Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Individual Collective's first solo show!!!

Hey Blog world! FYI My fourth and first solo show with my crew The Individual Collective will be on July the 11th-26th in Vallejo, Ca at Off the Mark Studios. This is going to be off the chain!
If your in the east bay come check this out in 3 weeks! There will be refreshments for the opening and live painting and live music. Come Check out how the IC is shaking down the art world!

Individual Collective @ Off the Mark Studio
Gallery Opening Party July11-July 26 2008 6pm-10pm.
630 Marin St. Vallejo,Ca 94590
See you there!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Caricatures of Deviant Artists pt 1

Here's a series of caricatures I just did from a photo of artists that are watching my Deviant Art page.
I'm promoting/practicing my Caricaturing through fellow artists and friends right now. If you want one let me know via message or email with a photo of yourself.


Monday, June 16, 2008

My friend Sylvia Ji @ White Walls in San Francisco

Last Saturday I got to see my good buddy and famed Urban Illustrator Sylvia Ji at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco. Her work has been featured in Juxtapoz , Society of Illustrators, and many other venues. The show was awesome! Sylvia's work has become so amazing since we were at the Academy of Art University. I was so happy to see her since I've had a hard time being able to go to her previous shows in SF. I missed her so much! I'm so happy I got to view this show and the other works at the gallery along side her work. Enjoy the pics and check Sylvia out online.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

TRDMRC: Prelude to a..... variant cover

Painting for the Second edition cover for TRDMRC's latest album "Prelude to a"....
It's a gift for a very good friend. Enjoy!


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Re: The Call......

Remeber the past posting I titled the Call? It was about a company I was getting info on that may wish to hire me? Well I called the guy back today and sadly he said my work wasn't up to par with the artists of their studio. I was really let down by his response as well as his reason why my work wasn't up to par( my work was too student looking, even though I just got out of college). I was really frustrated and down for a while, but interesting enough right after I got off the phone with him, a gentlemen from Umpaqua Bank in Vallejo,Ca called me to let me know I had a possible buyer for my painting from I.C.'s show last week! He took down my info and confirmed that it was my painting and gave the man my the info. Wow how God work's man! Even in defeat he lifts us up above it! So I move onward in my goal to finish my portfolio and to my next Caricature gig on friday. I can't believe I have to be dressed as a pirate.....ugh..


Monday, June 2, 2008

My Vampire Weekend....

Why do I call it a Vampire Weekend? (not only cause I got the band Vampire Weekend in my head)But this past weekend sucked the energon crystals out of yah boi! It all started with Friday evening with my crew Individual Collective and our show at Umpaqua Bank "Circle of Time". The show went good, I got there early to take some pics and hang before I jetted off north to a Colusa for my all nighter caricature gig. I was at Colusa High School's Grad Night from 10:30pm-2:30am. Before I started I got to play some classic video games like Root Beer Tapper, Bubbles, and Timber. But, there was one thing that bugged me out, the US Army had recruits there with an Army Shooting video game with a laser targeting rifle . I did horrible on that game because I never shot a gun or held a gun in my life (thank you Jesus!), Much respect to my countries service men but dang G... I don't know about all that. Any hoo I had a few really good caricatures and I took pictures of them. The Grad Night was nice though! It looked fun for such a small school. I left there about 3:00 am on my way back to Vtown, but on the way I got tired so I stopped at truck stop/gas station for a drink and some rest. I couldn't sleep in my car.. but I relaxed the best I could none the less. I woke about 5am , grabbed some breakfast from a wendy's and hit the road. I got back home to Vallejo about 6:45am. Then I chatted with my mom's then went to sleep for 2 hrs. I got back up about 10am right on time for spider-man, but I was still majorly wiped out from earlier that morning. I went to the Farmer's Market around 11:30am. Hung out with the IC at the Art Square. Then headed back home in preparation for my next event: " Ruth's 18th B-Day Cotillion " in Daily City,CA.

I got Daily City around 5pm (great time!) set up my stuff and got my seat with my church fam.
Her Cotillion was beautiful! Ruth looked beautiful! There was pink and purple every where! and they even had chocolate meat!!!!(pork cooked in pigs blood, a Philippine delicacy ) and to top it off they had a whole roasted Pig!!!! It was pimp! The Sonza Familia went all out G! The night ended with the Roses & Candles Ceremony and a Hyphy Drenched Hip-hop dance off. I drew a caricature of Ruth as requested by Mr. and Mrs. Sonza. She loved it ,but my camera didn't...
The rest of the party I was stuck to my chair cause after everyone saw Ruth's Caricature they all wanted one. So at $3.00 a pop... they could have a memory and $30.00 later I was a happy man!

Then I drove home.... and Over slept on Sunday and missed Church.
The vampire of work sucked me dry....
That was my Vampire weekend