Sunday, December 7, 2008

Coldplay

Heres the video I threw together for the Coldplay Lost? contest. It took me about 24 hours and it came out decently. Here you go.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Death And All Of His Friends

Coldplay in SLC was awesome! It was a good set list, the effects were great, and the right people were there! I loved it. Here's the set list as I remember it. I think its all correct. I also through together a 10 min photoshop tribute to Coldplay. They deserve more but I just don't have time!

Life In Technicolor
Violet Hill
Clocks
In My Place
Speed Of Sound
Cemeteries Of London
Chinese Sleep Chant
42
Fix You
Strawberry Swing
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (Sickly Mixed Together) and Talk
The Hardest Part (Not the best, but not the worst Coldplay song ever written, lol)
Viva La Vida
Lost!
-----They Run Out Into The Audience
The Scientist (Everyone playing the wrong instruments and checking out "super babes")
Death Will Never Conquer (acoustic - Will singing)
------ Then they came back on stage
Politik
Lovers In Japan
Death And All His Friends
-------They Leave, But Come Back For The Encore
Yellow

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Lost Art

While I was serving a mission I occasionally got bored in my apartment (especially while waiting on my trainer to decide what we were going to do). This was the frequent result:
I'm not sure where the old broken boxes came from. I'm pretty sure they're what my Mom mailed my bed stuffs in. OMG... I freaking froze until my blankets got there. Connecticut was cold! Oh... And there's close ups as well.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Again!

My sketch book didn't learn its first time around. This is just what happens. This is the inside cover of my sketch book. I should be coloring it next time I'm bored.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Elections

Politics suck. Enough said.

So here's my next attempt at being cool. It was originally the back of my sketch book until it got scanned. Then the sheesh hit the fan.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Longest Day Ever

Apparently it just takes a long day of racking your brain with the complex things in life to make your self appreciate the simple. I really do appreciate simple people. Happy, uncluttered, and free. They are the best people I know.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

God All Knowing and Our Agency

Our philosophy teacher posed a pointed question today. If God knows everything then does that take away our ability to choose? His argument was that if God knows what we're going to do before we do it then there is no way we can decide our own future, it has already been decided.

My argument to the contrary is simple. I begin by posing a quick example. Look in at the planets. Look at everything that we call nature. They all have certain tendencies and behaviors. They all react in specific patterns and they are all constrained to certain natural laws. Thus, they all have a certain nature that they cannot break.

So back to the original question. If God knows EVERYTHING does that mean that we are no longer free to make our own decisions? There is a key word that needs to be defined about us humans for this argument to be complete. That word is nature. In this particular argument I will use this definition: Our nature is our choices.

Every individual makes choices everyday based on influences. Whether the influence is his instincts, other people, or things in his environment. Individuals can change the pattern in which they make their choices, but that is again part of their nature. The choice to change choices is still a choice and it is still based on some influence. So for simplicity sake changes in our nature are still considered part of our nature.

With these definitions decided, this is my argument. God knows the nature of all things. He knows the patterns in which all things respond. This does not change the fact that they act with in their nature out of the simple fact that it is their nature, He simply knows what is going to happen before it happens.

This shouldn't be surprising either. We know what certain things are going to happen in nature because of their patterns. We know what will happen when we leave a plant in sun light with plenty of water and fair weather. It only follows that God, knowing every detail about everything, would be able to know much more detailed things about the nature of things than we would.

So, if God knows our nature as detailed as he knows the nature of everything else it would follow that he would know what we are going to do before we do it. Then it follows that his knowledge does not change our nature which means that our choices and decisions (our nature) are not effect.

Thus God knows our nature well enough to know what we will do before we do it. Our nature includes all of our choices, decisions, and changes. God's knowledge does not effect our choices.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Genious

So my Dad is a genious, I just didn't realise he was a REAL genious. Apparently he helped write some article called "Inbetweening Using a Physically Based Model and Nonlinear Path Interpolation," and I've seen it quoted on like 50 different scholarly sources. Funny.. but I didn't know I could site my Dad for a scholarly source! lol.

Anyway... That's all.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I've Been Inspired

Wow.. so many thoughts running through my head right now. The only thing I can really do is try to give you some fragments of whats happening with me.

