Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Detail of texture [sideways--- oops!]:

Here we have a new set of drawings, a painting, and a couple photos that my little brother took of me while I was working on one of my drawings =]

First off, Let's talk about the drawings. In my drawing class, we had to come up with a theme--- which is a little difficult to make interesting in still life drawing, especially when one of those drawings has to be done in-class. So, I worked with what I had. I decided to draw the sink in class, and the toilet at home, to take a really literal approach to the idea of a catharsis [damn you, Lit class! *shakes fist*]. UGH. Life drawing trying to be deep is HARD.
But the sink looks really awesome in real life. Just saying.
The painting was just for fun. I don't have much to say about it--- other than the fact that you can't really see the texture here, so I added the detail, but it's sideways. Ah, well. You get the idea.
And.... This is what I look like when I draw:

In conclusion: toilet.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's a concert poster.

Ye. This be my final from Graphic Design I. The assignment was to make a concert poster, which was a really fun thing to do, and I had a jolly time working on it. I think it worked out alright. I'm not so sure about the placement of the info (like the date and location and whatnot--- Euclide's idea), but I think, on the whole, it looks pretty good for a high school kid dickin' around with Photoshop in an intro level class.
I have a couple new drawings and a painting I've been working on as of late, so those should be posted within the next week! But don't lose any sleep checking my blog once every ten minutes. Because that's stalkerish.
And.... I don't have much more to say. Enjoy the blog!

Friday, November 21, 2008

"Conventional Behavior" Cast List!!!!

Yay! I can now express my excitement over the cast of "Conventional Behavior"! =D
The cast (in order of apperance)
  • Hal-Matt Edlund
  • Luna-Jackie Rupp
  • Ray Gunn-Kyle Groves
  • Slave Girl-Kia Boissiere
  • Darth Vader-Steve Breuer
  • F.E.-Ashlee Borlaug
Jenna and I are really quite happy with our choices. EVERYONE; EXPRESS YOUR EXCITEMENT ABOUT OUR CAST.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

All work and no play.......

.......makes Alex stressed out. I have a lot to do, but that's a'ight. At least I enjoy most of the things I have to do. And besides; I'm a determined little bugger. I can pull through. Cuz I'm really super optimistic all the time. Fo real, yo.

Above are two versions of what is essentially the same drawing. Long story. Don't ask or I swear I will pounce on you in a frenzy of rabies and fury. And no; I know what joke you're thinking of in your head, and it would NOT be sexy. Not even a little bit. Because I would be in jail forever. STOP THINKING THOUGHTS.

(^^if nothing I wrote up there makes sense, I apologize. My brain is so fried as of late.)

So.... I have nothing more to say about these drawings. Except I think it's ironic that I'm stressed out about time and I ended up drawing a buncha clocks. But really it's not all that interesting. I'm just pulling a real Charlie Gordon all the time. (OTTOOOOOOOH!! *shakes fist* *Jenna also shakes fist*)

SPEAKING OF JENNA GERIS. We're very excited about our upcoming one-act! The cast list will be posted on Friday--- and I, in my excitement, will also post here in Internetland =]

I gotta stop writing. Everything I say is incoherent.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Dear President BLANK

A little pre-election assignment from MCAD's first school-wide show! Each student created a piece with a message for the future president. I, being me, chose to promote human rights and demand action against detainment and torture. My piece consists of eleven of the infamous images from Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, each edited to be a cohesive style and cropped to 3x3". For about a month, I left them around my house to be used as cup coasters so they would look dirty and ignored. I wanted to convey the idea that this is something in our country (or our kitchen) that is just looked over like it's nothing (like a coaster). I think the overall effect was successful--- as well as the visual aspect of it. After they'd been coaster-ized, I then tore them out and arranged them into a small booklet--- as seen above.
Below are some really crappy scans of all the images in the piece, just so you can see the details, especially in regards to the places where cups were placed on the images.

I did this a couple months ago, but it just came down from the MCAD gallery, so I haven't been able to post it before now. Check it out and tell me what you think!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Making the Invisible Visible

So I've done a couple things this week that I thought I might share with the world. None of them are things I've made--- although I believe I'll be posting another blog tomorrow showing what I've been doing as of late.
First of all, me and David went to see the new Kaufman film, Synecdoche, New York on Wednesday. David was a hater, as usual, and didn't like it. I, actually, thought it was a really good film--- overall. There were parts of it that were just trying way too hard to be weird. And I HATE IT when people try too hard to be weird. It's so much more interesting when people don't realize what they're doing is ridiculous. Also, I think the ending went on too long. There were elements of the end that I really liked, but it was long-winded and probably would've been better for the message of the script if it had ended at an earlier point.
Overall, I think it was a well-developed film and a pretty good script. Also, I like movies a lot in general and felt like rambling about one.

Next up: I went to a lecture with my drawing class today. Michael Rakowitz was the speaker. Below is an example of one of his projects, Parasite.

Parasite was a project developed to combat the war against the homeless. Long story short, Rakowitz built small tents out of bags that would connect to hot air vents to keep the dweller warm. Rakowitz even met up with the homeless people and let them tell him exactly what he or she wanted in the design of his or her home. He did this project both in California and in New York during Giuliani's war on the homeless. His story was fabulous; it makes me happy to see that there are successful people like him out there who are really doing something useful. He told us about two other big projects he's worked on, and the other two were also incredible--- but this one hit me hardest. Probably because the other two had to do with his Iraqi heritage, which I can't exactly relate to xD

SO. Ramble-y. Well, I'll be posting something tomorrow too, I think; an old project that I just retrieved from the MCAD gallery today. Too lazy to document it right now xD

Also, I'm excited, so I'd like to point out that I MIGHT be getting some incredible opportunities coming up in the next couple months and in the summer--- but I don't really wanna talk too much about it in case something goes wrong and it doesn't happen. But I'm stoked and I really hope it all works out *crosses fingers*

So.... nothing too interesting today. Hope you all read it and enjoyed it anyway! ;P

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Theatrical Performances and Various Whatnots

First of all, just thought I'd share a little graphic I made in my spare time. It's simple and isn't relaly applicable for anything, but it was good practice with Photoshop--- which even the most advanced designers still need to practice with--- and I think it turned out a'ight. Do you dig?

Secondly, I thought I should talk about Flowers for Algernon. As many may know, Prior Lake High School is currently performing a production of the show. And it's AWESOME. I don't have the rights to post any pictures of our cast, but I play Dr. Strauss alongside my fellow all-star cast and tech crew =] So if you haven't, you should check that out. And if you're in it, you should be proud of yourself because this show is looking good.

I'd also like to point out that Miss Jenna Geris and I will be directing a Winter One Act this year. It's called Conventional Behavior by G.L. Horton, and it's really fricken funny. It's a spoof on a Sci-Fi convention with a lot of fun characters and costumes. If you're interested, we encourage you to audition for our show or any other one act this winter! (But mostly our show! =P Haha!)

OR just come see it when performance time comes around :)

So that's the update. Leave me some comments, yo! =D

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I don't really like it........

.....but I might as well post it anyway. Just to keep those who may be interested in the loop of what's going down.
So this is a multimedia piece I just did....I don't think it turned out very well. I finished it earlier this week but have been relectant to post it. Feel free to tell me if you absolutely hate it; I wont' be offended :)
Although telling me that you like it might make me feel better about it, haha!
So just give me an opinion and I'll be happy either way! =D
I can't remember the exact size of it... I think it's about 16x20".
Tell me whatcha think!