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Things have still been kinda crazy around here. I’m a little behind on my homework (it feels really weird to say that after all these years) and I’ve been spending entirely too much time hanging out with friends and neighbors. But it’s all good – this whole social life thing might be foreign to me but I have a feeling it’s somewhat healthy.

Last night I hung out with Michelle and this guy who I can only assume is her current love interest. I mentioned how I called Kat and it went straight to voicemail, and she told me that happens to her a lot too, so I shouldn’t take it personally. Evidently Kat is not a “phone person” whatsoever. If you don’t reply to texts and calls from one of your best friends, then I probably shouldn’t expect much more than that.

Someone finally moved into the empty apartment next door. Oddly enough, someone I know. Her name is Katy (how do I manage to meet all these girls with names that are only a few letters different???) and she comes into the art store a lot. She draws cartoons, her stuff is pretty cool. I haven’t met her roommate yet, who I don’t think has moved in, and who hasn’t bothered to get the electric turned on, so she’s been coming over to our place to charge her phone/laptop/make coffee, etc. Fun times.

And tonight is the much-anticipated Mark Kozelek concert. I’m currently cooking dinner and then about to head out. But before I do, here’s another silly drawing I somehow managed to find time to do…

 

 

So yeah, that’s about it for now. Off to finish dinner and then go to the concert, woohoo!

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A picture of my failures

So a while back I had this great idea for a picture in my series of political illustrations – a bar of gold with an outboard motor. The first version I scrapped about halfway through because I didn’t like the look of the motor. I re-drew it and was quite pleased. Then came the question of how to color it in.

The answer laid right before me – a gold paint marker. I think my marker was a bit defective, but the more I worked the more I realized I don’t like the medium at all. I kept reworking things, hoping I could get the look I was going for, but no luck. I had several slight explosions that I had to cover up with white-out and other various substances. I finally came to the conclusion that the original would be horrible, but I could scan it and fix all of the imperfections in Photoshop.

I did in fact scan it, and did in fact fix some of the imperfections, but the shimmer of the gold was completely lost. The more I tried to play with the brightness and contrast in hopes of bringing some shine back to it, the less I liked it. I eventually undid everything and just slightly tweaked the scanned image. I’m still not at all happy with it, and I’m thinking in the future I’ll go back and redo the entire picture, this time using something else, like gold acrylic paint or a gold pencil.

But as they say, you are your own worst critic. I figure I might as well stick this thing up, someone out there might like it. So without further ado, I now present to you “Ode To John Stuart Mill”

 

Anyone else ever wake up one day and suddenly realize that the person you’ve been trying to have a relationship with for the better part of the past few years is actually a compulsive liar and you’re not sure you can believe anything she’s ever told you? Anyone?

Just me? Okay then.

Anyone else ever get ready to post something personal like this on Facebook and realize you don’t even know half these people, and you only actually like about half of the ones you do know? Anyone?

I know I’m not alone on that one.

Is there some way to make my posts here only visible to my followers? It looks like my options are “public,” “private,” and password protected. I don’t really want the whole world being able to read some of what I post here. But at the same time, I’d like someone to be able to read it, because if not then what’s the point of writing anything? The whole password concept seems a little odd to me. I’m not sure what I would use as a password or how I could let the people I want to read things know what the password is without letting everyone know. I never thought I’d say this, but I kinda miss Livejournal’s “friends only” setting.

But anywho… I stayed home from work today and didn’t do much of anything. I loaded up on Theraflu (you precious wonder drug, you!) and fell asleep at random times throughout the day. I just woke back up around 1:30 AM and decided that it wasn’t bedtime yet, so I got back online. Which brings us to this somewhat pointless blog. I did manage to make time to draw another piece in my series of political drawings. Check it out…

It’s called “1 Per Scent” and you can see it in better detail here.

So I guess that’s about it until I have something more interesting to write. The end.

 

New drawing…

For the past few months I’ve been working on and off on some political drawings. I just finished one tonight and figured I’d share it with you peeps. I’ve had this image floating around in my head for a long time, probably longer than any of the other pics in the series. I was afraid I would screw it up, so I kept putting it off and working on other pics. I’m happy to report that it turned out pretty much exactly how I saw it in my head. Anyways, it’s a tad on the controversial side. The title is (Drink To) Never Forget. Have a looksee…..

 

Yesterday was pretty odd. I started off the day in a somewhat blah mood. Work was pretty steady all day, but somehow I felt bored all day. My beloved Tar Heels got the ever-loving snot kicked out of them, which I still can’t comprehend. Then on my walk home for some reason my thoughts completely turned to a certain someone (the online relationship I briefly mentioned in my very first blog) and I got myself rather upset thinking about everything that had happened and where I might go from there. Then I got home and made dinner, started working on a picture, and shortly afterword said person got online, and it turned into a three-hour conversation in which everything seemed to fall into place and I knew it would be all right after all. Then at around 1:30 AM I decided to go to Walmart, and lo and behold it’s snowing. The world looks so perfect when it’s snowing. Words cannot express.

Of course the snow didn’t stick, and by the time I woke up there was nothing. Work was extremely slow today and we spent the whole time goofing off, so that was a nice change of pace. A little more grocery shopping, some dinner, new episode of Family Guy, some music, continued work on my new drawing, more online convos, etc. Lather, rinse, repeat.

So yeah… not really much of a point here, just rambling about my day(s).  I’ll wrap things up by posting the piece, which I think is finished now. I just uploaded it to deviantart, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, and someone has already added it as a favorite, so I guess that means it’s finished. Anyways, here it is, “Disconnect”