Well, it’s been a while since I’ve been around, huh? Real life unfortunately got in the way of my blogging, but I’m back! Hopefully soon I’ll be setting up a portfolio website for my art and writing again, but for now, have a little bit of Halloween art I drew for my friend Sarah.
The NHL Awards are nearly upon us, and while due to the lockout we don’t get a fun show in Vegas this year (say it with me – “Thanks, Gary!”), the awards are still being given out. The lovely Julia and I have made our picks below – sound off as to whether you agree or not!
The giant bent down
and spoke softly to the girl,
“If this is but your dream little one, then please sleep a while longer.
There is so much more I wish to see.”
I just had to illustrate this lovely tiny story on hitRECord, and download the full-size illustration here.
This week we shift to the wild, wild Western Conference, where we have flow, fights, and someone who not only combines both but graced the cover of Sports Illustrated:
Mr. Daniel Carcillo.
I know lately I’ve been focusing on art more than my TV blogging, but just because I’ve neglected it lately doesn’t mean it’s forgotten. In fact, it’s time for me to share something I’ve been sitting on a while that I briefly mentioned on tumblr – I’m part of a pretty cool start-up!
PopCircle is a site where you get to make collections of recommendations and share them with everyone. They can be collections of anything – books, TV, movies, songs – and you can even add little reviews. Want to make a list of recommendations for people who like Harry Potter, or Sherlock Holmes? Congrats, you can do that on PopCircle.
I’m on board as a TV Expert, meaning that I make collections of TV shows to recommend (you can see my first few here) and they appear as a fancy expert recommendation that’s for the whole community. Right now PopCircle is still in beta mode for mostly experts, but as an expert I can invite a select number of people to start beta-testing if they’re interested. It’s first come, first served, so leave a comment with your e-mail address if you are so I can send you a fancy referral link, and I look forward to seeing you all there!
One of my favorite shows currently on the air is New Girl, which I feel kind of smug about. Everyone initially wrote it off as a twee and terrible Zooey Deschanel project, but it’s turned out to be probably the second-best sitcom on the air (you can’t quite beat Parks and Recreation). And not to take away from Zooey’s great performance, but one of my favorite things about the show is her clothes. They’re always pitch-perfect and so distinctively her. And so, a tribute both to Jessica Day in all her magnificence, both sartorial and otherwise.
I’ve been missing for a bit. You’d be forgiven for not noticing – I’ve still been around – but artistically I have been out of commission while my beloved computer was in for repairs. There are a lot of things you can do on a borrowed computer, but upload Adobe Photoshop and Wacom software is not one of them.
Naturally, while my computer was being repaired was exactly when the art bug decided to bite. which means I have several projects that should all be colored and uploaded in a week. But the first and quickest to finish project is putting together all my sketches that came as a result of watching hockey.
I got into hockey about a year ago thanks to my friend Nicole, and I’m aware I’m not exactly the profile of a normal hockey fan, but I’ve been hooked, and hooked hard. The thing hockey provides (besides, you know, something entertaining to watch) is dudes. I’ve mentioned before that I have trouble drawing guys, and if there’s one thing hockey provides, it’s an ample range of male faces to draw. There isn’t a whole lot of racial diversity in those faces, but white dudes are still dudes, and I still need practice drawing them.