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I love to create things and draw magic :).

Friday, May 22, 2009

Swing Girls.

I just watched this cute little movie. One of my neighbors with this amazing dvd collection gave me a copy of it saying that it was one of his favorite movies. I liked it alot! It was really cute and reminds me of simpler more innocent days. If you get the chance, check out this movie.


A group of school girls in northern Japan are stuck in class for the summer, where they find nothing interesting. One girl Tomoko encourages her classmate to deliver the lunches for the school brass band cheering for their school baseball team, thereby getting out of the class for a day. Tomoko and her friends realize helping Takuos plan to fight the next big game could get an opportunity for them to skip the math class all summer. Takuo not having enough members to form a brass band decides to make the girls into a big band swing group. Tomoko buys a saxophone and starts to learn on her own. With the help of Takuo, she makes the other girls involved. They start to practice and slowly learn how to play.


I spent some time on the roof of my loft last week. It was a lovely breezy night. Gessoing is usually the part I dread most about starting a painting! I got this great sanding block from Home Depot so the job of sanding was easy as pie!

This is an unfinished sketch of the piece I'm working on now. This little monster is really full and pretty much a beached whale in a very empty peaceful beach. He's really full cause he ate most of the world.

Rough Sketch for Painting of my sister and Paul.

I am working on a new painting for my sister and her fiancee. I haven't done many portraits in awhile. I'm half way done with the final! I'll show you all when I am done :).

Moving the Growth I Grew.

This is a new sketch I did. I just got a new box of sketching pencils. I made the switch from hb to using H through B! It totally makes a difference and I love saving my dark Bs for last so I can punch up the contrast!! More sketches will follow :))! GEEK OUT ON PENCILS! YAY!

When it Rains it Grows.

Here is a new painting I completed.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Subtext : Meanwhile... at the Hall of Justice

I will be appart of this show :)

Meanwhile… at the Hall of Justice A Collection of Superhero Mishaps
San Diego Comic Con Weekend: July 24th-26th, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, July 24th, 6-10pm

Let’s face it, everyone has a bad day. Even superheroes. And this July, Subtext will host a group exhibition that captures those mishaps for all to see. Did you know that the Hulk has been arrested for wreckless endangerment? Aquaman did some time for fishing in international waters without permits, and the Wonder Twins were still awaiting trial for public indecency. It just reminds us that even though they are super, they are still human (some of them anyways). Join us during Comic Con weekend at Subtext, and see for yourself what infractions your favorite heroes have been hiding under their capes.

Participating Artists: Matt Stallings, N.C. Winters, Jolby, Kelly Vivanco, Shawn Wolfe, Brody Albert & Demitrius May, Patrick Ballesteros (shown above), Aaron Thomas, Ken Garduno, Pamela Jaeger, Tocayo, PJ Fidler, Gideon Boomer, Eric Davison, Josh Taylor (shown above), Arbito, Aaron Jasinski, N8 Van Dyke, Tom Haubs, Scott Altmann, Ricardo Rodriguez, Jeral Tidwell, Marcus Schäfer, Joshua Ellingson, Ken Keirns, Nathan Fox, Angelina Wrona, Le Merde, Bwana Spoons, Joshua Clay, Shannah O’ Meara, Bobby Chiu, Kei Acedera, Tiffany Liu, Meg Hunt, The Little Friends of Printmaking, Marie Barr, KozynDan, Angry Woebots, CkaweekS, Newkon, Peekaboo, MyCryptonauts, James Jirat Patradoon, Justin White, Jonathan Wayshak, Zach Johnsen & more.