Thursday, August 16, 2012

Series Paintings, San Francisco, Car's Land, Treadmill Desk

So what I've been doing recently is not so much drawing to make something look good. But drawing to understand and investigate what I'm drawing. So I've been painting lighting situations that I'm not used to (sunrise, nightscenes). It might not look awesome... but I know that I'm really learning and pushing myself.

Backyard Series Paintings: same location - different time.

 This past weekend, I went to San Fransisco for Massive Black's Concept Art Workshop. Some sketches and drawings during my time there...
San Francisco Series Paintings.. the view outside my Hostel.

Painting at Disney's California Adventure. Day and night paintings of the same scene.

Treadmill Sketches
Notice anything special about these sketches? They were done at the gym while I was walking on the treadmill. It felt great! I wanted to see if it were possibly for me to draw while exercising! Why?

 While I was on the airplane to San Francisco, I was talking to this gentleman next to me who used something called a treadmill desk. He was tell me how sitting 6-10 hours a day is bad for you (link1 link2). You know how went you sit down for a long time, you develop all these neck and back problems? So... he walks on the treadmill at 1 mph.  If you are working 8 hours a day, you just walked 8 miles that day. If you use it for a week, you just walked 40 miles. That is absolutely fucking amazing. Even if you walk only 3 miles a day, you still walking 15 miles in a week - still fucking amazing. This is the $250 treadmill that he bought (link). And he purchased the modular Frederick desk at IKEA. I'm going to try building one for myself, and let you guys know how it goes. :)