Target Oekaki Finished:

Finally done.

Inspired by Spoon's song, Don't Make Me a Target.

Tried to draw paper unsuccessfully and tried to add a blue fabric thing and photo for more variation at the bullseye. Not exactly working out, but it’s done and I can move on with my boring self.

Rogue.

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Target Oekaki

Inspired by Spoon’s ‘Don’t Make Me a Target’. Trying a ‘loose’ approach to the target and the shapes, maybe less ‘clean’ than usual. This means I’ll probably finish realtively quickly, because when I try to make things clean, it takes exponentially longer to finish…

Maybe I’ll get rid of the heart in the middle… I can’t get the shape right even with references, and I’m not sure how to color the heart so that it stands out from the red already present in the target rings….

I love this band so much it was inevitable I’d draw something inspired from one of their fantastic albums…

Rogue.

Daily Post: Quotes

I read this post on The Daily Post: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/creative-manifestos/ Where do you find inspirational words? Better yet, what’s your favorite quote that you’ve written yourself?

I find the most inspirational words in poems or more likely song lyrics I come across. I read them and sometimes I pick up on themes or feelings and it helps me draw or write. Sometimes they make me just laugh.

Here are a few of many the favorites I can remember:

Modest Mouse, ‘Custom Concern: ‘Message read on the bathroom wall
Says, “I don’t feel at all like I fall.”
And we’re losing all touch, losing all touch
Building a desert

Modest Mouse, ‘A Life of Arctic Sounds’: ‘As long as your gone,
I can’t apologize
for all the things that I haven’t said and done

Modest Mouse, ‘Baby Blue Sedan’: ‘And it’s hard to be a human being, And it’s harder as anything else, And I’m lonesome when you’re around,And I’m never lonesome when I’m by myself, And I miss you when you’re around.

Cage the Elephant, Around My Head: ‘I don’t think it’s very nice
To walk around my head all night
You got me tangled like a bread-tie twisted
I don’t think it’s fair…

William Blake’s ‘Auguries of Innocence’: ‘To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.

I actually find most of the tidbits of the Auguries of Innocence pretty inspirational. I also love his poem ‘The Poisen Tree’.

Spoon, ‘Jonathan Fisk’: ‘It’s such a long way home,
It’s how the story goes.
And it’s like atom bombs and blunt razors, Atom bombs and blunt razors

Ho Chi Minh: ‘When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.

William Shakespeare: ‘Hell is empty and the devils are all here.

Firefly’s Wash: ‘Curse you and your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

I don’t really make any inspirational quotes. The stuff I say is usually when I have a good conversation going with a friend and it’s all situational humor. I but I did promise a friend we’d get “I see stupid people” on a shirt. I’m pretty sure I’m not the first to say that however.

Rogue.

Music I've Been Listening To Recently

Quote

Spoon LIVE @ Stubbs BBQ – SXSW 2007

Recently I’ve been listening to more of the same bands. I’m taking a second look at my favorite bands: Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire, Spoon, Arctic Monkeys, etc. Probably falling in love with all of them…All over again.

1. Spoon’s “Something To Look Forward To”

I love Spoon. Especially their name. They have fantastic instrumentals that I hum in my head all day.

2. Arctic Monkey’s “Fluorescent Adolescent”

“Fluorescent Adolescent” is the second song I ever heard from this band. I found them on Youtube forever ago, and I almost forgot about them until they released their “Suck it and See” album this year.

3. Arcade Fire’s “Ready To Start”

I honestly liked Arcade Fire’s “Funeral” album better than “The Suburbs”. I think “Ready To Start” is the one of the stronger pieces.

4. Modest Mouse’s “I’ve Got It All(Most)”

Modest Mouse is awesome.

5. Ed Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s “Home”

This song reminds me of the 70s or something. It has that vintage feel but it’s from 2010.

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Musical Performances I'd Like to See Live

Modest Mouse! The Spoon! The Strokes/ or Arcade Fire!

Modest Mouse Isaac004

Whoo! That would be righteously awsome.

I’ve missed many chances to see several bands I like; notably Arcade Fire at Coachella this year. Both Modest Mouse and Spoon have hit popularity in the past years, but I haven’t heard any of them coming to were I live. U:

I don’t care if I have to wade through a crowd of sweaty, dancing, rabid people. I want to see Modest Mouse live one day.

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Cheer-Me-Up Music

Music doesn’t really cheer me up or bring me down. I tend to listen to whatever the latest song I happen to like. But there are some ‘trends’.

Hands in the air – in concert

Most of the music I listen to is some form of rock. If I feel sad I go for alternative and heavy rock, perhaps Three Day’s Grace. Let’s say I want to feel productive, creative, and so on, I’d probably listen to indie rock. My favorite bands happen to be Spoon and Modest Mouse in that genre. If I feel happy it’s probably going to be Sum 41, Green Day, Arcade Fire, Strokes, and any other type of music that’s not rock.

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