This is the painting about halfway done. It's actually finished, and I think the composition is really boring. We had a pretty mind-numbing critique tonight. A final picture will probably show up soonish.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
Then the whole front:
The skirt's a lot fuller than it looks in that shot, as you can see from the back:
Quick, easy. Utterly unwearable until it warms up some. I do hope the ruffley bit at the hem calms down a bit once it's been hung/washed.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Here is a poorly photographed concept sketch:
It would be comfy.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Not too much art going on lately - I've been feeling under the weather. So here is a drawing of Nietzsche and the amazing moustache his sister cultivated after he went insane from syphilis. Pretty much everyone we've read this semester so far died of syphilis. Things apparently started getting more interesting around 1870, since this was not apparent in the course (Modern European Humanities) last semester.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
The Red Wheelbarrow
William Carlos Williams
so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white
In my final year of high school I took a creative writing class. I signed up for it primarily because I needed an extra semester of English to graduate that year. I didn't end up writing much I'm terribly attached to, but the things we read for the class include some of my favorite poems and stories. I've been carrying around a stack of photocopies for about four years now, so I decided to put them together into a book. It's just an old yard sale book with photocopies glued or taped in, but it's something I think I'll be glad to have for a long time.
Monday, February 5, 2007
I think that it is rather more exciting than the homework assignment I was using the brushes for,
though it's a useful exercise even if all I learn from it is that the reds in pictures taken by my camera are SERIOUSLY off.
I'm debating a bit on what the scope of this blog will be. I'll probably post knitting and sewing stuff at some point. I at least want it to not be all classwork stuff. And we're going to switch over to a longer project soon, so I won't have new stuff from class anyway. But where to draw the line? A garment in progress, okay. A picture of the terrifying orange striped fabric I bought? I don't know.
Someday there will be a picture of my thesis. I will probably be sad when that day comes.
Sunday, February 4, 2007
I forgot to post yesterday. It comes of the going to Pan's Labyrinth on Friday and being out 'til 1am, then getting up at 7 to help collate a fake qualifying exam for the physics juniors. The prank was well done, but I spent the reset of the day stumbling about and giggling tiredly.
It didn't help that I went to the mall. This was successful - I now have clothes to work out in, a sweatshirt with wonderfully long sleeves, and an INCREDIBLY pink bra. I sort of blame the tired for the bra, but I'm still rather enamored of it even now that I've slept, so perhaps not.
Friday, February 2, 2007
These were part of an in class assignment. We had to do them with fairly gigantic brushes, which was fairly frustrating. Accidentally paint-flinging type frustrating. I'm not accustomed to oil paints.
Today was, in general, good, even though I spent rather a lot of it in line at the DMV. My thesis meeting was not a disaster. Moreover, I've managed two weeks of the semester without becoming very sleep deprived or dramatically ill, which is a serious improvement over last time. I ought to have some time this weekend for sewing, which is good as I'm rather sick of my wardrobe.
Thursday, February 1, 2007
This was the first painting I did for my painting class. Maybe that's cheating, but it's really the only way I'm going to have enough content.
It's supposed to be upside down. We were copying master paintings (though I didn't think to write down what exactly I was copying) to find distribution of light and dark.