Thursday, December 9, 2010

New Job, New Home

My new job is great and the people are really cool, but I still need to get settled in before I start working on art again.  Once I get a desk and some drawing space I think the random word drawings will continue.

I'm also in the early planning stages for a new video.  Stay tuned.

Monday, October 11, 2010


I'm beginning to rework the random word drawings using Illustrator now.  It's a little hard to get used to, since I have to not look at my hands as I draw, also the tactile sensation of the paper is gone.  Still, I think it's something I can get into over time.  The quality of the drawings will be much better, for sure.  For now, here's a test of one of the drawings.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Still out of contact!

It's just too darn busy!  I'm trying very hard to get back into the swing of things, but the stress from work is leaving me as a husk by the time I get home.  I'll try to get some new random word pics together soon.  Also in the works: learning how to ink my drawings in illustrator.  My old pal Ron will be helping me with that in the next few months.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Out of contact

No updates lately.  Autumn quarter at OSU has started up and I'm swamped with customers at the IT desk.  Hopefully I will be able to do some art this weekend, possibly not until next week.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Entropic :: Galactic

I think this is the last of the "ring series" that I have been working on.  I created and mixed the sound myself and all elements of the video were generated from scratch with no real-life source video or audio.  I think I'm pleased with the overall outcome, but I think I would like to revisit this at some time to mix in more visual elements to keep it interesting after the last half.

Entropic :: Galactic from Atari Whittington on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Ormadulsul

Random Words Picture: Doughnut Logic

Random Words Picture: Octo-Sake

Random Words Picture: Chimney Chomp

Random Words Picture: Moon with a view

Random Words Picture: Robo-stache Vendor

Random Words Picture: Godzilla

Random Words Picture: Turtle Whisk

Random Words Picture: Hotdog Magic!

Random Words Pictures: Rad Shark

Random Words Pictures: Shark Rocket

Too many projects, not enough time

Projects in the works:
  • Secret stop-motion animation project, maybe even two?
  • Continuing 'ring series' until it seems coherent
  • Random-word drawings (will be posted here in the next few days)
  • Reworked large-scale abstract painting
Also, I'm trying to exercise a lot more, which takes 45 minutes or so each work-out day.  Plus Autumn Quarter is starting up.  All-in-all, I'm cramped for time!  I already informed the family that I will be attending Thanksgiving, but the long Christmas break is mine.  Hopefully I can finish I project by then.  Oh, and see Tron Legacy a few times.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New video

New video test. This is a conceptual continuation of the previous energy video experiment, but much longer and not as "energetic". I'm not sure I like the direction this one took, but it's not bad. I think I might use this combine the two techniques to make a longer version of the previous experiment.

Ring Experiment III from Atari Whittington on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Update and newest video

It's been a very long time. Here's what's happening:

I'm leaving Facebook. It's over. It's not me, it's them. It was a great way to share videos and pictures, but over time I realized that if I can't convince my friends and family to go to my website for my updates, then they aren't that interested. Also, my updates are always pushed to the "bottom of the pile" with application updates, personal updates, FarmVille requests, blah blah blah. If someone with 300+ friends (easily achieved by even moderately connected people on FB) gets a single update from each friend, where would my update sit? All in all, it's not the best place to keep people informed, plus I have no creative control over how my posts appear.

I'll be starting to tag my posts with newer tags to categorize the content. Videos, art, and concepts will be posting into separate categories, as well as into broader categories such as the ubiquitous #art tag. This will allow for much finer detail in checking my latest posts.

All previous work posted on Facebook will be posted here. My drawings will be posted here in a much higher quality, and will be easier to navigate. Hopefully this will be a better forum for comments than Facebook. I will make all relevant posts back-dated to keep this post on top and current until I begin making new updates.

This is an art blog. This is not my personal blog. Perhaps, in the future, I will create a blog that will feature my personal thoughts. I'm still on the fence about that one.

Okay, without further ado, here is my latest (silent, experimental) video:

Seething Energy Experiment #2 from Atari Whittington on Vimeo.