Sunday, August 11, 2013

Assassin's Creed, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, The Dark Knight

     Heynow! Here's what I've been  up to painting design wise:

Assassin's Creed - Ezio Auditore

Assassin's Creed - Ezio Auditore

Assassin's Creed - Ezio Auditore

Boba Fett - Star Wars

Boba Fett - Star Wars

Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead

Super Mario Bros. 3 - Raccoon Mario

Yoda - Star Wars

Yoda - Star Wars

Marilyn Monroe

Bettie Page


The Dark Knight

The Joker

GLaDOS - Portal

     Have a nice day! Later peeps.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

What can I say?

     Heynow. Oh it's been a strange ride for me this past few weeks. First, Angel and I have broken up. About 4 weeks ago, Angel expressed her feelings about me saying "see didn't find me attractive anymore". At the time, we barely saw each other. I would wake up in the morning at 6:45am to be at work at 8:00am. I work 8 to 5pm. She usually works 3pm to 11pm, so we would have about one hour until I had to get in bed and start another day. She was right 4 weeks ago when she said she was in a rut. Honestly, we both were and I didn't know what to do. I tried to make her happy by showing more affection but it didn't work. The break up was essentially my idea. Last Thursday she sent a text saying "I took out my direct deposit" which means her paycheck was not going into our shared account to pay bills. It was a message from her to me saying I'm getting ready to leave you. So I just came right out and texted back "Well, lets make it official". She didn't know what I meant but I said "Lets just break up now. I get my things, you get yours. I feel like I'm not getting any kind of response from you when I show you affection." Later that night we talked it over and settled it. It's weird, right after that I was sorting out my records and dvd's and we were still making jokes like nothing happened. For me, the two weeks between her telling me how she felt and the break up, I was depressed and in a way, I mourned the break up because I kinda knew it was going to happen but I didn't know when. So by me breaking up, I was the one in control. This week she's been with a few friends from Middlesboro and spending the night with them and soon will be roommates with them. I've been alone in this house with no one here besides our dog Sophie. She's been helping me get through this mess. I don't know if Angel and I will be friends but who knows. This sort of thing doesn't work and usually it's a good thing. So I guess, I lost one best friend and two friends from Middlesboro. The only thing keeping in contact is that Angel's car she got on Valentines Day this year, is in my name and we're trying to get it refinanced out of my name and into her's. My brother Casey is really helping me out on that one because he kinda went through that with an ex and it screwed up his credit. Luckily, Angel isn't going to be emptying the shared bank account that is now canceled and I have my own again.
     This next week will be busy for me. I called my boss asking if he was still interested in renovating the office into a place for me to live. Let me back up for a minute. My boss, Mr. Adams, has cancer. He got me onto the engineering company a block away, Vaughn & Melton. So two hours in the morning I go to Mr. Adams to see if there has been any calls or emails and then six hours at V&M. I've been there for two weeks and I like it. I seem to be fitting in, work wise. I'm still a little antisocial around some people there, and I say the wrong things at the wrong time (I think). So before I was hired there, Mr. Adams asked if I would be interested in living in the office. At the time, I was in a relationship and things were okay. Now things have changed and I'll be moving again. Three months in Barbourville and now I'll be back in Middlesboro. Mr. Adams and I are going to talk about the situations about renovating the office into a house. I have questions and he has the answers. I hope everything goes the way I would like it to. That place is like a home to me. I worked there for six years. I've lived in five different locations from Barbourville, to Tazewell, TN to Middlesboro, to Middlesboro again, to Barbourville again. And now back to Middlesboro once again and this time alone. The first move to Middlesboro I had Angel. The other move down the street was for Angel and for more room. Then moved for Angel here to Barbourville so that we could get a dog. I did what I could for the one I loved. And now I'm alone once again. I know this is long entry but I'm venting a little and I don't have any graphics or designs this time. So what can I say? Life has gotten harder so hopefully I'll be able to level up. This week I have $77.88 in my bank account and I haven't been paid by V&M yet. I get paid on the 19th. I'll get about $92 from Mr. Adams for the week and I'll get the pay check the next week since he doesn't feel like coming in the office. I don't blame him, cancer sucks (not that I would know from experience) but at the same time, I'm like "Come on!" It's been busy for me. This week I'll probably pack up some boxes for moving and just have it ready to be packed out this house. We both need to be out by May 1st. Anyway, that was me venting a little and I feel better, I hope. Oh yeah, I fucking hate moving. Later peeps.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Pop Art, Parks and Recreation, and Audrey Hepburn

     Heynow. Things have not been busy with work since my boss has something personal going on so he told me yesterday that I will be slowly transferring to Vaughn & Melton which is a walk away from the office. So hopefully I can get full time there with a higher pay raise. Anyway, since it has been slow I have done some more pop art designs, so lets get started:

Audrey Hepburn

Chuck Norris

Ernest Hemingway

Han Solo

James Bond (Sean Connery)

