Friday, January 15, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I haven't been life drawing in about a year. SLACK. So I've been drawing from stock images recently to try and improve my rusty rusty skills.
Stock from: http://felixdeon.deviantart.com/
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I never seem to draw happy looking people. Perhaps I should draw happy people for my next picture. Anyway, here are more sketchbook pictures! I quite like them, I should do something more polished with one of these. Or both. I should also do more digital art. So many things that I 'should' do.
Hhm, Saturday night and here I am, writing in my blog. Being broke is boring. Well, not too boring, I have been keeping myself occupied, drawing, animating, that sort of thing. But I can't really go out and enjoy my Saturday nights due to lack of funds. I'll be back at Masala Point next week though, so it's all good. So NOT looking forward to waitressing again. Bleeeeeeeeeeeargh.
It'll be good when Viola's done and I can go and find other work. Studio work, hopefully. Freelance doesn't appeal to me much. Making a government funded short film would be pretty sweet though. I've been forming an idea for my next film...it's incredibly rough, very unformed. Very much like a lump of clay sitting around in my mind. But every now and then I poke at it, giving it a bit more shape.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Anyway, here's another picture from my sketchbook. Not a very cheery looking picture, I'll put something cheerier up tomorrow. Or the day after, whenever I post again.
This is so much dirtier in my book, it's just a scribble on a page where ink has leaked through. The wonders of Photoshop, eh?
Saw Ben Drake and a whole mob of other uni people yesterday. It was good and makes me miss uni a little, despite the fact that I'm technically still there. But because I don't have schedualed classes and I don't have to go into uni (and therefore don't, because it's quite far away) so the uni atmosphere that I liked isn't there. Just the work. Hhmmmm...Although I do enjoy the work as well. Even the thesis.
Speaking of uni work, it's time I went and did some.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
So, here's a picture to start off with, done with white acrylic paint and blue and black ink. Didn't scan too well, so just take my word for it that it looks nice, okay?
I'm reading 'The Whole Woman' by Germaine Greer at the moment, it's interesting. So far I'm a bit over half way through and there are a lot of things that I don't agree with. On the flip side there are a few things that, for me, ring true.
One of those things is this;
"The woman who is never mated must grieve. If she is mated and left, she remains forlorn. The maintenance of the pair bond too often requires the gradual obliteration of her individual self. 'I want to make him happy,' she says, unaware that if he is not happy it has less to do with her than with any of the other factors in his life. If she tries to treat men as men treat women she toughens herself and tarnishes her self-image. If she bears no child, she is disappointed; if she bears a child she is sentenced to long periods of confinement at home with that child and sole responsibility for any problems that child may face. When it grows up she is not entitled to remain in close contact with it and must mourn its loss. If she terminates a pregnancy she must shoulder that grief and struggle on. She may find satisfaction in her life's work, if she is so lucky as to have work worth doing, but she is likely to be left with nothing but that work."
A long chunk of text, yes, but it really speaks to me.
Well, that's all for tonight,