Cover art by Gabbi Steiger
Meet Artist Alexandra Ortiz
Comics by Terry Tripp
Pencil Lad – Animation by Janna Web
Halsey Speed Drawing – Kevin Gardner
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Artist: Janna Leigh
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Our digital (Mini) for April is ready. We are still playing around with the best delivery methods. In this post we’ve embeded two version that we are going to compare.
At one point we had an idea for our second commercial. The first idea has yet to be filmed. This commercial was to tease the release of our Collections Issue. But for one reason or another timing wasn’t syncing up. Once we did get going on it, we realized we weren’t ready for audio, so the actual diolgue spoken by Chris wasn’t going to make the cut. So, we imrpovised as you can see here in one of our favorite outtakes. Full cut of the commercial is on its way.
Tell us a little bit about yourself
My name is Deja Nunez, I was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. I moved to Chicago when I was 19 which was an amazing experience, I received a BA in Art and Design from Columbia College Chicago. I love to eat, but I hate cooking, I’m obsessed with dragqueens, I’m interested in what’s going on in people’s heads. I am a natural redhead, people often say I look 10 years younger than I actually am, but that I should take it as a compliment. I am very sarcastic with a quite twisted sense of humor. I love animals, and I think cats are aliens.
How would you describe your style?
Loose, gestural, crafty, colorful, a lot of portraiture.
What mediums do you work in?
Acrylic, ink, wood, metal.
What is your favorite medium?
How long have you been making art?
Since I was a small child.
What got you started?
My mom always had art supplies around, and being the introvert I am, I would stay in and paint/draw all day.
What are your favorites that you have done?
A portrait of Saul Williams and portrait of Bernie Sanders, and the purple Woodengirl.
What are you working on?
More Woodengirls, as well as my dream portraits.
What would be your dream project?
A huge city mural.
Any advice or lessons you’ve learned?
Continue to create, even when you think it sucks, don’t be afraid to fill sketchbooks with bad drawings because that helps you grow, and you will eventually see the improvement.
Who or what inspires you?
Other artists inspire me, regular people achieving what they set out to do, and working hard for what they want are really inspiring.
Who are your favorite artists?
Ralph Steadman, Robert Crumb, Alex pardee, Octoplum…
Any other skills?
I am a welder, woodworker, crafter, pizza expert.
Why do you think art is important?
I think it can help you see into a person’s thoughts, and getting in peoples heads and understanding them is interesting to me. On the other hand I think art can bring people together, it can create a discussion on things that it might be hard to say with words, but people can better understand visually.
Why do you think strengthening the art community is important?
I think strengthening the community is important because it gives people something fun to do, it can bring different people with similar interests together that can help each other learn and grow and have good times.
How has your practice changed over time?
Art started as something I would do to pass time in long car rides and during lectures, and turned into something I would do to change my world and what I would look at on a day to day basis, I would paint all my walls so they wouldn’t be bland and white, I would create things to keep around me to make me happy, and create things to make other people happy. Now I create art for fun, but also to make a living.
What meaning do you like to convey with your work?
I just want to make cool stuff that makes people feel something, anything.
What is the best advice you’ve received?
Nobody ever knows what they’re doing, ever..so just do it till you figure it out.
What are your favorite movies?
Zoolander, Mr. nobody, Across the universe, Juno…
What are your favorite TV shows?
Rick & Morty, It’s always sunny in Philadelphia, Rupaul’s Dragrace, Adventure Time.
What is your favorite band?
Explosions in the sky, blink 182, I’ve been really into Code Orange, and The Frights lately.
What creative rituals do you have?
Sleeping, eating, procrastinating, browsing the internet, and then creating.
If you were a gallon of milk what percentage of fat would you be?
What is your least favorite hot pocket?
If you were a pop-tart, who would you take to prom and how?
I would take Zoey Deschanel, I think she’d be into it.
What DO you do?
Sleep, A LOT.
If life weren’t like a box of chocolate, what would it be like and why?
Probably a box of black licorice because it sucks and everyone hates it, even the people who pretend they don’t. Haha.
How can people follow your work?
On instagram @dejadeja
Directed and edited by Greg C. Balanos
Director Greg C. Balanos investigates the actual events that led to the acting career/careers of Sabrina Corona in this hard-hitting exposé taut with mystery, woe, and redemption. Or possibly other things. Watch and learn.
In our first pre-installment of the Alive From Project Oh!: Concert Series, we flight test The Secret Sauce.
Hi, there! This is Jeremy from Project Oh! and I am sitting here at my desk working on organizing some projects for this year and I figured I would obey my scheduled Reminder for this month and post an update. But first, Happy New Year! We hope it is treating you well so far. Now for the *good stuff.
I’d like to start by thanking everyone that contributed and supported us this last year. I think it was a good year for us overall. We moved forward on some things, and behind on others, but we were happy to be consistently working towards our main goals. The art shows were super fun, and our costume and figure drawing sessions continue to be strong and well received. We did fall behind on some magazine projects for various reasons which has lead to a new focus for this year.
Starting this month, Project Oh! Magazine will be considered an ongoing project instead of a quarterly publication. This could change in the future, but I want to put the focus on completing these projects with quality in mind rather than getting them out at a specific time. This was really meant to be a community collaborative project and we would like to work towards that end and give it as much time as it needs. But at the same time, we really do want a more consistent presence which leads us to our newest project, Project Oh! (Mini).
Project Oh! (Mini) is our new publication that will be released digitally every month. This will open us up to being able to promote more community events and sponsored content. We will also have featured art and special announcements. This will grow as the year progresses, but if you can check out our beta release right now. If you’d like to see more, you can subscribe for free and we will send them out as they become available.
*good stuff is a relative term.
Deadline: October 29th, 2016
Release Date: TBA
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Issue #7 is a collection of artwork from Kern County artists created during (or before) 2015 including illustrations, paintings, drawings, and creative writing.
It was three years ago to the day that we debuted our first official release of Project Oh! Magazine. In honor of this milestone we decided to declare October 11th as the official unofficial Project Oh! Day. On this day we celebrate the act of trying something new. We will also gift each other with unsolicited doodles of themselves…or something. I don’t know. We haven’t really thought that far. But, nevertheless, we hope you enjoy this day as we offer our thanks to everyone who helped get us started.
Written by Greg C. Bolanos
Directed by Greg C. Bolanos
Edited by Greg C. Bolanos
Mason Vergil Hall played by Richard Gariby
Collin Banks played by Nick Frey
Felicia Iniguez played by Petra Carter
Victim #2 played by Chyna Jade Parker
Victim #3 played by Greg C. Bolanos
Jordan Carrigan played by Christian Araujo
Check out the latest speed drawing video from Kevin Gardner