Friday, November 19, 2010

Episode 86--A year gone by... where are we now?

In this week's misadventure Patrick, Drew, Socar, Kieran, and Jeremy take a look at some of their very latest work and compare it to the work of a year ago as featured in Episode 44!

Be sure to subscribe to the Ninja Mountain Podcast on iTunes or we will send Jared McNewcastle to your house with a copy of "Ishtar" that you will be forced to watch over and over. He so loves "Ishtar"....

Thankfully, our latest efforts somewhat outshine those discussed in episode 85....

It is one more episode with a strong visual component, folks.
We hope you will follow along and enjoy!

Don't be afraid to share your latest efforts in comparison to your work of a year ago as well.
We'd love to see it in the comments section!

We are a proud member of the Visual Artist Podcast Network.
It is well worth checking out!

And now, the art...

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Episode 85---Bravery in failure.

First off--Many thanks go to fellow Ninja, Kieran Yanner, for his musical contribution to the changing sound of the Ninja Mountain Podcast.
Kieran, besides being an amazing artist, is also a talented musician and has developed new music for this program.
We know you will enjoy it!
In this episode Socar, Patrick, Drew, and Jeremy take a look back at some of their worst printed work. The stuff of failed legend.
The skeletons in our studio closets have swarmed the Mountain!

These are not those cute little high school doodles that every artist shares with fond memory.
Oh no.
These beasts were produced after spending thousands of dollars on education and were part of our respective burgeoning freelance careers.
Each of us had done better work prior to these examples and continue to now, but they represent those moments where work simply fell flat on its face for any of a variety of reasons in the early days of our careers.

The light of experience and hindsight allow us to look at these examples with objectivity... and humor.
Okay--mostly humor....

The images below appear in the order that they are mentioned on the show.
Where a larger version exists, a link has been provided beneath the title.

In the Comments Section of this blog post ---

We encourage you to have fun with these by offering captions for them.
Also--Give us your vote for the worst of the worst!

If you have a failed piece that you feel brave enough to share, then join in the fun and share a link with your fellow Ninjas.

And now--the artwork:

Port of Entry-- Jeremy

Port of Entry

Autopsy-- Drew
This piece is actually an example of Drew's more accomplished work from the same period. It is offered in stark contrast to what follows...


What followed:
Zako -- Drew

Kyrga -- Drew


Everyone -- Socar


Zheoljhe -- Socar


Weird Wild West -- Patrick
Weird Wild West

An Alien Land -- Patrick
An Alien Land

A Single Glimpse -- Jeremy

A Single Glimpse

Imbalance ( aka. The Stars) -- Drew


Gone Fishing -- Socar

Gone Fishing

Bad Moon -- Socar

Bad Moon

Lucky -- Patrick


Before the Fall -- Socar

Before the Fall

Pavilion ( apparently an experiment in minimalism) -- Jeremy


Tubeway Entrance ( aka. "Two Boy" Entrance) -- Jeremy

Tubeway Entrance

Thank you for joining us this week. 
Additional links:
Visual Artists Podcast Network
The latest debacle in Copyright ignorance ( this is one hot topic right now).
Kieran Yanner