Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wow. I guess it's time to post something...



So... this past Tuesday, I came home to find my front door bashed in. I went inside my place to find that I am no longer a proud owner of a Playstation3 or an XBox360. After further investigation, I also noticed that I no longer had my Intos3, my 30" monitor... and my LAPTOP!!! SERIOUSLY!? WHO DOES THAT?! Front doors don't protect us anymore?! Sigh... I was thinking that entire time..."Hmm, well it could be worse... they could've shat over everything, and ripped up all my clothes... "

Then I realized... I don't have renters insurance... and I didn't back up ANYTHING that was in my laptop. I was working on a new book, and I had about a hundred or so paintings that I was working on (okay, maybe a dozen, but a hundred sounds more epic)... ALL GONE. FOREVER.

So... if anything, I implore you guys, back up your stuff... and for GOODNESS SAKES, have RENTERS INSURANCE. Okay, a post wouldn't be complete without some drawings, so here they are... (at least what I have on me... )








The first three were drawn from photo ref from the CharacterDesigns.com photoset. Great great resource! I had a blast doing them. BTW, these are photos taken from my iPhone, so I apologize for their lack of clarity. And, does anyone else think that the HDR function really blows? I certainly do...


Coffee Shop Girl memory drawing


Yoko Figure Drawing Gestures 3-5 minutes


Yoko long pose




These two images are scrap concepts that I thought were fun.


And this last image was a drawing I did really quick for my friend Casey. She needed Halloween decor.

Well, I guess that's all for now! I hope everyone is doing well! And don't forget to back up your stuff!!!

45 comments:

Mark Behm said...

*groan* Sorry to hear that, man. Still good to see a post.

Josh H. Black said...

That really sucks man But they can never take your mad drawing skills! Awesome post

A.j. Trahan said...

bad-ass work man!
sorry to hear about your loss:(

Tom Scholes said...

Goddamn, really sorry to hear that man. Wish I coulda seen those paintings, bet you are doing great.

Really glad to see an update though, even if I was around for half of it :P MORE JON MORE !

Wilson Hernandez said...

I admire how you still keep some optimism. Good post.

Kendra Melton said...

Ouch. Sorry people are complete scumbags. :/

Your work is great though. Really love your control of values.

Aseph said...

Damn! that really sucks!!!! I've just become a fan of your art and to find some Jerk ran off with what might have been some of the best inspiration the world has seen is hugely frustrating! Not to mention the PS3 that's hard to live without.

Anyway your work is beautiful thanks for bringing it to the net!

Geoff Shupe said...

ah shee-it. that totally sucks. good post thoough!

maybe you should come to DrawNight more often, it's good karma.

ShaylaF said...

Wow that is really horrible that someone would do that! I am taking it no one saw this happening. That really sucks...I can imagine how you feel. I would feel naked without an Xbox and especially a laptop...WITH YOUR WORK ON IT! That really really really really "really," sucks! You get to keep going on in life with your talents though, that is the good thing.

I'm just going to say that people like you inspire me. I wish I could go to art school so I could learn some new "mad skillz." I do what I can without art school and I am just enrolled in college for General Studies. I try and teach myself what I can on my own, and that is by studying artists like YOU...well your art of course. haha.

Keep doing what you are doing. It is working.

rimzeine said...

Sorry to hear about all your stolen goodies!! :( I just started blogging and stumbled upon your wonderful blog! i've been missing out on some serious eye candy i must say, your work is beautiful! I love your character pencil sketches/ figure drawings!
oh, and i hate peanut butter too! :)

Ryan said...

reading that made me want to vomit with sadness for your loss. seriously dude that sucks. on the bright side though, your stuff is looking dope, as always.

Mark Montague said...

Lovely pictures.

Sina Shahrokhi said...

peh! Awesome!!

Mike said...

Got here by stumbleupon. Great artwork, man.

Sorry to hear your stuff got nicked; here is a pro-tip to keep the next one: DynDNS + VNC

DynDNS (or any other dynamic updater; NoIP etc) can act like Lo-Jack for your laptop, giving you a domain it will be at whenever its online.

VNC (aka Remote Desktop) of some variety will give you access once the laptop is online again.

Can be a little complicated to set up, but makes recovery a bit easier. Sadly, I don't have any tips for getting this one back.

surfloverx said...

Pretty sad that your stuff is being stolen by this karmawhore:

http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/gcwru/a_while_ago_i_introduced_my_exgirlfriend_and_my/

Zombie said...

You are extremely talented!!

Jonathan Steven Dockal said...

What scum bags!!!! Sorry to hear about that that's terrible, but on the positive note your stuff looks remarkable

Znap said...

Awesome man!
Your drawings are really good.

MPquadrat said...

I really like your stuff!
The different styles you try, the lighting and shading! Beautiful! :)

And I'm sorry, to hear what happened to you! :(

Shanda Bear said...

Your skill is very inspiring :) I will follow!

Jessica said...
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Jessica said...

Sorry to hear that happened! Scumbags. But Wow these are incredible! Im really trying to work on the structure and form of my drawings, you have completely nailed it, any tips? Are you using a graphite stick/block for your life drawings? Such an inspiration! Cant wait to see what else you post! :D

houseofhyo said...

Hey Jon,
It's May 2011...
Perhaps time for a new post?

MONROY said...

great works!

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Ivan said...

Love your figure work. I love coffee shop girl. Are they all digital works?

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GOGOPEDRO said...

Someone told me to come over here and look at the beautiful posts... I'm sure glad I did... I think I'll follow along..

P

Arjun said...

You'r sketches are awesome! I do a lot of sketching of the female form and your posts really inspire me..
Now I feel like posting my old sketches on my blog too. Thanks.

- Arjun Khode

Mark Montague said...

Sorry about your loss but happy to see some more of your brilliant work.

James Raczkowski said...

Man that sucks!! Thank you for still having the will to post your drawings. I really enjoyed them. :)

MONROY said...

Very very cool!

Ben Lo said...

sorry to hear that, please start posting again, i love your life drawings!

jmokky said...

hi jon! love your sketches especially the coffee girl memory sketch and the halloween piece which resembled the munsters family :)

i haven't sketched or used the pencil to draw for more than a decade now...any tips for a refresher?

Chris Donnelly said...

Sorry to read this. That makes me think someone knew exactly what you had in there. I wish you a speedy recovery on getting back on your feet.

Adam Robinson said...

These sketches are awesome!!

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Chrissy said...

I love your work!! I recently referenced your sketch "Coffee Shop Girl memory drawing," to make a watercolor piece for my sister for Christmas (instagram: chrissylizabeth). I still have a lot to learn. Thank you for sharing your art!

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