1. Jasmines for Janis. 2014. Ink and prisms color.

    What do you draw when someone asks you to draw them something?
    I’m smitten. This person is my favorite. Jasmines are my favorite.

    I suck at coloring books. The black lines are rules, and rules are meant to be colored out side of XD

    In 18 days, something amazing will happen and i hope to have jasmines growing in my beard by then.

     
  2. HAND DOODLES WHILE EATING NOODLES vol.1  ink. 2014.

    Anytime I’m idle, and there’s paper and pen in reach, I will draw**. Nine out of ten times, I’ll draw hands. Nine out of ten of those times, I’ll draw my own hands. Four out of ten of those instances, the hands will be good enough to share. And really 25% of the time I share them, I’m actually satisfied with the image… the other 75% i trick myself into thinking it’s good. fuuuuuuuuuuuk.

    **or practice my signature…XD you can never be too ready.
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    "Tonight I’m going to New York city, the place I’ll call my home.
    And tonight I’m going where the climate’s shitty, but I won’t feel so alone.
    And I will build it up right from the ground, yeah with my own bare hands
    Until the sun doth set on the silhouette of this broken promise land
    Of this broken promise land.

    Tonight I’m leaving for old Manhattan, the place where I was born.
    And I will fight for hope like a peaceful baron, with Broadway lights forlorn.
    And as the buildings weep I will not sleep until I dry their tears
    And I will not rest ‘til east and west side thunder with the cheers
    For the land we hold so dear.

    Let’s go..
    Have a good time..”

    MY BARE HANDS by the band SAY ANYTHING from the album DORMROOM DEMOS

     
  3. YOU LOOK LIKE SOMEONE I’M LOOKING FOR. 2013. pen, acrylic.

    I find myself too amusing. It might be a problem. I think it’s preventing me from meeting new people.

    This illustration kills me. Two hands. Speaking different languages. How can you not giggle?!

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    "What’s pleasing to the eye
    In the delusion of my sight
    Is not what I find when I reach into the light
    I have lost my mind
    I’m walking through time
    Deluded as the next guy
    Pretending and hoping to find
    That distant peace of mind

    I don’t know
    Who does know
    There is no
    Where to go

    It’s not so simple as I try to wish
    But then again what is?
    There is no other worthy quest
    So on I go

    I don’t know
    Who does know
    There is no
    Where to go”

    I DON’T KNOW by the BEASTIE BOYS from the album HELLO NASTY

     
  4. HER HEAD’S IN THE CLOUDS. 2013. pen and ink.

    First post since Guam.
    First post in 2014.
    It’s late March… i suck.
    This is not even from 2014. I don’t even think it’s from 2013. 
    D:

    A scribble scrabble from a neglected mini moleskin.

    I wish I knew this girl. Instead of tearing her out of a catalog.

    I drew a children’s book, and its being printed.
    It’ll be in my hands sometime in April.
    Shit just got real.
    It’s hardcover, so you know it’s no joke, son.
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    "I’m so tall, can’t get over me
    I’m so low, can’t get under me
    I must be all these things
    For I just threw out the love of my dreams

    He’s in my eyes, he is in my ears
    He’s in my blood, he is in my tears
    I breathe love and see him every day
    Even though my love is a world away

    Oh he’s got me wondering
    My righteousness is crumbling

    Never before have I felt this way
    No one is right, want for him to stay
    I must be made of steel
    For I just threw out the love of my dreams

    He’s in my eyes, he is in my ears
    He’s in my blood, he is in my tears
    I breathe love and see him every day
    Even though my love is a world away

    Oh he’s got me wondering
    My righteousness is crumbling

    Oh he’s got me wondering
    My righteousness is crumbling
    And I see him every day
    Even though my love is a world away

    He’s in my eyes, he is in my ears
    He’s in my blood, he is in my tears
    I must be made of steel
    For I just threw out the love of my dreams”

    I JUST THREW OUT THE LOVE OF MY DREAMS from the album PINKERTON by the band WEEZER

     
  5. 12 DEAD MICE DRUMMERS DROPPING AND DRUMMING. 2013. digital.

