Friday, November 28, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008


"Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.'"
— Lao Tzu

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

self portrait

self portrait
Originally uploaded by John Alexander Carvajal

This might be the last thing I post for a while. School started up again on monday. Will be busy, but will try my best to keep updated.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

First Annual Mail Art Show 2008

Originally uploaded by John Alexander Carvajal

I think as many people that can do this should. It sounds like fun.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Originally uploaded by John Alexander Carvajal

Alright so I thought maybe I would post some process work for one of the projects. This is the most current one, Still needs more work, but trying something a little different.


So this week there isn't a very big update.
I have been busy working on a few different things and just haven't finished just one. I will update as I finish each project. Or maybe just make one large post with them all. Don't know yet, but I felt I need to keep to my weekly post even if it is just a small post.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

work desk

work desk
Originally uploaded by John Alexander Carvajal

work desk 2
Originally uploaded by John Alexander Carvajal

work desk 3
Originally uploaded by John Alexander Carvajal

something a little different. Decided to work on my desk at work. slowly just going to add random ideas that come while there.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


Origami by ~nocturnaldesert on deviantART
11 x 4 smooth bristol, 005, 01, 03, 05, 08 micron pens for the outlines, and prismacolor cool and warm scale markers

This is what my head feels like right now. Just a bunch of shapes and things just spewing out of my head. Could be worse, could be goo or something gross haha.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Just One of Those Days

Just One of Those Days by ~nocturnaldesert on deviantART
11 x 4 smooth bristol, 005, 01, 03, 05, 08 micron pens for the outlines, and prismacolor cool and warm scale markers

Just feels like it's one those days today. It's the heat.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lazy Day

Lazy Day by ~nocturnaldesert on deviantART
This is how summer feels sometimes. Lazy days are upon us.

11 x 4 smooth bristol, 005, 01, 03, 05 micron pens for the outlines, and prismacolor cool and warm scale markers

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wandering Traveler

Wandering Traveler
Originally uploaded by John Alexander Carvajal

There is something out there coming our way.

Micron pens for the outline, various sizes. Prismacolor Markers for the color.

Work in progress, maybe?

Originally uploaded by John Alexander Carvajal

Started this the other day. Not quite sure where I was headed with it. I like the idea, but still not sure, feels incomplete. Might come back to it later or rework it.

Something a little different

35, originally uploaded by John Alexander Carvajal.

Went to the beach picked out a few shells. Took a drill, drilled a hole small enough in all 6 shells to get the hemp through. The center piece is a South American Nut Bead. Might make more depending on whether or not I get more supplies.

Friday, June 13, 2008


So for the first time in a really long time I am actually happy being in school. I have heard so many positive things from all my teachers. It is making me feel that being here is worth it more and more. So many things have kept me from continueing my education, and honestly I think it was all worth it to finally end up at the Art Institute. The classes are fun, people are friendly, and the teachers are awesome. Even my Algebra teacher is awesome. I have found something that will keep me busy, and make it worth it. Thank you to all the teachers that have given me so many ideas, and so much constructive critique. Everything has been falling in to place as to where I want to be with my art. This summer will be a challenge to continue to advance myself by attempting to try some clay figures. It will be a work in progress.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


A quick flash animation made for my computer concepts class. I have never really worked in flash before. So it was pretty cool experimenting with it.

Friday, June 6, 2008

my brain hurts

So maybe I'm just lost in my own thoughts, but is it awkward how we just loose our sense of humanity? We enter a world where we have cows connected to machinery and expect them to allow us to just take the source of nutrient from their child. I understand that the calf's are still aloud around the mother, but why take them away like that at all? We are even doing it to our children. We have machinery now that allows the woman to detach herself from the nurturing of her child, hooked up like part of the cattle. No emotion, forget your child, go to work, nothing else matters. Then we wonder why there are so many problems in today's society. Then we get into the Nurture vs Nature situation. I do agree that our surroundings have a lot to do with who we are, but from birth we get an understanding on how things work where we are on how we are raised or treated as a child. I still think that if you are going to put the time and effort into having a child, then take the time and effort on spending time with the child.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

New Affter Effects Project

This was my final render of our Affter FX project. A little similar to my old project, but decided to use my own photography.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Old After Effects Project

Found this on an old DVD, figured I'd posted it up and compare it to my new After Effects project I'm working on once it's done.

