I actually feel my age for the first time in awhile, but I’m not sure if I feel young or old. Being overly busy has probably aged me a bit, along with a messy employment experience last year, which explains why everyone in my social circle apparently assumed I was turning 26 or 28.
Good god, I’d hope not – I would hope I’d have a little more accomplished by that point.
Dylan has been traveling for two weeks now. Which means, two weeks of me being bored as fuck. I am learning to deal with this, and maturely accept that I have to wait and embrace my work and jobs for now and spend time with friends.
Or, judging from my notepad at work, not at all… erp. Oops.
On a better note, I’m really enjoying the Bottega so far! Feeling super loved and proud of all these guys.
There was a drawing class today for the first time and I got some decently good ink gestures in.
Visual, for reference:
Models today were Kai (spelling, i am not sure of, she emcees stuff?) and another girl who had a dermal on her face and a butterfly tattoo.
Flaco, being Flaco, spent most of his time splitting between teaching, harassing Jimbo (protege/student), or leaning on my head watching me draw. I also got to meet a couple other artists I’m working on the Monster’s Ball show with– Ashley McFadden, et al.
Generally a superb time, and there was lots of wine and cupcakes. The best part of the Bottega, I think, is that they always provide food and liquor and it’s never awkwardly quiet.
Aside from that, I’m trying to find a bike, or fix my bike. Either or. It’s a weird combination of choices, both of which are pricey. Yuck.
Also viewing a house in Detroit soon, so that’s super exciting! Scary, but exciting, I’m not sure if I can do it without a roommate, so it depends on whether anyone needs a room. (Someone who isn’t Flaco, because I can see that being fun. Too fun. Constant inebriation fun.) (also, HI, are you reading this? Dylan suggested I ask you to be my roommate, and your twitter is proving to me that if that were the case, I would definitely be biking with wine. oh god.)
Learned to make some woodblock prints with the help of Google and my ever-patient studiomate Lyz! These are the first three blocks I’ve ever carved, so I’m really pleased that I didn’t maim myself at all. :)
The resulting prints are still available – I’ll be putting them up on etsy sometime before the end of the year. Decorate your house with tiny spoopy tarot!
World Tarot sketch! I’m trying to get back into doing these, since I’ve been saying for years that I’d do a series of them. This one, especially, I feel like my view of what it represented re: my personal life was really warped for a really long time. So, a do-over was in order.
This is a tiny lil ink thumbnail in my sketchbook, and I’m currently in the process of sketching it bigger to match the Moon & Magician ones.
I tried to draw at the bar, and then redrew over it later while learning to use a spoon nib. IMO it’s not great but it’s worth sharing because you can tell where I figured out what I was doing. (Far right, and background figures.)
Tiny doodles to try and work out Ash’s hairstyle, done while talking plot details with Dani (writer). It’s a tricky balance between too messy and too neat– if it’s messy enough, it almost seems too contrived.
This is the final dying breath of this sketchbook, I’ve managed to fill it completely in ~3 months. (Usually, this takes me 8 months or so.) Might have to switch to the other one to finish my night’s work, which is really weird and disjointed feeling. .-.