Glowing paintings!

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Still alive. Moved to Rochester. Not too much art to show for the time passed, but check these new bad boys – blacklight and glow-in-the-dark paint! All loose and abstract. I don’t know what I’m doing.

“Expirence”

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“Emergence”

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As for other stuffs, a full storyboard has been made for the first episode of the kung fu show. Also since moving I’ve gone gung-ho practicing my acoustic music. I was over it for a while and now I’m back into it eager to get up to recording-quality performance. I just want this album to exist already! The rest is all talk and I hope it’s entertaining (vague boastful foreshadow). It’s more talk than talk right now. Blah.
THAT’S ALL BYE NOW

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Building a New Momentum

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Time is of the essence. Every moment is best experienced in its truest essence. When you want to change your life, change your lifestyle. If you’re going a certain direction and you need to change course, it takes some time and commitment to bring that energy in a different direction.

I created a crystal grid. 4 Buddhas, Shiva, and many minerals only half of which (maybe) I know the names. The longest two are lemurian seed crystal (left) and selenite (right).

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Shiva with malachite, bismuth & blue aventurine (I think). Also are amethyst with a clear quartz, and tangerine & rose quartz either 45 degree angle from him. The big flat rock I found in a creek closer to my college.

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Kyanite with my worry stone. I like to worry passionately. The crumbs are bismuth. (’tis a fragile element)

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The center points to this tiger’s eye. It looks nice with the sun going through it.

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I even saved these guys from the label prisons, but not before taking a low-resolution reference photo!

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In other news, this:

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Playing with paint, 3 freshly unfinished pieces floating about now. All of which will find their awesome potential. I want to loosen my approach.

I also doodled a concept sketch for the kung fu show.

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To not delve too much, this guy’s reality is… different. There’s an awesome story why, I’m excited to help make it a reality.
And things that are brewing:
– Jamming with new metal heads with aim to write cool stuff.
– Brainstorming topics for video blogging.
– Coming into alignment. You, yes you. It’s happening.

Finale Scene

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Though I always wish I had more, I do have this:

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The finale scene of the animation for Fredstock. This is where we will see Arty Kornfeld green-screened in to hype up the show. I spent good time making this one look good, as you always want to end on a good note!

I also like starting on a good note, so a concept is being brewed for my first video blog, which in time will precede many others. When that finally makes its way to fruition (as with anything else), I shall post about it here.

 

 

Hello, You Busy Bees

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If your lives are any similar, there’s been much to do in the recent past. I have merely works in progress to share with you this time ’round. I wish I had more.

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Only part of the scene

FredStock! Here’s a black holed sun in space. Not going for fancy animation, but I want the pieces to look pretty. I have a little more than this drawn, but this makes a nice picture.

And this thing is coming along. I need to spend more time looking at it and tenderly giving it the attention it deserves. Though there are other priorities, I also can’t just rush through it. The point isn’t to just have a painting, you need to savor every moment of it. The results can be glorious, but you need to seep into every moment leading up to that climactic finish. Great things are built with great energy. Immerse yourself in your passion.

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(WIP)

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Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some things to do…

Progress, Proposal, and Rebirth (of chalk doodles)

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Added to that thing.

Before:

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Now:

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That’s a hot fire person. (24″x12″)

In other news, I recently agreed to help out some people back in Fredonia with a short animation with a train, a giant guitar, and outer space and cool stuff as an intro thing for the upcoming music festival. ‘Round 15-30 seconds. I’ll spill more as I make it.

Finally, I squeezed in some time to grind some chalk on that flat rock on the wall by the toilets.

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You cannot kill what refuses to die.

But you can ask it favors.

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Had fun on a slow Tuesday morning. (Boss got new chalk. THE POTENTIAL….)

So there you have it, I can also do bubble letters.

Texture

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Let us begin with a gander at my latest painting:

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“Corporate Casual” (Acrylic 20″x16″)

This is a remake of a now twice redone sketch from my early college days (the other two on Photoshop). You can see how the first remake doesn’t pack the same punch that the original rough sketch had, but I think I’ve finally done it justice.

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I apologize for the long delay between posts. Gotta work on my rhythm.

Rhythm. It takes some to say it, or makes rhythm in saying it.

As we grow, our tastes develop. We find new details in things we like that thrill us more than what we looked for before. With music, I moved from overall sound (a production thing), to technicality (lots of notes), to texture (a way you layer the notes), and then added rhythm. The key to texture is the space between the notes – it changes how you hear them. Harmonic texture is what notes you play – is it pretty? gritty? Rhythmic texture is the pace and placement of those notes – is it smooth? rumbly? If there’s too much of the same texture, it flattens out – turns neutral – like white noise (and usually becomes boring). Doesn’t matter what flavor it is, you can only have so much pizza before it goes bland and you can hardly enjoy it anymore. Eat nothing but pizza for a month and you get a taste for why I’m so picky with music (or everything).

Half the reason I haven’t had anything to show recently is that I spend a good amount of time composing. I want some really dark, intense metal – without the flatness of screaming or whacking the guitar with a brick the entire time. I’m very technical, but I want to avoid sounding like a Bach enthusiast and just sweep and arpeggio for 40 minutes and call it an album. Being that I can’t even do that yet, I’m doing a pretty good job of it (pat on the back).

I have most of an acoustic album written, (aimed at having a metal tone) but that’s on hold for a bit while I’m gathering material for a real metal album. It’s much more fun right now. I even have some tasty lyrics in the works – that I will SING. I don’t want to program drums, but might have to for the demos. Though I also like industrial, so maybe I’ll work it in. Time will tell.

If you want to listen to two songs that are nothing like what I just described, here’s my SoundCloud page! (Dendrex) http://soundcloud.com/dendrex

I may start recording the finished acoustic pieces and get that album out of the way sooner than later. And as far as art, I want to dip into landscapes now and do some character designs, though little is certain at the moment. Time will tell, and I will tell you about it.

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Touched up “The Omen.” The apocalypse scene is clearer and the hand is more defined.

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Here’s the old version for comparison.

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That’s cool ‘n all, but something new to see would be fun, rye?

I happen to be a busboy at The Corner Pub in Flanders, and The Corner Pub happens to have a chalkboard in the bathroom – AND CHALK! So here’s a good sample of what some guys have been peeing to lately.

For Oktoberfest

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For Halloween

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There came a point where people would draw phalluses with their finger or write obscenities, and my boss would be inclined to erase it. Or it would just get erased because reasons. I figured “Maybe a wall of demons isn’t everyone’s cup of tea…” So I tried to compromise and make friendlier pictures. Note- tried.

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Good effort, I thought. But some got erased the next day anyway, so I started to not care again.

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A little note for your future biography of me – these chalk drawings showed me how simple it is to make a whole picture with just a few colors and varying intensity. This eventually led to finally trying out full paintings.