New Beginnings by Cornelius


I get inspired, uninspired, distracted, and lazy in waves. Right now I'm coming out of a tsunami of poopy. Nothing bad happened to me to cause this really, I just think it's part of my creative cycle. Anyway, I want to let you all know that summer is almost over and artage will commence in a few weeks. So let me tell you whats in store for the future.

  • Senior Studio-
    • At my school (Drew University) there is an a program for seniors within the Studio Art major called...Senior Studio. I really don't know all that much about it but I'll be taking it over the course of the whole school year. Basically, I think i will be getting a little sliver of studio space to create whatever art I want. That simplified version of it sounds pretty cool but I'm sure there's a catch. I'll probably be censored or something. if that's the case, my soul mission in live will be to make very weird offensive shit for that class. Regardless, I will be producing more art! For Sure! I Swear! I'm not entirely sure what medium to focus on quite yet but I'll just go with the flow and see how it goes.
  • New Pins-
    • So I just ordered a batch of new pins from a sketchy Chinese factory worker over Instagram. The previous company I used for the other pins has super shitty customer service (don't give PinDepot your money) so I went off the reservation. What is the design you may ask? It's just some cherry boobs. Your average run-of-the-mill cherry boobies. I have the image up on my shop right now. It currently says it's sold out but I just didn't get the final product together yet is all. This one is going to be even cooler because there's a cutout where the stems touch--super fancy. Besides that design, I'm sure I will be designing a few more in the near future, keep an eye out!
  • NY Contemporary Art Semester-
    • Also affiliated with my school is a program that takes us into NYC to, i believe, galleries, studios, and museums to learn about da arts. It's required for the Studio Art major but I think it will be pretty cool. The shitty part about it is that its an Art History course and I really fucking hate Art History. Maybe I'll get a little inspiration though.
  • Printmaking III-
    • Okay! This is my third time taking Printmaking at school because the professor, Ahni Kruger, is just awesome. To be honest, I don't really even like the kind of printmaking we do all that much but she's just really cool. We do a lot of etching, aquatint, woodblock, and lino prints but in my dream world, screen printing would replace all of those. I never really post any of my projects online because they don't look that professional. But hey, this is my third time taking the course, maybe I'll be a little better this time around. I have some rough ideas of what I want to produce as of now. I'll be sure to post them on this here Blerg--the good, the bad, and the ugly included.

Well I'm going to stop writing about my future plans because no one is even reading this! And because I'm so certain that's true, I'll say: AYOOOOO TITTY FACE WHAT'S GOOOOOOOOD BITCHHHH

ttyl lysm lol gtg pos bye



Angry Lad Pin for Cool People Only by Cornelius

The pins have been ordered! Super pumped about it. Super. Duper. It's funny how fast this is coming together--a few weeks ago it was just an idea and now I'm building my website and getting a shipment of pins in within the next 1-2 weeks. The website and pins cost me two-thirds of my paycheck, but as the young whippersnappers of today like to say, "yolo swag money bitches". I decided to produce the pin design in gray. Out of the people I surveyed, the gray pin was sliiiiightly a crowd favorite (see options below). To be honest, it was my favorite as well because I personally don't like wearing colors. I'm super emo punk goth and no one understands me.

Number 4 came in second. Then 3. Then 2. Sorry little buddies, you'll live on in our hearts.

Next thing that needs to be done is the product packaging. I plan on designing a cool business card, front and back, for the pin to be placed through. It won't really be a business card though. It will just be business card shaped, you know? I will for sure get that design done by the end of next week--in time for the pin to go live on TheRealCornelius Shop. When it goes live, be sure to share the link with friends, family, neighbors, cats, dogs, and frogs so I can continue to produce more pins for you all. Next pin in the works is going to be a hit so it's important to get the word out there.

Okay, so I'll tell you a little about this design now. This character started as a character tag, in lieu of writing my name on things...things, wink wink....like SATs and ACTs, you know. I was never really good with letters, but that's a blerg (blog) post for another day. Anyway, this guy has been present through my short lived time in the "game". If you can even call my contribution a contribution, this guy was it. I mostly just doodle him on everything at school and work now. But the fact of the matter is, he's angry floating head of a lad with a stylish hairdo to end all hairdos...and now he can be yours, nestled into the dank warmth of your sweaty clothing--showing the world just how stylishly angry and angsty you truly are.

Ugh, no one understands us.



Hello World by Cornelius

Alright. So today I purchased the website that you are currently reading this blog post on. I've never blogged before-- I usually don't have anything terribly interesting to say but I figured I'll give it the old college try. Also, this post is really just a test to see how it will look on the site.

*let's see how a picture looks on the blerg* 

*let's see how a picture looks on the blerg* 

I've been very uninspired lately, which is super shitty, but I'm hoping this site will drag my dead body out of the creative rut. It's pretty exciting to be putting together a one stop shop/central hub where all of everything I've ever done ever can be accessed with ease. The whole site will basically be about my art and such so I definitely want to use this blog to write about other artist and musician friends. That would be cool. So yeah I'm gonna go now. Testing testing. Test. 1 2 3.