Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wreck-it Ralph

Not quite sure why I live that movie so much but I did. And after my 5 time watching it I decided I needed to be a Sugar Rush character.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Xmas for the poor

Being that I'm really poor and on an extreme budget...I got my grandparents both gift cards....I felt it lacked something sooooooo......I did a little doodle on the envelope. :)

Friday, November 9, 2012

On the road to greatness...well awesomeness at least

I have loved drawing since I was very small but honestly never put much stock in it. I couldn't paint I could do half way decent portraits with graphite pencils and could doodle like a maniac. But I was an artist in other genres. I was gonna act or sing, drawing was a hobby, a hobby I truly loved, but a hobby none the less.

Well needless to say life went one way and my aspirations to act and sing went another.

Shortly after my son was born (July 2010) I was faced with raising him on my own and I needed an income (that wasn't blockbuster. So I got an office job with a company that a family I've known my whole life owned. It pays the bills but just barely (mind you while I also live in a very small apartment with my mother) so this really isn't cutting for the long term.

Constantly lectured by my father for not having a plan and always taking the hard road was my reminder that I needed a better plan then the "clerical" gig I was working. I considered make up art for a moment since special fx always interested me, but the academy I wanted to go to was incredibly demanding and expensive neither of which I could coupe with while raising my then 1 year old son.

So while working in the office one day and waiting on hold for what seemed like eternity I doodled. I doodle at work while on the phone constantly, in fact some of my best work is on my desk calendar. And that's when I realized it; Why had I never considered being an artist?!

So some quick research brought me to the website of The Animation Academy. I checked into it and the tuition was reasonable. The website said that having some form of online gallery of my work would be a plus. When Charles Zembillas (the fonder and teacher at the school)called to talk about enrolling me I was ecstatic.

So September 4th I started Character Design I and instantly loved being there.

I am now in my second semester at TAA and still in love with school. My work has improved immensely since enrolling and I am working to being the artist I want to be.