Nutrition (And Martial Arts?!) Humor – Choose To Live Healthy, by Oscar Ramos

I stumbled across this artwork, “Choose To Live Healthy,” by Oscar Ramos completely by accident (Behance, by the way, has a TON of badassery (and info about artists who create it.))

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anyone so vehemently illustrate the idea of sticking to a healthy diet. . . 

(C) Oscar Ramos (Behance - https://www.behance.net/piensapositivo)

(C) Oscar Ramos (Behance – https://www.behance.net/piensapositivo)

Or, maybe I should say, illustrate healthy foods so unapologetically leveling poorer nutritional choices with what appears to be a mix of Ninjutsu-esqu Martial Arts techniques… (I’ll admit, the body slam *is* a little WWE.)

(C) Oscar Ramos (Behance - https://www.behance.net/piensapositivo)

(C) Oscar Ramos (Behance – https://www.behance.net/piensapositivo)

I’ll tell you, I wouldn’t want to go head to head with that banana, see that corncob in a dark alley…or…heaven forbid…make the mistake of purchasing those sneakers. 

(C) Oscar Ramos (Behance - https://www.behance.net/piensapositivo)

(C) Oscar Ramos (Behance – https://www.behance.net/piensapositivo)

I mean…I don’t know… It makes ME (AND my popcorn) think twice.

Wildly humorous, a wee bit terrifying, and gorgeously rendered!

 

Sketching, and the Art of Jumping In Without a Clue!

As I mentioned earlier on….I am NOT an artist.  I have friends and family who are REAL artists.  And they are all UH-MAZING.  I love what they do, admire their talent, and am always grateful for tips!

When I was in Fashion I was given (a very generous, in my opinion!) opportunity to sketch.  I taught myself, and I did my best to absorb and learn from those around me – it’s never to late, and to hell with not having gone to school for it!  I had IDEAS…and all I really needed to do was be able to translate those ideas on to paper.

Not so easy!

What the sketchers and designers do is NOT an easy job – they work hard at it, have long hours, and suffer from migraines, blurry vision, and serious carpal tunnel syndrome!  No joke.  So I was also thankful that I could help here and there in whatever way I could, and to learn as I went along.  (I’d literally STARE!)

Pascal Memishian's personal sketches

Pascal Memishian’s personal sketches

At first, my sketches were maybe 2″ by and 1″ – minuscule, totally out of proportion…and just plain odd.  But, I tried!  Those ideas were swirling around and it was totally worth giving it a go…  Let’s be honest…it was more like doing the high dive without having any idea about what to do, save that I shouldn’t do a cannonball. Great.

I bit the bullet (and a pencil or two) and kept at it…

Though my sketches were never like the pros, the my creativity was conveyed with more and more ease…  And that made ME happy because I wasn’t trying to use my hands and worse, WORDS, to describe a design!  It was also helpful because more ideas meant for better brainstorming – it was totally collaborative. ❤

Pascal Memishian's personal sketches

Pascal Memishian’s personal sketches

I ended up not only with hundreds of shoe sketches, but also designing all my Ballroom costumes and gowns, as well as designing in the jewelry field for a short stint (SO FUN!) 😀

Pascal Memishian's personal sketches

Pascal Memishian’s personal sketches

The point of all this jabbering is…

DON’T GIVE UP!  

If you don’t have a degree, or the same background as your coworkers…WHO CARES!  

T R Y !

Jump in.  With your clothes on!

DO a cannonball if you feel like it...just TRY.  

You never know where it will lead.  You may love it.  You may hate it!  But you will always know you tried...and if doors open up for you because of it, you will be even more thrilled.  You will be so proud of yourself…and even if we never meet, I will be proud of you too!  Because I am proud of EVERYONE out there who just gives it a go, nerves be damned.  You’ve got a lot more up your sleeves than you probably even know.

Yes, you.   You have what it takes!