Hey kids, I’m still alive, still making art, still unable to blog most of what I’ve been doing. I am, however, still updating the Monthly Daily, my daily artblog, quite religiously. I finished the first month – history! – and am now on to a new theme. Check it out! Here’s a few of my favourites from January:
That’s right kids, it’s a whole new blog! I’ll be making a valiant attempt at posting a new image every single day, on a different theme each month. Check it out, pretty please? The more people who follow it the more terrified I’ll be of failing so publicly. For January, the theme is Stuck In The Past, i.e. clothing and styles from history. Here’s a couple of my favourites thus far.
kimsokol.com/daily – Go go go!
Check it out!
You can still reach it through otherskies.net, but for all personal branding purposes, my personal portfolio address is now kimsokol.com. Haven’t decided yet whether to rebrand the blog or not, but for now I don’t have time so it’ll remain all Otherskies’d.
But the otherskies domain is very dear to me – I mean, it’s been my home on the web since I was 15. I’m still trying to come up with something neat to do with it, so don’t think I’ve abandoned it entirely…
So here’s the deal. With the economy in the state it’s in right now, our Illustration grad book for the year is in serious trouble. We’re trying to fundraise as much as possible, and would be massively appreciative of any help we can get. To that end, Grad Council marketing girl and all-around awesome person Danielle Crosby has put together the For The Love of Print campaign. So check out the little website (which I’m hosting) and if you have a few bucks to spare, there’s a whole lot of Sheridan grads who’d be very, very grateful.
And to that end, if you’d like to know who you’d be supporting here’s some links to just a few (i.e. all I could find) of my classmates:
If any Sheridanites happen to find this and can let me know the links of anybody I couldn’t find (and there’s a lot), feel free. =)
OTHERSKIES HAS RELAUNCHED. Check it out, then come back here! Go! Go! Go!
Yes, you may have noticed I’ve not posted a thing over the entire Christmas break, but now, after a week back at school, this is what I have to show for it. No art (well, one piece, but I did that over the past couple of days) but a spiffy new site with valid HTML and CSS, built up with some PHP and XHTML to make it wicked-easy for me to update. The visual design may be mediocre, but considering I knew zero PHP and only haphazard, learned-as-I-went fragments of CSS going into this, I think the technical side is pretty damn tight. Aw, yeah. I need to embrace my nerdy side sometimes.
And here be the aforementioned new art:
I wanted to do something that captured the idea of the domain: Other Skies. I bought this domain way back when I was 15, caught up in the whole anime collective culture, and back then I wanted something that sounded nice but also said something about me… and I think it still does. This is what really defines my approach towards art, towards writing, towards most creative endeavours. What I love is, not the high fantasy, pure sci-fi approach of some other world entirely, but rather that subtle shift in reality that shows something is slightly off, slightly different. Same world. Other skies. I think this illustration reflects both that philosophy and the literal name itself quite well.
Besides. Space birds! Who doesn’t love space birds?
A couple of other deeply minor matters: I entered the CMYK annual contest, and along with the entry itself the entry fee bought me this little portfolio space for a year. There’s nothing there that’d be new to any readers of this blog, but. You know. It’s there.
Also, if you want, you can now contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s just a forward to the same gmail address that was linked here all along (I could never give up my beloved gmail… oh gmail, you are my one true love) but at least it looks a wee bit more professional.
Expect a good lot of art coming up. This is my final semester of my final year and I’m gonna produce a hiring-worthy portfolio even if it kills me.*
*This is not true. I cannot be hired if I am dead.
Migration over to WordPress is complete. This has been a long time coming; I’d always been annoyed with a few things with Blogger and decided to just go ahead and finally make the move. The layout may still be tweaked a bit; it’s this rather pretty theme, but widened a bit and with some custom graphics. Still might play with the CSS a bit to get the text styles a little closer to what I had before, and at some point I’m going to get some art in the header, but for now, it ain’t bad.
Aaaand just so this isn’t a completely artless post, here’s the lines for a class assignment I should be finishing sometime this week.
It’s supposed to be a reflection (well, “reflection”) in a swimming pool; not too clear in the inks, but colour should make it a wee bit more obvious that water is involved.
My portfolio is finally up, yay. No new art to show, because everything I’ve done recently is either in progress, in my locker, or too big to scan and my camera is broken. Excuses, excuses. But there’s a load more on the site than there is on here anyhow, so check that out instead!