Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Year In Review

Today it has been exactly a year since the last time I have updated my blog. Much has changed in the past year and you will agree that I have many excuses for not updating sooner. Okay, maybe not that many. Okay, so there is no real reason that I've not updated sooner aside from my own laziness. But I suppose better late than never. Plus, since I've waited a whole year exactly, it makes it feel all dramatic and shit. Anyways, without further ado, my year in review...

So we moved into this cool new place in Lincoln Square (Chicago).

Four months later we moved out.

And by September we were living in New York City!

We live in this tiny room in some man's house in Jamaica, Queens.

I have to put on pants to walk to the bathroom.

In October I got appendicitis and had to get my appendix taken out.

I started drawing a daily comic in the beginning of 2012.
Most of them were about how I wanted to quit my job or how tired I was.

So I stopped after two and a half months.

And just this past week I quit my job at Target...

Or so I thought. I don't really feel like telling the whole story here, but basically they begged me to stay. So now I'll only be working two days a week and no more 4 am shifts. I'll have a set schedule so I can work on my art more and start looking for other jobs. Thanks Target!

Here's the Christmas card I made and sent out this past year.

This is the rough sketch from my sketch book.

The inked version.

Painting the floor.

Finished painting.

Final version after a couple edits in Photoshop.

And now a couple sketches. Nothing special.

And of course a naked chick. Of course.

So there you are. That's basically what I've been up to since April 15, 2011. I have some exciting things coming up. I don't want to post anything about it just yet, but I have a project I'm starting work on, plus I'll be working on my portfolio full time for the next two weeks before I start working again. You'll see me soon. I promise. For realsies this time.


Melisa Des Rosiers said...

Awesome!!! Man, a lot did go on in the past year for you. And where are all those comics you did? Are they on your blog and I just haven't found them?

I really enjoy your cartoon stylization... even as still drawings, they feel animatic. Speaking of which.... I'd LOVE to see some animation from you!

Good luck in the portfolio work. Through yourself into it and never look back.

Melisa Des Rosiers said...

omg.. THROW. Through... -__-

Andrea said...

Thanks! As for my comic,I just haven't gotten around to scanning them all in yet. I'll post them whenever I get around to doing that. Thanks for the nice words of encouragement. I've been checking out your blog lately. You've got some pretty awesome stuff. I love the figure studies and I always like to see your comic stuff. Keep up the good work as well!