Monday, September 26, 2011

fun with illustrator

So a friend came by my job and she wanted to learn a couple of things on illustrator and photoshop. In our discussions we decided to create a vector portrait of her.. here is the result.. I was very surprised how quickly she caught on, and i rather like the outcome.

newest submission to sketchy miami 9/26

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Florida credit card company giving AK47s as a spending bonus for merchants

I ever tell you how awesome living in florida is? I mean our credit card company's give out AK47s... whats better then that! see below for details:

Do you happen to need an AK-47, as well as a company to process your credit card transactions?

If so, that would make today your lucky day, strangely enough. -- a Sarasota-based company that provides the equipment and processing for credit-card transactions in businesses -- announced its "Free AK-47 Giveaway" yesterday, offering an AK-47 worth up to $750 for new accounts based on how much credit-card processing volume businesses put through the company.

The company doesn't exactly have a cache of AKs sitting in its stock room -- it gives you a voucher to redeem instead -- and while you don't have to get an AK-47, they'd prefer you did.

"Keep in mind we are not simply handing out AK-47 assault rifles to anyone who opens an account with us," the company says. "Instead, you will receive a voucher that can be used towards the purchase of a firearm at any reputable gun shop where you must go through the proper background checks and waiting period that the law requires. If you prefer, the voucher can also be redeemed for cash."

Under the banner on its website that says "God, Guns & Guts" as part of the company's "No Victims" campaign, the company is promoting its services to protect against robberies and such, and apparently assault rifles fit the bill:

One of the most important steps toward ensuring you and your businesses well being is deciding to not be a victim.

According to a survey conducted by Professors James D. Wright and Peter H. Rossi, 56% of the felons surveyed agreed that "A criminal is not going to mess around with a victim he knows is armed with a gun;"

With the all of violence and crime in the US there are many things merchants can do in order to protect themselves in the future.

The website also uses a song that claims "I got rights" -- not the Hank Williams Jr. "I've Got Rights" -- and includes the lyrics "the Good Book says, I got rights."

For the $750 AK, you're going to need to open an account for 15 or more stores and do more than $1 million in volume.

If you do less, the company still offers smaller payouts toward the purchase of your new assault rifle, down to $50 for one store and $100,000 in volume.

(original article:

Friday, September 16, 2011

newest submission to sketchy miami
took like 45 minutes, did it in colored pencil... was pretty fun... you can check out my other sketches by clicking here

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sisqo ‘Thong Song’ For Orchestra #56

Sisqo ‘Thong Song’ For Orchestra #56

It doesnt get better then this! Sisquo's the thong song arranged for orchrstra! LOL this is simultaeously hilarious and brilliant.

ps. alittle on the composer: Walt Ribeiro, a New Jersey native, is a composer of classical music. His work has been primarily distributed via the internet. he launched For Orchestra where he arranged pop songs for orchestra. His arrangements have covered songs by Lady Gaga, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Rimsky Korsakov, and MGMT to name a few. It has since been featured on Comedy Central Tosh.O, Perez Hilton, Green Plastic for his Radiohead arrangement and more.

Ribeiro was born January 25, 1984

Thursday, September 8, 2011


So i was first introduced to by a fellow artist and friend that submited 3 sketches to the site. Upon learning about the goal of the site i immediately fell in love with their goal and decided to submit some pieces myself.

this is quite simply the goal of the site:
to create a portrait of every person in Miami. Here’s how it works:

1) Miami residents submit photographs of themselves, along with their names (at least — they can choose to share more information, e.g., birth date, neighborhood, favorite food, et cetera).

2) Local artists — i.e., all locals who consider themselves artists — create portraits based on the submitted photographs. (We call the portraits “Sketchys”.) Artists can work in any medium they choose and do as many Sketchys as they choose. All participating artists have a page on where their Sketchys are displayed alongside any personal info they choose to provide (bio, personal website, etc.).

3) As they are completed, the Sketchys appear on the homepage with a link to their photographs and to the artist’s personal page. In this way, each post is as much about the artist as the subject of the Sketchy itself.

Why do this?

The relationship between portrait subject and portraitist is one of the strongest in the history of art. (Think of the bond between Mona Lisa and Leonardo.) Sketchy Miami seeks to facilitate this relationship between thousands of local artists and residents. We believe the intimate nature of the exchange — giving one’s image, one’s face, to an artist to depict — will forge a bond of trust as no other art form could. In time, Sketchy Miami will become a definitive and inspiring testament to Miami’s diversity, ethnic, creative, physiognomic, and otherwise.

No Self-Portrait Policy

Self-portraits are awesome, but they don’t work for Sketchy Miami because the essence of this project is exchange. We want Miami artists and other locals to come together through portraiture, and self-portraits, by definition, do not involve interaction.

below you will find my submissions----

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Camber Comp: hottest thing on the trails right now

The Camber Comp by Specialized features 120mm of front and rear travel; utilizing a RockShox Recon Silver fork and Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brakes for a plush and versatile trail bike >>> Not to mention with that paint job you'll be tackling many a trail while simultaneously "looking fresh to def"!

If their gonna see you sweat, do it with style!