First I would suggest checking out:
lpsprovo.blospot.com
Its our Provo Chapter of the Led Poets Society. Let us know what you think of our current project and if you would like to contribute any kind of sketch work to LPS. Seriously! If you do some form of art, and it involves led, then let me know and I'll give you posting permission.

Anyway... So I just think that you need to be honest some times and just let stuff out. I'd like to say I was good at this (like some of my friends) but I'm just not that guy. Normally I express through my art, but when I'm under this much stress I don't have much sketching capability. That means, yes you guessed it, you get another post of me rambling about stuff that I think I know about but really have no authority to talk about.

Smart honest people are difficult to come by. Simple people tend to be very honest. They don't really know any other way than to just express themselves as themselves. Thats what tends to make simple people very funny or very weird or occasionally both.

People that are smart. People that analyze, assess, create opinions, make educated judgments and choice, think for themselves, explore the world, apply themselves, seek to grow, seek to change the world around them, and just people that are looking to get their full potential. Its hard to find these kind of people and have them be honest. They may not lie to you vocally.. but their actions are often masks. They know their weaknesses and so they hide them. They know what society wants to see and so they become that. Rarely do these people find out who THEY are and what THEY really want to be.

Even those appear to be bluntly honest about everything in their lives are often not that honest. Many of these types are associated with a group that tends to be counter cultural and rebellious to any kind of authority. As much as this may appear to be a decision based on what their own personal desires are, they usually behave in this manner to cover up for some other tendency. Whether its an insecurity about who they can trust, the desire to choose is so strong that they disagree with common beliefs etc just to say they chose it themselves, or just a desire to stand out.

So who are the honest? No one. At least not for long. Children are honest, but only until they start growing up. Then with each passing year they become more jaded by the world and more indoctrinated with what everyone around them thinks. Some very old people are. The only problem is that if you've reached that point in your life you're most likely going to die soon.

That only leaves the third group, the crazy. I don't mean insane, but I do mean eccentric. You know who I'm talking about. The people you meet everyday that are just a touch different. Not messed up in the head, their personality just stands out to you because you question why they do the things they do. It appears that they are floating from one thing to another, not always because of some influence, but mostly just because they want to. It's the people that tell you things straight because they're not worried about what you think. The reason they're not worried is because they don't mean anything by it. If I tell you that you are unhealthily over weight its not because I want to upset you, it's because I'm concerned for your health. You see... there's a difference between being honest and being blunt. Honest people don't want to hurt others, blunt people do. It's very similar to what Aristotle said about being a friend. You can only be a real friend if you are virtuous (i.e. you love not obsess or hate, you courageous not cowardly or overbearing, you are honest not lier but not blunt).

Anyway... Thats about how I see it... I realize thats sort of an abrupt ending, but thats how I feel. I feel like I have a few really good and honest friends. Oddly enough most of them are girls, but a few are boys. The main point is that these friends are hard to come by, so if you find them, hold on to them.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Wake The Dead







Heres the most recent sketches for an animation project we're working on. Feel free to comment, and suggestions or post concepts. There will be only 2 characters... the zombie and the human. The song we'll be using is a shortened version of the song "Wake The Dead" by The Used. Here's the concepts thus far.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Something Productive

I really want to do something productive with my time. I want to do something that will help others through their day... I was considering writing a little something inspirational.. but I decided that others have said what I wish to say, so I'll borrow from them.

Quote for the day:
"But if you are a poor creature- poisoned by a wretched upbringing in some house full of vulgar jealousies and senseless quarrels saddled, by no choice of your own, with some loathsome sexual, perversion- nagged day in and day out by an inferiority complex that makes you snap at your best friends-do not despair. He knows all about it. You are one of the poor whom He blessed. He knows what a wretched machine you are trying to drive. Keep on. Do what you can. One day (perhaps in another world, but perhaps far sooner than that) He will fling it on the scrap-heap and give you a new one. And then you may astonish us all-not least yourself: for you have learned your driving in a hard school. (Some of the last will be first and some of the first will be last.)"
c.s. lewis

Monday, September 8, 2008

Always Trying Something New


So this is my most recent attempt at digital coloring/figure drawing. Let me know what I can fix... seriously... I want to get this right!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

People



Well school has started and this is what I've gotten done. Do you love it or what? Its basically the two annoying kids in my class and the professor (hopefully they don't stumble upon this).

