Sunday, March 30, 2008

Finished my puppets!!

I haven't painted the eyes on the dog yet. Also I need to decide of some new way to make the pins in eyes and mouth shapes stay attached to the eye and mouth pieces. The super glue keeps coming off for some reason, not cool.


I'm finally done building the puppets! I've been working for months for these little guys (I figured out that it's probably a little over 50 hours each).

 I'm so excited!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

It's My Fault they can't find the leak

Oh wtf they're blaming all their invalid gas readings on me! They weren't picking up any natural gas with their instruments, but my apartment is right next to where they do all that stuff. So they decided that half of the problems they're having with everything is that my apartment is giving off an odor (from when I baked that foam latex about a month and half ago) that is messing with their instruments.


Wtf, I didn't do shit!!

Gas leak in my apartment building...

2:30 in the morning I'm trying to go to sleep and security is pounding on my door. Apparently there's a gas leak (which there definitely was, you could smell it pretty strongly in the hall). Now I'm stuck over at the school with nothing except a cell phone, my clothes, and an open computer lab. I'm kinda freaking out about the fire department clomping through my mess of an apartment destroying delicate projects (see previous post) trying to find a gas leak that was in another apartment the whole time. If my building gets set on fire I am going to flip the hell out in a go-into-shock sort of way.

Friday, March 28, 2008

The Props for my Stop Motion Final Are Done!!

So today I finished the last of my props for my stop motion final.

This is the chair, it's not very detailed so I'm kinda getting it out of the way first.  It's barely seen, it's only going to be used as a "Oh... looks like that's kind of a chair back there" kind of prop:


This is the desk my egg man will sit at.  It's made of aluminum and the wood laminate is a wood texture I made and printed off the computer:



These are the puppets.  They're not painted yet but that *should* only take a day to do:





These are sheets of paper.  On one side it's an expense report I found on google and on the other side it's a tax form about like... property taxes or something...  In between the sides is a little piece of tinfoil so it retains shape.  I photoshopped the expense report into being about my birthday.  It says stuff about how Colin and Dylan and I went to Pancho's and had tequilas and how I got a videogame from Julie.  Also the paper is signed by me and BATMAN!!!



These are replacement mouths and eyes that will get pushed into the egg shaped guy's face for different frames.

This is the stamp he will use and his favorite mug:


This is the suitcase he carries around with him, the inside isn't nice looking cause you never see it, but it does open up with little hinges and it's cool.


These are the tubes that come down from nowhere that deliver the pieces of paper.

Next I gotta move all the furniture in my house and make my gigantic white sweep.  Also I have to paint my puppets which is really important and I keep not doing it for some reason?



Anyway, END POST.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Man masturbates onto woman on an airplane while she sleeps...


How does something like this even happen???

Story goes as follows:
Woman sleeps on plane.
Wakes up 20 minutes before the flight is over to a man suddenly sitting in the seat next to her, he is masturbating and staring at her.
Woman hides face in embarrassment and runs her fingers through her hair.
There is semen in it.
Eventually she is able to get the attention of the person in front of her who then comforts her and confirms that it is in fact semen.

wtf??

1) How does this woman not completely flip the hell out when she sees this happening next to her?
2) How does this woman not completely flip the hell out when she finds that his has happened on her?
3)How do you not completely flip the hell out when you find out that this just happened to the woman behind you?
4)How does no one notice something like that? I mean the position you would have to put yourself in to not only masturbate, but to then get it in her hair? That's a big distance to cover. You can't move anywhere on a plane without everyone around you knowing about it.

Friday, March 14, 2008

21st Birthday!

My family took me out to dinner for my 21st birthday tonight, it was the most expensive dinner I've ever had. I went to a place called Murry's and I had a 14 oz mustard with peppercorn steak and some red wine (Didn't like it, went back to being middle class and got a coke). It's supposed to be the best steak house in Minneapolis. Get back to my apartment, helped someone with some homework, go out drinking a little with Colin and Dylan, then come home and am retelling the night online when I realize: MY LEFTOVERS ARE STILL IN MY PARENT'S CAR!!!! NOOOOOO!!

AAAAAAAAAAAGGGGH!!!!!

I'm just so stunned at my incompetence. This of course had to happen on the same night that I was talking about: "oh yeah, I never forget leftovers, like ever, I'm always so focused on the great meal I'm gonna have the next day that I-" blah blah blah STUPID.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Video of a really good dancer

This girl is going to be a star some day:

Monday, March 10, 2008

Greg Simkins

Greg Simkins is a guy I just found today. Kate linked me to a site he was featured on. He's sort of a surrealist that has a strong focus on character.









He also did this picture, which I had seen before and didn't know he did:


Pretty cool stuff. I like it. Go to his site.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Your brain can now control videogames!

There's a company that has just created the first consumer quality videogame brain controller. As in you put this headset on and it converts your brainwaves into movement inside a videogame. Apparently it can also figure out what kind of facial expressions you're making and can put those on your in game avatar: Brain controller.

I would go with the only downside to it being that the controller is 300 dollars and that you would have to start making games that support it, but I mean come on, it reads your mind! That's pretty cool. I was at the gas station today and there were TV's at the pumps that were advertising to me, this is reason number two in just one day that I feel like I'm in the future.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Marmo and the Awesome Grandma

I would post a single picture from this series, but it's all one giant image. Check this lady out: Awesome grandma

On another note, of something that I personally have done, this is an illustration I did of a toy named Marmo. He's pretty action packed; he yells a lot.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Gorilla made of coat hangers

So I was looking for pictures of gorillas (cause gorillas are awesome), and I came across this picture:




It's a gorilla made of coat hangers.

Don't care if you've already seen it, it's effin' sweet and deserves a repost. It was made by this guy.

It's pretty good stuff, none of it catches my eye like this gorilla though.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Mario and Luigi

This is another picture I did last semester for illustration class.

Mario and Luigi are pretty epic:



I'd kinda like to give this treatment to some other characters that aren't supposed to look like that. Like maybe Sonic, Kirby, Donkey Kong, that atari game Centipede, Pikmin, Godzilla, maybe pokemon, I dunno.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Expression Changes!

So I made this video for my stop motion class, we were supposed to show a face changing expressions: