Saturday, October 30, 2010

Muni N Judah Illustration

Here is another adobe illustrator vehicle I made for my upcoming illustration. The N Judah is perhaps, in my opinion, one of the most unreliable lines that SF has. If it's not unreliable... it's too slow. I used to take this to my old church every Sunday and going out to the Sunset from downtown was fine. Coming back later in the day to downtown was awful. Thankfully I have rarely any reason to go to the Sunset to use this line. However, I do like the caterpillar appearance of these machines. The N Judah is a subway/street train. Hope you like the illustration, there should be more to come and hopefully in a week or two... the complete illustration!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

38 Geary Bus Muni

Here is the second vehicle of many of SF transportation I am including in an upcoming infographic. I take this bus almost on a daily basis to get to class. The 38 is probably the most frequent and reliable bus line in the city that I know of and am very thankful for that. Even though some rides can range from 15-45minutes and I'm about sick of the same route everyday, I'm glad I have an easy way to get downtown or home. This, like the other, is done in Adobe Illustrator. Took about 7-9 hours. Added some of my art as 'advertisements' for the side of the bus. Hope you enjoy and look forward to more!

Monday, October 25, 2010

F Castro Street Car Illustration

Started and finished this in class today. It is part of an upcoming info graphic I'm doing for my portfolio and thought that using SF transportation would be great! I'm quite familiar with the F line street cars (various ones in colors and shapes and makes) from having to take this as part of my trips to an Industrial Design Drawing class I took during the summer. The line runs partly along Market Street and connects the Castro to Fisherman's Warf. The illustration itself took only about 5 hours and hopefully the others will be that short as well. Stay tuned for more!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Post 100... sort of... (P-51 Mustang Complete)

Well, here it is! Post #100.... or so my dashboard says, while my actual blog says in the archive 93 or so. Needless to say technology confuses me sometimes.
Here is the completed P-51 Mustang all in Adobe Illustrator. From start to finish I think I've worked roughly at least 170-190 hours on this and still not entirely happy. Next time I want my own reference or at least not off angle reference and that of one variant. There are just too many variants of the Mustang... and variants of variants! So to all of you die hard P-51 guys, sorry it's not perfect- you want it perfect, then let me see one in person... and possibly get a ride in the two seater! XD Then we'd both definitely be giddy little kids having way too much fun.
Anyway, this file crashed illustrator for me 3 times, was cause for much prayer and humbling
(as I said some pretty unkind things to my computer), and a great practice and learning of Illustrator.
Below is the wire version. For those of you who know Illustrator I'm sure you'll understand the craziness.
On a side note for bloggers out there- beware accidentally using meta tags in the html. I posted this maybe six or seven times before getting it to work.
Anyway, back to more illustrating!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bay Area Architecture Sketch 4



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Bay Area Architecture Sketch 3


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Bay Area Architecture Sketch 2


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Bay Area Architecture Sketch 1



As I've needed some liberal arts units to finish up at AAU, I decided to take A Survey of Bay Area Architecture. I find it hilarious that I'm required to draw in a liberal arts class. Each of these sketches are really loose and quickly done. I decided I'd put up what I've done so far as I am eager to fill up posts to get to the 100th post for this blog! :D I have a week to finish the P-51 Mustang (if I can manage it) and that should lay claim to number 100. So in the meantime... hear are some sketchy space fillers. Enjoy.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

I'm Still Yours

If You washed away my vanity
If You took away my words
If all my world was swept away
Would You be enough for me?
Would my beating heart still sing?

If I lost it all
Would my hands stay lifted
To the God who gives and takes away

If You take it all
This life You've given
Still my heart will sing to You

When my life is not what I expected
The plans I made have failed
When there's nothing left to steal me away
Will You be enough for me?
Will my broken heart still sing?

If I lost it all
Would my hands stay lifted
To the God who gives
And takes away

If You take it all
This life You've given
Still my heart
Will sing to You

Even if You take it all away
You’ll never let me go
Take it all away
But I still know

That I'm Yours
I'm still Yours

Oh, I'm Yours
I'm still Yours
I'm still Yours

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjSvml7iWeQ