Friday, February 26, 2010

A couple weeks rough patch with silver linings

So the last couple weeks have been really nutty for me and I just thought Id share the events :)

1. Have been working on a project that is doing really well and things keep progressing so that is AWESOME!
2. My car broke down, I think it's the shifter ( something having to do with where it hooks up in the transmission but potentially not a super expensive fix. )
3. Have been on a drawing roll and was on Fire the last couple weeks so far ( knock on wood )
4. Got a loaner car from my father in law ( to be soon ) and was able to get back to work :)
5. Hung out with AWESOME lot of ART friends on thursday night and had a really awesome time
6. Got to face to face meet a couple of guys,whom I have had the pleasure to know from the internet , who are both inspiring and really wonderful people!
7. Loaner car blew a tire on the way home thursday night ( early friday morning like 11:45 12:00 ish )
8. had to buy 2 new front tires for the loaner
9. Had a good friday at work.
10. Came home friday night and am spending it in the arms of the most beautiful girl ever... :) LOVE LOVE LOVE

The last couple weeks have been, choppy? Interesting!... that is probably a better way to put it, and through it all I have managed to keep my chin up... yeah my car still needs to get fixed and rent is due and there are bills to get paid, trying to take care of all sorts of stuff. However through it all my life is really wonderful. I have a really amazing and loving relationship, I have some of the most incredible friends anyone could ask for and I have a job I love. I have been lucky enough to draw every day for like the last 10 years now and I have never been happier. Just going to prove, it is the simple things in life that bring us the most joy. I look forward to more warm weather and even rain if it comes. I hope to see a stranger smile and maybe hear a song I havent heard in forever. I hope that all of my friends have something amazing happen for them and I wish this for anyone who reads this as well.

Thanks for taking time out of your days to stop by the blog, to look at the art or read any of my little thoughts ... It means a great deal to me and I am eternally thankful!

Be Blessed and be a blessing to others if you can.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

tuesday heads

day 2 of 5 for the week

Monday, February 22, 2010

quickies from the weekend

doodles from starbucks with a quick ugly color drop!

week 4 faces

getting faster at these and this round was a blast :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Z is for

watercolor and gouache with a little help from my polychromos colored pencils for those really hard paint thin white lines LOL
for a friend of mine on Deviant art

If anyone is interested in commissions Im open and could use them right ow as my clutch went out on my car yesterday. hit me up via email :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Last Massive Sketch for mid feb post

All of these were done over January and February ( up until last weekend ) I have a TON more but I liked these enough to share... Hope you enjoy .. Im gonna do my best to clean and color some of these up eventually... I gotta get more time... :)
Have a great week everyone

Lotsa Love,

Massive P 4

Massive 3

Part 2

MAssive Sketch Upload

Some of these will eventually get colored.. enjoy!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

WOOHOO! I got nominated for a Kreativ Blogger Award

SUPER THANKS TO STEF LABERIS! you are rad and awesome! LOL
so ....

SUPER THANKS TO STEF LABERIS! you are rad and awesome! LOL
you can see HER amazing work here
She is really great and one of the sweetest artists I have met both online and in person! Share the love and visit her page and comment :)

So I have to Nominate 7 people for the award as well so here goes...

Matt Humphreys ..
One of my best friends and this guy can draw anything... If you arent aware of his work.. GO and make yourself aware he's sick, and a daily inspiration for me to work harder!

Jeff Victor ..
My partner in projects and a good guy all around.. Jeff works ultra hard and gets better with every stroke of the pencil... Pure goodness!

Ed Reynolds ..
The Original Monkey King .. the guy knows how to draw women.. and is just plain awesome.. and his opinions, purely unique and well worth listening to :)

Pascal Campion ..
I dont know where he finds time to do soo much awesome but he does and for that I am grateful.. and TOTALLY INSPIRED!

Kristen Campbell ..
Sharing a living space and being in love with talent like this is nothing short of bliss.. All emotions aside she can rock a pencil, is lethal with markers and her design sense makes me crazy.. Love it all!

Uwe Heidshcoetter ..
I cant even begin to tell you how much I love this guys stuff... AMAZING doesnt even begin to say it!

Rad Sechrist ..
Love his design work and his shapes and he's super nice to boot.. He also does a great how to blog!

SEVEN THINGS ABOUT ME... cause it's on the list of things to do for this LOL

1. I Love to Bake from scratch... if I couldnt draw anymore .. Id bake!
2. I like moving, change is always good and I moved a lot as a kid so it's kind of become part of me.
3. I play guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, and used to play clarinet.. and I can somewhat site read but suck at it
4. I started the sketchbook sessions almost 9 years ago and because of it I not only get to work doiong what i love but I have the best friends I have ever had!
5. I think it's super important to let your friends know how important they are to you... tell someone how awesome they are once a day ... they will appreciate it and you will get good karma and love in return! :)
6. I was a professional Mural painter for almost 8 years, I learned tons and had the time of my life ! I will forever be thankful to the people who hired me and helped me along in my walk of life!
7. I wanna start wearing a bowtie, just because!

Thanks for the nod .. Hope everyone has an awesome week!
Mad Loves.. Shane!

quick pegasus

quickie for fun, been drawing these goofy horses lately... sketches to follow soon

week 3 heads

Rockin heads for week 3 of the Design a character challenge on deviant art!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

faces in the shapes

Did these for a character design challenge on Deviant art... nice break from the norm

In other news I have been CRAZY busy at work and with another project outside of work that is taking up a great deal of my time. Its been over a year in the making and it's continuing to flourish and grow.. Hoping to share someday soon.. but for now.. MUMS THE WERD!