Friday, June 27, 2008

ICON5, Say What?

I am in the process of stressing out over everything. I am making business cards that have my genie image on the front (but I have to edit the iphone text out) and I'm hoping to get them by the time I leave for New York City on Wednesday evening. I wish I had thought of this sooner, but alas, I did not. So, what's this New York business I speak of? I will be attending ICON5 (the Illustration Conference) and it will be held at the above image which is the Roosevelt Hotel. I really cannot put into words how thrilled I am about this. It's going to be such a great experience. I think I will get a lot out of this and I am really looking forward to seeing Cathy Gendron again. I will try to do as much sketching as possible and I look forward to sharing my experience with everyone when I get back. My goals for this trip are listed below in no particular order:

1) Pizza.
2) Find Ben Bailey/Cash Cab.
3) Exchange as many business cards as possible.
4) Make friends!
5) Not get mugged.
6) Stay out late and roll with the homies.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sweet Summer.

I scold myself for abandoning this blog the way I have. Shame on me, but I have been extremely busy. This summer is already flying by and it makes me want to vomit. How is already June? HOW? I don't know. I haven't been doing much art because unfortunately work has been consuming me and my free time, but that's all going to change. This piece is kind of old. It was the last piece I did in Image Making 2 and it was for an iphone ad. I did this on Illustrator. It took forever. Not kidding.I was also told by my boss, Carla Gonzalez, I had to come up with dinosaur trading cards for the Arts Fest down here in Detroit that just passed (June 7 & 8) and that was a lot of fun. I created the cards using illustrator. We printed them off on cardstock, stapled them, and the kids got to decorate them as they saw fit. They mostly used glitter though. It was a great feeling seeing kids color these cards. The cropping is kind of weird because Carla wanted them big enough for the kids to color and that wasn't possible if the entire body was in there, but they still worked out fine.