Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Last Saturday I got to see my good buddy and famed Urban Illustrator Sylvia Ji at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco. Her work has been featured in Juxtapoz , Society of Illustrators, and many other venues. The show was awesome! Sylvia's work has become so amazing since we were at the Academy of Art University. I was so happy to see her since I've had a hard time being able to go to her previous shows in SF. I missed her so much! I'm so happy I got to view this show and the other works at the gallery along side her work. Enjoy the pics and check Sylvia out online.
-i have so many ideas and projects i want to get started.
-new dreams...just to name a few:
an art tour. i have always LOVED to travel far and wide around california...n.america...around the GLOBE! and i think in the future, art will be the reason that dream comes true.
making my family, friends, and vallejo proud. not just for the fame, but to show that i am getting by with what my passion is. i want to be the one my dad searches on youtube for other than charice pepinko, journey, and happy slip.
-yea, i am now single from my longest relationship and as much as i miss having a girlfriend, i realized i shouldn't be thinking about relationships right now. i'm at a point where i should be focused on my goals. SO I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ANYMORE RUMORS or 'ooooOooOooo....' just because i made some interaction with the opposite sex. now don't get the wrong idea, im not shutting out any females in my life. im not saying any girl doesn't have a chance with me, it would be nice to meet someone and 'click'. i miss having someone to watch movies with and someone to talk to about the things that bug me in the world. but im not like, SEARCHING or HUNTING out there. heck, i don't even have 'game'. haha.
-i need to order some stickers
-i should be working on my book this summer
-damn im at starbucks or tapioca everyday, painting, drawing,...so yea, HIT ME UP! i have soooo much free time now...but sucks that everyone is still at work.
i think that's enough random blogness....
-SUMMER IS HERE, so lets do it BIG!
'only got one life to live, so live it the best you can, the world can use one less man'-Nas (that line been in my head the whole day)
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
as written by Smurf:
'As the sun was setting in Vallejo, I found myself sitting among so of the best artist's I've ever met. Dyno, being the one of the most influential artist's in my career gave me the honor of collaborating with him and hanging out with his crew, Individual Collective. I met a fair number of his friends and was amazed at how much their love of art brings them together to these sessions. I plan on going more often and continue my art in the future so be ready to see a good number of pieces from me pretty soon in the coming summer.
ps-sorry if the view of my boxers offends you. refrain from staring at the bottom left corner of the video...
-JR aka DYNO
Sunday, June 8, 2008
He always has some major insight on being a pro artist. He found this really cool page,
on line and shared it on his blog and I felt that it would be good to share to the IC since we're all still trying to get up in the Arts & Entertainment Industry. So Here it be in it's condensed form, please reflect on this I found it very encouraging:
From Stephen Silver's blog:
"I find as artists, we tend to beat ourselves up quite a bit, and the reality is, it's a bunch of nonsence. I Find that if you can let go of comparing yourself to others, you will set your mind free, Relax more, create more and accept what it is you are currently doing as reality. The bottom line is "WHO CARES" Life is too short, so enjoy it.
I came across this on the web and I liked it. http://www.gapingvoid.com/Moveable_Type/archives/000932.html
It hits the nail on the head. so I wanted to share."
So you want to be more creative, in art, in business, whatever. Here are some tips.
1. Ignore everybody.
2. The idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to be yours.
3. Put the hours in.
4. If your biz plan depends on you suddenly being "discovered" by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.
5. You are responsible for your own experience.
6. Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten.
7. Keep your day job.
8. Companies that squelch creativity can no longer compete with companies that champion creativity.
9. Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.
10. The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.
11. Don't try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether.
12. If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.
13. Never compare your inside with somebody else's outside.
14. Dying young is overrated.
15. The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not.
16. The world is changing.
17. Merit can be bought. Passion can't.
18. Avoid the Watercooler Gang.
19. Sing in your own voice.
20. The choice of media is irrelevant.
21. Selling out is harder than it looks.
22. Nobody cares. Do it for yourself.
23. Worrying about "Commercial vs. Artistic" is a complete waste of time.
24. Don�t worry about finding inspiration. It comes eventually.
25. You have to find your own schtick.
26. Write from the heart.
27. The best way to get approval is not to need it.
28. Power is never given. Power is taken.
29. Whatever choice you make, The Devil gets his due eventually.
30. The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it.
31. Remain frugal.
32. Allow your work to age with you.
33. Being Poor Sucks.
34. Beware of turning hobbies into jobs.
35. Savor obscurity while it lasts.
36. Start blogging.
-JR aka DYNO
Monday, June 2, 2008
Why do I call it a Vampire Weekend? (not only cause I got the band Vampire Weekend in my head)But this past weekend sucked the energon crystals out of yah boi!Here are the pics from the show at Umpaqua Bank. I got to my job on time at Colusa High School's Grad Night from 10:30pm-2:30am. Before I started I got to play some classic video games like Root Beer Tapper, Bubbles, and Timber. But, there was one thing that bugged me out, the US Army had recruits there with an Army Shooting video game with a laser targeting rifle . I did horrible on that game because I never shot a gun or held a gun in my life (thank you Jesus!), Much respect to my countries service men but dang G... I don't know about all that. Any hoo I had a few really good caricatures and I took pictures of them. The Grad Night was nice though! It looked fun for such a small school. I left there about 3:00 am on my way back to Vtown, but on the way I got tired so I stopped at truck stop/gas station for a drink and some rest. I couldn't sleep in my car.. but I relaxed the best I could none the less. I woke about 5am , grabbed some breakfast from a wendy's and hit the road. I got back home to Vallejo about 6:45am. Then I chatted with my mom's then went to sleep for 2 hrs. I got back up about 10am right on time for spider-man, but I was still majorly wiped out from earlier that morning. I went to the Farmer's Market around 11:30am. Hung out with Lew, Ant, Jess, Virg, Nico, Shwin, and Co at the Art Square. Then headed back home in preparation for my next event: " Ruth Sonza's 18th B-Day Cotillion " in Daily City,CA.
I got Daily City around 5pm (great time!) set up my stuff and got my seat with my church fam.
Her Cotillion was beautiful! Ruth looked beautiful! There was pink and purple every where! and they even had chocolate meat!!!!(pork cooked in pigs blood, a Philippine delicacy ) and to top it off they had a whole roasted Pig!!!! It was pimp! The Sonza Familia went all out G! The night ended with the Roses & Candles Ceremony and a Hyphy Drenched Hip-hop dance off. The Roses Ceremony reminded me of a memory from the High School Yeerz, Jeniffer Espanol's Cotillion. I had a huge crush on her in the 12th grade and I wanted to dance with her so bad, but I never got a chance... (I'm going to make a piece about that story). I drew a caricature of Ruth as requested by Mr. and Mrs. Sonza. She loved it ,but my camera didn't... The rest of the party I was stuck to my chair cause after everyone saw Ruth's Caricature they all wanted one. So at $3.00 a pop... they could have a memory and $30.00 later I was a happy man!
Then I drove home.... and Over slept on Sunday and missed Church.
The vampire of work sucked me dry....
That was my Vampire weekend