.:I Be High:.

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– Final illustration of Bodie from The Wire. I highly recommend you watch that show, in it’s entirety. This is the second “Wire” piece I’ve made. I’ve been swamped in work this week, and it’s prevented me from going out and having a life. But this is what comes with having a career in illustration.

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.:Exhaustion:.

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– So incredibly exhausted this last week. I hit the ground running when I got back from Seattle. Luckily, tomorrow is my Friday and I can relax a little. I’ve been driving to school lately as well, which makes for a better day. Commuting is a real drag.

Here’s what I’m working on:

– You can’t even tell what’s going on. Nevermind, I guess I’ll show you a better in-progress shot later. Maybe tomorrow I’ll post my thesis speech that I’ve been working on. The trial run on Tuesday in my Professional Practices class went pretty well. Here’s a preview of the first slide for my thesis proposal in two weeks:
 – So tired already.

.:Soft Eyes:.

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– Sometimes I don’t realize how big my audience is. Sometimes I think it’s huge, but most of the time I think it’s too small.
I have 2,266 on my Facebook. 522 on my fan-page. Sadly only 117 following me on Twitter and 103 on Tumblr.
Ideally I want to reach to 14,000 in my fanpage. And 5,000 on Twitter. Yes indeed.

– Thesis is getting FIERCE. My professor was taking no prisoners today in class. We went through our keynote presentations [skeletons at this point, really] and some kids were getting way too convoluted. He shut some of them down, big time. He took it easy on me though, thankfully–he did for his entire “A-team”. It goes unspoken that he has favorites, and I know if I pointed it out to someone in class they’d agree.

– Right now I’m looking for printable plastic for my business cards. I bought a really nice leather presentation portfolio for Thursday when clients / art directors come in from AIGA. After my meeting with them, I’m hopping on a train to go see my beloved! I’ve been going to Seattle so often since May–people think I’ve moved there.

– This illustrated poster for the Wanderlust circus is going to be big. Unwoman, Nagasita, among many other performers. I’m excited at the aspect of my work being stapled all over the city!

.:Thesis:.

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– My short thesis statement:

- My thesis will be a six-piece visual essay, each work conjoined with it’s own argument to
how or why we are moved by what we know to be fiction. Exploring strategies that have been 
proposed as an answer--and serving as motifs to what kind of responses are our affective responses 
to what we know to be fictional characters and events. I plan to create this essay using traditional and
digital media. 
VisualStrategy

One & Two
First Solution: The cognitive theory; which takes beliefs and judgements to be central to the 
emotions. 

Three & Four
Second Solution: Perspective; involves seeing things from another’s point of view. 

Five & Six
Third Solution: The solipsist view; in the mind of the observer, characters and ‘real people’ are 
equally fictional.

.:The Circus:.

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I’ve just started working with a client, who is in the circus. They need an illustration to use as a poster for an upcoming show and I’ve been waiting for sometime to do this! I used to collect the posters my ex-roommate Ogo made.
They liked my piece of Frank and his puppets [I looked Frank up and found a very interesting article on him].
I actually hate that piece a lot.
It’s stupid, and no one liked it in critique.
But the pieces no one liked in critique happen to be the pieces my clients hire me to replicate.
I’m almost certain of what my thesis is going to be. I’ll talk about it after I look more into it.