Thursday, December 27, 2007

Humble beginnings

Got a new portfolio for xmas, which forced me to sort through some old junk.
Check out these treasures!
1st Year Portrait (2000).
I remember in the crit I got a "nice try."

And remember this project? Look at how accurate I was!

Caravaggio, Doubting Thomas, 1597

Juried Art Competitions! Deadline List!

Just another resource to check out periodically!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Oh hai.

Merry Christmas and all that.

Anybody have any lovely xmas tree/wrapping paper pile/ugly decorations photos? I will post soon. In the meantime, check out this fascinating doc about the beginnings of the LOL Cats phenomenon!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Earth-shattering news!

I've started a blog:

Sunday, December 16, 2007

More deadlines for the New Year that will be 2008

Here you go, the usual suspects -- please please please look and apply!

Arts and Letters! This year, you only have to submit an image on CD, so no more shipping excuses! Deadline Feb. 15th.

NLAC call for proposals for Arts Awards - 5 pieces of artwork to present to the winners! Budget of $2500! Deadline Feb. 1st; artworks due April 18th.

NL Art Bank! Formerly known as Provincial Art Procurement! Fancier nomenclature! Deadline Jan. 15th! Again, digital images or slides only, drop-off at The Rooms.

Klondike Institute of Art and Culture is looking for applications for its 2009 Artist in Residence Program. In Dawson City, Yukon! Deadline April 1st!

ODD Gallery, also in Dawson City! Looking for exhibition proposals for its 2009 Exhibition Program. Solo and group exhibitions!

ALSO, Scott and I and a couple of other artists will have some work in a mini (short-notice) show at RCA starting tomorrow night (Dec. 17th, opening 5-7pm), so please drop in sometime to check it out! There members show is in January.

holy smokes that's enough reading for now. good luck!

Friday, December 14, 2007

3D (sort of)

I've started bringing my notebook doodads into 3D. I haven't gotten any interesting movement out of them yet, but I'm starting to like how the lines and planes are looking.

Here's an earlier attempt. I was using the program's "toon shader" to do some of the outline work, but have since started doing all of it myself. Computers have shitty taste, so you can't leave any of the important stuff to them. They'll just slap a uniform stroke around the contour and call it a day. Lazy fuckers.