Archive | October, 2014

Hungry Hungry Robot

31 Oct

Dude, this is what happens when you try to buy a car AND a giant robot from craigslist!

So, one of my greatest challenges is deciding on one thing to draw and sticking with it. So I figured, why not try submitting one artwork for two different challenges? And thus, the prompt criteria for two different monthly art-sites The Ink Tank Engine and The 11 Second Club, provided enough creative constraint for me to develop one idea and see it through.

I definitely almost abandoned it many times over. It was a frustrating and painstaking process all for 11 measly seconds, but it was also super rewarding and taught me a lot about drawing in 3D space. Even as rough as it is. Unfortunately, I didn’t actually figure out the video encoding process quick enough to get it submitted to the 11 second club (they run on eastern time), so it’s exclusive to the Ink Tank Engine this time.

Also, I challenge you to think about this little green man the next time you play King’s cup.

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Spambot Loves Craigslist

31 Oct

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So this is my first post. I have a huge amount of anxiety posting any of the work that I do ever, so this will be a challenge. I get intimidated because everyone’s work here is so amazing. BUT WE ALL MUST START SOMEWHERE!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my spambot, it took me almost all month to come up with it, draw it, edit, and… Well, you know. You’re an artist, too. Happy Halloween.

Fun times on Craigslist

31 Oct

I need a logo

fur spun into yarn

Lotion guy m4m

Looking for musically inclined geriatrics for a gigging band

Avril Lavigne costume

Sensual Red Head in Liquor Store forest Grove

I decided to illustrate some of my favorite quotes from Craigslist posts I found this month, mostly from either creative gigs or missed connections. My main conclusion is that I need to be more on top of checking the creative section so I don’t miss out on another dream job opportunity, of course by which I mean the job of putting together an Avril Lavigne costume. I know it’s already Halloween and probably too late, but if anyone reading this is in need of similar services, please hire me. I won’t let you down!

October: Craigslist

1 Oct

So, as a person looking for both a job and a place to live, I’ve been spending a lot of time on this here website:

craigslist

When I’m feeling optimistic, Craigslist seems like the starting point for all sorts of potential stories, a great job I could get, a cool house I could live in, all these potential connections with interesting people just waiting to be made. Other days it’s a giant red flag factory full of sketchy “modeling” opportunities, people who have no idea how to pay for creative work, and barely-suppressed hostility. And sometimes you reach out but just never hear back.

But even when nothing good comes of Craigslist, it’s still a fascinating cross-section of the human experience. It could be a great place to launch a social experiment or participatory art project, or just gawk at the weirdos posting missed connections.

Good luck and welcome back!