Sunday, December 27, 2009

Adventures in Home Depot

Went to Home Depot today to get molding to frame my DP pieces. Oooh, so many choices...
Decided upon one type of molding for the color studies and another, larger, but somewhat similar molding for the larger pieces. Home Depot didn't sell the stain I wanted (custom "classic black") in pints, only in quarts... So I am on a mission to go see what I can find tomorrow.Played with the saw for a while and am sussing things out. Will continue tomorrow with a fresh mind.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Feliz Navidad!

Aye, hell of a long day, but was thrilled to be with my mom's family. Big bro loved the Flapjack shirt I made him and I got more books than you could shake a stick at (do people not believe in libraries?).
Now tomorrow would be perfect to stay in and read said books, what with the inclement weather coming and all, however, I'll have to drive in the snow to spend time with my dad's family... Maybe I'll pop in to see cousins Zach and Mary (baby in the oven!) and their SOs and leave, or settle for my backup plan: mas vino.

Got pics of the shirt:
AJ kind of reminds me of Andy Samberg in this pic...

Stay classy folks and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Life Drawing Sketch Dump

Finally got to scanning the life drawings I've done from over the semester. These are from the sketchbook that got into the Sketchbook Show. All drawings are with ballpoint pen.

And here are some familiar faces:

Sunday, December 20, 2009

La Fin du Folie

I promised myself I wouldn't make a post about being done until I was actually done. I just finished my 4 essays just now and so, here's my review space!
It's an indescribable feeling looking at all my work on the wall. I was proud of nearly every piece I did this semester in some way or another, and nothing on the wall was really placed there as a space-taker. Well, except this fine portrait I did of myself for the reviewers:
I got good reviews from all three people, and the only suggestion given was to experiment with different people types, and not just focus on the ideal female figure, and to focus on a little more than the head. But hey, I got some attractive friends and models, what can I say! ;)
I got two pieces into the upcoming sketchbook show: my tiny white sketchbook of figure drawings and my Shaken Baby piece and its process work. I kind of wanted to do a little more to the Shaken Baby piece over the break, but I suppose I can always ask for it back at the beginning of the Spring semester, especially to temporarily varnish it.
After our reviews we kept our Degree Project pieces out for the jury. I was thrilled to find I got 6 pieces in! My Orange and Green pieces got in and all color studies got in, but the red one. Yeah, that was the color study I spent less than 5 minutes on so it's not without good reason... However, Margot wants me to just "finish" that color study and it will get into the show without question. Woot!
After the jury was done we celebrated at Stefan's place, dancing and singing to Mariah Carey as we always do...

It's good to be done. Now I can focus on personal pieces and competitions for a while.


So, not going to post stuff from the review until I'm done writing these papers... So here's snow!
Didn't realize the window screen would show up. It's artsy...
Saw a broad last night on the way to Bradley Liquors spew all over the sidewalk.
On my 4th cup of tea.
Need to pick up my laundry.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dr. Sketchy's

Finally got to scanning some of the stuff from the Dr. Sketchy's event that was hosted here at MassArt last month. T'was a circus theme!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fly Kicks

Finally got to drawing on the shoes I got for free at the Black Friday event. Did this while watching 2 episodes of Glee. Also, Felisia got me a goddamn BEDAZZLER for Christmas and I totally christened it on these sweet babies.

Missy Elliot's got nothin' on these kicks.

Wow, it's Wednesday.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


So today, to make a long story short, Danielle's purse was stolen while we were at Starbucks. Paid for her prints, helped her out and got her to a state of normalcy. She called me an angel.
So I got to the studio at like... 5 and am working to get DP done. Yellow is virtually finished aside from one glaze, and Red needs some simple linework painted in. Green is the only one that needs a little more attention, but I will be here late and all I will need to do is take pictures of those 3 tomorrow and print those suckers out.

Oh! Lookit! A sidebar!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Finished SBS

So here is my submitted final for the SBS pieces. Of course I want to revisit them but I will do that later on when I have free time.

So yesterday everything worked out. I was able to easily print everything out when I returned to the computer lab with no fuss and I got my $2 back. When I laid the five pieces out next to each other on the cutting board table I felt something I've been waiting for for a long time: I have COHESION! I'm really excited that there is finally defining features to my artwork. :D
The stress level is decreasing steadily now, I got a good deal done painting today and so now I'm going to spend time dicking around with my blog layout. I want to add another sidebar on the left to add links and such. I found a tutorial earlier but I don't think the script is really compatible with this particular blog layout because it really messed things up earlier... I'll figure it out. Success will be evident once my blog has another sidebar right over here.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Night In (the studio)

Decided not to go to the 242 show because it is so cold out. So instead I had Indian food for dinner. So here's a pic of chana masala and onion bahji. Oh, and Tony on Felisia's back.

Red Sketch

Showed Margot this sketch for my 5th DP piece yesterday along with the shittiest color study I have ever done, and she's pleased with it.
I finished the paisley last night, and Orange early this morning. An hour ago I popped into the 2D studio to shoot the SBS paintings, Blue, and Orange so I could print them out. Alas, I went to the computer lab to do so but the network is screwed and I'm left with $2 less in my printing account and nothing to show for it. The monitor apologized, the same thing happened to some girl earlier, and asked me if I could return in an hour or so when some other dude comes back and he will fix it. I'm not too concerned.
So, I'm just waiting for AJ to arrive so I could remedy this empty stomach and head to my TA class at 1:30, and leave there within a half hour to commence battle with the printer again! Crossing my phalanges...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

SBS Almost There

Almost done with these, just need to finish the paisley tonight and tweak some things here and there with the face and hands.
Tonight I need to finish these, finish my Orange DP painting, and within the next hour finish the composition for Red and finish the color study. Fuck, shouldn't be here.

Monday, December 07, 2009

"Beneath the Dragon"

Took photos of all the paintings done for Scott today so here be a nicer, fixed postpartum painting. Tank is running low on sleep. Waddap.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Home Stretch

Hi school internet. Working on those two SBS paintings and just need a good break. I'm strangely relieved right now in spite of all the chaos of the last two weeks of semester. On my plate I still have to do:
  • SBS main and spot illustrations
  • Photograph my work
  • Finish the 4 DP paintings in progress and start/finish the 5th
  • Construct my DP book
  • Write 4 essays
I suppose the relief stems from my brain being 3 steps ahead, so I subconsciously know that hey, this will all be done sooner than I think. Just need a few more 5AM nights.

Sorry, no images. Tomorrow.