Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sketch #16

I finally got out of town this last week and I was able to get some art supplies. A brand spankin new set of water colors was among them. Today was a chance to play. I haven't sat down and seriously painted in years and taking the opportunity to do so today was like a breath of fresh air for my soul.

This was done while I was listening to the album Rules by The Whitest Boy Alive. The scanner kind of washed some of the colors out a bit. They have much more depth to them in real life.

Here's the song 1517 from the album I mentioned above.

Also, I feel like I should mention this song, since I've been listening to it a lot this past weekend.

Ben Folds is one of my all time favorite artists. Combine him with Jack and Nataly of Pomplamoose and Nick Hornby and you get pure awesome. The album that Ben Folds and Nick Hornby collaborated on is awesomesauce. This song is on it. Enjoy. :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I am officially one of the cool kids...

...because now I have these.

It's a crappy picture and the matching carpet is completely unintentional, but this is my first pair of Chucks!!! I'm so excited I could spit rainbows and I've been wearing them everywhere. Every once in awhile I look down and think to myself "yeah, that's right, I have cool shoes."

Sketch #13

Lotus Blossom with flame, sort of a detail from Sketch #4.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sketch #'s 11 &12

Well, the printer and I sat down and had a come to Jesus meeting and it is now functioning properly.

So now, I'm trying to get caught back up.

Sketch #11 is a really quick sketch that I of and idea for a painting (I can assure you I'm MUCH better at blending and texture with paints than I am with colored pencils.) It's inspired by a quote from Albert Einstein...

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

Sketch #12 is based on the silhouette of part of my head. I wear my hair in a pixie cut and sometimes it can look a little unruly...especially this time of night. The goings-on in my head can get a little unruly as well...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The sketching is on hold...

Or at least the posting of the sketches is on hold for the time being. My printer/scanner died today and along with it, my ability to scan my sketches into the computer. I haven't had the chance to see if I can resurrect it yet, but I'm hoping that I can get it to work again because I really can't afford another one right now. I might try to photograph some of my sketches, but my digital camera isn't all that great either.
So for tonight, I'll leave you with this haiku ode to my printer...

You had worked so well
Then you went and took a crap
And now I am screwed