Friday, August 3, 2012

End Of Summer

Well it's been a long holiday for me and i'm back at school next week.
It's quite fast how time flies just like that.
There's nothing much to say though.
Goodnight!
One of my random drawings. I'm gonna call it, "I am the knight"

blurry capture of a drawing of a harbour out of my head, im gonna call it
"orange seas"
Have a pleasant week end!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Silent Wood

I came across a silent wood
Who stared at me in a grim mood
Past the greens and crows of old
A silent wood, a frown it throws
Muted with stillness and words unheard
A silent wood that fails to care
Thumps of rain nudged its toes
A silent wood that fails to boast
When things are mad and chaos around
A silent wood that makes no sound
Below its eyes, a teardrop hides
A silent wood that sighs on sides
Empty space on that same day
A silent wood that fails to say
The only thing that can't be done,
The silent wood whose secrets spun


it's been a hot day and i bought the legendary book called "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo.
The french version so I can practice reading, going to be hard, I need a buddy dictionary on me whenever I read it!
actually I was aiming to buy a horror book today, I saw some cool zombie titles on the bookstores but I'll save up for that ones next time.
Saw some new amazing references of digital paintings and I just can't help to ask why? how? did they do that, it looks really awesome. 
Right school is around the curve, a few more days and there it begins.




Saturday, July 28, 2012

Farewell Carousel

Farewell carousel, a water dried from a well
My heart is left, and has not to tell
farewell carousel, the roundabout I turned and swelled
Lights in my eyes, and gems on hem
farewell carousel, It's time to go, I hear the bell


Farewell carousel, I wrote a letter from a cell
Golden rods that gleamed in spell
farewell carousel, A hope that's gone forever
Cried on stone, a smile, fair-weather
farewell carousel, I'm leaving now, steeper


Farewell carousel, words that left my mouth unheard
Whispered in lisps, of smokes dispersed
farewell carousel, I'm gone with broken wings of fur
Empty heart whose beats won't cure
farewell carousel, it's over, it's over it's over




:|

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Shinning light

Along the coasts where a lighthouse stood
Shine your light on me here
here
here
in the midst of the sea


To and fro I swayed in chill
The soft waves against my chest
here
here
Shine your light on me


Over time I freeze and shivered
A drowning pen on ink unhindered
Blotches of me unseen in black
here
here
here
I faded to black


I closed my eyes in an eerie way
A dream that cringes, i'm turning grey
Sleeping moon within the beaches of clouds
Hear me now! I shout aloud
here
here
here
Wake me up with no sound


Time is gone, the leaves are burnt
Summer's morning, stories learnt
Heat on my face, hot as the sun
I stood softly on solid ground
here 
here
here
I found the sun

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

nearly school day

2 more weeks till school days! Well approximately, and i can't wait to be back on the chair and do some homeworks.
It's been quite a long holiday though and it's kind of exciting to face another year of college.
Like we ask questions like what's gonna happen next or what's in store of tomorrow

I find myself learning more of guitar and try to improve on my playing so I can write more songs and get new ideas from different genres.
It's quite interesting though to know new chords and scales going to blues and jazz.


I've been listening to The Beatles lately, they influenced me a lot in their musicality, they made rock and roll music on its height in 1960s. They have alot of albums, most songs I get to know firsthand were Day Tripper, Eleanor Rigby, Hey Jude and Yesterday. I know of the band before but then I just listen on the surface of the music but then now I realized how wonderful and creative their music is like you need to enjoy the song and music.




The Beatles: Paul , George, John and Ringgo




Youth Reason To Be: The recent concert was amazing like a lot of people attended and it's so cool to see them all jumping with the lights and singing along with the songs! Well I can't take pictures though cause I'm playing but anyway here's a video, when we performed "Only Hope" originally sang by Mandy Moore but we tried Switchfoot's version with more acoustic feel on it!
Only Hope: sang by Kat and me on guitar


Then our Wyldfire band, we played for the second set of the concert, twas tiring but we're all stoked with fun in making music!


Lastly to wrap up the post well I created something in the middle of the night, I forgot the day, in Photoshop inspired by just my random drawing on a whiteboard during rehearsals.
It's not that crafty cause I was half asleep making it just passing the time. Well, here are some pictures


Alright here's the initial idea of it, on the top left is the whiteboard drawing


AND THEN
Sailing in the shadows

It's not much work but then I just wanted the drawing to breathe in reality and somehow on the slightest I kind of made it happen.

Anyway, that's all everyone. Till the next time I post again, maybe every school day, and I haven't got a camera yet though. Here's a quote that may inspire you guys and reflect on :)

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better"
 – Ralph Waldo Emerson.


Friday, June 22, 2012

Youth: The Reason to Be Concert

Hey everyone! It's been awhile again, well I usually say them words in introduction which is pretty getting vague now of its excessive usage, anyway! 
I've been busy with concert practices and enjoying the holidays as school is getting near! 
Speaking of concert we will have one in church this coming June 30!
It's called Youth: The Reason To Be, it's a night of singin and jumping and dancing and I'm really honored to have written the last song of the concert "The Reason to Be".


Come and join us here!




