Sunday, December 20, 2009
I kept thinking about this a lot today actually. I really have had trouble seeing myself being a professional illustrator/artist. Or just living on making art and doing it 8 hours a day. I do draw a lot. And I mean a lot. But normally the things I draw are my own self entertainment. With a lot of the new exposure I am witnessing and talking to a lot of artist in different mediums and ranges I am slowly getting to the point where I can see myself just living on my art.
However it is very tough for me to really see that happening. I think it's just hard because it's been a hobby for a very very long time. I am just use to it being what I want and the big change is, to making something for what someone else wants.
Several discussions with people I met over this weekend have been about them seeing what I make and what potential I have if I try doing this and that. Like one person brought up from a workshop that my art would look really cool as sculptures. Which is more Jenn's area. But I do like making 3D art. Like I studied 3D modeling at AIP and some of my art does have a three dimensional look. So it might be worth trying to sculpt my characters or different things I draw. So it might doing a little fiddling playing around with such art.
I am defiantly hungry for being more involved in entertainment media. Yeah, I know that can mean almost anything. Potentially I am thinking games. Like, video games, card games, interactive, etc. So I will need to make examples of work to show I have the skills for these.
I have to make it happen. Soon.
I believe it is going to happen.
It will happen :)
Friday, December 18, 2009
The wallets I make are currently at store called Fabricate, located in Northside Cincinnati. I think you should stop by and check them.
They are located at:
4012 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
Here are a few pictures to see what they look like. :)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Please email me if you are interested. :)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I have about 8 more cloud illustrations yet to make. Still in process. Will have more soon or later.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
For the time being though, here is a few pictures of the paper I have on hand.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Here is a piece showing at the Salon.
Feel free to stop by and say hi to Karen Neuhaus at 1911 Mentor Ave. Norwood, Ohio 45212
Friday, July 17, 2009
Went through some materials I have to plan for future art pieces.
Nothing real to exciting unless you are into art a lot. So otherwise IT was exciting and fun.
Might play some Patapon 2 now.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Getting close to the show for July 26th
I am very nervous, yet very excited about being in a show. I haven't shown anything I have really wanted to show as far as my art. So that is probably why I am excited.
So you should come check out my art and 3 other friends as well.
Kadie Sanders-- a good close friend I have known for over 5 years. She has inspired me in soooo many ways.
Christiane Sears-- a great friend that is well organized, and has lots of photography from her travels.
Laura Eyster-- a friend and amazingly talented artist.
Show is on July 26th at 2pm-5pm
Show is at Norwood Salon - 1911 Mentor Ave Norwood, Ohio 45212
call 513.602.7444 for directions if need.
Hope to see you there
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I hope others will see it that way.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I have only 5 more pieces to finish for the show. Most of the pieces I am submitting are collage or street art style collages.
Example--- Kolor of Greed by me Brennan Bradford © 2008-2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
At the same time I am preparing for an art show in July. I am working on a few new pieces that I had planned out for a long time, that I never got around to. So I will be working on those as well. Some which go along with the new altered art series that I have been posting. So keep checking for new updates.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Here is more info.
A Week-long Series on the Art of Character Design, Comics and Animation Open to anyone, ages 10-18 (no prior experience required) Cost: $10 (for materials)
Learn how to begin illustrating your own comic strip, game design, or animated film using basic cartooning and story boarding techniques. Instructors Brennan Bradford and Lauren Rasmussen will introduce you to the style of the masters (Marvel, Disney, Studio Ghibli), then help you develop your own. Contact us by June 19 to register.
STUDIO E (1758 Lincoln Ave, 45212)
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
I can see art, dream art. I can feel art coming. Images and images. They just appear.
It's like unconsciousness. I just blink for a second and another hundred images appear.
Like I didn't go any where to see all it to appear. I just see it.
I can see art, images and designs and movements just like sparks of fire or flashing bolts.
I don't know what causes it. When I even make something, sometimes I just don't know where it is coming from.
I sometimes don't know if it's my hand, my arm, my own finger tips. They just flow and move around.
I see the art, I see the images, I see it and my arm and hand just make it.
The images are still in my head. Just now another!
I see art images.
I see images in my head.
I must make. I must make art!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
This is my Forth altered art piece.
Skulls, bullets and nails make up this piece. I thought I would make something more dark and horrifying-like.
These pieces are applied onto tiles, have a wall hanging clip on the back so they may be displayed on your wall.
This is for sale if anyone is interested.
Sale price- $50
Thursday, June 4, 2009
So, I am getting that going and working on a few things. Selling myself is one of the first things on my agenda. So what I am going to do is use this blog as a means to sell and brag about myself. I am not really good at it at all. But with lots of practice I can turn my act around and become a great marketer.
I will get an illustrating-artist business card together soon as well.
So here it goes.
My skills in art are...
I have really high tuned drawing abilities and amazing color design knowledge. I have been consistently told how amazing my work is and have impressed many and have been asked to sell my work from a audience.
I have designed one mural so far, but looking to provide more designs in the future.
I have helped with a number of murals in the Cincinnati area.
I am one of the host for Art at the Outlet at the City Gospel Mission. Serving homeless people to provide them a creative outlet. I have been part of the team for 3 years going on 4.
I also have done face painting for 8 block parties/business parties and was given a great approval rating.
