The other day on route to my job I was listening to the radio. Power 106 where hip-hop doesn’t live. After one the trendy songs they repeat multiple times every day a commercial aired informing listeners that vaping is dangerous and kids are doing it and that that particular organization is against it and trying to prevent it. The sick shit is that rather than inform and or deter kids from vaping the commercial probably sparks their curiosity.
The commercial includes a kid or a couple of kids talking about the different flavors and one of the kids even mentions his favorites. Come on. If trying to prevent kids from vaping is it necessary to mention that there are different flavors? Is it necessary for the one kid to tell the audience which flavors are his favorite?
To me the commercial sounds more like some sort of backwards advertising. A clever ploy to actually get more people and kids to vape.
When I’m home, mostly in my tiny studio, there is always music playing. A variety of “genres” sometimes in languages I can’t understand – doesn’t matter. If my inner Self, Spirit, Soul, what ever you want to call it, if it dances I listen. Because I like my music loud, I use a headset. The less I hear of the outside world the better.
The playlist below is my current accompaniment.
My cousin just became a mother and asked me to paint a tree in her baby’s room. She also asked that I do the work based on a few pics she sent me for reference. I’m excited and hope they never paint over it, haha.
I’m using Photoshop to render a few possibility doodles. Here’s one of them.
Years back I attended animation classes at East Los Angeles College. One of the results was an animation short that I conjured for an assignment. I titled it “Mushroom Hill.” I kept it simple. Three characters. One good, one bad and a victim. I went as far as making a stick figure animatic-an animated storyboard.
For a while now I’ve been wanting a puppet so I have decided to bring “Mushroom Hill” to life. I will start by building the set, the hill and the mushroom. Here is my animatic.