Sunday, June 19, 2016

Pasadena Chalk Festival 2016!

So in the Sunday afternoon, I checked out the Pasadena Chalk Festival 2016.  First I've ever been to.  Pretty sweet.  Lots of interesting work, and tons of fan art.  It was 106° F in Pasadena, however, so it was super duper hot. It's interesting because last week was the Pasadena Music Festival, and the weather was cloudy and a bit rainy.  Things would've been very different if it did rain today.  Sort of like what happened in Mary Poppins when rain messed up Burt's chalk drawings. 




I try to attend a lot of these artsy events, mostly to inspire me.  After all, I do live in Pasadena, which has a lot of art-related events and places.  Gotta make the most of it.  This time, I took the train to get to the festival mostly so I wouldn't have to worry about parking. The Metro station was almost a mile away from my apartment, so I walked over there.  Next time I'll park my car there instead--it was way too hot to be walking in the street. 

As usual, I took my sketchbook with me, but I mostly sketched while waiting for the train and not during the festival.  I generally don't tend to draw a drawing of someone else's drawing. 

With that said, here are some photos of the artworks I saw at the event:




It's like a requirement to have Deadpool somewhere these days.



One of the more noticeably 3-D drawings.


Royalty. Get it? Get it? Har har.


Adam, I don't think we survived that crash...

Ah, an Overwatch fan


But, no Porky? 


Ah, this was a fun flick


Something a bit more old school. Nice!



Saturday, June 18, 2016

Woohoo! My Loot Crate just arrived!

My Loot Crate just arrived today.  This is my first Loot Crate ever.  Heard about it from my coworker who gets her wacky T-shirts from through here, so. All my coworkers wear wacky and/or retro T-shirts.  Time for me to follow suit.  

Actually, I'm not very big into collecting things...I like making things and putting them up, but not a big collector. With that said, collecting things make for good reference material for good art.

But....I got this one Loot Crate because this month's theme was "Dystopia" and I just happened to be a fan of Fallout, Robocop, Bioshock, and Terminator.  Four good reasons.  (I got $3 off for using the codeword "THISISRAD" which I heard about because I occasionally listen to the "This Is Rad" podcast.)

Given that one of my favorite movies ever is the 80s Robocop, the T-shirt in here was pretty cool.


The Loot Crate

Opening....


The Loot Crate contains a metal plate of Terminator, a Loot Pin, a Bioshock
key, Fallout Vinyl collectible toy, 300-piece Matrix puzzle, Robocop T-shirt,
A little Loot Crate magazine/newsletter, and a membership card  


Love this T-shirt.  My favorite on this crate.


This FALLOUT figure from Dorbz is cool, too.  

All this Loot Crate talk makes me want to play Overwatch, which I've been playing online with coworkers.  They have a loot crate in that game as well.  A virtual one.  Not quite the same.