Friday, January 18, 2013

Out and about in LA: Tiki No

So I been wanting to do Karaoke for a while and was finally able to get out and have some fun! So for new years day after work I went to a Tiki Bar with some friends and did Karaoke. Also got a little tipsy but it was fun. it was a cute bar too. very small hole in the wall. All the singers were amazing!

Sometimes it felt more like listening to a live band than hearing people sing Karaoke. Next time i go I am totally doing the Humpty dance on the mic.

We went to Mcdonalds after the bar closed and grabbed a little food. What a fun night! Thanks for sarah Candy Patrick and 2 of Candies friends for coming out to hang and stuff.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

My Career in Animation: The hunt

One of the things I plan to start doing is job hunting so I can try to get work in animation. After all, that is why I am here right? In the mean time I want to also start working on my animation portfolio and getting new work prepared to show. I want to have stuff tailored for each job I apply for like if I want to do character design or layout. I also want to animate a little each week to so I can have more for my demo reel.

Just gotta get into the flow of things. Here is my mentor giving me some drawing tips. Above is a little art i did for girls drawing girls.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Universal Stories: Still getting better

So here is a new drawing from work. Things had slowed down significantly now that the holiday season is over. Here is a caricature of Jennifer Lopez. Not sure it looks like her but the painting is improving.

 Below one of my coworkers is drawing a family of 6 people.  St some point I want to get a air compressor for home and make some airbrush painting videos.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

On the drawing desk: Extras

Doing an extra little post this week cause I really lover this article from Bob Parsons about his 16 steps. The very first step is something I been dealing with a long time. its easy to get frustrated with wanting security in your life but having it always be just out of reach.

I know is not art but I will be printing this to put up on my desk.

Bob Parsons® 16 Rules for Success in Business and Life in General


Get and stay out of your comfort zone.

I believe that not much happens of any significance when we're in our comfort zone. I hear people say, "But I'm concerned about security." My response to that is simple: "Security is for cadavers."


Never give up.

Almost nothing works the first time it's attempted. Just because what you're doing does not seem to be working, doesn't mean it won't work. It just means that it might not work the way you're doing it. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn't have an opportunity.


When you're ready to quit, you're closer than you think.

There's an old Chinese saying that I just love, and I believe it is so true. It goes like this: "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed."


With regard to whatever worries you, not only accept the worst thing that could happen, but make it a point to quantify what the worst thing could be.

Very seldom will the worst consequence be anywhere near as bad as a cloud of "undefined consequences." My father would tell me early on, when I was struggling and losing my shirt trying to get Parsons Technology going, "Well, Robert, if it doesn't work, they can't eat you."


Focus on what you want to have happen.

Remember that old saying, "As you think, so shall you be."


Take things a day at a time.

No matter how difficult your situation is, you can get through it if you don't look too far into the future, and focus on the present moment. You can get through anything one day at a time.


Always be moving forward.

Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new. The moment you stop improving your organization, it starts to die. Make it your goal to be better each and every day, in some small way. Remember the Japanese concept of Kaizen. Small daily improvements eventually result in huge advantages.


Be quick to decide.

Remember what General George S. Patton said: "A good plan violently executed today is far and away better than a perfect plan tomorrow."


Measure everything of significance.

I swear this is true. Anything that is measured and watched, improves.


Anything that is not managed will deteriorate.

If you want to uncover problems you don't know about, take a few moments and look closely at the areas you haven't examined for a while. I guarantee you problems will be there.


Pay attention to your competitors, but pay more attention to what you're doing.

When you look at your competitors, remember that everything looks perfect at a distance. Even the planet Earth, if you get far enough into space, looks like a peaceful place.


Never let anybody push you around.

In our society, with our laws and even playing field, you have just as much right to what you're doing as anyone else, provided that what you're doing is legal.


Never expect life to be fair.

Life isn't fair. You make your own breaks. You'll be doing good if the only meaning fair has to you, is something that you pay when you get on a bus (i.e., fare).


Solve your own problems.

You'll find that by coming up with your own solutions, you'll develop a competitive edge. Masura Ibuka, the co-founder of SONY, said it best: "You never succeed in technology, business, or anything by following the others." There's also an old saying that I remind myself of frequently. It goes like this: "A wise man keeps his own counsel."


Don't take yourself too seriously.

Lighten up. Often, at least half of what we accomplish is due to luck. None of us are in control as much as we like to think we are.


There's always a reason to smile.

Find it. After all, you're really lucky just to be alive. Life is short. More and more, I agree with my little brother. He always reminds me: "We're not here for a long time, we're here for a good time!"
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Monday, January 14, 2013

My Career in Animation: Still Catching up on Christmas part 3

I know it is late in the week. but a lot happened last month lol. I got together with the ladies of Girls Drawing Girls for the first time and did some figure drawing. The theme was Sugar Plum Fairies. It was a great night. the girls were awesome and I took home some nice drawings as well.

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