When I first started learning to use a brush, I did several really bad pics. Recently I found this sketch, one of the first I brush-inked that turned out any good. I added really really quick colors to it just now.
August 18, 2010
August 17, 2010
A couple weeks ago I mentioned that I started surf lessons. I’m getting a lot better, regularly standing up, though I’m in shallow water and mostly surfing whitewater. Still, it’s the thing that I look forward to most at the end of the week–it really levels me out. Last weekend I had a nice little moment. I was coming in on my board and one of the instructors held up his hand. I slapped him five as I rode out the rest of the wave. It’s just one of those small things that really made me feel like I’m progressing. Here’s a fun little pic I made of it:
August 10, 2010
Adventure writer Davin Coburn is applying for an amazing opportunity. The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is looking for someone to live in the museum for a month and write about it. The application process includes an essay, a resume, and a one-minute video. This past weekend I leant a hand to Davin’s video project. I ended up designing and painting some backgrounds and props, and more importantly, I got to wear a robot costume. Hells yeah, RobotChao. Thanks to director Ballard C. Boyd for making me squeeze into that robot costume, it was a blast.
Oh, and here’s some footage of me shakin’ it in the robot costume:
And here’s the vid:
Good luck, Davin! (Man, I want your life.)
August 4, 2010
August 2, 2010
I’ve been going through quite a bit lately, and my head’s been all in a mess. Of course, I’m not gonna get into it here. But I decided I needed to actively take time out for myself. One of the things I did was sign up for a surfing lesson. I stood on a few, but for the most part, I got pretty pummeled. But it was wonderful, and made me feel better almost the whole week. I went for a second time today. The waves were small, but I rode almost all of them to the end. Once I got home, I did a quick sketch.
Not sure if I’m gonna do a third lesson or not. But even two helped so much. Also, I’ve started painting again. These little things really make me feel a lot better, like I’m definitely taking better care of myself. Anyway, gotta call some loved ones. See ya soon.