Ron Swanson

Ron Swanson

Ron Swanson


Super Mario Bros. 3

John Wayne

Walter Sobchak from The Big Lebowski 

Walter White from Breaking Bad

The Beatles

Slash of Guns N Roses

Iron Man

Iron Man

Iron Man

Captain America

Captain America

     I have been watching a lot of Parks and Recreation and I love the Ron Swanson character so I've been thinking about doing a wood burning on a piece of wood. The third Ron Swanson image will probably be the image I will burn, so when that happens I will post pictures. I will be doing the Audrey Hepburn design for my girlfriend but it will only be black and white. I liked the Tiffany Blue color so that's what I posted it. Well I guess that's all for now. Later peeps.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Damask Union Jack and Big Ds Redneck Minute

     Heynow! I've been getting into painting and designing graphics. Here are some designs that I've come up with this month, so far:

Damask Union Jack

Big D's Redneck Minute
A friend of mine knows this guy that is a YouTube personality and he was asking artists to design some t-shirt designs and my friend thought it would be good for me to do a design for him, so here's what I sketched.
Here's his YouTube channel:

Gretsch Hollowbody (Unfinished)

Indiana Jones
Harrison Ford

Han Solo
Harrison Ford

Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter

Freddie Mercury

     That's all I've got for today. I'm not sure what design I'll be putting on canvas yet but I'm sure I'll do the Gretsch Hollowbody. Originally the color was red but I've noticed that painting red doesn't come out great the first time. I don't want to repaint parts, I just wanna do it once and it looks great. 

     Personal Rant: This week has been a hard one for me. Bills coming at the same time such as: rent, utilities, Angel's car insurance, and Angel's car payment (all together about $1000 in one day, this Friday). Along with Angel's car repair and me having an asthma attack and going to the hospital. I hate Angel's car. That thing has caused nothing but troubles. First, when Angel bought the car in Lexington, the car dealership did her a "favor" by letting her take it for the night and then come back in the morning to see if she wanted to buy it. Of course, she compared it to her previous car and liked it. She bought the car and that was it. Later on Angel didn't like it anymore (with high MPG and it being too big) she wanted to trade it for a different vehicle. Apparently, the car had frame damage. The car dealership had "no knowledge of it" because it wan't on the Carfax. There was another company that has a more detailed Carfax and it clearly showed that it had frame damage and that the dealership covered it up. Fast forward to this week, Angel noticed the Rack n Pinion was messing up again so she took it to the mechanic that "fixed it" the first time. The mechanic is located in Lexington (I think the dealership and the mechanic work together), so they arranged a tow truck to pick up Angel and her car and take it to the shop. They said that the car was not suitable to drive there. The mechanic said "We will tow it up, free of change and take a look at it." Apparently there was "nothing wrong with it" and we were charged $343 for the tow since nothing was wrong. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!? You said you would look at it, told us it was unsuitable to drive, and you find out NOTHINGS WRONG WITH IT?! and she has to drive it back home! A sixteen year old could tell somethings wrong with it just by taking it for a test drive. So Angel is looking into getting a lawyer and settling this thing once and for all. I just want this thing to go away and have this vehicle blocked out of my mind forever. So with the car and bills, I end up coughing my head off so bad that I had to drive to the hospital where Angel works. I get admitted, get a breathing treatment, get shots, get chest x-ray, and get prescriptions. After all that, I don't have enough money to get $80 worth of prescriptions. I've felt so low this week. Being sick, busting my ass at work, going home and designing and painting, stressing about money, stressing about Angel being okay to drive to work. Angel and I are just trying to make a living and this week is/was a perfect storm of shit. I don't know what gets me by, maybe it's just distractions that keep me busy like designing and painting, but I know that Angel keeps me sane in times like these. She takes on the stress even though I don't want her to. She's my safe house, my security blanket. I'm so glad I have her in my life. I always thought there was no one in the world that would get me and my quirks. I always thought I was gonna be alone for the rest of my life. I am so lucky to have her. We just have different work schedules and we never get to see each other anymore. Luckily, she has every Saturday off this month which is ultra rare and I can't wait for Valentine's Day and the Saturdays we'll have together. I know this rant turned into love thing but that's how life goes really. At rock bottom you appreciate the things you have and that helps you climb to the top. Be appreciative of the loved ones you have. There are some people that don't have those people and they sink lower and lower into the abyss. I think those people are the murderers and criminals that never made that kind of love in their soul. I don't know. I just know that this week has been hard, financially. I've felt like the low man on the totem pole, not being able to afford medicine to make me better. I try to phase it out of my mind and think of the loved ones I have and not take them for granted. I've got a few things planned for Angel on Valentines Day, a scavenger hunt perhaps. I just hope she likes it so that I can see the smile on her face and in her eyes, in the end that is want will make me happy again. Cheers mate, later peeps.