Nico Vega (at the Doug Fir Lounge)
So I somehow heard one of Nico Vegas songs and decided to look them up. Found some vids on youtube and really liked their energy. Did some more digging and found that they were going to be having a concert, so I hit up some friends to see if they'd want to go, and they did. While at the show we found out that Aja's parents were in the audience, and then I realized she was from Eugene.. Portland, ok, I can't remember exactly, but she's a local girl, pretty cool. Here are some pics, a vid that I'm kickin' myself for cutting too short.
Glass (self portrait)
This was a fun piece to work on. I wanted to make something with my sig so I just started sketchin' and came up with this.
After that I decided I wanted to paint it as well. I wanted to try something different with this piece though. So I found a good picture of some cardboard, and threw that in as the background.
After about a month I was finally able to get back to this thing but my portrait had changed a bit. So I gave myself a shave in PS and also fixed a couple little things that were bothering me about the original sketch.
I wanted it to look like I actually drew/painted on the cardboard so I tried to keep things pretty loose and if I made a mistake I tried to paint over it much like I would in real life. When I got to a point that I could call this done I decided to add the shadow for the arm to pop it out of the cardboard a little, give it a little surrealism.
Slamdance Road Trip (quotes)
So during our little road trip, a lot of funny random things were said, and they must be recorded before they are forgotten. These aren't in any order.
"Get the Bear Stick!" - Alyssa had this stick in the back of her car with bells on it. Her dad works for the forestry department, and gave this to her in case she's in the woods and runs into a bear.
"Not It" - A classic but a goody. And was said on many occasions during the trip.
This was just a funny occurrence. On one of our mornings we stopped off at an Elmers to get some breakfast and Evan was acting silly, talking about something flailing his arms around, when his hand comes down on his spoon and powdered sugar goes everywhere.
Slamdance Road Trip (Day 3 & 4)
Slamdance Road Trip (Day 2)
Before we started off we decided to stop off and pick up a few provisions. One of which was some blank cds so that we could burn some music as we went. I made an mp3 cd that wouldn't play on her machine so Jason was cool enough to break out his laptop and he put those songs onto his HD and started burning some cds that her machine could recognize. Oh, also, I took over the reigns of driving for a good part of the morning.
mix mastuh J-Sun
Slamdance Road Trip (Day 1)
So my friend Evan hit me up to do a logo animation for a video he was working on for the hotel he works at. During the process of making the animation I asked him when he wanted it by, he gave me the date and added that he has a real tight schedule at the moment because he was heading off to Utah in a couple days. I asked him why he was going to Utah, and he informed me that he, Jason, Alyssa, and one of Alyssa's girl friends were going to go see Alyssa's finance (Ian of Macintosh Braun) play at the Slamdance opening party.
I asked what Slamdance was, and it's a film festival much like Sundance (which is happening at the same place and time as Slamdance). I said "wow, that sounds like it'd f'n fun. Haven't been on a road trip in years". Then he mentioned that Alyssa's friend might actually not be able to make it. And I was like "well shit dude, if she can't go I'd love to". Turns out she couldn't, so here's the start of the trip.
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