    My contribution to a fun 12 Days of Christmas themed art collaboration. Our group combined the 12 drummers drumming with the 2000 dead mice that were dropped on Guam.

    The visible mice all died in different ways. It was fun deciding how each mouse was killed:
    Stabbed in brain via the ear. Plus drumstick through nose.
    Strangled by parachute strings.
    Shot through head.
    Beaten to death with snare drum. Drumstick through head.
    Eyes gouged with drumsticks.
    Decapitated.
    Overdosed on aspirin.
    Gutted…
    …and my favorite: Zombified.

    I tried to make the mice super cute, and i even had them in pink parachutes :) but i was asked to change them to American flags, so it was more clear as to what we were parodying.

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    Step right up, gather round,
    Greatest salesman in town
    Selling something, seldom sold
    Step up, step up, step up behold
    Dead mice for sale, They’re going fast
    Like hell
    Last dead mouse don’t be shy,
    There’s never been a better time to buy
    Last dead mouse but I’ll get more
    I’m a businessman and an entrepreneur
    Folks say I’m nuts, they can say what they please
    You’ve got to be crazy with prices like these
    No overhead so I can keep down the cost
    I make my own hours ‘cause I’m my own boss
    I believe in my product, I love what I sell
    Last dead mouse that’s why I yell
    Step right up ladies and gents
    Last dead mouse costs fifty cents
    It’s a steal at any price
    Going once, going once, going once, going twice
    Half a buck, last in stock
    Be the first one on your block
    No need to walk, no need to feed, satisfaction guaranteed
    Last dead mouse but I’ll get more
    Nice and easy now,
    Nice and easy now,
    Nice and easy now
    Last dead mouse,
    Last dead mouse

    LAST DEAD MOUSE from the album DON’T KNOW HOW TO PARTY by the band THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES

     
  6. SAVE PAGAN ISLAND. digital. 2013

    Everyone has different views and opinions. Pro military, anti military, etc. This illustration is a comment on a military proposal to occupy Pagan Island and use it for live-fire training. IMHO, the military has a lot of land already, do they really need more?

    It really is a tragic subject. But I always like to use a contrasting cuteness when tackling sad topics. Lately I’ve been making cute stuff. It’s probably a self defense mechanism i’m implementing to cheer myself up, blah, blah, blah.

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    "Please, tell me the reason behind the colors that you fly
    Love just one nation and the whole world, we divide
    You won’t say, you’re sorry, there is no other choice
    God bless the people now, who cannot raise their voice

    We can chase down all our enemies, bring them to their knees
    We can bomb the world to pieces, but we cant bomb it into peace
    Whoa, we may even find a solution, to hunger and disease
    We can bomb the world to pieces, but we cant bomb it into peace

    Violence brings one thing, more more of the same
    Military madness, the smell of flesh and burning pain
    So I sing out to the masses, stand up if youre still sane
    To all of us gone crazy, I sing this one refrain

    We can chase down all our enemies, bring them to their knees
    We can bomb the world to pieces, but we cant bomb it into peace
    Whoa, we may even find a solution to hunger and disease
    We can bomb the world to pieces, but we cant bomb it into peace

    And I sing power to the peaceful, love to the peaceful y’all
    Power to the peaceful, love to the peaceful y’all”

    BOMB THE WORLD by MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD from the album EVERYONE DESERVES MUSIC

     

  7. rabidproblemdog said: Hi, coffee girl here! :) Cool blog. You like Rooney Mara. AND Avenue Q! That makes you instantly awesome.

    Instantly awesome! Just add water… Thanks for the kind words. I always intend on posting new art more frequently, but I’ve been slowly working on a couple top secret projects that I can share yet (or I’m lazy) :/

     
  8. FLORA BAZA QUAN. digital. 2013

    hahhaa i’m a shite graphic designer, and i know it. the only reason i’m posting this is because i felt like it wasn’t getting any love, and i’m certain at least one of my 5 followers would “heart” it! (Alina, c’mon)

    I’m made a handful of “flyers” while on Guam. At the start, i was dreading it, but I’ve started to own it. Trying to be more illustrative, less sterile. Sometime i’m met with resistance. But the way i see it, these flyers are ads, and ads need to draw attention.

