othbot blog

sketches, daily speed paintings and sketchbook snipets

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


yeh i have work tommorrow i know sad i am. ;-)

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Hopefully this will work ;) for atlaest 10 days.


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Figure Drawings

the office has some figure drawing sessions.


oh yeah i draw wierd things on the way home on the train sometimes.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

happy mark - click me


All my life i have always had mixed feelings about this subject. In fact i went to art school because of it.

I have always thought that my desire to create has always outweighed my ability to create. I always think of things that are way beyond my ability to execute them fully.

I used to think that to write a novel you much first learn how to write and use words with eloquence. Even though i really am not sure what that means. Why try to execute artwork when you don't even know the visual vocaublary.

But that's the thing about art. We will always desire and want to create something that we don't exactly know how to do and in the process of trying to do it - we work it out or try to get as close as we can to it.

Something i actually did wrong in animation was worry about my draftsmanship. So concerned about my volcabulary. So concerned about artwork "looking" beautify and "looking" smart- than actually just saying something or telling something.

every time i look back at my really early early stuff i did when i barely knew how to draw -old work where i struggle with the art- it bleeds of good heart - and desire but totally lacks technique and execution.

it was so much more enegery and frustration. its like- in animation. you want to animate or tel a story so badly even though you suck at drawing. Your lines just come out as jack shit crap but you don't care. You shouldn't care. When i went wrong is that I worried too much about that. I lost sight of what i was animating.

i have learned that desire will always and should always outweigh ability. this is what drives us to improve and create and make NEW things! yes we all wish that technique would catch up with us.. but do not be discouraged because as long as there is the desire to create for the rest of your life. you hands and eyes and skill with manage what they can. they will eventually catch up.

and don't be afraid to experiment and change up the way you draw/work. no one is the boss of you or me for that matter.

i always forget. every morning i wake up and not want to get out of bed. then when i get up i always think how stupid i am for not waking up earlier because.. i am waking up to do something that i love. and i have all the freedom in the world. i don't know why im so strange like that.

I have barely just begun to fully live my life but that much that i have lived i know very well.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

self portraits

these are really hard.
did this in my hotel room with a random mirror i took down from the wall.
tried so get more of a likeness but its... blah. some days i got it, somedays i don't ohwell.