Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ic progress =)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

In the name of Progress: Moo..licious update

Hey UPdate on Moo..licious mural project. We're making major head way with this project! It's getting more exciting every week! The Past sessions have been really good! I think that from where we stand right now we are @ 75% closer to the finish! It's been absolutely fun painting with you guys. When there is more than 2 people working together its so much fun! This has been an amazing experience for me! Great Job IC! We're making things happen. Thank you Jesus! There is more to come in October. The Date for grand reopening show has been changed to 10-24-08, which gives us a month to put something together.

Friday, September 19, 2008

So me and Chris were at Mooliscious when....

All of a sudden these girls come in and they start rappin! lol Nah but, they were filming an indie music video for "Cereal Thrillas". These hip-pop gals got down with their crew Spilled Milk in front us while we were painting. It was wild to watch people were looking into the store to see what was going on. We gave them a IC card and told them about us. Who knows what will come of it. The Director said that the vid will be on Youtube in 2 weeks. Wild colors, Cereal bling, man it was wild! Here's the rough of our mural in process. hopefully we'll have a full process set of pics after we finish. IC is making it's mark on Telegraph!

The Best of Times, The Worst of times

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times", some one said.

Well let's start with the Good News:

I had lunch in Emeryville with Pixar Studio Superstars Doug Dooley and none other than blog spot's and the pop art megastar BILL PRESSING!!!!! Doug, Bill, Kan, and I eat at an Indian Restaurant up the street from Pixar's Campus. It was fun talking about childhood memories , the animation world, and gaining some knowledge from some cool kids from one of the illlest animation studios world wide. After that me Kan went to Boarders and looked at art books and comics and caught up on life. Towards the end of the day we went to Hilltop Mall and took some pics since I won't see my bro for a while now that he lives and teaches in So Cal.

Second thing is Individual Collective got the chance of a life time, we're doing a mural at a unique restaurant called Mooliscious. Mooliscious is a cereal bar (yes , cereal bar) where you can have your choice of 40 kinds of breakfast cereal anytime you want. Not only that but their is all sorts of cereal themed foods! But anyhow, IC is creating a mural and doing some stuff to add to this totally hip restaurant. Our Mural has a cereal theme and if your a kid who lived through the 80's and 90's you'll dig our work and this store. We've never done something like this together outside of live art and the chalk event in Napa earlier this year.

And for the Bad News:

I got a new job and as of last week I got fired. I've been struggling financially this majority of this month. Truth is I wanted to quit the job 2 weeks after I got it, but I feel humiliated. I've never been fired from any of my jobs in the past. Man this year has been filled with really awesome ups and major downs. I can't wait for the day that I get a job in my field and have the satisfaction of working in a place where I have respect and dignity. I've had major troubles with my faith and now I feel kinda bad cause God is making a way while I was angry and frustrated by my circumstances.

Even though the times are tough, God's still good and as I rejoice he's turns my sorrows into joy.
As I looked at these photos it made me feel happy about the good things I have in my life and the good things that have happend this year.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

places to be

two events i'm going to.. and probably wouldnt miss for the world:

i got tix with mel for tomorrow @ Lumiere 7pm... tag along if any of u want!
showings end in SF on the 18th

next friday night, the 19th... the ET's pair up with a dope headliner

the earthtones opening for Blu
RSVP at and it's free!! I already did.. so you doo it!

here's my sketch...

hello, hello!!

sorry i wont be able to attend tonights meeting cuz i'll be going to a birthday dinner but heres my sketch of sam hope you guys like it... see ya!!



Tuesday, September 2, 2008

tony teh tiger

i started hitting the cintiq once i got back from the meeting..

here's my rough ideas for tony.. i wanna go with the one on the right, i like those proportions.. but posing kinda like the chippendale one of the left.. but just less male stripper looking. the one in the middle just reminds me of yogi too much.

Monday, September 1, 2008

IC @ 111 Minna: Friday Night was live!

Man things are really moving for Individual Collective!! IC and I got our first big chance to do live art at famed Gallery/Club 111 Minna in San Francisco through Oh Dang! Magazine. It was a late and wild night filled with great art and awesome Hip-Hop performances by some new friends like Nico Villamor, the amazing and gorgeous female MC Hopie Spitshard , and my new fave Hip-Hop group from LA Giant Panda who were fun and fierce!! Before we went to Minna, we made a pitstop by a shop that our IC cohorts Swamps and Bridges were bombing a dressing room (bombing=painting).
The shop was looking hip, even the restroom was dope! After that we got to Minna about 8pm and found out we didn't start untill 11pm.... So we relaxed , set up, got some drinks, break danced, and then prepared for the show and when the clock struck 11pm the people came in like a herd G! Nico was up first and tore the stage up with his hot song " I'm Going". Then the lovely Hopie Spitshard came in to drop science on what a real female MC is and can do in heels on stage. Lastly Giant Panda came in and like the amazing creature they were bigger than life! They were cool dudes! Really down to earth and inspiring. After hearing their stuff and the other artists I wanted to do a custom painting for all of them! (coming soon..) IC did a split theme; a Giant panda with dimonds and a awesome piece by Swamps and Bridges . Man it was late and real fun.
I got to see good friends like Saif, Richard, Janice and my lovely friend Kay who was the inspiration/model for the fourth painting in my previous blog post. There are more shows to come and more art on the way. Stay Tuned please!
PS: Obama Lincoln... wow.. interesting digial manipulation