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Monday, January 8, 2007

10:39PM - Color makes up for missed days, right?

No drawings this weekend, but Lauren set up a cute little still life for me to try. 20 minutes, from life, done in pastel. The perspective is off, but I like the colors.

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Thursday, January 4, 2007

9:30PM - Two days in a row!

I think it looks like a serial killer's mug shot, but it's actually an exercise from one of my numerous drawing books. Also, I know it's sideways, I'm just too lazy to open up photoshop.
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Wednesday, January 3, 2007

10:40PM - Honey, I'm home

I need to start drawing again. So, for the millionth time, I've decided to do daily (or as daily as possible) sketches. Once I get my easel set up in my new place, I may change that to daily sketches/work on larger project, but for now we'll stick to sketching. So, because I feel the need to get my art out there into the world, despite the fact that few, if any, people look at this journal, here is today's 30 minute sketch from a reference photo:

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If you are looking at this, please comment or something so I at least know who's out there. Say something about the sketch too, if you like, but that's not required.


Sunday, December 4, 2005

11:58PM - Kind of an art update

Okay, so this may not technically be art, but I think it counts. For my senior research I am making scrub jay decoys and trying them out in the field to see if the wild jays actually react. BUt my first step is figuring out how to make silicone molds and cast resin. Here's a pictorial journal of My progressCollapse )

Current mood: productive

Monday, November 21, 2005

3:45PM - WIP

Here's the latest version of the disastrous mask painting. It's getting better. The first draft was truly awful, but now I'm actually making some progress. Here's a couple of steps along the way from today:

That was this morning.

This is where it stands now. I got rid of most of the purple, which helped a lot. I still need to deal with the big bluish mask in the top center and make some more decisions about which masks to keep and which to remove. I also have a second canvas that I was given today to begin working on. It has to relate to the current painting to make a diptych, so probably mask(s). I've got some ideas bt haven't even unwrapped the canvas yet. Suggestions or ideas for either painting would be wonderful.

On December 1st at least one of my paintings will be hung up among other student art works in the Bistro on campus for the first annual Art Night. It's the first time my art will be on public display, even though it's just a small on campus event, so I'm happy. I have to remember to buy a ticket.

Current mood: tired

Monday, November 7, 2005

7:50PM - Better late than never

I know I should've got this up yesterday, but I forgot to take the photo until this afternoon. Not much this week, just a little 12x12" acrylic from class. I did this in about an hour.

For the next couple of weeks I'll be working on a large canvas in class. I'll post pictures of it in progress. I'm also going to get started on my scrub jay models for senior research. I'll post pics of that in progress too. And I keep intending to go outside with my charcoal and do some drawings of campus, since it's a pretty campus, but it's been cold and rainy lately or I haven't had the energy. I'll try to do some this week.

Current mood: calm

Sunday, October 30, 2005

5:51PM - Finally updating

Two paintings from class:

Sorry, they're a little bit blurry. I might give details about them later, but too much is happening today.

Sunday, October 16, 2005


No update today. I do actually have artwork in progress, but nothing stunning and I have too much to do tonight. I'll try to do a real update before Tuesday.

Sunday, October 9, 2005

5:41PM - Small update

This week has been pretty crazy, so I didn't get the chance to do much. I'm expecting that I am now done with the worst that this semester can throw at me, so expect better updates in the future. For now I'm going to post what I've got of a series of toys done in pastel. They're sort of abstract and weird, but I think they're fun. I intend to do several more, including a ball and jacks, a teddy bear, and lego or duplo blocks. If anyone has more ideas, suggest away.

I did this one over the summer. It was my first attempt with my new pastels. My model was a little wooden marionette of a dragon that hangs on my ceiling at home. He's not actually bright red, but I took some artistic license.

This is the one thing I managed to do this week. I used the Brio train set from home. I'm not happy with the background yet because it doesn't fit and it's all messy and needs a lot of work. I'll try to finish it up during the coming week and post an update next Sunday.

Just a little detail of the train. I like the little bits of orange and yellow.

I didn't get a chance to draw a cookie for you guys :-( I did actually bake cookies, but they're all eaten now. The update will be better next week, I promise.

Current mood: tired

Sunday, October 2, 2005


Isn't this exciting? I don't have a whole lot. I was hoping to get some digital stuff done, but my computer decided to not let me use Illustrator any more. I'll be trying to convince it otherwise next week. So, here's what I've got:

This one is for painting class. We had to do a non-representational painting using reject colors from the physical plant. Luckily he let us use black and white also. The messiness around the edges is just the board it's tacked to, not the painting itself.

After I had almost finished the above painting, the prof gave us a paint can and told us to make it work with the painting because they'd be displayed together in the student gallery next week. He also told us that if we saw any identities at all in our painting we should try to bring them out on the can. So I somehow came up with these whale-like silhouette things.

This is just the other side of the can.

A quick pastel study of my blanket draped over a chair. I just bought a pad of toned paper so I wanted to play with it. I normally have a lot of trouble with fabric, but this one isn't terrible.

I also normally have a lot of trouble with hands. It's a bit too skinny, but otherwise I like how this one ended up. Also pastel on toned paper. I'm learning to love my NuPastels.

That's all for this week. Remember, comments make me very happy. I'm going to try to have an artsy icon made for next week's post.

Current mood: content

Monday, September 26, 2005

12:27PM - Welcome!

I made this community as a place to post my artwork and hopefully get some feedback. It will be updateds every Sunday. I'll be working out the theme and layout and everything this week and will soon get to the artsy stuff. I also need an art icon, which will be made sometime this week. Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy. Please comment lots, and hopefully you will like some of what you see.

Current mood: productive