Saturday, April 25, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

Fairly Slow times but not so slow you do zero days or anything like that

I was suddenly and inexplicably possessed by the power to not care even 1% about anything but having fun trying to make fun of one of these Chinese's girls' smiles. You'll not know which one without noting her clothing, but something about the smile and the situation made good sense. 
   There's a certain kind of young Chinese girl customer that always means a really good chance of getting a reject. So then I guess that could partially explik the power that came over me, but anyway, the girls all ended up really enjoying the caricature and we all took a photo together, but there was a brief moment where the slightest hiccup could have derailed everything when one of the girls pointed to a noncrazy demo on the wall and says that this is what they wanted, and I was able, without stammering or hiccuping to say, that that girl is somebody else, and this is her. And that was it. They all had a great time. And for you, my doubtful reader, when the girl smiles she looks a lot more like my caricature, but there's something about the logic in pointing to a demo and saying 'I want to look like that', or 'she wants to look like that' where I can feel confident that she doesn't think about likeness at all in the way most of us think about likeness, and my wanting to satisfy this customer, in that moment, felt neither easy nor hard, but hilarious.

Dave Patel is here now. What a face. This is the first of hopefully a million drawings I will do.

 Min Jeong

 New girl

 A different new girl

 Fun brother and sister from Hong Kong


Monday, April 6, 2015

Let's get that

Let's get that out of the way.

What awesome, weird people these guys were. 

Are ya now?

boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooring, but she like it.

This one came out good and brought in customers. He had a very small head for a grown man.

Sausage lips. I felt it, but I'm not gonna show you the photo because sausage lips don't show up when you photograph them.

  He had a feel like that actor from Budapest hotel. I'm gonna go look it up.. Adrien Brody. So this guy's name is, I guess we could say Asrian Brody.

This one here I thought was all dust all day after I drew it, but it turned out to be just a successful ear—maybe my first and only successful ear, surrounded by the spirit of excrement manifesting itself as line. You'll have to excuse me if I sound like I'm fishing for compliments. I haven't been on facebook much lately so I've been a little deprived. You'll have to excuse me if I sound like I'm backhandedly bragging about isolating myself, but it's just that I'm trying to focus on the flesh and blood people around me. You'll have to excuse me if I sound like I'm bragging about having a social life despite not having a social life. You'll have to excuse me if I sound like I think self awareness is a substitute for self improvement...but I digressed tho. Fair nuff.

I finally figured out how to do shiny cheeks in black and white.

  I felt the need to build an addition on the back of his head because I had him looking too old, but I really liked how I had his face which came before his mom's face which I struggled and mostly failed to bring up to a similar level. I did manage to draw her floppy bun right before she went to fix it though, and I like how their hand holding came out and I strongly dislike her left hand.
I felt like a kind of emo or "han" vibe with this couple. Han is basically a korean "emo" which is more justified than emo--emo being based on being sad because there's no reason to be sad while "han" may have to do with Korean land being taken and f3rted on, so I put some smog in the background.

How bout that girl back there with the Dan Quale hairdo.
Here's the kind of stuff I'm most ashamed of for whatever reason.

 And this is the stuff I'm most excited about for whatever reason. Well, actually the reason is that Digital is the rea1m of the future, and I gottta fnd a way to evenetually emmerse myself in the matrix that is digital 1ive if 1 wannna emerse my self in a n y kin d ofr eal1 mo00ne1 001y.01000110101011110010101010001111011010

Friday, March 27, 2015

Don't act like you don't know this is Tom Cruise tho.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

post up

Somethin about photos. I was just thinkin about this. So there's the abstract realm and there's the realm of reality, if we're to use the word "realm" and be serious. There's the abstract realm--this is the realm of representation, and there's the real realm--reality. You know what reality is, I hope I don't have to explain that one, but I was just thinking about: If there were a gray area between these two realms, what would be the grayest area? What about photos? Photos represent life. They are not, themselves, life right? Or reality. That which they show is not itself reality but a representation. 

I'll admit I didn't actually start thinking "what is the grayest area between real and abstract, but it was more like I came up with a way to express a sort of quite frustration I've felt about the way I hear people talk about photography sometimes. Photography seems to be the official, or standard go to source on what's real. But isn't a camera just a machine that brings in all this data according to it's algorithm or whatever and spits it out on a piece of paper. Of course there's also the photographer to consider, but the very simple fact that some photos look more like a person than other photos ought to pull back the curtain on the whole charade. Those early photos---the first thousand or so photos taken--maaaany years ago. How much did these images really really look like the people? is what I'm asking, and how much of it was intimidation and the flash of the shiny machine that made us all go "yeahhh! that's us!" It's just a food for thought. Think it over. Mull it over.

I've been back in the park here in Korea, but we're going to be going to America come June.

Come June, going to America. One way ticket. First we're going to be in San Diego at the Fair. Chua, Natekap, Eric, Andy, Mae, Jared. It's gonna be a real rompous.

Gettin silly. This is one of my taller haired bosses here in Korea. I don't know if it looks like him, but it looks like his hair.

How'd that eye get all the way up here. He's like a like a little two year old crawling off to play in the knife drawer. CONNOR! NO!

Coworker Sangeen, a halloween mask among men

If you like that you should see how I changed the date into the actual date.

Going for the wallet on the inside pocket. I'll say it so you don't have too. Keep up folks! *snap snap snap

I've learned this. caricatures sometimes come out better if you give the customer a good smack in the head first.

I was trying to feel the Andy vibe on this one.

I was trying to feel the Oakes vibe on this one.

Me and Saemee sleeping at her parents' house

Sunday, March 8, 2015