluminum duck tape and stuff. I’ve done this before,  it’s a cheap easy way to make a standard sketchbook you got at Micheal’s or somewhere look more like something.

 

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The foto ain’t the best but it’ll do.

 

This post is also a test post from my phone.  So.

 

Happy spring beginnings and all those things.  Time to rest before work tomorrow.

Spring Already. WTF

I got all excited about resurrecting this thing and then David Bowie died which was a big deal.

Everyone was sad about him dying.  Then all these people were mad because of reasons maybe I’ll write about later in more detail (bluntly put, statutory rape.) SO.

Depression is weird and weird things set it off.  What I’ll say about it here now is that I was very upset and depressed, even tho good things were happening in my life (as is the way of depression and living with the void) and I was at a standstill.  But lately I’ve gotten more fidgety about needing to make things so here I am trying.

I had some art in an art show recently but as usual the photos from it aren’t yet processed.  (soon)

 

At any rate here are some things from my sketchbook to hold a place in your memory until I do my next noteworthy thing or just decide to write here.