Sunday, August 7, 2011

big apples are still just apples.

hello bloggie.
i've missed you.
i know i've been playing hard to get, only coming here like once every seventeen months or so. why do we hurt the ones we love, hm?

anyways, my personal life, in case you were unaware, has taken some drastic turns in the past few months. fate has seen me uprooted from my comfortable mid-western rut and transplanted to the bustling east coast.

if you'd care to know, things are going well, albeit slowly.
the darling girlfriend and i are subletting now, as we probably will be for another month until we can afford to move into our own pad.
our roommates are fine as far as roommates go, i guess. still, i avoid them whenever i can. darting out only when everything seems quiet, i'm like some nocturnal rodent.

i transferred up here with my company, so i didn't need to job hunt on my arrival. that was nice. but this city is hella expensive, so i got a second job for fun and profit... mostly the profit.

when we moved out here i only brought about 8 t-shirts, 2 work shirts, a pair of shorts and a pair of slacks. utterly spartan. (except my gameboy, and my psp, and my kendle, and a sketchbook, and a handful of art supplies. i couldn't be expected to come up here devoid of entertainment!)
the handful of art supplies has been a trial, sort of.
i left all my rapidiographs in a box back in ohio, and i've been missing them sorely ever since. microns travel a lot better so that's what i brought, but the lines just don't love me the way rapidiograph lines do. and i wasn't here a week before my 005 was giving out on me.
i don't have any color media either.
which isn't a huge deal, still, i guess it's one of those "you'll never miss it until it's gone" sort of deals.

but enough talk! let's look at some sketches!

^this is the oldest sketch i have to show off. i doodled this months ago, but i took forever to fill in his word balloon. i still don't really think i nailed it, but i guess i got sick of waiting around.

^ this is a self portrait i did just after i arrived at my new job. the work load was a little underwhelming.
^bigfoot! again!
^i don't know what that pirate has to do with that priest, but the priest seems awful nervous about it all... ^a collection of sketches. they aren't all on a single page like this image suggests. i combined them using computer trickery! that y u no guy is harder to draw than he looks! he's like a peanuts character, it seems easy enough, but one millimeter off and the whole thing looks wrong. go figure.

^this is the 'watermark' image i was putting on my resume.

^you may have noticed my new banner. and if you didn't, well, i made a new banner for myself! god knows it was time. the old one said 2010 on it. it's discombobulating to be in a new city, trying to get accustomed to a new(ish) job and town and all of that. i don't feel complete, without a space to call my own, with most of my friends, family and worldly goods 900 miles away. to honor that feeling i drew this. it's very much how i feel right now.

i want to try and start up posting again.
but if you cast your mind back to earlier in this very post you may recall there was some mention of a second job. so i don't know that i can really promise much.