Unfortunately, I haven't had the time to do anything amazing for my 100th post, but I decided to at least post about something that was awesome for me. A while back I watched an interview by Bobby Chiu with the inspiring Louie del Carmen. After watching it I immediately sent it to a friend who also loves story boarding, but worries about his drawing skills (which are exceptional by the way). The reason I sent him this particular interview is because, Louie talked about going away from drawing for awhile and getting into computer sciences. Eventually he decides that wasn't the way to go, and wanted to get back into drawing, more specifically story boarding. He took a couple years out to really hone his drawing skills, and eventually got some story jobs which led to working at larger studios.
This made me feel much better about my story boarding and inspired me to keep working hard, so imagine my surprise when my friend (the one I sent the interview to) and I saw Louie behind a table at APE. I'm usually pretty quiet around artists I think are awesome, but my friend was a lot more talkative. I opened up a little when I realized what a humble and informative guy Louie was in person.
In the midst of the conversation I started pouring over Louie's art, and realized he was selling some of his stuff for pretty cheap, which is in my price range. I've always wanted to start a personal collection of artwork so when I came across the smiley old sea dog pictured above I couldn't pass it up. It is currently hanging on my wall amongst artwork and prints I've received from my friends as a reminder to keep at my own work. I hope to get another 4-5 of these in the future to frame them all together.
Thanks for the inspiration Louie!