Monthly Archives: December 2012

Your Health vs. Your Career

I love what I do. On any given day, I will gladly give up sleep, food, television, and sweet lovin’ from my handsome man, because I’d rather be sitting in my corner with my wacom tablet, making cool stuff happen.

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Color tests!

In 2009, I took my pitifully inadequate portfolio to Victoria Ying, one of many talented concept artists who work for Disney. After many “hmm’s” and “hurr’s,” she told me that I was off to a good start (probably a bold-faced

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WOW, That is Some Boring Corporate Animation!

There’s nothing I love more than sitting down with some pencil and paper and working on my own animations. That can’t always happen, though – bills gotta get paid, car needs gas, and I need to make money. As an

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Old People Night at the Bar

The bar is usually pretty empty on Sunday nights, but this week it seemed to be the ¬†gathering place of choice for fancy-dressed old people. They must have been giving out free prune juice or something. I’ve gotta say this,

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This week’s model – Iron Man!

This week at Drink N Draw we had a particularly well-costumed IRON MAN – he had magnetic parts and everything. Very cool. Mr. Stark was kind enough to spend three hours posing for our drawings, doodles and chicken scratch (a

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Bar-doodles!

These doodles were done at my weekly figure-drawing session, but none of them are the figure : ) I love these drawing sessions, but I tend to find myself twiddling my thumbs during the breaks. The loud music makes it

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The Greatest Joy of Freelance – The Ability to Fire Your Client!

Everyone has a terrible job at some point in their life. For me, it was when I was working as the Curly-Fry girl at Arby’s, years and years ago. *shudder* You do crap work for crap pay, and then there’s

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