Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Micros Plug-Of-The-Day



Waiting not-so-patiently for the release of The Micro's music video featuring Erik Seidel. Seiborg is now available on iTunes, written and tuned by mix masters SrslySirius and DRybes

Today is also co-creator Jay Rosenkrantz' birthday! Happy Birthday Jay! I conjured this up super quick this morning with the help of Xtranormal, photoshop, and the beloved Shutterstock.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

not BLUFFing!



A ray of sunshine in these dark days. Behold: Bluff Magazine Cover FTW
Congrats to John, Jay, and the rest of the Micros team!
(and thanks to awesome Micros fan Tina Brown who found this mag and sent us the pics!)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

breaking....Open....


Beautiful DeviantArt by Uver


I wanted to share this beautiful passage from "Broken Open" by Elizabeth Lesser (I highly recommend it!!) This is very relevant to where I am right now...

"The great loneliness- like the loneliness a caterpillar endures when she wraps herself in a silky shroud and begins the long transformation from chrysalis to butterfly. It seems that we too must go through such a time, when life as we know it is over - when being a caterpillar feels somehow false and yet we don't know who we are supposed to become. All we know is that something bigger is calling us to change. And though we must make the journey alone, and even if suffering is our only companion, soon enough we will become a butterfly, soon enough we will taste the rapture of being alive."

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pokerpocalypse



The Department of Justice pulled a fast one on the online poker industry yesterday, meaning that..... Honestly I have no idea what it means. I know virtually nothing about virtual poker... what I do know is that the sponsor of The Micros animated web-series (for which... I work...) is Full Tilt Poker, the head of which was indicted yesterday for multiple charges....

ANYWHO.... as far as I know, the Micros will LIVE ON! Hooray! But the future is still uncertain as far as production scheduling and plot-lines go... Alas, life is always uncertain so I'm not too worried. =D

I love love love working on The Micros. I love the writing, the characters, the creative ways we work around the limited animation of Xtranormal software, the fun photoshops we get to do... the great music and artistic choices made for each shot... this is exactly the kind of job I hoped for. The team is a great group of creative minds, and seriously good guys.

I may as well share also one of my workings-on for Micros T-Shirt designs... I'm struggling to learn Illustrator, so may make my way to the Denver Library very soon to get an instruction manual.





(I am prepared for the 90% male population of the poker world to scoff, but I do what I think is cuuute. :P )
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hobbity Hobbit!

YAY A great video on the starting production of The Hobbit. I am so looking forward to this. I would so love to be a part of a production like this! How wonderful...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Love This, Steal Like an Artist


Here is your inspiration for the day, a little jolt to get you bein' all creative and stuff.

How to Steal Like an Artist, and 9 other things nobody told me.

Happy Monday!

*extra props to those who can follow the instructions of minds like these, of working your 9-5 then perusing your passion in off hours. Dunno how all my fav artists and role models also happen to be the people who can live vibrantly off of 5 hours of sleep/night. T____T green juice here I come!

Friday, April 1, 2011

You FOOL!


YAY I DREW!
Tomorrow is April 1, The day of the FOOL of course! In honor of the day, I set out to create a piece of art following the tarot card, Major Arcana 0 "The Fool".
Take a look at some other great versions!

This one is the traditional card:


Kingdom Hearts Fool by Autumn Sacura





By ShingoTM



Another Zelda inspired Fool by Malu_CLBS



The fabulous Russel Brand as the Fool found on www.PolyVore.com



By Ellaine
I love how this one shows the young/feminine quality of the boy, I think it's just beautiful.




Both of these done by HelloBaby

The Fool Card Tarot Meaning
Basic Tarot Story

With all his worldly possessions in one small pack, the Fool travels he knows not where. So filled with visions, questions, wonder and excitement is he, that he doesn't see the cliff he is likely to fall over. At his heel a small dog harries him (or tries to warn him of a possible mis-step). Will the Fool learn to pay attention to where he's going before it's too late?

Basic Tarot Meaning

At #0 (or, in some decks, #22, the last card as much as the first of the Majors) the Fool is the card of infinite possibilities. The bag on the staff indicates that he has all he needs to do or be anything he wants, he has only to stop and unpack. He is on his way to a brand new beginning.

But the card carries a little bark of warning as well. While it's wonderful to be enthralled with all around you, excited by all life has to offer, you still need to watch your step, lest you fall and end up looking the fool.



So...watch where you're going! =P