I've also decided to start writing in preparation for my theater and critical writing classes. So that should just about cover everything I'm up to.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Confessions

I have a confession guys. I haven't been posting because I can't bring myself to make finished pieces. I'm a sketch guy. I admit it. I'm just gonna suck it up, sketch like I always have, and accept the fact that I don't end projects very well.

That said, you guys are going to be seeing more. A lot more.

That's all. I hope you all enjoy the sketches I'll be posting.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

This Is What Its There For




Well.. this is what this blog is here for... Sketches and ideas. Well my friends.. sketches is what I have. Enjoy.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Colored!


Do I have to say stuff with each post? Really I hope you guys get a feeling of how I'm feeling based on the pictures I post. Whatever though.

Last night I went to Journey! I know that has nothing to do with anything... but Arnel Pineda ruled. Not even joking. I would say it was the best concert I've ever been to. Just so you know.

Back on topic. So here's the colored version. Hopefully as time goes on I'm getting better at it... The problem is I don't plan on most of these being colored... then I try to color them. Anyway. Here it is. Let me know what I can work on.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Vine Girl


So don't think there's something wrong with me! Please! I know that every time I draw a girl she's tied up somehow... it's not on purpose... it just sorta ended up that the ones that looked good enough to post were sorta similar. I also plan on coloring this one (actually I've already started). So enjoy the lines for now... colors later.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Adendum to the 4th


lol... Here's my other recent sketch. I love it. I was laughing so hard the whole time I was drawing it. I couldn't help but laugh and wonder how long this old lady has been standing here and how many thousands of birds have landed on her. I guess it's not that funny... but I thought it was. Anyway. Here she is.

Happy 4th


Um... So first things first. Sorry about the complete lack of posting lately. Here's one that I slapped together today. I have another one coming... it's just at my apartment and I'm at my parents house.

This is the line art of my lil brother (Christopher). I figured if he ever got captured by a tropical indian tribe he'd probably become a chief or something and then he'd end up looking something like this.... maybe... at least as far as I can tell.

That's all til' I get the other one up. Look for a color of this coming later.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Found Her

Sorry ladies, the hunt is over. I found my girl... and here's her picture. On a positive note... now you know what I'm looking for! So if you fit this description... just give it two or three weeks and get back to me. I should be ready for a new girl by then!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Personals: Man Looking For Love


I'm a self consumed shovanist looking for that special someone. I'm a hopeless romantic without a heart. I'm the perfect boyfriend that will destroy your life. I'm shallow, lazy, and mean. I'm a martyr and a masochist. I hardly have a spine. Have psychotic and slightly neurotic; occasionally I'm even schizophrenic. I don't understand life or any of it's mysteries. I'd hardly consider my self a deep thinker (or even a thinker at all). I tend to have negative views about myself, the world, and people around me.

I'm looking for a bad influence. Someone that is clingy, naggy, and a jerk to my friends. She needs to be okay with my other girlfriends and totally committed to me only. She needs to have a tiny figure and stunning eyes. She needs to know when to laugh and when to shut up. She needs to be perfect because I'm sure as heck not. She needs to be able (and willing) to completely carry the relationship on her own. She also needs to be fit and fashionable (seeing how if she doesn't I will see her as fat and ugly).

If this seems like the relationship for you. Give me a call. And no, I'm not giving you my number. I want to see how hard you're willing to work for this relationship before it gets started.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

And A Video...

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So... here's a little junkyard sesh. I pretty much thought I was going to get owned.... but I didn't. Whatever though... nothing cool to say... just enjoy.

Clear My Head

So I was pretty stressin' the other day and I just had to get it out. Funny thing is that the way I went about it was by drawing how my head felt.... and here it is. Sorry about the sucky color too... my tablet isn't at my apartment... and I suck at coloring.
Oh yeah... did I mention that I was watching "Finding Neverland?" It was pretty sweet... I just tend to relate to Peter Pan anway! So here was some just for fun-ness. I guess all my stuff is just for fun though! Whatever... he's Mr. Pan and a lost boy!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

So today is mother's day. Unfortunately my pictures aren't about mothers... they are actually an illustration of how exciting sacrament meeting was today.
This first page is mostly done by my little bro Christopher... a few additions to it were made by my dad and other little bro Aaron. This second one is mine:This is a little character I've been thinking about a lot lately. This guy here is on a quest! That's right... he's questing! The reason why? This poor little guy has had his heart stolen and he's out to find it. Hopefully with his trusty map he'll be able to locate his heart (because unfortunately he's just not the same without it!).

