Kevin Parry… video editing wizard

By on Sep 1, 2021

    See that guy right there? He is a wizard, or rather a magician. He is a wizard at video editing and concieving videos that mess with perspective and expectations. They, in my opinion, are modern day magic. There isn’t necessarily slight of hand but this is the digital version of it. Behold…     That video has become quite the big deal. There was even a Newsweek article about that video. It’s funny when a print publication does an article about something that only can be viewed digitally and in motion. Reminds me of that “look at this .gif I printed out for you” joke. While he has broken through with these videos some of his others are more intriguing to me…   The ones where the object changes perspective are my favorite. He has posted some “making of” videos that are pretty interesting too. To find out more...

AKU!!!

By on Aug 31, 2021

  One of my favorite things to do is stay up late and draw or paint. Now I like to listen to podcasts but back in the day the TV would be blaring in the background. It was interesting because I witnessed the birth of alot of things while staying up late drawing. I saw many things before they really took off: Comedy Central, or The Comedy Channel as it was called then, Mystery Science Theater 3000 and many early standup comedians. One thing I watched was the birth of The Cartoon Network. Mostly they played old Hanna Barbara cartoons but they had a few originals like: Cow and Chicken, Ed, Edd n Eddy and Dexter’s Laboratory. In 2001 a new show debuted on the Cartoon Network, Samurai Jack. There have been a few shows that I fell in love with before they even launched. For example, the first time I saw a commercial for South Park I wrote the premiere date on my calendar. I...

Quick Pics (08.30.21)

By on Aug 30, 2021

Finished geometry and a little crunked-up branding

By on Aug 27, 2021

    Finished everything up. Got some new pens so I blew through a crunked up logo. As a way of blowing off steam, I knocked this out really quick. Cleaned it up a little just so it would vectorize well and then made some stickers…     Didn’t want to put too much time into it, the whole point was to have it be a little, I don’t know, dirty or somethin’. Those turned out to be some really fine lines so I was limited in how small I could recreate them. I really had fun doing them. I wanted to do some drawing last night but the in-laws are in town and that just gets awkward.     Look at that edge… I like my drawings neat so this was a little bit of a challenge for me. See in the “K” where those lines get a little too close and fill in? Drives me nuts, but I am actually liking it on this piece. I slapped a sticker on my...

The Polybius Conspiracy

By on Aug 26, 2021

  I just binged a podcast that was fun but frustrating. It deals with an urban legend from, or at least based in, the early 80’s. 1981 to be exact. Being that it all happened in the 80’s and it is an urban legend, nobody is real clear when the story started but it kind of looks like this might be one of the earliest internet memes, popping up on Usenet message boards in the mid-90’s. The story draws upon all the best elements: teenagers, seedy locations, emerging technologies and of course government conspiracy.     The legend is centered on an arcade in Portland, Oregon. Not a family-friendly mall arcade but a dark seedy inner-city arcade. Where rumors of drug use and prostitution run rampant, as do unsupervised teenagers. One day a new game appears in the arcade. A nondescript black cabinet with the name Polybius scrolled across the top. Nobody knows...

As time marches on, as does the progress

By on Aug 25, 2021

  I’m really starting to get somewhere now. Man there are alot of triangles! A few other shapes too but mostly triangles. I keep going through bursts where I cover a bunch of ground in a few minutes only to follow it up with what feels like just spinning my wheels. I did spend a nice Saturday morning just sipping coffee and coloring.     I know what I’m going to draw next but for whatever reason I feel intimidated. Did I mention this before? It is a fairly simple drawing but I really want to get it right so I am a little worried about it. Seems weird to be worried about a drawing. As a way of procrastinating I started a little gap-project to work on next. Just a little branding. You can see it just kinda hiding on the right edge of the picture above.     I ordered some new pens that should arrive today. I just realized Inktober is right around the...

Recipe Time: Chocolate Chip Cookies

By on Aug 24, 2021

First things first! This recipe is from sallysbakingaddiction.com. Go there and check it out. She breaks down exactly why this recipe works. She points out what is important and why. I cannot speak to her other recipes but I will tell you this one is amazing. These where how mine turned out…     So I’ve always wanted to make my own chocolate chip cookies because I love chocolate chip cookies. I love them too much. I love them so much I hate them. When I was very young there was a neighbor who made perfect chocolate chip cookies and that ruined me. After experiencing perfection I’ve been chasing that dragon ever since. I’ve attempted cookies a couple times but they never turn out right and I just get frustrated. The other day I was chatting with a friend online and I asked what his favorite recipe is right now and he sent me this. <— Seriously...

Art History: Chuck Close

By on Aug 23, 2021

  “The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s...