October 24, 2010

From My Sketchbook... "Eyes So Dark"

I was cleaning my art room today, and I stumbled upon these sketches I drew back in 2008, when I was in college. One of our class projects was to design a logo for a local band called "Tempting Tragedy". These aren't the ones I submitted, and they would make terrible logos, but I like them as drawings. I think they'd make good tattoos :)

October 20, 2010

From My Sketchbook... "Peacebone"

"A peacebone got found in the dinosaur wing
I've been jumping all over but my views are slowly shrinking
I was a Jugular vein in a juggler's girl
I was supposedly leaking the most interesting colors
While half of my fingers are dipped in the sand
You progress in letters, but you're used to cooking broccoli
The other side of take out is mildew on rice
And an obsession with the past is like a dead fly
Only a few things are related to the "old times"
Then we did believe in magic and we did die
It's not my words that you should follow, it's your insides
You're just an inside
Adjust your insides
You're just an inside"
-Peacebone, Animal Collective

October 18, 2010

If You Go Chasing Rabbits...

Colored versions. Mad Hatter: March 24, 2010. Red Queen: October 17, 2010.

October 14, 2010

Hot Hot Heat, Hey Rosetta! & Rich Aucoin in Moncton!!!!!!!

This past Tuesday, Monkeytown had the privilege to welcome three awesome Canadian bands: Hot Hot Heat, Hey Rosetta! and Rich Aucoin!!! They put on a friggin fantastic show!!!! :D These videos are just a glimpse of their fabulousness, and don't them justice, so I implore you to go see them live if you ever have the chance!!! (I’m sorry I don’t have any footage of Rich Aucoin... His live show was so captivating that I didn’t even think to take out my camera! He’s a one-man circus of insane awesomeness :D)

Hey Rosetta! - There's An Arc

Hey Rosetta! - We Made a Pact

Hey Rosetta! - New Goodbye

Hot Hot Heat - Talk To Me Dance With Me

Hot Hot Heat - Get in or Get Out

Hot Hot Heat - Middle of Nowhere

October 11, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

Uncolored versions. Mad Hatter: March 21, 2010. Red Queen: October 10, 2010.

October 07, 2010

My Strange Bird Things

Today I figured it's time to stop procrastinating and actually post some of my own art lol. The first one is a sketch I drew on August 28, 2009, during an "art lunch" with my friend and coworker. It was so random, but I liked it so much that I wanted to paint some more "bird things". So the next two are paintings from January 16 2010 and April 11 2010. Who knows, there might be more to come! :)

October 05, 2010

How Ink Is Made & The Hilarity of YouTube Comments

Not only is this a great, informative, and just darn beautiful video to watch, but it also has some pretty epic comments too. I'm always amazed and entertained by the sheer diversity of comments one can find on most YouTube videos. It's just so fascinating! So, I'm telling you, if you want a good laugh, check them out here :)

One of my favourites is: "You're damn right the ink is gonna be good when it's mixed by Superman!"

P.S. Thanks, Mountie, for sending me the link to this video in the first place! :D

October 01, 2010

"Designer From Hell"

There's a blog called "Clients from Hell" where people (mostly designers, I assume) basically post miscommunications that they've had with their clients, or super-hilarious things their clients have said. Definitely worth checking out.

Ok, so that being said, if we (designers) can have a sense of humour about our clients, why can't we have a sense of humour about ourselves too? I want to share this funny "designer from hell" moment I had while emailing a client yesterday:

Me: [...] And, I’d also like to point out that in the “Baseball [name has been removed to protect the innocent]” logo, the “leaves” are actually black, but because you only have 4 colors, the “leaves” will be the dark blue of the hoodie. Is that ok?

Client: Perfect. Thanks. I think those leaves are baseball stitches :)