As for mothers... I love mine. Why? No reason. Is it too deep to say that you love someone just because of who they are? Everyone is imperfect, go figure, we're human! Try, though, to look past those things. Then also look past what they've done for (or to) you. Try to just see who they are as a person. Then love them for just that. That's a hard love to find.

I love my Mom a lot. Probably more than she'll know, and probably more than I understand right now. Anyway.. That's my Mother's day schpeal.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I Wish I Were An Artist

I really wish I were an artist! Then I could actually do cool stuff. As for now I just keep wandering around this empty world and try to discover who I am.

In the mean while. I got bored and rubbed a piece of lead held by a piece of plastic against woven wood fibers. This is what came out. Weird huh?

So basically it's the joker... A little feminine in the face, I know. But whatever. I got bored and this is what resulted from Portuguese class. Anyways... I really have had a headache for a week now.. and I really don't want to look at anything anymore. So I'm logging off.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Pansies

So basically all yall out there are a bunch of pansies for not giving me a request on Sunday. Actually, with how busy I am creating a portfolio I probably wouldn't have gotten to it anyway.

So... Instead of pictures (sketches) you get pictures (pictures)! Cool huh!? So Sunday we spent most of the day in SLC for fun and for the one hundred seventy somethingeth general conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was fun. The pictures were good (some a little scandalous) but what whatever. Here were my favorites... well most of my favorites:


Who knew I was a photographer too? My gosh! Anyway... yeah... I took all those pictures (minus the one of me obviously). Kristin Gulledge is my design manager and art director. ;) lol

Thursday, April 3, 2008

and then there were two!

Okay, this blog will pretty much be the best thing ever to hit Blogspot. I say we bounce ideas all over these virtual walls...no inhibitions...it will pretty much be the bestest ever. Should we have, like, weekly themes for ideas, or just do whatever? Or both? ...but not at the same time?

Something New

Holy cow... I didn't even think about this. I just discovered a whole new world of photoshop options! I really didn't ever think of using half the stuff that I just discovered today. It works so good it's amazing! Now I just need to learn to perfect it.


Here's the friendship tree again. This time with some bangin' coloration. I'm wicked psyched!
And.. I'm about to sound like a broken record, but I need some requests for all request Sunday. So email/facebook/comment me and I'll get it going.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Concepts and Favorites

The first picture I'm posting with this is just a concept piece for the story I've been working on for years. This little piece is an illustration of the hero's hand (Dusk) that I originally drew with the idea "who's in control? your revenge or you?" It's going to be the classic story of revenge overwhelming the justice seeking hero.

The second I just decided to throw in because it has the same theme. It's basically my little plug for "Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." I really liked this one so I think I might decide to color it very soon. Watch for it!

And don't forget... All request Sunday is coming around and nothing has been requested! That sorta makes for a boring all request Sunday! Get your requests to me asap and I'll get to work!

Monday, March 31, 2008

All Request Sunday (3.30.08)

Well... I'm sorta upset with blogger right now. My video has been uploading for like 3 days and so I can't publish it until it finishes. It's pretty lame actually. Anyway... Here's Sunday's request. Ariel wanted me to do something "friendship" related. It didn't come out how I really wanted, but I like the concept and I might use it later. All I'm saying is don't be surprised if it resurfaces later sometime.

So here it is: the friendship tree, growing from the middle of a water fall, black and white, concept.

Don't forget to send in your requests for next week!

Okay...

Well basically I'm just staking a claim on this particular blog space for when we get our society started (can you tell I'm excited). It should be pretty fun. Hopefully it all comes together and we'll start posting our art here real soon. We'll see.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Here's a quick little something I whipped up for my Portuguese class. It's not that great because I only had like an hour to do it. It's also not my footage or photos because I've never been to Madeira. The music wasn't really performed by me either.. I just like it.

So basically I stole a whole bunch of stuff and edited it together to make something half decent. I mean seriously! For 1 hours worth of work I think I did pretty good! Well... Here it is... that's enough babble from me.


video

By the way. I only got one request and that was from Ariel so I'm working on her request picture right now!