I have volunteered for 3 years of my time to Cincinnati Art Festival with the youth arts.
My goals are to submit my art to magazines, galleries, advertisement companies, and to show case my art in cafe and bars.
I am beginning to believe with my original style, fluid flow and skilled abilities I can transform an audience and show what kind of artist I really am.
If anyone else would like to comment and give me thoughts about what you would like to see come out of my art. Please feel free to share.
Look forward to hearing and meeting you all.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Today I met up with Laura to help promote Studio-e and the summer program for Drawing Stories. A lot of the talking was done by Laura, but I helped to present to the class some exercises for drawing Caricatures. Last night I went through my reference binder and drew a few people. It took about 12 drawings before it started getting back to me. I brought my favorite sketches I did last night to use as examples for the students.
The hard part really was some of the students not really interested in what Laura was talking about. But I had the easy job. I got to show off two of my recent sketch books that I color in with markers. The students loved them! I was really glad that it grabbed there attention to give them an idea of some skills set in place to see. I really need to get my teaching skills up. It is very intimidating to me though. I shouldn't be since they are like 12-18. But still find it hard to find the will to be completely confident at what I am saying and doing. But I really do think I do pretty well. So I am patting myself on the back for a first try with teaching in front of a class. I need to keep practicing on getting full attention from groups. That's what I really don't like. Less than 4 people I am ok, but 5-12 it gets really hard.
I am excited about the class going on for Studio-E this Summer, it will be really rewarding for me to have this experience and hopefully learn to challenge myself to taking on more teaching and mentoring roles.
It's going to take maybe a few more times to get my full confidence up though.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Not sure what that means right now, but I might find out. Some or maybe a lot of people say, "artist are so freaking crazy" I guess it's true. But I just think artist are better dreamers and have better ideas. That doesn't make them crazy does it? Ideas aren't crazy.
So I have 2,129 ideas written on paper. I better start making them come alive.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I am hoping the high school students that looked at my sketch books really do come to the Open Studio. With that said I am looking forward to this summer.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
I like the conversation I had with Jill about that's what artist do. The world is our playground.
Here is the piece I played with.
I regret to tell you that it's not for sale.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
That's the scene people probably envision when it comes to that leap of faith. People want to have people reaching for them. Not all, but a gesture coming forward to let a person know that there is help here for them.
There are lot of people on the streets that are ignored that live a life style of terminal illness and a life style of a family background of abuse. For people who have lived such a way, you don't see the harm and hurt they have gone through, and you will NEVER truly understand because you didn't live that way. You want to believe you know, but it is quit simply you don't. No one ask for such a way to live. I lived such a life of seeing life being destructive, unloving, abusive, and fearful. I didn't ask for that. It's not the worse way to live either I suppose. I had shoes on my feet, clothes, water and food provided. So I didn't live like the man downtown. But I lived with a broken family like hundreds if not thousands of American living. Which shouldn't no longer be boxed in with just as an American living. After finding our culture has a lot of luxury than a lot of other countries.
Some, not all are called to be servants. Not all are called or made known that is what your purpose is in life. Even the same, you might not ask for it. I don't remember 10 years ago thinking I would be serving people. I don't remember praying to God I want to serve. I asked for new car, a wife and kids. I prayed for those kind of things, but what God called me to do was to serve. I believe it to be my true calling to help and listen to people who have stories to tell and feelings to share. I think for the rest of my life I will only praying help me to guide and help me to listen to the people God decides walks into me. Because it's clear to me this is what I am here for.
Thank you Lord for what you have bestowed upon me.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Yeah, it does seem like Cincinnati tends to be the place where it's freezer coats one day, then shorts and tank top season the next day. "Only in Cincinnati".
I still managed to a few somethings while I had a pleasant mild resistant time to allergies for about 12 hours, but now I am back to yuck. It really is a strain on my productivity to make art and get my brain in the right places.
Tea, tea and more tea is my solution to counteracting the drainage.
Tomorrow I am hoping to look around and read at some cafes around Cincy. The rain and chillness might damper my hopes though. I am looking around for art opportunities again. If anyone has any ideas to share or something, please share with me.
I think I need to clean my apartment this week, all this dust might be is what is keeping me sick longer than I am use too. So that is something I need to tend too. Plus I like rearranging my own stuff.
I wonder if heaven has dust.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I just am consistently battle with my life or with American life style.
"this can't be it!"
"how can so many people be so acceptable to living like this?"
No answers.. just comments and a considerable amount of thoughts.
It was good to hear people are still active and poundering what to do.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I am wanting to learn more about local artist and there own views. I am finding a few in the Cincinnati area I can probably write too and ask them questions, but find I should do my own research before asking anything. I think by talking to other artist I might understand myself as an artist better, and probably help shape me as an artist. This might be hard for me to do as I just tend to just build and make art more that learn more about creators and developers. I see a lot of artist as developers so I can remind myself that we are all potential artist. Maybe I am just not serious enough about art really. Maybe that is my real problem. But I think sometimes it is silly to put a crown on anyone head for something that shouldn't be graded. I like to make art because it's fun. But I am dabbing around with other materials and techniques so I can have a lot larger palette to make a bigger playground.
But it wouldn't hurt to discover artist to know what is surrounding me.