SO Petra Gallerie Halloween party was a huge success. SO many people showed up. Live music, dope DJ. Catered tacos, good drink, smoke, conversation...and of course ART! what more can you ask for? the night just flew by.
Check the video. I pulled it out my ass. I had a Flip in one hand, digital camera in the other. Snapin and filmin...even caught the cops trying to shut us down..but NOOOOO, it worked itself out. nice!
score one for the positive creative guys and gals...I can't tell you how many people are gravitating to the shop. fuckin amazing!!! I'm so excited. just wait. We're gonna do some shit.
So the video doesn't really cover the art, more like the pace of the night...fast.
So lots has happened since last I posted. But I'm gonna focus on one very important thing that has taken my time the last few months.
My new Gallery. I found someone who wanted to start a Gallery inspired by the passing of his wonderful wife. John Felix is his name and he had a need to put his broken heart into something special to keep him focused. But had no idea how to do it. I was introduced to him by a close friend. If this friend didn't connect us I would of never met him or took the time to even meet a guy in Johns position. But John is an inspire fellow and he let me adopt and adapt his vision into something I feel
is gonna turn into something unique.
I'm already getting amazing response from very talented individuals. The first stage is here and I'm already on stage 10. It's already evolving and its going in a direction I'm stoked about. I will leave it at that. I'm not ready to share. Right now, its about having fun and being apart of great artists lives.
check it out. if you're in the Los Angeles Area this weekend, August 14th, come by and enjoy some cool people and art!
So yeah, I know, I haven't been supporting Alive Not Dead like I should. There's just so much socializing going on in this virtual world I had to actually go out into the world and engage in the flesh!
Alive Not Dead and myself have a lot in common. Mostly, I'm alive not dead...but also, I too have a social online network. Its 11 years old this month! 10 of those years it was just a message board of professional artists who work in animation all over the world. Some were working for the big studios, others were independent and others were students. A lot of lurkers who were unknown to us but would cause much trouble...but shit, it really was no thing. part of the movement. The last year we took a huge leap forward and created a multimedia platform to help spread our core message and to showcase and promote our members. So we are now positioned to be THE place to
check out the latest and greatest of independent productions in animation. We also continue to have some of the most progressive conversations on animation production and financing, as well as access to some of the hottest international artists.
AND to top it off we put on monthly events on the last tuesday of every month where we have guest speakers and presenters like Paul Felix from Disney, Dean Yeagle and a great occasional mini convention where I invite a handful of the best Los Angeles artists in these fields to sell their
latest original merchandise. Its a blast going well into the late evening each time! 50-100 people always show up.
So the lesson is that its great to be virtual, but even better to participate with each other physically.
So with my freelance work to pay the bills, this takes up a great deal of my time.
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I'm also still drawing a lot, practicing my tattoo designs and saving my pennies for a pair of machines. Gotta get back to pokin people.
Here's a little something I'm currently working on.
its been awhile since I've been here. lots of communities to commune communally. lol
been doing a lot of work these days. sharing is caring, right? so I care, just been all over the place.
I wonder if people still even check my page???? lol the most known unknown dude I know.
so this is pencils by Jose Holder. I dig his style and want to work with him. so I've done some pieces in hopes it might hook some attention...and some gigs.
I hope you like it
Art By Jose Holder
Digital paint by Snakebite
"Beginning on April 17, fans will be able to see the first five minutes of the brand new, stand-alone animated mini-series on AdultSwim.com. These episodes are broken down to ten 5-minute episodes and one 10-minute finale. Following the first episode on April 17, subsequent installments will be posted on the Adult Swim website leading up to a full presentation of the entire series. This finale will be broadcast on Adult Swim April 25 at midnight. This televised event will not only feature all episodes seen online, but will be the first time fans can watch the final 10 minutes of the G.I. Joe: Resolute saga. All episodes, including the finale, will be available to view online after this airing."
Here's the trailer. Movie Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos.
..and yeah, I got to work on it. hehehe, painted a ton of the background keys. here's a sample.
I kept the technique raw and sketchy. didn't want to tighten everything up. I like the energy in the original sketch and wanted to try to preserve it. I tried to balance the textures of outfit and bling bling. On to the next one.
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