Novemeber 2013

I have not posted in months.

There is so much to update. I need to add new art to this gallery and my gallery at deviantart.

I am selling my art through this blog but it is also more formally priced at the website

FineArtAmerica.com

There is currently only a few pieces up but more will be added in a few days.

Right now I am finishing three paintings and I am doing a proposal for 3 new prints, 6 new drawings and 3 new paintings.

I have also being fishing through my adobe illustrator, so expect some new digital work over this November.

Linkedin!!

 

I have not posted anything in a long time!!!

Lets see updates

I have a new Job!!!

I work at McDonalds! Thats right the golden arches and I have worked there for over two months now and its not that bad. I was in line for a manager position but I had to decline. :(  I am going away to college in a different town and would not be around long enough to train for the position. Oh well, being manager wasnt my goal I just needed a job, but its the thought that means the most. :D

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I am working on a new sculpture! I am trying to make a sculpture of Mufasa from the Disney Movie The Lion King. (If you’re wondering which one is him, its the one with the brown mane, although you should’nt be wondering…) I am happy to say I am coming along pretty nicely with the sculpture, his body is a little lumpy but you can see his basic for and understand the movement of his limbs.

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Also I am trying  a lot more digital projects, I am playing around with adobe illustrator, indesign and photoshop!

Its really fun and I should have some basic stuff I learned from tutorial up pretty soon! (Super Exicted)

Alternatively I have spent most of the day getting music off of Itunes and cleaning! The cleaning is going a lot slower than the music getting, however…

A few songs I will be putting on my iPod include:

Young Wild Girls- Bruno Mars

In the Midst of It All- Yolanda Adams

Natalie- Bruno Mars

Love Like This- Natasha Bedingfield

Just Give Me A Reason- P!nk Ft. Nate Ruess

Trey Songz- Heart Attack

Troublemaker- Olly Murs

Try-P!nk

E.T- Katy Perry ft Kanye West

One in a Million- Ne-yo

Forever Now – Ne-yo

It’s time – Imagine Dragons

Lips of An Angel- Hinder

and I just found Impossible by Shontelle….and I have had it on repeat for days. I love it.1

 

And Last But not Least! (In fact it should be first but I had to build unknown suspense)

I won a scholarship!!!

The Chapter of BPW in my town awarded me a scholarship for this coming Fall Semester at my School!! I needed it and I love it, it was amazing to get and I am so thrilled!

 

 

Welp, thats all for today!

Aside

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! I just updated me header image and it is now images of me with green eyes!!! I love the color green so, naturally my eyes must be green!

 

On another note its been almost a month since my last post!

What have I been doing? Studying, Working and generally trying to find out what in the world I am going to do with my life!!!

I am happy to say I did get accepted into the School of the Art Institute of Chicago!!!! Yay I just like saying SAIC, has a nice ring to it…Write now I am working on a painting/ sketching what I want the next one to look like as inspirations comes!

Also in the background I have Dreamworks’ Prince of Egypt playing :D

Lovely sounds

UPDATES

I have updated a few of my pages.

Traditional Works
Link to Larger Gallery
Sketches

All have had some new work added to them and a few things changed.
Feel free to go check them out!!!!

Right now I am still getting adjusted to my new job and I am only just having enough time to get class work done let alone any art. Such a thing displeases me…
I will paint and draw tomorrow!! Those will be the only things I do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whitney Houston

I Know this is a little late but my wordpress would simply not work for me.

A Tribute to Whitney Houston
Departed to Glory on February 11, 2012

Whitney Houston

(August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American recording artist, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time.[1] Houston was one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 200 million records worldwide.[2] She released six studio albums, one holiday album and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston’s crossover appeal on the popular music charts, as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for “How Will I Know”,[3] influenced several African American female artists to follow in her footsteps.[4][5]

Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits.[6] She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only female artist to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly “Top Pop Album”) on the Billboard magazine year-end charts.[7] Houston’s 1985 debut album Whitney Houston became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release. The album was named Rolling Stone’s best album of 1986, and was ranked at number 254 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[8] Her second studio album Whitney (1987) became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[8]

Houston’s first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). The film’s original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single “I Will Always Love You”, became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. With the album, Houston became the first act (solo or group, male or female) to sell more than a million copies of an album within a single week period under Nielsen SoundScan system.[8] The album makes her the top female act in the top 10 list of the best-selling albums of all time, at number four. Houston continued to star in movies and contribute to their soundtracks, including the films Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher’s Wife (1996). The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack became the best-selling gospel album in history.[9]

On February 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in her guest room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California.

http://www.whitneyhouston.com/us/timeline

This is Whitney Houston’s Offical Website.

