Wednesday, January 31, 2007

One Year

They grow up so fast.
One year and 52 posts later my Blog is now one 12 months old.

While hanging out with my roommates and our friends Matt and Justin I drew this little illustration to commemorate this momentous event! When I got home I scanned and colored it, this is a new style I am trying out, and I'm liking it thus far.

The little guy with a hat is my Blog. I didn't know what blog looked like when it take corporal form until tonight. And golly they're cute :3

Well here is to another year of blogging! And hopefully more than 52 this year.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Mii new Roomii

My roommate and his fiance bought a Wii, its so much fun and oh so cute!

The Mii's are the best! :3
Ian's is like really Ian. De best!!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Taylor Fladgate

Taylor Fladgate
40 Year Old Tawney Port
(aged 40 years in wood)
This product of Portugal is an incredible example of an old Tawny port. A rarity, as few houses will make a 40 year old tawny. This wine is olive gold in colour with rich caramel, butterscotch, hazelnut flavours. The concentration in this port also produces a wine with amazing length, which lingers beautifully in the palate.

I did this for an Art and Wine Gallery we are putting on at work.
I hope you all enjoy. I got a kick out of doing this because the wine that I got to illustrate is from Portugal and I am Portuguese!
So yes... lets all "holla back" now.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Lost Drawing

In an attempt to work on some illustrations that I need to finish, like oh yesterday, of course I drag my feet. And while dragging said feet I found this random drawing I never posted.

It was based on a writing my friend
Sarah did. I will try and find it.
And I did so here it be.

I had coffee with a friend tonight. There were these little girls there obviously bored and waiting for their mom’s endless chatter to wrap up or at least continue in a place more appealing to them. After they came to the realization that neither of these was going to happen they began to do what many bored children do….play make believe. We watched these two little girls transform into their fantasies, leaving the atmosphere of Starbucks far behind them. In the course of an hour, they went from princesses to moms to movie stars. Anywhere their imagination took them, they willingly followed. As their giggles and quiet games turned into incessant laughter and rambunctious play, their moms tried unsuccessfully to say good bye, only to resume their conversation in the parking lot.

We got to talking after they left about the child-like faith kids have. Sure kids ask why a lot, but not to the important things. They willingly and without question believe in Santa, God, fairy tales, heroes, and grown ups. It’s not until they are older that the realities of the world urge them to question all that they had once so adamantly believed. They learn that sometimes heroes don't defeat the villain, that the knight in shining armor really does only exist in the movies, and that even the very best grown up will let you down. When is it that this changes? How do we go from believing in the impossible to questioning the things in plain sight in front of us? When do we not only lose faith in those around us, but also lose faith in ourselves? When do we stop reaching for the stars and instead start accepting the dreams of others?

Do the fairy tales really not exist, or are we just cheating ourselves out of them, failing to see the beauty and possibility of our dreams?

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed." - G.K Chesterton


Okay even when I am not playing WOW these two fellas find a way to waste my time.
...but I had fun drawing and coloring them, so who am I to complain?

I am feeling the itch to Play World of Warcraft again. I am curious to see how long I can hold out this time. Knowing that the expansion set is coming out is making it even worse. But I am going to go freelance at work in a few weeks so that is keeping me sober minded about the whole situation... but I wanna play it. I wanna play it bad. I want to play my Warlock, Franklin, for the new demon he can summon. My mage, Trilogy, is almost 60. And I wanna play a Blood Elf Priest. What am I to do?

And to top it off me and my awesome roommates play WOW TCG and are really liking it. :)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Friday, January 05, 2007

"Today's blog is brought to you by 'Mindlessness'"

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Some doodles I did today and yesterday. The first two are scribbles i turned into a doodle. It was a lot of fun. And surprisingly harder than I anticipated. A special "shout-out" to Grace Alba and Diana Roberts for supplying me with the random scribbles. Without them none of this would have been possible. Grace scribbled the "8-ish" thing that turned into the Octopus woman. And Diana did the "swabbley" one that turned into the Emo-Vampire Prince guy.

These little guys are for a Valentines project I am working on.
They are supposed to be some dwarfs from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets that Gilderoy Lockhart hired to deliver Valentine cards to the kids at Hogwarts. If you read HP which is better suited for those characters? A or B?

And this lady down here was a mindless doodle I did on the table cloth (relax it was paper) at dinner last night with my pal Danny.
I liked her head/face so much I tore it off. But we lingered and talked so long I drew in her body, and I am sad to say we both suffered for that mistake. Okay mindless jabbering to go with mindless doodles. 

I guess today's blog was brought to you by "Mindlessness". 

P.S. Wonder Showzen is evil.