26 October 2009

To Be Next...

Hey! Remember that painting I promised you? Well, I spent a good part of the weekend working on it. And it's not perfect, but for that to happen, I'd have to have spent a billion hours fine-tuning little tiny things. And, well, fuck that.

So here I am, drinking something resembling red wine that comes from a box (in excess). Jess is in the corner doing Italian homework.

In my Drawing class until now, we've been doing nothing but line drawings. My professor wanted to make damn sure that we had perspective down. Only now, what, two months into the semester, have we started doing value and shading. To get us used to the idea, she had us do this project. For the first time all semester, she gave us the option to use whatever medium we wanted. The project was to draw a still life with as little line as possible, using almost exclusively value. But we were only allowed to use two or three values -- white and black or white, grey and black.

I did this with acrylic and acryla gouache on paper. And it was sooooooo fun. Well, OK, it sort of made me want to stab myself a couple of times. But overall, I'm really happy with it. And although you don't get a GIF, I've always wanted to do a progression from beginning to end, so here we go on a magical journey! (Sorry I can't take pictures straight)

Oh by the way, I have the most gold stars in the studio at my dorm building! And whoever has the most at the end of the year gets a gift card to the art store!

Edit: P.S. I told you I'd link you guys to my tumblr! Well, it's at http://corduroydog.tumblr.com/ !!! Disclaimer: It's pretty pornographic!

24 October 2009

Hello blog!

I miss you, blog! Currently, I am sitting alone in my dorm room (my roommate went home for the weekend), drinking something like, but not necessarily, boxed wine, listening to Jethro Tull. I just finished working on a painting for the night. If I actually finish it and don't rush it, this painting will be pretty badass. It's for my drawing class, and it's a two-value painting, just black and white. As  much as I abhor still lives, I think I set up a pretty good one. I'm taking in-progress pictures and, blog, if you're lucky, I may even post a gif!

So, sorry, three people who will read this, that I haven't been posting. I've done a decent amount of stuff for school, but not much of it is entirely pretty. And I don't want to look like a douchebag, taking pictures of my stuff in the studio. I'll try to get some of my favorite stuff up at some point.

I'm going to go to a party now. I've sort of been isolating myself recently, and that's bad. So I'm going to go, and I'm going to have fun, whether I like it or not.

14 October 2009

Do Not Read This Post

So, this is probably going to be offensive to everyone. Jordan asked me to draw her a picture, and this is what happened. Look at it if you want, but don't complain if you're offended. I'm posting it because I like how it turned out. I think I did a good job :-) So, uh, here it is.

The answer to the quiz from Jess's last post is The Death of Ivan Ilych. Nice job, Haley! You win... well, nothing!