Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Famous People Who Are Actually Kinda Cool # 5

If you don't know who this is, I'm sorry. Go look him up. Just in case Late Night television doesn't work out, Conan could always keep touring his act around the globe. He might even make more money doing that that just letting the networks foist him around every which way. If he does decide to tour again, here's an idea for a tour poster. You saw it here first: all copyrights belong to me, but I'll gladly let them use this concept if they ask. I hope they do ask.

© 2010 Jeremy Owen

Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and, if life gives you lemons, make some kind of fruity juice.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Showcase of Bands # 5

No matter what they do, Yeah Yeah Yeahs never seen to get old to me. It could be Karen O's angst-y, crazy could be that Karen scored Spike Jonze's "Where the Wild Things Are" movie (and did a spectacular job I might add)...but it's probably because they sound...REAL. There's no auto-tune, there's no polished riffs: just plain music. I haven't actually followed them for that long (somewhere in between the releases of "Show Your Bones" and "It's Blitz"), but I've quickly picked up the slack. I hope to hear much more music from them in the future. And who knows...I may have some future Karen O inspired pictures in the future.
I'll try to have some more up soon.

© 2010 Jeremy Owen

Wait...they don't love you like I love you...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

"Yo, Aid-wee-ann"

I guess that this one was a bit of an update on an older picture too, but that's ok: it happens. This was, yet again, another one from work that was made using only pen. It's getting easier and easier to visualize where I want to go with the picture AND actually translating what's in my head without the use of pencil and, more importantly, erasers. It's not perfect: the proportions could be a bit off, but I'm happy with it. It's only the third big picture I've done without pencil that I can remember (well, that's probably not entirely accurate, but you get the picture), so the process is moving along swimmingly. I might not post again for a week or so (I'll be house sitting, working, and trying to hang out with a bunch of friends before they go either back to mounds of homework OR away to school many miles away (the nearest college is probably 2 hours drive away.) We'll see though. I've surprised myself before, but I suppose looking into the mirror early in the morning doesn't count.

© 2010 Jeremy Owen

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Revisiting the Past

I've always had this picture in my head, of how I'd like my life to be when I get older, when I've finally landed a career doing something that supplies enough money to fund my life. It's kinda stupid and will probably never happen, but it's nice to have dreams in mind to work toward.
I'd like to pursue music or art, but neither pays well unless you hit it big.
I'd like to live in the city for awhile, to see what it's like...I've always lived in a small town and have enjoyed going to the a big city.
I'd like to get in great physical shape, a road that I'm on but that will take a while.
I'd like, as you know from previous posts, to be able to grow a beard: if not that, at least some 5'o'clock shadow for cryin' out loud.
And...I'd like to find someone who appreciates me for who I am as a person, someone who'll respect and love me for me, not for what I can do, or, more importantly, what I can do for them. It seems like all my friendships are based around those things. And I'd like to change that, but, again, that's unlikely to happen.
I redrew the picture to see if my perception of my hopes and dreams would change at all, but not much has. I lost a lot of the random things: I've grown up and experienced a lot since the last picture: grown more...serious...about many things. And maybe, just maybe, in a few years, I'll update it again. Who knows? It's nice revisit the see what's changed, but what's even more rewarding is to see that even after bumps, bruises, and can still stay true to yourself. I only hope I can retain that for the rest of my [insert adjective here] life.

P.S. If you look hard enough at the beacon on top of the Space Needle, you'll notice it's a different shape. Have a guess at what it is.



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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sad Robot Face

This is an idea I have for a children's book. If all goes well, I'll have the illustrations done by the end of the summer, and maybe I can find some way to publish it. It won't be as colorful as the picture: this is just a tease for the upcoming project. I hope that someday I could do stuff like this for a living, but at the same time, I don't want to do this for the rest of my life. I enjoy it and all, but it's got its costs. Drawing requires a lot of thinking about what to do next. I don't have an employer, so I constantly have to come up with ideas, and my brain has a complex for that sort of thing: I've got good ideas, but they fall apart quickly because I don't have the resources or the time to follow through on a lot of the ideas. That frustrates me more than anything: I just wish someone other than my family and friends would appreciate my hard work sometimes, but that might come through someday. And sometimes...I wish someone would appreciate me for me, not what I can do, because it feels like that's all I've ever been known for among people: what I can do. I guess I should quit moping now. Just know why there's gaps sometimes between posts. Here's the picture:

© 2010 Jeremy Owen