Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Valentine's Day Card series

I know its a little late to post these since Vday has passed but they're still cool regardless. I got great feedback from people ^_^

Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)

Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)

Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)

In The Mood For Love (Wong Kar-Wai, 2003)

Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971)

Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)

Mystery Train (Jim Jarmusch, 1989)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Currently: Valentine's Day Cards

I'm making some Valentine's Day cards for dear friends of mine, and the theme is cinema. I've chosen some films and looked for select moments from each film to draw out and include a pseudo-romantic/sappy quote. Here's just a few as the rest of them are in progress:

The process isn't really a big deal so far, as I've just been drawing everything on graph paper with pencil, then traced over in pen/ink. I erase the pencil marks and take out the grid in Photoshop. Then a few touch ups here and there.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Los Angeles Art Book Fair

This weekend I traveled down to the Geffen Contemporary in LA for the Los Angeles Art Book Fair. Words cannot describe how overwhelmed (in a good way) I was by all the awesome independent publishers, major publishers, book dealers, artists, and zinesters there. I even ran into an old college professor of mine from UCI and he gave me one of his books. The only thing that would have made it better is if I had gotten there earlier and eaten something at one of the food trucks, but damn there was so much stuff to see I sacrificed a meal in order to see it all before closing time.

I don't really know what I'd call my favorite part, but it was just really great and inspiring to see all of these cool artists publish their own books, zines, own their own bookstores, and just do things they think is cool for other people and for themselves. I'm totally looking forward to making my own zine or book in the near future (!), so this was a great thing to witness and feel motivation for my own creative endeavors.

I took some photos with my Nikon, and I haven't practiced digital in a while so I was pretty shaky at first. Take a gander at some crappy photos I took. There would be more photos here if I had more time to take in everything I saw, and if I didn't forget the obvious settings like ISO and aperture mode. I'll be practicing more digital in the future.