Heh heh heh. It looks like that little birdie is holding my keys and lanyard! That's pretty great, I think.
Tonight Ryan and I set out to do a little bit of sketching for our ongoing figure drawing assignment. We have to hand in a few drawings displaying different people in different situations, at different times of day, doing different things. There's more to it than that but I doubt you guys care enough for me to start typing out my project brief here. Just look at some crops of the drawing I started tonight. When I remember to get my brushes from school I'm going to ink it in to bring some figures forward, at which point I'll post a complete scan. Here's a beard for Erin to appreciate.
Above is a rough for a combination paper cut/acrylic piece due next week for my Interpretive class. We were to chose an element, or two, or three, or four, and create an editorial illustration, conveying something visually about one's chosen element(s). I've chosen to illustrate water and earth, and what they give to one another and to us in a cyclical manner. Yes, those are personified clouds dumping rain down to earth with buckets. Yes, there are little Pisces people underground watering the roots of the tree. It's all going to be very cutesy.
Then there are the assignments that we aren't so fond of but we know will benefit us upon completion. I am to complete and mount four ink drawings of an insect (I chose a gypsy moth), each more abstract than the last, starting with a hyper-realistic rendition and ending with an exploration in mark making. The subject matter certainly isn't my favorite, however this is my first experience using fountain pens since fiddling with calligraphy when I was elementary school aged. I can honestly say I quite enjoy the look of it and I haven't ruined any walls or carpets yet. That reassurance is for my parents who had to repaint and replace my flooring after I moved back to Oakville due to a bad experience with India ink.
I'm sorry to bore you with school but that's half of what I am!
50% school, 35% scoliosis, 10% cute animals, and 5% girl.