Saturday, January 31, 2009

Black Kids - Look at me (When I Rock Wichoo) -OFFICIAL VIDEO

This video by Black Kids is SICK!!!!
Challenge everyone try to name as many of the 80's cartoons refrenced in this video! I'll post my answers too!


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A dope quote pt 2

"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one."

E. B. White -

Man this E.B. White quote is real.

Hope you all enjoyed Obama's Inauguration!
It was fantastic! All those people!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lupin the 3rd ...

Hey Blog world! I wanted to post up something that I did for a warm up before working on my comic book job. This is the fame Manga/Anime character Lupin the 3rd. I did him in his suit from the movie "Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Caliostro". It's the first Lupin movie I saw and by far my favorite. Hayao Miyazaki directed the film. I loved it because Lupin shows more heart and heroicism than in his television series where he's usually a suave, cunning, funny, and raunchy. I had fun doing this and will do more in the future. Please watch The Castle of Caliostro it's a fantastic Anime!


Thursday, January 15, 2009

" Your So Talented!... but we won't give you a job"...

Criticism and Praise. Two powerful forces based on an opinion and speech.
Since the last time I updated, I've gotten 3 rejections from 3 different companies.
Since I've graduated school I've gotten a total of 17 rejections and peppered in those rejections were some sort of criticism or a half hearted excuse why I didn't get the job. On the other side of the coin, normal people and common folks will say things like " Your So Talented!", " You should be working for Lucas!", " Wow such a gift!" etc. I've been in the middle of these two fields for almost 2 years now and to be honest I'm totally confused!

Basically what this means is (for lack of a better term) I'm the Lukewarm Pro/Vis. Dev.-Artist i.e The "Nutrasweet/Equal/Sweet n' Low/Diet" of the artworld. Tastes great but, not like the real thing. It's really great to be recognized for your gifts and talent in art but , it sucks to have them constantly dismissed or rejected by the Entertainment Industry money driven standards. Well, I'm just blowing off steam and laughing at the same time about my cool quip I thought of.

A Beautiful Letdown: the low calorie substitue to your fattening Art & Entertainment Industry!
LMBO!!! Well God is still in control and he's making a special place for me in life and after this life!
He'll open a door that no man can shut, and that likes Diet for a change....


Monday, January 12, 2009

The new name A Beautiful Letdown , inspired by Switchfoot

I'm sure you've not only noticed the new layout and colors but, new header title of my blog. No didn't ditch studio rising star it's still my online studio name. This blog has changed in focus from being just about my art to being about my art and life. So I felt it would be the right thing to be honest about who I am here. This title is not a negative thing be any means but, it's an honest title for the person I am today. I went through many struggles and challenges in my short 26 years. This Switchfoot song really describes the past 9 years of my life and I identify with it's message.

For most of my life and even now I've struggled to find my place. I've had dreams of being cool, attractive, and being highly successful for my own selfish gain. That was until I met Jesus Christ and took seriously identifying myself as a Christian . In my Art School years I vowed to take my salvation seriously and I went through challenging trials where I found out that I wasn't the person I believed I was. I found out how much of a letdown I was to my family, friends, teachers, and others. Yet Jesus was the only one who called a foolish, slow, unattractive, uncool, naive young man beautiful. So walk in my everyday life a lone man who has no place in this culture, who waits for his home with his savior.

As you listen to this song, Please read this passage from Hebrews 11:13-16:

13All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. 14People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

I will also be working on an art book based on this title for sometime in the future.

Thank you for visiting,
Brandon Robinson

Japanese spiderman

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The True Adventures of Odewap - Official Episode # 1 (Me She Likes)

Odewap Rules!!! This is a fun short by multimedia artist TRDMRC. Something nice and fresh for the 09!


Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Remodled Blog or 2009!

What do you all think!?
I've wanted to make a change this year so why not the blog eh?!
Let me know what you think. New stuff on the way!

-Brandon Robinson