Thursday, March 31, 2011

Another Quarter Gone


Well there ya go...bye, bye 1st quarter of 2011. I lived through 11:11am and 11:11pm of 1/11/11. Guess I just have to wait until 11/11/11 to see what is up with the "ones". Yippee. Again, I didn't achieve what I wanted to achieve. I only have myself to blame. I really have to get focused. I really hate making myself do things. If I have to make myself do them, they must not be fun, and who in their right mind spends time doing things that are somewhat fun, or at least feel like they have value or purpose. Maybe that is what it is. It's not about fun it is about purpose. What is my purpose? Hmmm....I need a special purpose for the balance of 2011. Let's work on that, and I bet it ain't "make big bucks"..it's something much more profound. Yikes profound. Whatever could it be? (and yes it isn't what Namon discoverd in The Jerk)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Humans are an uncontrolable virus on the planet


I spend a lot of time thinking about how one thing effects another and so on. It is the economist in me. I recognize, or appreciate, and anticipate things of the nature that if fewer people are spending money, than eventually businesses will be making less money, hence they won't need as many people to work for them or won't be able to afford those people which puts people out of work and now you have fewer people spending less and so on. I got to thinking about the earth and the strain humans place on it. I recognize that Americans have notably the best standard of living on the planet, in general. We consume great amounts of protein and grain products. We consume a lot of energy. Slowly more countries and their populations are being elevated to our same standards of living. They will want to improve their diets and will consume more energy. If everyone on the planet eventually was elevated to our standard of living, could the planet support us. If not, which I'm seriously beginning to doubt, then we have to change something, or many things. What population level at our standard of living could the planet support? Do we hold the population steady? Do we reduce the standard of living for all? Do we figure out ways to reduce energy consumption? It is a very overwhelming quandary.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Free Me From the Blob of Life



So anyhow, I spend my days toiling. Sometimes more like treading water. I've often been heard to say, I've accumulated so many anchors in my life that I'm not able to maneuver. I had a conversation with my wife the other day and asked if she ever wonders about the outcome of today if other decisions had been made. She said, "No." Which astounded me. I figured everyone contemplates the possible differences in life if a different path had been taken. Maybe I'm one of the few. I know I'm analytical, and the product of an overly practical or responsible up bringing. I tried to shake it early on, but eventually it engulfed me like the blob. I can see out from the interior belly of the blob, as it is translucent, but I don't have the power to break free. Oh, if only some outside force would sprinkle salt on the blob and dissolve it and free me.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Poor Effort...

I've mistakenly doodled more on scrap paper than I have my sketch pad...but I can't scan in my scrap because they have business notes on them.



Cartoon Video, Watch the image created

I'd never seen myself draw, so did this with my phone in one hand. I thought it was interesting and has me thinking about some more video.
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Final Rough and Completed Project

It all jelled and I think came together nicely. The client is happy.



More Rough and Idea Developments for the Project

I really don't like drawing cars...not sure why...I used to draw a lot of hot rods in 2nd grade, but now...just don't love it.



A Paying Project and the work ups

There is a lot of sketches that go into some projects...this is one of those. The client had very definitive list of elements they wanted and I could tell had a very clear image in their mind...I try real hard to give what they want.