Monday, March 24, 2008

All Request Sunday

So this was the first weekly all request Sunday. How this works is I get requests and I draw them. This week was sort of a surprise because I didn't really expect to do a request... BUT... a special someone contacted me and thought I should do a little something from my darker side. So.. This is just for her. Hopefully it's close enough to the old originals for her! Heaven knows I tried.
Keep it in your calenders everyone, All Request Sunday. Just email me a request and I'll do something just for YOU!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Guess Not

So apparently boredom doesn't end in a day. That was at least blatently obvious to me when I began coloring and typing for this post. I really need to find something more productive to do with my time.. I'm really just not sure what. Well... Until I find out what that is, I'm just gonna keep trying to color stuff.

Here's the latest. I was thinking about how to get to a tree house in the sky, and I realized it was obvious... by boat! And I figured, if in a boat, why not a pirate boat. And if in a pirate boat, why not dress as a pirate. So this is Steve Cowles coming to visit my tree house. Actually... It's me going to my tree house, but Steve always asks if I'm drawing him so I figured I'd get his hopes up.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

This Is Some Intense Boredom

So not only was I bored enough to draw all that stuff today.. but I was also bored enough to give another go at coloring. The two problems here are:
1. There's probably something wrong if I'm this bored all the time.
2. As much as I try I don't think I'll have this digital coloring thing down.

I guess we'll talk those problems one at a time.

So here's a quarter decent (I would say half decent but I don't think it even meets that) color job of my magical tree house in the sky. I think it's a pretty good idea.. I mean.. If I were magical I'd totally have a tree house in the sky rather than a castle. If anyone out there agrees/wants to color for me I'd love to hear from you. I totally hate trying to color stuff (especially since I don't have a clue what I'm doing).

So Bored

So I really didn't think that I could get this bored in a single class. Turns out I just don't really connect with my New Testament teacher and I end up drawing most of the time. Here's the most recent starting from warm up, going to abstract, and then to cool.

Hopefully this habit of drawing instead of learning doesn't come back to bite me in the end!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

When It Rains It Pours

Here's the next update of hot footage. Every now and again you just get the urge to skate and it happens. So here's the newest stuff with me and Jake. I love it!

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Spring Time Is Skate Time

Once again I've got more footage! This time it's of me. And this time it's with a new song! Still not sure if I want to stick with this one... but it works pretty well for now
video

Just as a side note, we're hoping to have the video finished by the end of the summer. That way Taylor will have enough time after his wedding and Jake will have enough time for his second song. So come this August keep your eyes open.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Death Cab


This is a quick little project I did for a friend. He's got the sweetest ride in town, and it's for sale. It's currently listed in his blog and I did this little picture for his header. You know how far a little advertising goes!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

New Footage

Here's a little teaser of what's to come. My home boy Jake decided to bust out yesterday and here's a little taste of what happened.

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If you liked that... there's a lot more where that came from. If you want to check it out you can either go to youtube or you can do it the real way and come to our video premiere. I would definitely suggest the latter, but it's really up to you.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

My Attempt At Coloring!

Whelp... I gave it a shot! I've never actually tried to color anything of mine before... until now! My little picture at the top of the blog is it! I think it accidentally came out okay!

Jake and I got a fisheye lens. I'm gonna try and get some hot footage posted soon. Jake got some killer tricks today and MAN do you got to see. Let's just say flip in, flip out, hand rail. Any questions?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

I love Chick Flicks!

Hmm.. Just got home from watching "How to lose a guy in 10 days". Needless to say it was quite inspiring! It just reminded me of high school (in multiple ways) all over again. It reminded me of drama, pain in the butt dating, and movie making! In fact...

...nvm... blogger is half retarded. the video's taking days to load...

This is a little something we did back then! Well... We still do it now! Whaddaya know? Enjoy!

Sorry.. I'll get you some pictures after church tomorrow! Later!

Friday, February 22, 2008

First Things First

Well... Here goes nothing. Hopefully this attempt at displaying a little artisticness doesn't blow up in my face! We'll see though!

This is a little something I did during Calc 112 the other day. Just a fun little sketch of my own favorite character... Dusk!