Well, being that this fits the occasion, I thought I'd post it. :)
Being pregnant & working at the same time is not easy. Especially, when you have to stay active & have a job like mine where you must sit at the computer constantly, draw & sit for ages. When I saw this, it made me think.. this is EXACTLY how it can feel to do freelance work. You have to be in the right mood.. (well, at least I do!)
And being pregnant.. your mood is constantly changing & your hormones are all over the place. So sometimes working on artwork can seem like a distant impossible thing. Up until the deadline comes close.. Then, it's like all of the sudden your brain turns into gear & you're creative lightbulb turns on! haha. It's a funny thing really how that happens. This is definitely my life in the next few weeks. I have to get so much work done before the baby decides to pop-out. And slowly but surely time is ticking & slowly diminishing.. before I'll be a full-time parent & my work will have to come to a stand-still for a while. agh! I'd better get to work! Have a nice day! :D
I got an order from an old boss of mine from "Universal Studios" when I used to work as a "Casting Assistant" back in 1995! A total blast from the past! I feel very old now. lol. He wanted to get a 'Realistic' digital black & white caricature - something different! :)
Here's a fun caricature I got to draw for an anniversary couple. The guy is a builder & loves driving his excavator, loves wine & his black cows. The lady loves to cook & they both have a family with 2 boys & 2 girls.. so I implemented a generic family photo on the wall. Whenever she cooks he says what's written in the speech bubble there.
(All of this was completed using Photoshop & Painter)
Here's a few pics I thought I'd share from a gig I drew at 2 days ago. Sadly, I was only able to take a few pictures of my work due to the HIGH demand of people that were there. The Line I had of people wanting to get drawn was so giant. But at least I was able to take a few.
(Above Pic): This was the sign for the event.
(Above Pic): Here's a Dirt-Biker kid
(Above Pic): And a 'Surfin Kid'
(Above Pic): Here were two 'Basketball Pros' on the same. I thought the kid on the
right was so funny. I love how his eyes dissappeared when he smiled.
(Above Pic): Yaay, that's me - Sketch Artist in blue. Of course the place paid me..
This here is Casting Director, "Mel Johnson". I used to intern for him back in 1995 for a couple of years which eventually led me to work for him in as a 'Casting Assistant' in my teen years as I was trying to find my way in what I wanted to do for my career. It was a blast working in that field.. meeting all the upcoming celebrities.
Anyway, I drew this AGES ago! Probably someplace around 16 years ago?? I'm not sure. I honestly don't even remember drawing this. But anyway, Mel recently asked if I could color it for him after alllllllllll this time.. and so I did. I really can't believe he kept the drawing for so long. lol. But I thought it was so cool! It's interesting too.. to go over super-old artwork too! And it even inspired me to possibly do more pencil drawings in the future for fun! :)
So if you are ever looking for a cast of actors for roles in a film or commercial.. just Contact Mel Johnson & he'll do the job.
►Mel Johnson C.S.A.
(Based at Universal Studios - Orlando, Florida)
In addition to that, you may want to ask him about the 'cold-reading' seminar workshops he teaches as well.
Okay.. so I guess the pregnancy pains are worth the trouble.. knowing that this little one is in my tummy. hee-hee! I know all will be worth it once she is out! So this here is the latest video on the little baby in my womb.. my precious daughter, whom I've already named, "Kiara Grace Stampek". I was very surprised she'd be a girl.. because most of everyone I know was guessing a boy. lol. ;D But they were all wrong! haha. Anyway, she's only 4 months away from being in my arms. Can't wait! May the Lord help me to guide her as she enters into this world. Enjoy the video!
Who is "Penn Jillette" you ask?
This guys background is that he had or has a show called, "Penn and Teller's.. ****-****" on Showtime. I have never watched his show.. (with a name like that) but I know enough about him & his views.
He is highly intelligent. Doesn't drink, smoke, is married, has a strong family life & lives a pretty decent life.The MAJOR difference between this Atheist & MANY others is that he is not AT ALL bothered when Christians witness to him about how to get saved. In fact, he says that if they truly believe that he is going to hell without Jesus, then he'd actually be OFFENDED if they didn't witness to him. That it would mean they didn't care about him and would be the ultimate insult.
His words were: "If Christians don’t warn others about what they believe,
then they are truly being hateful."
So, to the Christian, he's such a likable person.. mainly because he understands that important main concept about Evangelism!
He seems to understand Christianity more then some Christians that I know.. Amazing! So.. hoping he'll come to know truth some day. He really does seem like another nice guy.. that just needs to gets saved.
Anyway, here is the 'rough-sketch' I drew of him...
And here is the final painted version...
Don't forget to watch!!! -->
I painted this one Digitally in 'Corel Painter' also. But it was 1st sketched out with pencil on paper.
About "Christopher Hitchens":
He just died recently last year of cancer.
He drank a LOT of alcohol & smoked a LOT of cigarettes when he was alive.
And when he found out he had cancer he said he didn't regret any of those habits he
had at all.
He's a famous author & atheist who is most known for trying to
disprove God, the Bible, heaven & hell through his books...
such as, "God is not great: How Religion Poisons Everything", etc.
Many believed & hoped that he'd have a change of heart & get saved
on his death bed.. but even waaaay before he knew he was going to die his
"I would not do such a pathetic thing while I am lucid.
I could be quite sure of that, and if there are any rumors saying otherwise....
Don't believe it."
Isn't that so sad? This guy had a STRONG hatred for God too. His quotes & views toward God were unbelievable! And sadly he had a large following of college students. I'm praying that the infiltration he created in many minds will be undone.
So this one here is the rough-sketch I drew of him...
And this one here is the final painted version.
Don't forget to watch!!! -->
okay.. so, I Digitally Painted this in 'Corel Painter'
About "Bill Nye": He used to have his own show on PBS for years & years.. and he finally moved on to other things. Apparently he has recently stirring up a lot of Christians by some stuff he recently said about how "Creationism" Is Not Appropriate For Children. So at the moment he is in the spotlight. If you're a Christian reading this, please pray for this man. He needs it. And if you're not, please take a closer look at the truth that Bill Nye is avoiding.
This one here was the 'rough sketch' I drew.
And since the body wasn't needed because of what this will be used for.. I got rid of the body & just painted up his face. So, this is the final version.
Okay.. yesterday & the day before were the worst 2 days of PAIN PREGNANCY so far! lol. :P WOW! Phew! I'm so exhausted!
The 1st day.. was the evil Dentist pain... (Extreme weeping & gnashing of teeth). It was like walking into the valley of death going there. No joke! Ask my husband! lol. :P And for the entire day.. I was out of it due to the distraction of irritation, sensitivity & discomfort.
And the 2nd day.. was insane gross constipation.. unlike anything I've ever felt! I found that this was normal among 30-40% of pregnant woman. I thought I would have to go to the hospital or something.. cause the pain of bloating was so severe! But I think now, after 6 hours of constant running to the bathroom - I've come to feel a bit better. I've been drinking water like mad, so have been keeping myself hydrated.
At the moment I'll ONLY be having fiber-filled foods.. such as fruit & veggies & will be exercising more often then I have been. And most importantly praying for the Lord's sovereign hand to comfort me & keep my baby healthy during this time. If you are a Christian reading this.. please agree with me in Prayer.. I'd totally appreciate it! :) And if you're an atheist.. I guess, wish well for me? lol.