Thursday, June 30, 2011

I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.

It's a long story. But the point of that story would have been that I've gone mad. Anyway, I'd not drawn anything except for work. I really would have liked to draw more, it's not that I didn't want to. I really have no explanation except that I'm a total nutter.

So here's the first thing I've drawn since I've graduated from college. And it's my high school logo and mascot.

I don't miss high school at all. But I sure do miss our mascot. She was really smart.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


So, I had some success with my computer, and it was running a bit better with all the clutter removed. Then my boyfriend spilled half a glass of wine right on top of it. So that probably reduced its life expectancy a little. In any case, my scanners still not set up, so I took this little picture with Photo Booth, cos I don't have a camera. No, not even a camera phone.

I've started trying to paint... starting small... yes, the canvas really is that small... but its a canvas nonetheless. I've been worried about leaving the paints out, since this very young kitten might think they look tasty.

Her name is Cereza, apparently... thanks Sara!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fun Week!

I ended up without a computer all week while I spent all my free time trying to erase everything and start from scratch with Snow Leopard, and it was frustrating, as can be predicted. Now this weekend, I'm home sick and feeling downright awful, trying to rest.

Anyway, I doodled this thing into the computer after watching a Clash documentary; its not supposed to be anyone specific. I've been really into rockumentaries lately, so that could be where I draw inspiration from for a little while... 'til something newer and more wicked this way comes.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Seems like the thing to do...

I'm wondering at this point whether or not I should just start painting again, since this digital painting thing just isn't working out for me. After a day at work, I've definitely felt like drawing and animating but... I don't want to look at a computer screen. So now I've got tons of messy pencil doodles but nothing clean and show-worthy. I also have a kitten.

Anyway, this seemed like the thing to do, and it no doubt does something positive for your motivation.

It's like those Facebook questionnaires. Everyone loves answering those questions, as if anyone actually reads through them.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I know this is a long time overdue. Not having a working external hard drive put this project in someone else's hands for a couple of months while I found a home for it.

Anyway, its my senior project from May, in all it's unfinished glory. I am still, believe it or not, working on actually finishing it. Slowly. My freelance has been taking up a lot of time lately while I learn to be more efficient at it. Until then, I can only do very tiny increments of personal work.

4:30 from Jamie Budden on Vimeo.

I dunno if anyone ever wondered why I called it 4:30. You're gonna find out anyway! It's from the Bible, 2 Kings, chapter 4, verse 30 which says something like,

"But the child's mother said, 'As long as the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you.' So the child arose and followed her."