Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summa summa time


Version 2 of the previous piece. I like it so much more. Anyways, I've been meaning to do a bit of acrylic work on wood panels, but I am not in a very productive mood. It's a shame since I actually did some nice drawings and I only have a month left...

that's right...a month left.

Huzzah!

-Steve T

Thursday, May 13, 2010

End of the semester

Newest project I just completed for Mark's class. I call it "Koi Ride" despite the fact that it looks a lot like a beta fish (some thought it was a squid, sea horse, etc). I'm mildly happy on how it turned out considering I spent alot of time thinking about the subject and was very uncertain on how to approach it when I started. I got reminded of this sketch when I went to the Earl Burns Japanese Garden for water coloring class and thought it would be awesome to actually complete the piece of work. I had alot of fun and frustration on the composition and the cohesion of the mix media, but I'm glad I did it.

Personal stuff:
Most of the stuff for the TaLK teaching opportunity has been submitted and all I really need to do now is to get my criminal records in...I should be set within 2 weeks.

The Kern River trip was awesome, though the fun was shrouded by personal drama in my life. That was not awesome. I think I'll be going back there with close friends that don't have crap drama to deal with. Other than that, I had a fun time reconnecting with nature. I felt at ease listening to the frogs croak near the river and looking up at the infinite sky. I actually saw my first shooting star, three of them to be exact and the rush of paddling through rapids and flipping over is pretty sweet. I want to go, too bad it's 3+ drive away.

-Mr. Tea

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Watercolor portrait + updates on life

Here's a portrait I just did for Martha's watercolor class. I'm really lackadaisical in that class. Despite it being near the end of the semester I still can't wrap my head around watercolors. I'm clashing with Nathan Fowkes style (which I admire a lot and I'm not very good at it) and traditional watercolor. Either that or I'm treating the paint like oil or watercolor.

On to the personal stuff. Things are beginning to fall into place or so it seems. I'm wary and accustomed to things going wrong or an obstacle appears. I'm heading back to my parents to prepare for the journey to Korea (I haven't applied, but I'm on schedule). My classes are finally starting to dwindle down and I can focus on the important classes such as the studio classes. Kern river kayaking trip in a week so I'm looking forward to that. It's always fun to try and not die.

-Mr. Tea

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sarcasm and such.

Here's a piece I did this semester for Mark's class. It actually got selected for the "Insights" show for the campus. The concept is "Sarcasm" and it was derived from the series of questions that everyone was given. I was anonymously given someone else's survey and the impression was whoever this was a sarcastic smart-ass. Don't get me wrong, sarcasm is funny, but it's killing the art of conversation. It's a combination of ink, water color washes, graphite and digital coloring.


On a side note; there's so many things to take care of and I'm set on finishing them.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Threadless piece is up!

I'll make it to the moon - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

My piece is up for scoring! Let's see how this one goes. I'd appreciate it if you guys voted and left feedback.

-Mr. Tea

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Threadless submission(s) + blurby blurb



So I just submitted my Threadless submission and I'm waiting for the pending process, which w(h)ill probably take a few days. (Design above)

I have a bit of work I still need to upload but here are some previous designs for threadless to whet your appetite.

http://www.threadless.com/submission/256184/Beyond_La_Mer

and

http://www.threadless.com/submission/254295/Sleeping_on_the_Job


I dunno whether or not I should put anything on my mind on this blog. I've been told I don't let people in. Ho-hum.


-Mr. Tea

Friday, November 6, 2009

Babble Schmabble 11.6.09


first comic in a long time.