Friday, March 23, 2012

SVA Acceptance and Murakami Fan Art

Last week, I got the news from the School of Visual Arts in New York that I was accepted in their MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program. You bet your ass I'm excited- not as much about having to rearrange my entire life to be able take advantage of this opportunity, but it will be worth the effort. I've admittedly made previous posts about my failed attempts to escape Memphis relocation plans that didn't quite pan out, so I'm being cautious about gloating too much about this new development. Exciting times...

I made this piece a few days ago. It's an illustration based on the book “Kafka on the Shore” by Haruki Murakami. It's from the chapter that introduces a mysterious being that takes on the form of Johnnie Walker (of the namesake brand of whiskey). His appearance marks the first major occurrence of bloodshed in the novel, and there are parts that are sure to bring any cat-lover to tears (I’ll spare any further details for anyone that may be reading…). I want to make more illustrations for this story if time allows as it was an absolute pleasure to read.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Project Sketchbook 2012

Hey there, blog... Yeah, I know it's been a while. I want you to know that while I love you to death, I have to get this thing off my chest. The reason I haven't been updating you is because I've been hanging out with that hussy of a viral networking blog. I feel bad about the neglect, but to make amends, I will post the entirety of my Project Sketchbook 2012 entry here while simply tossing that OTHER blog a link. There, there, now...

Okay, creepy blog dialogue aside, I'm super excited (if not moderately stressed) about the opening night of Project Sketchbook 2012. It will be this Friday, March 2nd, at the Powerhouse (near South Main and G.E. Patterson) from 12-9pm. The event will be neighboring Live from Memphis' Music Video Showcase which is also this weekend. The night promises to be fun as always, and I'm looking forward to having the participants come down and check out what their brothers and sisters in arts have been up to. 

Take care, I'll hopefully see you this weekend, and I'll try to update this thing more often, eh? ;)