Friday, September 26, 2008

the internet is boring

i have found the most seriously boring blog in the history of the internet. A BLOG ABOUT PENCILS

what's MORE amazing? they don't really talk about mechanical pencils. like to them, mechanical pencils aren't real pencils or something. like holy shit. so fucking boring and i CANNOT STOP READING IT. the amount of knowledge on these obscure pencils is insane. what's weird is that i have shit tons of art supplies and pencils. i have so fucking many you have no idea. it's a serious addiction. but these people seem utterly different. my understanding and subsequent usage of the cylindrical objects i horde so psychotically is strikingly primitive. i also have very little comprehension of QUALITY. i use pretty much everything i can, from shitty ass rose art crap found in a child's lunch box to the coveted trias and copics. all are mercilessly brutalized. i find that sometimes, more important than the lead is the eraser. as long as i can get the shit off the paper a good amount of times i'm happy. i secretly despise pencils that are sp high brow that they don't have erasers. they destroy me with their astonishing impracticality.

what's fucking weird surprising is that the people that are super into these pencils don't seem to be artists, they seem to like using them soley for the purpose of jotting down notes.  okay, follow along: an ELECTRONIC JOURNAL that takes NOTES on PENCILS they use to TAKE NOTES  WITH although they obviously have access to a computer (presumably notes not about pencils...). they also describe the lead wood casing with terms i would never apply to art supplies. don't get me wrong, i think we all know a shitty pencil when we see one (usually the one your asshole parents got you that were about 50 fucking million for three cents, and every time you had to make do with it you wanted to find the person that made that piece of shit and kill them with the sharp metal that became exposed when the eraser fell the fuck out). but for me there was only "shitty fuck pencil" and "normal pencil". wooden pencils are just fucking annoying to me now, because i have to sharpen them and sometimes that goes horribly wrong. and never goes right again. when i get handed a wooden pencil i feel very surprised like "what the fuck is this? you still exist, wooden pencil?! people still exist that think you're acceptable?" it'd be like someone handing me a rotary phone.

one thing that's cool is that they photograph all the pencils very close up and make them look like very pretty works of art.

anyways. if you're a fucking weirdo like me, you might consider joining the PENCIL OF THE MONTH CLUB. the website is pretty ghetto but they deliver and holy shit do they love their pencils. i ended up looking at that blog just trying to figure out wtf they'd sent me this time. i liek getting things in the mail. last tiem they sent a nail buffer, which has nothing to do with pencils but i had just been thinking that i NEEDED a nail buffer so i saw this as a very serious sign.


some sketches and a commission:

      

Saturday, September 20, 2008

cross-posting!

hey guys! i downloaded a really cool program that lets me crosspost between livejournal and blogger! you can get it here! cool, eh?! so now everything i post in my lj will show up here! this saves me so much!!

nice!!!

so. uh. here!


this is a commission for allytha!!



this is mysa nal and nura nal (white witch and dream girl).

Friday, September 12, 2008

vapidity

calling cards



man i read this with such intense attention. i think the signature on a forum or email is the modern calling-card, no? i have such a bizarre love for complex, pretentious shit. holy fuck. using obscure initials for defunct phrases in french is my dream for some reason.

since i'm posting links to things, there's also omiru. i technically work in something fashion related, so i stare at this sometimes and cry sad tears of bitterness.

omiru


i'm actually very bad at knowing what matches what. this helps a bit.



nilo from STOP

my avatar on flyff


commission for stacey of some elfquest people.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

some shit

blarrggg

slowly. i love mon-el more and more every day. maybe a work in prog, dunno if i'll work on it more or not.




have you tried out google's chrome?!! it is the SHIT. it merged with my fucking firefox and slowly seeped into my body. still need firefox because it has fireftp and a handy button that takes me to gmails but other than that.... holy fuck. WELL PLAYED, GOOGLE, WELL PLAYED.


in the future, all technology will be google, and the only music will be santogold, and the only writer of fiction will be geoff johns. except for the music part, my life will be complete.

we went to the museum the other day. they had a HORRIBLE exhibit on impressionism. i cry so many tears at art historians, it's like they'd never painted a god damn picture in their life. i just want to shake them some times "THEY WEREN'T MAKING A STATEMENT ON ANYTHING, THEY WERE JUST TRYING TO PAINT THE FUCKING HAND AND THEY FUCKED IT ALL UP"

but it made me wanna to a portrait. let me do a quick portrait.



i have been playing flyff with okashes, stumbled upon it when we were trying to find some examples of other item based economy mmos to show the bosses. and giving them ALL MY FUCKING MONEY OMFG. any of you guys play it?

if you follow my sketch dump you've already seen this. i need to climb back on the commission wagon.






something i'm fucking around with, don't know if i'll finish. three-page legion fancomicy thing. i want to beef up my portfolio with sequentials. lots of sequentials.... but i should be penciling STOP instead @__@!! and this tiny thing is more like a doodle-retard comic than a real one @__@!! we're really close on the next page and i think we're going to change it to black and white and it looks a lot cooler now, 'specially since okashes works in black and white so perfectly.

okay well, i've only promised myself that BY SDCC NEXT YEAR i will have a bunch of cool looking sequentials! plenty of time!! >____


ahahaha i hate current legion ;__; so so much. but it's drawn....so...well. why does god hate me?