Friday, October 28, 2005

Another year...sigh

Quote of the day:

Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.
- Lane Olinghouse

Word of the day:

malediction \mal-uh-DIK-shun\, noun:
A curse or execration.

Welp another year down the drain.. ( Thanks to all who wished me a happy birthday btw.) I didnt start thinkin about what this birthday meant to me til the other day.

The day after my 30 birthday I decided that I was goin to be an artist. I didnt know how I was gonna accomplish it, but I was sure as hell gonna try. I always felt like "what if ?". What if I wouldve have tried to be an artist and stuck with it earlier ? How far would I be now? Kills me some times...

Most days I still feel that noob feelin, like Im not movin forward. I want to be so much more. Lookin back at that day 5 years ago, Ive accomplished more than I wouldve ever dreamed. 2 and a half years ago I got my foot in the door of a game company, married my beautiful wife, and now soon to be a dad. That coupled with the fact that I got gutsy enough to take on learning something that as a child I wanted to know the magic behind...animation. I truly have been blessed. So this week has given me one of the greatest life lessons to date..its not arriving at your destination, its the journey and the things that happen on the way that make life that much sweeter.

I hope that the next 5 years are just as amazing..

Heres some sketches. Woot! Been a while. First one is a halloween pic ( Gotta get into the season ). Second a creepy head ( additional halloween stuff ), and lastly some pose practice.
Plus for your viewing pleasure as well ( drum roll ) some more of my skool stuff. Its pretty hurtin but Im learnin loads from this assignment. Sorry for the delay. I keep sayin Im gonna keep up with this shiz...

and the assignments:

See ya when I look atcha!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Revised my revision...

Quote of the day:

We are the people our parents warned us about.
- Jimmy Buffett

Word of the day:

abjure \ab-JUR\, transitive verb:
1. To renounce under oath.
2. To renounce or reject solemnly; to recant; to reject; repudiate.
3. To abstain from; to shun.

I abjure my last revision, thus revising it. I had the overlap wrong in my other revision..took me a while to see it. It was bothering me til this morn so I had to fix it. Here it is:

Friday, October 14, 2005


Word of the day:

sinecure \SY-nih-kyur; SIN-ih-\, noun:
An office or position that requires or involves little or no responsibility, work, or active service.

Quote of the day:

He's turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now he's miserable and depressed.
- David Frost

That was fun, eh?
Well, goin home early today to get our heater serviced. Which works out well cause I get to work on skool stuff! Whooo hoooo! Today Im gonna post my revisions of last weeks assignment. I may tweak it somemore after this weeks assignment is done.

I also bought a used book on how to draw hunchback of notre dame characters. Fun lil book. So i did some practice yesterday with it. ( I like to pretend like Im workin at a big studio doin it for a livin , thats why i do so many cartoon characters just incase you were wonderin ).

And finally, a sketch of this weeks push assignment plannin. Still have some work to do on it.

Welp, there ya go. Thats basically it. I hope to keep updating a lil more. Its ruff. Pray for me...

Thursday, October 13, 2005

more doodles from work...

Quote of the day:

"When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both."
- Al Franken

Not really much to say. Im tired. I want to get back to posting more so heres some doodles from work. ( Threw the quote in there to have some words to fill in space.) May make it a habit so I can start remembering em better. I think I will do a word of the day too.

Word of the day:

gewgaw \G(Y)OO-gaw\, noun:
A showy trifle; a trinket; a bauble.

see ya when I lookatcha

Monday, October 10, 2005

I have a lot of catchin up to do..

Been oh so long since I made any effort to post any kinda anything here. And for that I apologize to those who check here regularly.. so basically my family and friends that really like me. Then again, Im sure that the family dont check this at all, and I think i only have 2 friends and I force em to look at this thing. My wife pretty much knows everything I do, so she wouldnt have to check...sigh. SO thanks to the one friend that checks this... my second personality... (Cause I know my other friend says he looks, but I think hes only tryin to be nice..)

So "why so long between entries mel?" My second personality might ask. "cause your not takin up any of the slack " I retort. And end scene.

Man, I cant believe how quickly everything is goin. My wife is now 31 weeks along. The new term in school is now on week 4 ( a third done ), and Im about to get another year older this month *sigh... I wanted to stay in bed this morn so I could hug my pillow and close my eyes really tight so time would stop but that never seems to work. So here I am finally updating my site. ( so I can tell you I got my first robe. Fleece. Ultra nice. Makes me wanna stay home and lounge it it all day.)

SO heres what you really came for..the doodles and skool work...(you animals!) I guess thats why I put all the words at the beginning, to try and get people to read what I have to say. One day i will just put up the doodles then you'll miss me... You watch second personality..

and heres the school stuff from week 1 to 3: