Sunday, October 10, 2010

Artless News Update

I know...why have an art blog and post no art? Art is coming, but there's a lot of things going on. Here's a few of those things!

The new job: So it's going awesome. I have a write up on me here, and I wrote it; so it's biased. We (Undead Labs) also have an article in a magazine already. EGM was kind enough to do a write up about us. It's weird being in EGM, I remember reading that mag when Legendary Axe was on the cover being touted as a Genesis killer or some such. Full circle and all that. Here's the cover.

Guillermo del Toro:

So awhile ago my wife called me and said that Guillermo would be talking down in Portland. I freaked out, panicked and bought four tickets; fearing that they were going to sell out. So I ended up with tickets 1 through 4. The nerd horns are sharp.

Anyway, I quickly put together a little book of art just for the man using Blurb (cooooool ass site). I thought it turned out ok, even though I put it together in a couple of hours. Book designers are crying in the same way I cry when I see comic sans horribly kerned. Anyway, to my untrained eye it looked pretty good.

Here's some poopy pics of it.

I headed down with some friends and my brother, stood in line and handed him the book. I was horrible. The only thing that would have made it worse would have been barfing diarrhea out my mouth while standing at the microphone. Still, he seemed to like the book. He mentioned more than once during the talk, so in the end it's a win. Even if nothing ever comes of it.

Here's the embarrassing video Dan the man Colemite took for me:

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He's an amazing talker. Seriously, even if you didn't really care for his films (blasphemy), you'd be impressed with his character. Good fun.

Last but not least, I have no set up at home:

With the new job, I come home excited, but tired. I catch my bus at 5:30 in the am, so after getting the kids to bed, I really only have a few hours of freedom before I go to sleep. I live in a fairly small house, and there's four of us, which means I have no studio space. So in order to work digitally I have to move my Cintiq, laptop, and whatever else I need to the dining room table; and then break it all down again after I'm down. needless to's work, and when tired, the last thing I want to do. I plan on building a movable desk (on castors) to work at soon.

I can hide it in my closet.

After I clean it out.


Friday, October 1, 2010

Guillermo Del Toro!!!

Yes I capitalized the 'Del', because if fucking should be! I had the chance to see him speak in Portland on Wednesday night, and it was amazing. He is a very inspirational speaker. I seriously felt more creative after leaving that talk.

I also had the chance to hand him a booklet of concept art I made while still at Arena Net. He commented multiple times on how good it was. I've been pretty much flying ever since. Even if nothing ever comes of it, it was an awesome experience and a highlight of my art career.

Of course, my art career is also rocking. Check out (click link) Undead Labs to read more!