Monday, July 30, 2007

Franz Ferdinand?

This cold is killing me. I went to bed around 11 last night. I woke up this morning feeling like shit. Went back to sleep and finally got out of bed at 3 this afternoon. I woke up several times throughout the day. Every time I did, this Franz Ferdinand lyric was echoing around in my head:

I charm you and tell you of the boys I hate
All the girls I hate
All the words I hate
All the clothes I hate
How I'll never be anything I hate

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Acute viral nasopharyngitis

A.k.a. the common cold. I feel like crap today. I have been having a bit of trouble breathing this week. I guess this must be why. Today I went out on Lake Pickett with a bunch of friends. Its a great way to spend the afternoon. I found my copy of Modern Man In Search if A Soul (I bought it back in college, but never made it through). I think I will start reading it again and see how it goes. Here are some more figure drawings from the past couple of weeks. I am making a concerted to include some of the features of the head and face. Twenty minutes is not a lot of time, but I have found that I am drawing faster.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Why not smell like a hospital all of the time?

Mori was complaining that someone she knows smells like a hospital. We were joking that her perfume must be eR1. So, I threw this pic together for her.

Black T Shirt

This morning I dreamed that I went to lunch with the usual work group. We stopped at this park where all these people were gathered. We went down to some merch booths and I saw there were tents and stuff set up. I saw a big white tent standing out in the middle of a wide open space. When I got to it, I saw it was a Hot Topic tent. I glanced over and saw a black t-shirt I really wanted. Then someone told me I should check out the stuff inside. I saw there was a bunch of Shaun of the dead shirts. I couldn't find the shirt I wanted. I could not remember what I was looking for. The guy at the counter told me to look through the catalogue. I saw the shirt and recognized it immediately. It was a black shirt with the display from a helicopter saying "You Are Here."

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Bang the Mini!

It finally happened. I was rear-ended on my way home. Thankfully, no one was hurt. I was pushed into the car in front of me. My rear bumper and trunk are smashed. My hood is dented and my front bumper looks like the paint has a bunch cracks. The car doesn't start either. Rumor has it that there may be a fail-safe switch. Thanks Mini, I can't think of any reason I might ever want to drive away from an accident... I don't understand the purpose of it. Damn it, that car is cursed!!! I was supposed to be in Virginia! The best part is, the guy at fault left because he had paid $700 to meet Beyonce. His brother showed up, and he took his brother's car and left his brother with us. The damn community officer was a bitch. She said it took her an hour to get there because we gave her the wrong location. How many Lynx terminals are there???!!! Only one dumb ass. I know exactly where I am located, because I sat there for over an hour. My car got hit so hard, it knocked the letters and numbers right off of the tag...


I spoke to Mini and asked why the car won't start. The geniuses that built the car, designed it so the motor shuts off automatically when it senses a collision. Seems like a good idea. Except, they designed the cut-off switch as part of the cable that runs from the battery to the motor. Now they want $613 to replace the cable. Why not just build the system to reset? Oh, because they couldn't charge $613 to replace it each time if they did that. I'm glad someone else's insurance is dealing with it.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Shot down

So, the trip got put on hold. Damn you! I went swimming again tonight. Thats 3 or 4 days in a row. I have been feeling good about it. My goal is to work out everyday between now and the interview. Here is one of my favorite Klimt paintings. I love how their bodies are just an ambiguous lump.

Mermaids (Whitefish)1899

Sunday, July 22, 2007


I am a bit anxious about this trip. I am really worried about getting there. I tend to be absent minded, especially when it involves directions and/ or punctuality. It should be a great experience though. This is a self portrait I made in Illustrator about 6 years ago.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Damn computers

I think I have gotten to the point where I can pretty much fix almost any problem with my animations at work. Tonight reminded me of the good old days my old stubborn computer. I didn't leave work until 10:45 tonight. The worst part is I still didn't resolve the problem. I could only get 2/3 of the displays to work correctly. Anyway, here are some old paintings of mine.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

California Dreaming

I got the call today. Aero wants to interview me the end of next month. What the shit am I going to do? I should be super freaked out. I want to go in the worst way. Is it the right thing to do. Why am I even hesitating? One thing is for sure, that's one sexy bitch.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I'm on your back

I finally got to visit those British peoples' house. They really do stuff you full of great food. Their two bulldogs are too funny. It was just what I needed. I got an instant message from my supervisor today. The customer really liked the animations I've been working on. That's always great to hear.

Lately, I have been clenching my teeth. I am not aware that I am doing it except for when it gets to the point where it hurts. What gives? I don't really feel stressed. I am really confident I will finish my work, even if the schedule is tight. I've been feeling really reminiscent this past week. I can't believe I have lived in Orlando for almost 8 years. I don't feel old now. But I must have been a kid when I came here. To memories...

Foo Fighters - Walking After you

The line about being tangled in a blanket of clouds always sticks in my head. Actually, I was really into Gustav Klimt's paintings back when I used to listen to this song. I have been looking through that book a lot again recently. I always had this image of some one literally wrapped in a blanket ornamented in clouds. Maybe a future project?

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Work in Progress

There's nothing like putting off those things you're supposed to be doing. Anyway, here is a preview of my bot in progress. Its simply an occlusion pass, which is the easiest cheat in the book. Then again, there is only some geometry to show off.

More figure drawings

Here are some more drawings from the past two weeks. I am also working on a robot for my web page (will it ever exist?) I had forgotten that I'd started the robot over a year ago. I still need to get my ass to work today.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Two new books

I am a sucker for books. You'd think with all of these great influences and resources, I'd have some pretty great crap out there. I am scheming up a painting of a WWII bomber next.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The skin I'm in...

Got my car back yesterday. It feels good to be back driving it. I never realize how accustom I have become to it until I have to give it up for a week. Mini did a great job fixing the paint.

Got the new interpol cd. You know what I'll be listening to all day.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

I didn't think I'd wake up in time to get to drawing today. I want my mini back. Waking up early to bum a ride everywhere is killing me. Hurry up and fix my car. I guess I have been slacking on posting some drawings. Here is some old stuff. I'll post some current ones after work.

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