Friday, May 2, 2008

In Design Project

This project involved creating a magazine cover layout with an image or various images. I decided to make a faux magazine for the Treehugger website.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Illustrator Project Pt. 3

Final version of the BotSpace Logo for my Computer Concepts class.

and final version for web-comic

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Illustrator Project Pt. 2

I created this logo for a comic I am going to be posting online soon, titled BotSpace

I then imported it into Illustrator and came out with this.

Still tweaking the actual robots.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Illustrator Project

Logo idea. A basic Illustrator image created, with some text. This is the first logo I came up with. I will be posting a few more within the coming days. I have more ideas I need to work out, but I like how the Illustrator version of Tenoch came out.

Tenoch 3/17/08

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Photoshop Project

This was an interesting one. I had to create a mask layer of a main image, then create a collage of a sort with different images. For this I chose Zombies. After creating this main image we had to go ahead and create an Ad with that image. This is where it gets interesting. "What can I advertise with a zombie?" I thought. Then it came to me like a bag of bricks to the face. ZOMBIE WALK! This is an interesting event in itself. Zombie fans from all around the state gather for the first day of the Scream Fest, and have a Zombie Walk. Now you may be asking yourself, "Well what is a Zombie Walk?" or "What is Scream Fest?". First Scream Fest is "Florida's largest Horror Convention", where "some of the biggest Celebrities in Horror, and the best Horror Writers and Artist" are present. To celebrate the opening day they are going to once again have a Zombie Walk where all participants gather at TGI Friday's Front Row, 8126 International Dr, Orlando, FL and make their way to the Wyndham Orlando Resort 8001 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819 in full Zombie attire and make up. Interesting site to see.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

another one bites the dust

So another week goes by, it seems like time just speeds up more and more when I am actually doing something I enjoy. School has been amazing (even if it was the first week). Beginning Drawing is going to be an awesome class, I can already tell. Crazy instructor but how can you have a drawing class without having a screw loose. Principles of Design is going to be a little tough with the measuring and the lines oh my, but definitely will be a good challenge for my techniques. College Algebra, ah what can I say about you math? You are the lover that never goes away, you will be fun to say the least. Computer Concepts, the only reason why you exist Blog is because of this class, if I were you I would thank Mrs. Brown for bringing you into existence, you are now part of the ever growing digital contacts that I have on this massive web. At some point I plan on posting some work on here, but for the time being you will be the place I tell my tales and adventures. You seem like a good listener. I shall keep you.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

weird dream

Man last night I had this crazy dream. I was at work and everything was fine, when all of a sudden this man came in, at first I thought hey maybe he's just a little intoxicated ( I do work at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits after all). His walking pattern seems a little too uncontrolled and slow. I come around the counter to help him out and he attacks me. I have this huge gash in my arm now from where he bit me. I take him outside and tell him not to come back, clean off the wound (hoping it doesn't get infected). Later that evening I head over to a friends house where we're having a get together, I start talking to my friend Josh and he told me that a similar event happened to him that night at his work. The night goes on, when all of a sudden I'm not feeling so hot. I start loosing my vision, start getting weak. I sit down for a second and then I pass out. Next thing I know I have a craving for brains and human flesh (odd I know). I start biting people that are next to me, no one pays too much attention to it at first. Then all of a sudden Josh starts doing the same thing. People start leaving and freaking out. I just kept going. Some start freaking out from the bites, others just from not knowing what is going on. Josh starts attacking more people, I just attempt to do the same. Finally the last person is left that hasn't been bitten, everyone that has already been chomping start heading towards them. And it's over.