Madame Tussauds unveils four wax figures of Whitney Houston– the first time four figures of the same individual have been simultaneously released– on February 7, 2013 in New York City

http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/Whitney-Houston-gets-4-Madame-Tussauds-wax-figures–year-after-death-Photos/8984919

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Cream and One Ear.

Its been awhile since I lasted posted anything, but life has been crazy lately!

I got a new job and I’ve had to get up early all week to go to training, which is something I am not quite used to yet… I wont say where it is because they have this whole thing about social media interactions and I’m way to sleepy to navigate it.

On a sadder note I lost two of my pets in the span of two days..

Harry Potter

This was not one of the cats I lost fortunately, the ones who were killed…well I never got a good picture of them. They were outside pets mostly.

But I miss them and we may never know exactly how they died.

Either the dogs that run around, unleashed and unwatched, around our neighborhood attacked them, or someone hit both of them at seperate times on seperate days and left them in our yards for us to find.

I know outdoor cats don’t have the safetest lives and don’t live nearly as long as indoor cats, but thats hardly the point. There are honestly some people who like hitting cats or other small animals that cross the street, for fun. They intentionally speed up to kill them, because sometimes cats survive but its usually better to get themput to sleep so they don’t suffer from wounds that cannot be fixed.

These are some words from The Humane Society of the United States’s website.

Feral cats typically don’t live long lives; they’re at risk from other cats, dogs, coyotes, cars, disease, and other threats. At the same time, during their lives, they may kill songbirds, small mammals, and other native wildlife, since predation is built into their DNA.

A rescued cat from San Nicolas Island relaxes at the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center
Alanna Bennett/The HSUS
A feral cat at our Fund for Animals Wildlife Center.

This presents a conflict, since cats are products of human design and they are a non-native predator. There are some folks who side with the wildlife, and want the cats eliminated; a researcher with the Smithsonian Institution’s Migratory Bird Center, with a history of condemning cats in her research, was recently found guilty of attempted cruelty to cats after poison was placed atop food intended for feral cats living in a managed trap-neuter-return colony in Washington, D.C. Though she was scheduled to be sentenced today, it appears the sentencing has been postponed.

Others side with the cats, and rightly observe that they are important and cherished companions who depend on us and share our communities; we humans created this circumstance and by killing them, we are compounding the original error of abandoning them or allowing them to become homeless in the first place. “

 

Its really heartbreaking to realize how little people care for other creatures. There are a ton of stray cats that have been dumped and come and eat the food set out for our pets. They’re pets that have lived in a home and are being cast out and not put into shelters. They barely know how to survive and they’re being killed by every kind of factor.

Diseases, wounds, predators, and humans. 

I just miss my little buddies.

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By the Way

I have just updated my Traditional Art, page on this blog!!

There are a few more images then there were before, paintings, charcoals, pastels and ink works.  Feel Free to look around ! Images are for sell unless stated otherwise.

Additonally, I finally painted something yesterday!!! They’re small portraits and only half way done but its an amazing feeling to finally start painting again. I try to clear my day when I know I want to paint, because I tend to keep painting for hours, the most so far has been 8 hours. I usually don’t eat and only just remember to sip some water.

Still a Victory!!!!

Ooh La La

Wow! Yesterday was a good day for me! I got a lot of views to my blog, the most I’ve gotten so far and that makes me totes excited! Now I’m full of new ideas of what I want to blog about. If thats a good thing or a bad thing only time will tell…

Either way let me share something I’ve found interesting!

http://illustrationfriday.com/

http://illustrationfriday.com/blog/

Above are the links to a really great website that hosts a lot of art, specifically illustrations. Everyone isnt a skilled master artist so, you dont feel intimidated or like you shouldnt bother. Their weekly topic is a great way to practice drawing faster (if you take forever to finish a drawing like me) and you can get out of your comfort zone. Say you only draw objects and the subject of the week is hands, thats a way to challenge yourself and practice at the same time.

Also, with such a wide arrange of artists and artist skill level, its kinda like DeviantArt, and is a great place for some inspiration.