Saturday, November 28, 2009


By some miracle they offered me the day off, so I took it and went drawing instead.
Same model as the last two times. I'm getting kind of tired of her, she's not very exciting.
I'd love a fat person just once. Or a man. I've drawn a male model all of once.....

2 min
2 min

Hard to see, but I really like the large one. Probably because it was a new pose
upper left is 2 min, other two are 5 min. Bottom was a blind contour
10 min.

10 min
15 min
15 min...
a lot of people came up to me and said they liked this one. This struck me as odd because I don't really like it very much. I think it's kind of boring and generic. But no one hardly ever talks to me because they're all old men and I' I guess maybe it's better than I think?25 min...I am iffy about this one

25 min....I love how this came out. My favorite of the day.

I feel like my work is lacking the extra "umph" I don't know...I feel so lost

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Zoo+Most Embarassing Life drawing day EVER

Ok well have I got an update for you!
I thought I would just put up some sketchbook stuff as of late (ish) None of it is from my new, tiny sketchbook of cuteness that I use a lot more, but oh well.

The man with the hands in his pocket is my father. He came to my class to talk about cancer o.o

I just like this page because I was totally ADD that morning and it shows

I didn't actually do this AT a party, but I did draw it on a peice of newspaper and then redrew it in my sketchbook later. I just think hookahs are so pretty o.o
One of my many kittys <3

Yesterday I went to the zoo! And it was pretty cool.

The penguins were out for once (the only time I normally go to the zoo is in the summer)

This one grizzly bear pulled out an antler and started noming on it like a dog. Cutest thing ever <3 Bears are so my new favorite animal. Besides ducks and mooses.
What I want to know is why weren't the bears hibernating?

This is my favorite page of the day. Because all the birds in the room were absolutely hilarious. The parrots were like an awkward couple, the weird little bird with giant feet was just awesome...and then there was the puff head bird

Basically, I was sitting in this room in the aviary and this bird with a red tuft on its head which I called puff-head (its really called a lady ross's turaco) kept flying really low over my head while I was drawing. Once everyone else left he came and sat next to me on the bench. I was mostly afraid he would hurt me or something so I just stared at him awkwardly as he kept inching closer to me. Then he flew away. But the pattern repeated for about half an hour and by the end of it he kept trying to eat my hair. And my jacket. And my bag. And my sketchbook XD I eventually left. But that bird was hilarious.

The "I see what you did there" camelseals on land trying to get back into the water are kind of like how I live my entire life
lizard, seal, snakeYep! And that was it for the zoo.
I went to life drawing today. Woo! Here's some stuff:

I kind of really like this one just because the head is so huge. It's....different

10 min each

Both of my 20 minute pieces I am really iffy about.
This one would have been better if I hadn't epically failed at the foreshortening xP
I feel really stuck in a rut with figure drawing lately. It's like I've developed this GASP style =O And I so not ready to handle that. I keep seeing what other people make and I'm like HOLY SHIT THATS AWESOME. I want to do that T.T I got some helpful advice the other day on facebook, and I decided I really needed to work on my forceful drawing technique, so I read force a bit today before going drawing. I have no idea if it helped or not. I still feel like I am drawing the same x.x
You're probably wondering why life drawing was so embarassing today. It wasn't because I did a bad job or *gulp* farted. In the middle of the last pose. It was super loud, and very embarassing. I pretty much darted out of there as fast as I could.
Anyway, tomorrow is thanksgiving and I am going to catch up on all the homework and art stuff I havent done all break. I feel like I have to work way too much, but fortunately they overscheduled on saturday and let me have the day off instead of working for 8 hours. Wooohoo! I am going to go to drawing and see some friends and have some social time :)
Last night a group of good friends of mine came over, and it was super happy. I don't get to see them often at all because we go to 4 different schools. We had a marathon of The Librarian (best made for TV movie series ever) and ate a lot. I love them because they are some of the few people I actually have things in common with as far as interests go. I can actually talk to them about animation and film and they can reciprocate comments! It's so great. It makes me really excited to go to college/calarts because it'll be pretty similar to that. Let's just say I am sick of having people I can only gossip about other people or talk about school work with. It gets old. =/

Monday, November 23, 2009


So its finally thanksgiving break. I didn't realize that it was happening until two days before and I was like "oh...theres no school next week huh?" It was a pleasant surprise. Although at the same time I am feeling rather lonely being away from people so much. Siiigh its a delicate balance I guess.
This week will include a lot of art.I just bought a new tiny sketchbook and have found I sketch a ton more with it. I am going to the zoo tomorrow I think. I was going to go snowboarding, but not much is open and I don't have a pass so I don't think its worth the $50 I'd pay to get in. The zoo is much cheaper, and I need the practice. I also bought a sketchbook well made for a flip book, so I think I'll put one together for fun. I have a couple of old animations I'd like to post here, but they were all on my computer that died over the summer, so alas, they shall stay put. Although they are on my facebook. Not very good, but I had fun making them. I am trying to get 3 projects done for IB art this week too. I want to have at least 5 or 6 by the end of the year so I can be up to speed for the exam in april.
I also have a lot of homework and work to do. It's a big week in retail, and we have sold a shit ton of crap already. Black friday is going to suckkkk.
I have been trying to see some people over break, but I am really bad at being social and getting invited on adventures, so that hasn't gone so well. Sometimes I wonder why I bother trying to be friends with the people I am friends with, because sometimes they aren't very receptive of me. I wish I could just let it go and move on to all the much cooler friends I have scattered around the city, but part of me just wants that acceptance just to have it. Gah >_<

Anywho, this is the latest IB art project for me. It's huge. And awesome. And it's going to be AMAZING!
And here is some figure drawings of late. I just organized all my art stuff in the corner of my room. I have a stack of figure drawings several inches high, plus all the shit on my walls. I can't believe how much I've done! Most of it has been only since august as well. And I look at the older stuff and daaamn I'm so much better now. Then I get on the internet and see what everyone else is posting and feel so discouraged.
My life is kind of like this:

I made her an angel. I really like it

For my gestures this time I drew them on old newspapers and then cut them out. I'd like to paste them to some black paper. I think it'd be cool.
These are kind of old. I think I missed a week of updating. So theres a bunch of stuff I did that never made it up. I think?

Her face is like freida kahlo, although it's not at all in real life. My toes are so gimp

I actually got super bored last time. I am so sick of doing the same thing over and over again! I guess this means its time to get out some new media. I think I will try a wet medium some time, maybe some watercolors? I'm not super talented with them, but it could be fun.
I am stumped trying to think of what to make for my first peice in my portfolio. I really want it to say something and pop out. My friend had this great idea of making a pop-up thing, like a story book. I thought it was a funny play on words XD Eh, so I guess I'll try to think of that.
All my other college stuff is in. I finished the application to calarts, all I have to do now is press submit. But I'm way too scared.
Also, this week the whole city (or all the teenagers) are playing zombies vs. humans. It's a lot of fun. So far I'm still human. Last night we played capture the flag in a park. It was below freezing, so that wasn't pleasant, but it was still exciting. :)