Monday, September 22, 2008

Tribute to a Tigress

I was eating breakfast this morning, watching Animal Cops Houston, when I heard about a devastating story, as all on that show usually are. Turns out, its legal to own Tigers in Texas. As cool as that sounds, a lot of unworthy pet owners buy them, but don't take care of them and they die.

In this story, the Animal Cops were called in by neighbors of this guy who drove around with a makeshift trailer holding two Siberian Tigers, one female and one male. When they had arrived, both animals were in horrible conditions, but in particular was the Tigress.

The tigress, which has extreme physical evidence of malnutrition and abuse, had 5 fully formed cubs inside her, DEAD. They've been in there a while, that means shes been unhealthy for a while and not even well enough to birth her cubs. When both tigers got to the animal hospital, the doctors had no possible way of saving the Tigress, she was too unhealthy to get the cubs out with surgery, and leaving the dead cubs in there would kill her slowly and painfully, so they euthanized(mercy killed) her. She went peacefully, but her life wasn't much to remember, poor girl. The Tiger male pushed through the misfortune and now lives at a great animal reserve for exotic animals.

I just died hearing how such a rare and fascinating animal was so easily given to people who could destroy them, and that someone would do that. Now I know there are amazing pet owners who take great care of their pets, but those guys who misused those Tigers are downright EVIL.

So in Tribute, I drew the Tigress a picture, took me about 2 hours, but I had to be quick because I have a lot of work to do.

Tribute to Tigress

The halloween shoot I spoke of in my last journal was postpone to this Saturday, just for those who wanted to see the pics. I will be linked to them when available. I'm still losing weight and toning, now I'm 115 again!!! Unless my weighting machine is broken... Gonna go check again, but I can definately say I'm around 123lbs!!

OMG I'm still going to Japan!!!! Yippy!! Look at my last journal for the details.
I'm still working on The Pirate Vixen, here's a WIP:

Pirate Vixen Shading WIP

Monday, September 1, 2008

A bit of a life update for my blog viewers

**UPDATE!!: OMG I can't believe I forgot to state that I'm going to JAPAN!!!!! OMG Yes this October 6th I'm heading to Japan on a 9 day tour during the Japanese Game Show!!! OMG OMG *dies* I don't know how I forgot all about this but yea, I can't stress how more excited I am about this! If you'd like to join me, I believe theirs still open spots till Sept 20th i believe. And all this fun for a wonderful low price of ~$2,500 per person and comes with:

Hotel and Airfare
Breakfast Everyday
Paided Lunch in Harajuku
Tokyo Game Show
The Ultimate Akiba Experience
Unlimited Game Night in Odaiba
“How to Draw Manga” by Manga University
See Maximum the Hormone live in Japan!

Intermixi Tokyo Japan Tour

I've been exercising the Pilates way for the last week because I have a photoshoot coming up this Saturday and I wanted to look my best... And I'm getting there!!

I lost 6lbs (129lb now, aiming for 115lb) in the last week from a combination of good diet and pilates!! I'm sooooo excited because I feel more confident and sexy that I KNOW I'll bring it to the shoot!

The Photoshoot this Saturday will be in Placentia, CA at 1pm with a theme I've been dying to do... A HALLOWEEN SHOOT! They'll have everything for me, from makeup and hair to sets of outfits as well as the a great photographer. All I have to do is model, and I get to bring my own outfit as well!!

I'm soooooo excited that I can't possibly express it enough in one journal entry!

As far as my career life goes, its still at a standstill... no job, no response from applications, and I'm beginning to loose confidence in my works. But fear not! I'm not giving up!! I want to move out! I want to become a famous and well-respected artist! I want to travel the world with the money I make!! I will become a Character Designer because I'm a greatly talented artist and strong gal!

I'm working on side pieces at the moment, and, as some friends have seen, I've had my art published in local newspapers to promote Mt. Sierra College, Thanx to my school. Here's a WIP of the piece I'm currently working on:

Pirate Vixen LineArt

She will be colorful and bold because she is a Sky Pirate. The BG will be large and elaborate with airships and an amazing sky. A dynamic upshot(worms-eye) view to emphasize her power. It'll have a noticeable comedic feel in it as well.

I don't have any photos of the publications, but maybe soon, and I'll update accordingly... Hope everyone is doing great and so so sorry about the lack of responses back to comments, mail and such, I'll try to get to those as soon as possible.