Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Legend of Zelda!

Link was picked over on The Hallway Show. The Legend of Zelda games hold a very special place in my heart. My parents started playing Zelda when I was born and we never stopped playing. Brother Chan was playing Zelda before he could even walk. While Ocarina of Time is my favorite and Windwaker has the neatest graphics, I had to pay tribute to the first Zelda by making this pixelated link using TINY pieces of paper that I cut out and assembled. From start to finish, this little monster took 4 hours. That's preposterous! My scanner is down. Here's my process/finish!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Centipede.

I'm almost too embarrassed to post this because of my screaming (but NOT because of my Jonas Brothers wall). I found a centipede in my room and this is me trying to kill it. Alison filmed. Be warned; the screaming is intense. Keep your volume to about a 2. I tested this out on Brother Chan to see if it was funny. He laughed. So, it's going up. I know I haven't been doing art lately, but that's going to change next week. I'm taking the weekend off to inspire myself. Whoo! Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

X Factor Pt. 2.

Our trip in a nut shell! The compilation vlog from the X Factor Chicago (but actually Hoffman Estates) trip starring Matt Benyo with cameos by: Boo, Kim Raley, Jessica, and Kelly. It's 7 1/2 min, but I edited it from 24 min. I did my best to keep it flowing.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

X Factor Pt. 1.

I am editing the footage of the adventure together and it's taking forever because I keep rewatching these videos. Check out that sunburn on my chest. It looks like someone ripped my skin off. I wasn't even facing the sun. Vlog tomorrow!

Monday, May 23, 2011


Ooh there ain't no other day, BORN THIS WAY is out TODAY! Sing that line in the style of Born This Way. I remember New Year's Eve at Matt Benyo's, waiting for Lady Gaga to tweet when the album would drop and it's here! Time flew! First listen, I liked it, but after listening to it on the adventure, it has grown on me and I'm all about it. Speaking of, I'm home! I made vlogs so I'll edit those and post tomorrow. Here is a drawing I did from the BTW video. It's black pen and white paint. PAWS UP!

Friday, May 20, 2011


I drew this picture of Joe Jonas looking MIGHTY FINE. I still love the Jonas Brothers. I am leaving in T-Minus 15 minutes to go on an adventure with Matt Benyo beyond the borders of Chicago! I'll document our trip and I'll have a vlog to post upon return for TUESDAY. Monday is already planned. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Just Whip It.

Contents include: hair accessory, my roots, clarification regarding The Accent Challenge, Brother Chan cameo, and me singing a snippet of "Whip My Hair". However, I don't actually whip my hair back and forth. Maybe next time.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

A good, but sad day; the theme was death. I spent the day with Matt Benyo and we continued our Buffy marathon. I won't say who died, but it's in Season 5. I was crying hard at Anya's monologue. Fast forward to GLEE. Jesus Christ, I was almost to the point that I was uncontrollably sobbing. Seriously, it was so sad. When they sang Pure Imagination, I could NOT handle it. Then we watched The Voice, I was sassy with his brother, and we ate pizza rolls. BORN THIS WAY LEAKED and Matt Benyo got it like a sneak and we had a listening party in his basement and jammed it in its entirety. Schei├če is my absolute favorite! Then we watched some more Buffy (no one died, but it was sad) and MB took me home and played with Big Momma. BM got a makeover and now she looks like a dog; not so much a lion/sheep. I'm really excited to finish up Season 5 of Buffy. We only have 3 more episodes!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Accent Challenge!

SO I'M BACK IN BUSINESS. My friend, Kezia, posted a video of the Accent Challenge on her tumblr, but I brought it to blogger. UPDATE: Sister Shelby did TAC via skype and Matt Benyo has also decided to participate! MAKE ONE!
- Your name and username & where you’re from.
- Pronounce the following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Pajamas, Caught, Naturally, Aluminium, GIF, Tumblr, Crackerjack, Doorknob, & Envelope.
- What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
- What is a bubbly carbonated drink called?
- What do you call gym shoes?
- What do you call your grandparents?
- What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
- What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
- Choose a book and read a passage from it.
- Do you think you have an accent?
- Be a wizard or a vampire?
- End audio post by saying any THREE words you want.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Re: Zac Efron!

I want to say something. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Good feedback is nice, but when someone is highly critical, that's nice too. I believe non-artists can see in ways that artists can not and vice versa. I do appreciate those that are sticking up for my work, but it's unnecessary because while some of you are saying Nate is wrong, I think he has valid points. You don't have to agree with things that are said, but I want everyone to be respectful on my blog. My blog isn't a battlefield. Don't let anything anyone says upset you; it doesn't upset me. From a place of love, I respect you all and hope that you'll show the same kind of respect for everyone on here.

C'mon guys; WHY SO SERIOUS?!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Profile Picture? OK!

My friend, Jason Pinkham, asked if I would draw his facebook profile picture (which I just found he will be using for his RADIO SHOW as his ICON) and I stepped up to the challenge. Is my computer back and fixed? No, but he took a photo of this with his iphone and I was able to swipe it and post it here for you to see! I used charcoal, gouache, pencil, and pen; a mixed media montage. I don't know if that's right, but it's a nice alliteration (my favorite literary device). He is also having me work on a few tattoo ideas for him. It's not what I usually do, but I am enjoying the challenge.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Zac Efron!

This is a bittersweet post. This cut out is the sweet part. This is the final result of 160 Photoshop layers. I know I say this often, but this is a breakthrough piece. It's layered (like an onion) with detail that took forever. Nate's a huge Zefron fan; he'll be a good judge of my rendition. Now, onto the bitter part. I had no intention of posting this yet. I was going to scan a drawing I did, but my scanner is no longer working on my computer. My computer has decided it's going to do whatever it wants and to say that I'm angry is an understatement. Hopefully I can get the Apple folks to fix it, but I'm off of it until then. I hope I don't lose any of you while I'm away. Leave some nice comments for me to come back to. Fingers crossed that they will repair this rogue machine (or else I'm gonna cry). Click to enlarge and farewell friends...for now!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sketch It Up.

These are from my sketchbook; a few sketches and things pasted in. I'm doing a lot of work this weekend so keep an eye out for it. I'm also brainstorming get-rich-quick schemes, but that's kind of hard. My kidneys are for sale. DESPERATE TIMES CALL FOR DESPERATE MEASURES. Have a good weekend, everyone!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Today was TOP NOTCH! I got 5 hours of sleep after being an animal all night and went with my CCS chaps [Sean, Meredith, and Pat] to get pizza from Z's in Detroit. I enjoy their pizza and menu because everything ends in a Z; i.e. starterz, dessertz, etc. We were loud, laughing, and Lady Gaga came on and I sang. We then went to our old stomping grounds; CCS. Every time someone walked by, I knew them! My Pre-College kids (from 07-09) were there! Not everyone that walked by is pictured. The weather was PERFECT! They said I had my 'camp counselor face' on, but it just felt good to catch up with all of the kids (they're grown ups now). I'd like to think I helped them in some way or another. I demanded a group photo be taken and the wonderful, Anna Lisa, helped us do that. The 2nd one accurately sums me up.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Motivate Me!

I have been burning the candle at both ends and as a result, haven't been able to scan in my newest work, but alas, I am taking a break to not only recuperate, but to also share with you this amazing website. It's all about motivation. I hope it motivates you to do whatever it is you're not doing: click here!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Got city life on the brain because I'm going there again. That rhymes if you pronounce again as a-gain. I drew this on a napkin and colored it in Photoshop.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Hey, It's May!

So much to do, so little time. Sometimes I think time is working against me. sldfjsl