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Week 7. Flying Solo…..But I’m still flying high…

This week I had to record my own radio station due to a group fallout. Its frustrating, but that’s life. You have to compensate and do the best you can without making excuses. Anyway, first, I had to come up with my own theme. I chose to create (JNRS) aka Jackson’s Noir Radio Station. However, I did have some fun in creating the radio show.

My comments for the week are below.

1. Towel as a shoe.
2. Blue and Orange Outdoor Background.
3. Scary Pirate Trailer.
4. Fear of Snakes and Sharks.
5. Stepping on People.
6. Awesome Space Station.
7. A unique shoe.
8. Ambitious Layering.
9. Curiosity, kills the cat.
10. 90’s Gameboard.

The Daily Creates were fun this week. I enjoyed drawing a space station. The expendables poster was also really fun, but surprisingly difficult. The heel daily create took some innovation on my part, but mangaged to pull it off with my old pal Riley.

Throughout this week, I learned the importance of communication. I didn’t realize how difficult it was for 5 people to collaborate on a project. But, from now on, I will try harder to get others more involved so my future teams do not fall apart again.

On to Week 8….But first…SPRING BREAK!!!!

Back to the Drawing Board……..

JNRS (Jackson Noir Radio Station)

This second week in creating a Radio Show has been frustrating to say the least. We created new great ideas for our radio show. However, due to timing conflicts and lack of communication. Two of our members decided to do the show without the rest of the group. This meant the remaining three people had to collaborate to create our own radio show, but due to weather conditions and no responses, I was forced to create a new radio show on my own.

I created a radio show based on my character getting an internship at radio station. My character, Marcus, was asked to create radio segment on a radio station. It was Noir themed in which gave his take on three topics that he felt were important in Noir. The three themes were Sounds/Background noise, femme fatale, and foreshadowing/dialogue. He also included some commercials of products that was used in the 50’s and 60’s.The segment is about 18 minutes long. It was very tedious, but I able to finish the radio show.

Sources:(1950’s & 1960’s) Commercials, The Tall Target, Crossfire, Nightfall

To Boldy Go Where No Man Has Gone Before….

Space Station

I loved this Daily Create because I am a huge Sci-Fi fan. This daily create was to create a space station. I decided instead of drawing an elaborate drawing, I decided to go to a more realistic approach. This space station is similar to the Soviet Space station that went into space. I have always been fascinated by the idea of living in space and/or other planets. Its partly the reason I’m also a Computer Science major. One of my dreams is to help create technology to help humanity take the next step of scientific advancement. One drawing at a time……


Teal Blue and Orange!

I decided to use the “Expendables” movie logo to do my daily create. Because the movie is the definition of action movies. There is so much violence in the poster, it gets you pumped up for the movie. So below is the orginial poster.


Then I had to change the picture settings. This process took longer than expected because initially I had no idea how to change the color of the picture. Then after messing around, I learned to change the color, you must change the “tint” and “temperature” of the picture. Then make sure the primary colors are blue and some orange. And there you have it an awesome picture just became even more epic.

I just wish the movie was just as awesome too…..



Riley Gives Me “Support”

Stepping on Riley

Riley has always been there for me. Whenever I’m down or I need guidance hes always there.

I decided to do the #heelconcept with my old, glazed, statue dragon, “Riley”. The concept was to use “everyday” items in this picture. But technically Riley has been in my room ever since I was 9. I made him in art class and kept him in my room all this time. He reminds me of the time I use to play with him as a kid. He would “cheer me up” when I’m board or if I wasn’t in a good mood. Granted, I haven’t played with Riley in years, but, symbolically, Riley always got my back.