Monday, April 24, 2017

Day 114 of 365

I finally got to meet my pots today! (Yes, I know the sentence reads funny, but as I see it- a pot is three separate identities.
1- greenware: in it's infancy. Which it may not survive in the kiln. It is still malleable.
2- bisque: it's adolescence. It has survived it's first firing. No more changes can be made to it's shape. Glazes applied.
3- glazed: it is now in it's final form. It survived the second firing. It is sometimes completely unrecognizable from it's first state.

Just my opinion.)

Anyway! They survived! and some unexpected- yet DELIGHTFUL- things occurred!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Day 109 of 365

Came home today determined to draw! DETERMINED! Despite a weird day at work.

So I sat down and just started doodling this. Totally inspired by a new sketchbook I saw at work by Mattias Adolfsson (Check his stuff out!!!) and by The Secret of Kells. ... OB-viously!

I did not allow myself to make it "perfect", as is my habit. OCD sucks but is also awesome on stuff like this. But after looking at Mattais' stuff, I wanted to just PUSH through. Tried not to nit-pick it.
Watercolor will be going on this. Perhaps tomorrow. Looking forward to trying to make the knot look like wood.

Monday, April 17, 2017

My baby's still got it!

I have tried to not post too much photography here because I want it to be hand-drawn art (with the exception of my animator portraits, of course!) but I have to post this!

This is a photo my camera- my 14 year old camera!- captured of my friend Jennifer's macaw, Captain Jack when we went out to see the mega-bloom of poppies two(?) weekends ago. Finally processed it last night.

I am VERY impressed with the sharpness on a camera this old! I am DELIGHTED that she is still a good camera. She's having a very hard time in low-light conditions, but it's just really nice to know that she can still capture hairs and feathers and everything!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Day 104 of 365

Puppy's are so hard! Why must they always MOVE?!

I should have made her look more like a burrito.... This dog reminds me of a burrito. With a tongue hanging out on end.