Friday, May 30, 2008

Fecal Face and Twitter

Last note for the night; had to mention it. This summer I'm interning for (a San Francisco based art website). I'll be covering shows, blogging shows, and gallery sitting. I'm pretty excited about it.

I also had my first assignment this week, covering the show of my friend, David Choong Lee. His show with Mars-1 at Bucheon Gallery just got posted on, so be sure to check it out.

Here's the link for you guys.

Finally, I added the Twitter feed to the sidebar of I'm not sure how useful it is for artists, but you get to follow my daily exploits via mini-comments. So, if you're bored, and want to read about me scraping the scum off of my bathtub, Twitter's got you covered.

Long Awaited In Progress

The progress report is a little late, as I've pretty much finished the details of the piece. Just working my way down now. Should have it finished soon. The full image is 22 x 30 inches, wax pencil on paper.

Typepad "Compose" Problems

Sorry guys, I'm playing catch-up on a few things. Typepad just upgraded their "compose new entry" page, and it's pretty buggy. Actually, it doesn't work at all with Safari, or IE, and I'm struggling through Firefox as we speak.
The good news is that Six Apart, and the help/support guys of Typepad, have fantastic crowd-control, and they've been twittering, and replying, to user complaints and questions. Mine included.
Hopefully, the bugs will be resolved soon.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Commissioned Blackbirds, New Sketch, and Artist T-Shirts at the Gap

I've been a little busy lately, so I thought I would post a commissioned piece I completed recently. "Two Blackbirds" is 4.5x7 inches, graphite on bristol.

But this isn't the reason for my hiatus. Truth be told, I'm in the process of leaving the 9 to 5 day job in favor of being a full-time artist and occasional art instructor. It's a little scary, just because it's a big change, but I'm really looking forward to it. There's a lot of things I've been wanting to do, field trips for my work, that I never had time to do before. It should be fun, and I'll let you know how things turn out.

I also uploaded a new Sketch for 05/19/08.

On the flipside of things, have you seen the new Whitney Biennial Artist t-shirts at the Gap?

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Finished Pigeon Drawing

Finally managed to finish this piece after two or so months of work. Over all, I'm satisfied. I think the texture of the paper and medium works well for the grittiness of this image, but in future pieces I'll probably revert back to the refined, graphite look that the Blackbirds have.

I'm also starting a new piece (similar, but bigger), so I'll post updates on it too.
(This piece is 22 x 30 inches, Wax Pencil on Paper - each image is 9 x 12 inches)