    Plus this event is today, so go to UOG at 5:30PM at the CLASS LECTURE HALL.
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    "Maybe it’s all of the acid I did when I was a little kid
    But when you’re hiding your fears it’s just like you’re screaming in my ear

    So I know what you said you said
    I know you’ve done the work and cut the cord
    Yea, but I don’t really think you think you did
    You’re a beauty and I love you, Queen of Swords

    I know somebody whose hell makes yours look more like Disneyland
    Some of us have been through more shit than our poor souls could stand

    So I know what you said you said
    I know you’ve done the work and cut the cord
    Yea, but I don’t really think you think you did
    You’re a beauty and I love you, Queen of Swords”

    QUEEN OF SWORDS from the album I IS ANOTHER by the band I IS ANOTHER

     
  9. CHA.NO.WRI.MO.    2013  digital. remix of nanowrimo logo.

    Another graphic created to be used in a Chamorro Studies capacity. When will the indentured servitude end!? jk, miget.

    This kind of stuff is always fun: putting twists on logos and what not. I get to apply everything I learned sampling music and making beats and remixes! wahoo!

    The original logo is for NaNoWriMo (NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth), but once I redraw it and add a couple tweaks, it becomes ChaNoWriMo (CHAmorro NOvel WRIting MOnth). The Karabao ended up looking like the Chicago Bulls logo… Must have been because I was watching the Bulls beat the Knicks while I drew it ;)

    I wanted to participate in this month long event, because I don’t get to write that much anymore. But instead, I will be suffering through NACODRAMO (NAtional COmic DRAwing MOnth)… i’m sure it exists out there in the universe. Try to finish a comic in a month… I will attempt to finish two…

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    "You know that I love you, Baby, but you just won’t let me.
    Every morning I get up, I sip my cup; My eyes get red, no-one to hear me.
    One more thing I’d like to say right here, Baby, but you just won’t let me.
    I’d like to say
    Baby, you so nice. I’d like to do the same thing twice, yeah!
    Baby, you so nice. I’d like to do the same thing twice.
    I love you so much, so-o-o-
    Love you - love you, baby, so much.
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,

    I live in the woods alone; I need your (company) company.
    Baby! Woods alone! I need your company, yeah!
    Every morning I get up, I sip my cup; My eyes get red, no-one to hear me.
    One more thing I’d like to say right here, Baby, but you just won’t let me, yeah!
    I’d like to say:
    baby, you so nice: Do the same thing twice, yeah!
    Baby, you so nice; I’d like to do the same thing twice;
    I love you, baby, so much”

    DO IT TWICE by BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS


     
  10. ROONEY MARA. digital illustration. 2013

    Crush of the Minute: Rooney Mara. Too cute.
    Duuude. This portrait took a long time. Still not sure if it’s finished yet. I like how the line art definition marries the smooth color and rendering. The result is an beautifully imperfect being.
    My goal was to try and make her look more like Rooney Mara, and less like Winona Ryder.
    When I began, it had heavier black lines, and flatter colors. But as I wrestled with it, I thinned the lines and I tried my best to paint all the shading and tones and whatever. It was tedious, so i copped out and put a pattern over everything, in order to obscure my shoddy digital painting abilities. (albeit better than my non-digital painting abilities)
    Scale texture, dragon shape, random marks, a little vignetting, blah blah blah. I’m on Guam. :)

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    "Don’t mess with the dragon

    You dig in; you’re dug in now; you cry for help
    But can someone really year?
    You’re pulling; you’re tugging, trying to save yourself
    But no one seems to care
    When you walk the world alone, whoa, whoa
    Will you find your way back home?

    Don’t mess with the dragon

    You’re falling; you’re crawling, searching in the dark
    Your heart is full of fear
    You’re crying; you’re tryin’, want to find yourself
    But you can’t look in the mirror
    When you walk that lonesome road, whoa, whoa
    Don’t forget your heart’s your home

    When you walk that lonesome road
    Don’t forget your heart’s your home.”

    DON’T MESS WITH THE DRAGON from the album DON’T MESS WITH THE DRAGON by the band OZOMATLI