Take Care Everyone! 
(:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

starry starry night

when things seem to fall all over the place, whence gravity never took place

Today was really quite a gloomy day,  rain fell and came but I appreciate its company all the same, something like a grey mood that grips on us, something new. 5th floor has been like our home in Animation, it's like we'll be there for all the time, animating and modelling. It has been quite a refreshment to be back in the basement again even for just a few moments. It's having a sudden exposure to an old memory lane, with all the white lights from above and the cold echoes of people talking here and there and everywhere.

There's something weird that twists silence, I don't know, we might find ourselves okay but really there must be a reason to feel quite static and down or something that we don't even know who holds it and why.

So far we've been working on for our 2D whiteboard animation and finally we've finished it! but there will be few more touch ups on adobe premier for final productions and renderings. here are some pictures on the process where I drew Van Gogh and his Starry Starry Night on whiteboard and markers. I started out with a rough pencil sketch, and there's a sequin on his eye here. (:

Vincent Van Gogh - rough sketch kevin loredo, pencil

a peek on our work while animating his eyes

a close up angled view of him

My impression of Starry Starry Night on markers - kevin loredo

So that was there about it, animating frame by frame really isn't a joke, you need to really have a massive supply of patience and smile (: ( not to mention a reasonable amount of tolerance) to visualize ideas, agree and disagree and nerves to keep the project going!

Anyway in life, We all like surprises right? Tomorrow is so unpredictable, we might be sad today and yesterday but why not hope for a beautiful morning the next day? I'm sure there are meanings behind what we all feel, what we do just be passionate. If you find yourself dumbfounded today, then rise up again the next day, i mean that's how it goes doesn't it. We might be scarred or gloomy in the inside but surely there shall be an assigned day that we'll all be satisfied and happy on what will happen.

As for now, maybe for this quiet time, i will just grab my guitar and sing through the night, loud in clear in this starry starry night.
see you all soon on the next post, and before I go, check out this awesome song patrick stump called Spotlight (: enjoy


 *oh nostalgia i dont need you anymore

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

where ends never meet

a love that overtakes a fool's hope that though you do not know where you stand, it shall never end

"Scarlet Dream" oil on wood, kevin loredo

if there's anything that i should know,
tell me
i never liked to be kept in the dark and dream
dreams that clouds the truth to assumptions
i know
left behind
i am
yet still
nothing ever changes
from whence I stood
i shall be
 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

When there are thunders

LIFE AS IT GOES

My Illustration of a line in "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe

a prospect of living it

Living life was never easy, it's a roller coaster ride of many tortuous bends and turns that twists the fabric of normality. Sometimes we find ourselves getting pissed or pleased, satisfied and trashed, hopeful and rejected. These are all  massive impacts that we feel or do. Yet as humans we all strive to find true happiness and that lies within our hearts. We tend to pursue things that abandon us, the most precious moments we cherish fully remained silent, no inspiration or doubtful. Surely tomorrow brings a lot of surprises and we don't know what awaits. Some of us might be waiting for a dream job, an answered prayer, a hope of change, requests, love, patience etc. We hold on to them, like a part of us in our lives,they serve as a futuristic bank of will to go on with life. The one that keeps us on. Like in art, we gather inspirations, the reason why our brushes dance within the canvas or why we can't stop smiling. We enjoy life because we love what we're doing and hopeful of an optimistic tomorrow. Yes the idea of tomorrow, it might bring us down or bring us up as long as how we see it. Sudden changes, sudden adaptations, everything is in fast motion now. You wouldn't know what's going on because of the fast pace ambiance of our environment. Ambivalence of our lives, Ironic conclusions or an unobtrusive change that for a second i thought i have the reason to smile yet i was mistaken. Would there be a garden that could come out of the ground, where all starts afresh?, would there be a river that ever rushes through these plains to wash away our eyes? Would the stars remain unreachable in their places and twinkle in a newborn's mind? There must be something more than we see, or expect or faced. Really, I see a flower that blooms inside a glass jar, enshrouded by ray of sun in an aperture. It stood quite still ever radiant yet by dusk it crumples but still standing but has nothing at all.

*artwork by me, watercolor and pencils
 **depicts a man deep in thought of at the loss of his love, unwavering loyalty though he's hurt.  
 here's a song i've written and it's called "My Mirror", feel free to listen to it, you'll find out the meaning in the lyrics.

that's all for today, been up all night cause of perspective drawings, bye!
 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Solution

It's been ages, maybe months and many things happened in such swiftness that I can't even comprehend that things coexists unconsciously in a series of events.
I terribly miss my camera, i hope I could buy a decent one so I can keep you guys posted on what I'm up to.
Anyway:
Animation Specialism began the past 2 weeks. It's nearing vacation though, and I haven't been much productive on what I do. We need to produce a 30 sec whiteboard animation and a 3d model of a shop house. (sounds good?) I don't think so, hehe,
It's like 3 secs can consume your 2 hour tea time or slacking by making a hundred frames on that span! And modelling with many commands and material attributes to assign.
Yeah really it get's boring to have no pictures, I do understand
but here's a song that really kept my head in such calming sensation that Ate Julie sang in the recent church concert "Beautiful Things", it's sung originally by Gungor, but I like her version best!
I miss writing in this blog, and as soon as i can and be able to, i will write
at the mean time, enjoy the song and the meaning behind it
God Bless 
:)
me  



 finally, my impressionistic try out of my wonderland
hope you like it


"Scarlet"
oil on wooden board
kevin loredo