Saturday, December 22, 2007

Shanghai byebye.

I'm gonna be touring around Beijing and xian tommorow to give Billiam a bit more of a historical context to his first visit to china. Shanghai's quite cosmopolitan compared to Los angeles in a worldly cultural sense, but doesnt really represent the rest of the country, because it feels so modern and integrated with foreigners. Shanghainese are also really rude and cant give directions worth crap. That's my two cents on shang hai so far. I don't have much internet access other than leeching off my brother's labtop so I'll have to make this rather quick. He was nice enough to put my midterm animation project up on youtube, so here it is, with flaws and all. Still, I like the concept and experimental approach.





After the tour, next is camping in hawaii. Very excite. gotta paint as much as I can in between.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

out of loop

man, when I figure out how to post videos on this, I will show you all my labor on this terrible thing called 'after effects' that I have been struggling on.


In the meantime, enjoy a still or two.. or three.






Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Life-Dracula.


It's pretty sad that I don't have much of an inspiring life to paint, so I must live vicariously through other people's excursions for inspiration. Stole the pics off of rox's adventures in Burning Man 2007. I liked the idea of a thing on the horizon and the naked guy wearing shoes in the desert next to it, so decided to combine them both. I actually photoshoped the texted in because I haven't figured out how I wanted to do that yet.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

... almost....


So just one more of these to go and I'll be done with this blasted self-imposed project. I wanted to see if I could do four paintings of similar theme, in this case, a photo booth, without becoming so sick of the repetitivness that I would scrap the whole thing... I think I'll take leo's advice and make the fourth painting a person leaving the booth.

Monday, August 27, 2007

bad times, good times.



got inspired to do these during an emotional slump of sorts. I don't like how either of them turned out, but I liked the concept of the one with the girl blind folded and tying herself up which I filched from an old college classmate back in michigan. She did an awesome big oil painting of a girl blind folded and tied up looking away which really accurately describes me in a nutshell, despite probably being about her own demons. Art's funny in that way isn't it? I really hope that girl hasn't drunk herself to a lullish stupor due to her depression and instead makes wonderful paintings to channel her energies into. the other one with the dog is a unsuccessful attempt at 3 point perspective, but I like the dog, so I put it up anyway.

Monday, August 13, 2007

new yawwwk (murky crappy apartment)!



So the new york wig wearing photos didn't turn out so well, since there were tons of orange streaky light leaks and underexposed murkiness going on, but somehow I thought it make for a cool moody type of setting. combined a few somewhat visible photos here and there and started with this, so we'll see what happens with it when I'm finished..

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

This should be called the 'billiam art' blog.



I just got back from michigan/new york and must say that I haven't been making anything worthwhile since leaving... but this drawing amused me, I was pleasantly surprised to learn from my mom that there is the chinese word for 'naked' in the text, so maybe somehow the text and image actually might be somewhat relevant.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Internal battles.


The ideal

The reality

Monday, July 2, 2007

fun sketches




So when Meg and I went to the south pasadena public library, we decided to buy some old books for 25 cents each to use as sketchbooks. This one here is some japanese novel that's small enough to fit in my purse and has thin thin bible-ish sort of texture for the paper. I thought it might be a good idea to integrate some of my sketches with the spot illustrations that were already there so I came up with these three beauties... yes I know, don't be jealous of my inherent genius with the paint marker and pen. The one with the bikini is a self portrait.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

okay, update...



Okay, since I no longer have a digital camera to document anything with, I'lll put up a painting that I'm not so sure will be going on the website or not, since I'm not all about doing fan paintings.. But here's one of Bob Dylan, by request of Bill.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Watercolor interlude

I got sort of sidetracked as I often do with projects and decided to play with watercolor for a bit. Not very satisfactory, but I guess it was sort of fun. The first was inspired from waking up with bill, and the other two are of my shitty bosses as sort of a vent.







Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Family project

I got this little gem from the art center library that was selling out-dated books that no one would have a use for except for freaks like yours truly. 50 cents is what I bargained for, I think. This book was made by time-life under the guise of objective socio-anthopology/ethnographic/whatever type of viewpoint, except that it was made in the early seventies, so obviously full of shit and biased. In any case, I was hoping this book could give a good study on the essence of family and how society pushes every one to live up to a certain ideal. I don't have much, but I wanted to go for a ghostly sort of family portrait/olan mills gone wrong sort of feel. so far it's been a year, and I still haven't come up with much...