31 December 2009

A year in review.



I feel like i've had such a great creative year! I've really enjoyed being exploratory and expanding my doodlism! Even going through the past year of blogging to pull images to use for this montage, I cringed at a few of my doodles... but they remind me of how far i've come. While this blog at times may feel like i'm posting without reason, it helps me to have an archive and see what experiments worked and which ones didn't. I feel like i've worked on my line quality a lot the past year and helped guide my doodles into a cohesive style. I look forward to what 2010 brings and I hope you stay tuned! Thanks for viewing and enjoy some thumbnails from some of my favorites over the year!

Cheers and Happy New Year.
James

[Year in Review 2008]

25 December 2009

Comment Spam

While i do enjoy comments, the japanese spam comments are out of control and thus leading me to add the additional step of typing out a word to enter a comment, sorry to the humans if this is annoying, to the spambots hopefully this cuts some back :) Cheers!

Merry Christmas!


Sorry for the slow pace around here as of late! Been quite busy at work with hopefully something I can share in the near future. Until then i'm on break in texas but wish you the best, and can't wait to see what 2010 brings! Oodles of Doodles!

Best!
James!

18 December 2009

10 December 2009

Brain Power. Fin.


Spent a few minutes finishing this piece off so that it didn't go to my endless pile of unfinished PSDs :) enjoy!

09 December 2009

Pixel Yourself.


WhooHoo! You can now pretend you are me and type some letters in my style. Let me know if you have any feedback for this font! Download Now!

07 December 2009

Brain Power.




oh was doodling and the my laptop battery is about to die so... this is as far as i got.

01 December 2009

In the tiny new sketchbook

The only shot worth sharing.


I really wish I took my nice camera out to london, but my good ol' point and shoot at least gave me one shot worth sharing. A late night empty billboard painted by the shadow of a nearby tree and ambient light.

19 November 2009

Bookmarks from me to you.


Reform & Revolution is another great resource to add to your daily links.

Travels 01



Hotel lobby and the perfect ending to a meal.

15 November 2009

Out and about.

sorry for the brief delay in my posting since the poster series! I will be heading out for a week in london. I might have the opportunity to post some things, we'll see. If not, see you in a bit!

08 November 2009

Poster breakdown / downloadables






just thought i'd show a quick breakdown of the final poster design i made, as well provide an iphone and wallpaper downloadable :) enjoy! Don't forget you can also download the full full res image and print one out for yourself!
http://www.ventilate.ca/

06 November 2009

in the cold of the night.


too busy to doodle -- so you get a photograph!

03 November 2009

Fresh paints.






here are some images from the recently finished mural -- lighting kinda sucks in there, might have to go back and get some betters ones. For now enjoy these! Lots of fun, i have much to learn about painting by brush! Props to photoshop for automating my panorama ;)

02 November 2009

Human vs Nature


Hello all! Finally the time has come to drop the new poster series Human vs Nature! Micheal from ventilate asked me to not only participate in this second round of posters but also extended the invitation to curate the show. It became a great chance to reach out to artists who have inspired me over the years and reach out to new ones. I really had a blast curating and working on this show. I learned a lot and look forward to future endeavors :) I hope you guys enjoy this, we really just wanted to give you all some tangible inspiration. cheers!

Big ups. Ventilate // and the artist
Decoylab
Nathan Fox
Mulheres Barbadas
Matias Vigliano
Marcos Chin

01 November 2009

29 October 2009

Camera out the window on a cold night.



Driving home from doing the mural sunday I decided to poke my camera around since it was late and no one was out and about. Quickies but I liked the colors and reflections.

26 October 2009

New wall time lapse!

Painting Day 1 + 2 from James Ramirez on Vimeo.

here is an update to the mural i'm working on. Still have a ways to go but I think its starting to come out pretty nice! :)
Doing a wall this size by brush is both meditative and exhuasting.

25 October 2009

Wall updates, getting closer to being done...

but still a way to go, photos from earlier in the night.


I've got your spell maker, give up!


I really have no clue what this sketch is, just wanted to sit down and randomly make lines for a moment, it felt good!

20 October 2009

Good friend, good artist.


Scribe interview with Art Asylum Boston

http://artasylumboston.wordpress.com/scribe/

19 October 2009

Quick recap of today's painting.

My first time painting by brush so I was a bit slower than i'm used to --- this is 3 1/2 hours of my night. Post the rest next week when I go back to work on this! :)

17 October 2009

pre-planning a beast.





i can't quite figure out exactly what it is that i want to paint tomorrow but.. here are some rough ideas i've tossed around tonight... lets hope i have something that i love by the end of the night :)

14 October 2009

Tiger Style...






took some nice photos tonight of the boys doing their hippity hip hop left my wallet in el segunda. (excuse my rushed quick attempt at a color treatment)

13 October 2009

I love photo shoot days.


Because I get to play photographer and sometimes end up on set doing random useless things like...

I kept on keeping on...


I drew some more on this sheet of paper. it's now this.