Monday, September 28, 2009

Sony MDR-V700DJ Headphones!

My headphones came in today! I walked into work today and first thing I did was look under my mom's desk to find


And I opened it...

To pull out this...

Sexy mother-shutyourmouth.

It's just awesome. I love my new headphones. Next to get the Hercules RMX! Sorry for the shoddy picture quality btw, I took them on my phone's camera and computer webcam. Because I couldn't find my own camera even after ten minutes of searching.

A Rant for the Sake of Letting it Out.

I think that, despite how good my life is in the general perspective, my mind is going through so much mental stress, enough so that it could almost tip the balance in my life towards that favor.

Don't get me wrong. I love everything I'm doing right now.
Being a college student is great; you have to study, but at the same time you meet people from all different walks of life because you're not restricted by age differences.
Then there's me, in addition to working as a graphic designer at my parent's place, trying to become a freelance artist. But it's also hard because there's so much in my life that demands my attention...
Then there's Tsunami, me and Elvin's collaborative trance DJ team. There's so much we're doing to get out there, we've already got so much that other DJs who within a year haven't been able to do what took us literally two months to get to. Mashing up tracks, trying to make our own acapellas with vocalists we know... It's great.
Then there's my career goal in life, to become an concept designer in the entertainment industry. But I have to work on my portfolio, submit it and apply to Art Center for the Fall 2010 term, before that can come close to happening... And it's going to be another 5 years before I think I will be where I want to be career-wise.

There's so much going on right now, I get frustrated so easily just because there's so many things I'm inching towards, but because of the number of things that can happen, I don't think it's happening fast enough. And that gets me. Hard. And I'm also growing up too fast I'm told. And I always say "age is a matter of the mind" but sometimes I can't help but feel I have grown way past than just an 18 year old; I feel like I'm 26, and I've also ostracized myself from people my own age as a result of that.

And I think I could definitely get to where I want to be, so much faster, if only I'm allowed to. Because I'm 18, because I still live with my parents... I'm grateful for everything they do for me. But they're narrow minded. I want to live my life to the best I can, to do everything I love and dream. But they don't want me to go, because they fear what they don't know. Or maybe they just don't want to let me go. It's funny though, because my dad always threatens to boot me out of the house when I reach adulthood. But... I'm still here. The things that take the worst toll on my state of mind is all the small things they do to keep from other bigger pictures. Like not wanting me to go out when I want to go meet other artists, when they say they would get me a used car couple weeks ago, so I can do things on my own. Yet where is my damn car? And then there's my mom, doing small things like taking an hiding all of my lighters (what the hell?). Small insignificant things like that, which when summed up all together, make a big difference. But I'm an adult now, for crying out loud.

I think that's one of the worst things a parent can do, to defy and not believe in what is their child's dreams. They want what's best for their child, don't get me wrong, and I for one am grateful for that. But they forget, that we, their heirs, their sons and daughters, have our own dreams to pursue, and those don't come without risks...

Sorry I just had to rant, and it helps to let it all out. Speaking of which, Lange has a new single with Sarah Howells called "Let It All Out," and it's an amazing tune. The Ronski Speed Mix definitely gets me every time. Enough tangents though. Sorry for this long rant of a post of nothing but text, I'll have something less depressing for me to talk about tomorrow.. (Insert sad smile here.)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Park Sunshine Session Vol. 2:: The Aftermath!

Thanks to all of you who came! The party was a great success and it was a blast! Keep an eye out for this week's episode of Sounds of the Tsunami at from me and Elvin. We hope to see you all at the next gathering!

Elvin and Wilson (that's me! :D)

Dave and Alexia.



And Dylan, to the far right.

Many thanks to the above seen people, our friends and fellow DJs. You mean so much to us. :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thumbnails Galore.

Yeh. Finished them this morning. On top of 17 units worth of classes at Pcc, taking my drive test yesterday (which I thankfully passed) and preparing for the weekend. Been working hard, and since Sunday I've been living on an average of 4 hours of sleep a day.

The Hero.

The Heroine (I hope I spelled that right...)

The Sidekick.
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The Anti-Hero.

And the evil Merchant.

The problem is that they are a bit generic though... Too much Skillful Huntsman I guess. I'm coming up with new stuff for next week's pages.

