Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Other People's Post Modern Muses

Eventually I'm going to debut my very own Post Modern Muses on this here blog. For a little context, a Post Modern Muse (or Po Mo Muse...or Po Mo Mu) is a public figure that inspires the hell out of you. This Christmas, I drew a Po Mo Muse for each of my family members. After some subtle investigating, I learned which people inspire them to keep going, create things, that kind of stuff.

My mom is very much inspired by the compassion and kind-spirit of Mother Teresa. She's always smiling! Seriously, have you seen a photo of Mother Teresa not smiling? It's weird. I drew her smiling.


My sister Christie's Post Modern Muse is arguably the best actress...ever? With 16 Oscar nominations, she is by far the most nominated Actor in history. And she's probably going to be nominated AGAIN for The Iron Lady this year. Love her!


My brother Jimmy finds the one and only Steve Jobs to be super inspiring. I mean he pretty much revolutionized computers, communication and animation with his vision. Fun fact that I share whenever I get the chance: I have the same birthday as Steve Jobs (February 24). Hollaz!!

Although my Dad did not recognize her, even after several hints and guesses...I'm sticking with Stevie Nicks as his Po Mo Mu. I mean, one of his favorite bands is Fleetwood Mac, he is a baby-boomer, and I really wanted to draw Stevie Nicks.

My uncle Tommy's Po Mo Muse was a little harder to crack. He loves model I went to Google for inspiration. After googling "inventor of trains," I discovered that George Stephenson was the very first person to open a railway line to use steam locomotives. Way to go George Stephenson!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Maximum Proactivity

Welcome to my new sketch blog! I'm calling it the Proactive Dreamer Blog because I'm constantly dreaming/imagining of stories and images...and I like to think of myself as a proactive type of guy. SO I wanted to create this blog as a much needed creative outlet/motivator for maximum proactivity. The ridiculously talented Story Artist Dave Pimentel says "Inspiration - Expression = Depression." I say let's get to it!

Speaking of Dave Pimentel, the following drawings are from his Gesture Drawing Class. They're from the last couple of months...because this blog JUST started. But from now on I'll post them as they come. And I'll post other stuff, too! Yay!

First up, a sexy French maid takin a breather. Drawn with my favorite utensil aside from my Cintiq pen...a Tombow pen!

And now a cray cray naked woman...Tombow yo!

A door-door salesmen who has been walking all over the city trying to sell vacuums or something. Hence the HUGE bunion on his toe. Ew. Tombow.

This naked lady was done in Sharpie...because my Tombow ran out of ink :-(

This is the time I tried using this really cool Japanese brush pen...but the ink was really hard to get everything looked kind of dry. But this angel girl on a cloud turned out ok I guess.

Cowgirl who has had enough. Tombow yay!

This Zorro type is so brave...he climbs TNT boxes and stuff. Tom-bow fo sho!