I managed to get by on coffee and energy drinks and Rhodolia energy pills. I actually wish I had another row of thumbnails on each page; there was enough space for them. But time is always against everyone...

Intro to Entertainment Project Brief

So I don't have to explain every aspect of a lot of things I'm going to be doing in the class..

"A group of explorers find an old relic that leads to a great treasurein a city that has been long lost. They decide to form a team and go on an expedition in order to find tihs city and its hidden treasure. The explorers realize that in order to get to this uncharted destination, they would need to use a unique vessel as well as a vehicle/tool to overcome an obstacle and retrieve the treasure.

When they first arrive they encounter a local merchant who becomes their guide. The group experienced first hand the city's unique technoloty that has allowed the city to devlop over time into its own self-contained metroplos. In an effort to gain their trust the merchant shows them around the city and gives them clues about how to retreive the treasure.

After realizing that his guests have the missing tool to reach this treasure, the merchant attempts to take advantage of the team and take the treasure. The team discovers the merchant's evil plan and must decide to retrieve/build the tool and obtain the treasure, or simply escape with their lives..."

So for all you aspiring artists looking to go into the entertainment industry theres a generic plot with potential to become something great. :]

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Namtagan and TitleBlock

Accidentally deleted a whole row of mecha thumbnails last night. So sad. All that work... :[

On a brighter note, I finally got down the titleblock and namtagan I'm going to be using for my Intro to Entertainment Design class at Art Center. I'm pretty sure I don't actually need it. but it always looks nice and I always had to make them when I was taking Industrial Design classes...

My non-erased thumbnails coming soon!

And on a different note, I just noticed the grass on my front lawn has just been freshly cut, It's kinda nice. :]

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Thumbnails, Thumbnails...

So yea, those thumbnails actually are taking me a lot longer to do. Lol. I have been trying to do at least a page a day, meaning I should've had at least two pages by now. Well...

Ha. Just kidding. I'll actually upload when I get pages done at a time.

On another note come check out me and Elvin's podcast! We could always use more listeners! Wave 003 out tomorrow!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Intro to Entertainment Project Brief and Some Thumbnails

Project Brief:
A group of explorers find an old relic that leads to a great treasure in a city that has been long lost. They decide to form a team and go on an expedition in order to find this city and its hidden treasure.

That's the first part of the project we'll be working on in the Intro to Entertainment class at Art Center at Night, with Simon Ko ( as the instructor. Pretty stoked.

Anyways, here's a quick preview of my first batch of thumbnails on the anti-hero in the story. I'll be sure to have more to come.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

ACAN Intro to Entertainment Design

My first real Entertainment Design oriented class begins today at Art Center's Night program! Really really excited, besides it being another art class which I so desperately want, it's another big push forward towards what I want to do in life. And I could use a lot more training in the entertainment field anyhow.

The only thing is...

Room to be announced?

What the hell man.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Camo-Plant-Creature? And a FAT Cat.

Overspamming of speed forms can sometimes also lead to creative new things! Ha.

Fat cat. Enough said.

Pen Sketchys

So I recently had the chance to reunite with my sketchbook. Yea I was actually seperated from it since June. What happened was I left it at a friends house when I stayed over one time. I didn't get to see that friend often...

What ended up happening was that she and another mutual friend went to a CDA workshop, and they exchanged the sketchbook there, so the second friend , who i see a lot more often, could pass it on back to me. He ended up going to Brazil for a while. Lol.

But it's back!

And that's not mine. But it's some random sketches my dear friend Ginseng left in my sketchbook when he flew over from the East Coast. He's one of the most thoughtful and strange artists I know. :]

Monday, September 7, 2009

Thumbnails in Photoshop

They're as fun as they look!

Wow looks I've been working a lot more often in digital lately huh? Better keep up with my traditional too...

The Crow

Quick Sketchies in Photoshop

For the most part, they suck. But they're really quick (20 minutes) for me at least, and I gotta start somewhere, sometime.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Park Sunshine Session Vol:2

Come see me and Elvin at the "Park Sunshine Session Vol. 2," the highly anticipated follow-up to our "Beach Sunset Session Vol. 1!"

And that's the flyer that I finished literally just now.

Come check us out! We would love to have you come!