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to the ordinary world

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Some attempted self-portraits from Anatomical yesterday.

I like it. But it doesn’t look like me.

Also reaffirmed that for things like faces where detail can make the face look too alien (at least for me?), working with vine charcoal as opposed to pencil is much more forgiving.

I then attempted to do one while holding my bangs back, soon realizing I couldn’t do so AND draw with my right hand. So, I attempted the 21st century solution used by teens everywhere: take a cellphone photo. Of course, I didn’t get the angle I wanted. See below:



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November 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm

punching in a dream

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Recent work from anatomical drawing:

I’ve done a bunch of work I’ve been really pleased with this semester, but have been lax about documenting and posting. Here’s some more of it:

“Use gestures to express emotion.”

I have also spent the semester producing Bad Paintings so far in my Beginning Painting class, appropriately. There’s something I really enjoy about the act of painting, but there’s also something I just can’t yet seem to grasp. Bye, GPA.

Here’s a particularly Bad one for an assignment in which we have to copy an impressionist painting. Mine: Monet’s Poppy Field’s in Argeuntil. Not really my favorite sort of thing. I’ve been trying to find some joy in abusing the canvas and my paint and experimenting with brushstrokes.

But it really just looks like color vomit.

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October 30, 2011 at 11:58 am

tomorrow won’t do

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Some work from the beginning of the semester in Anatomical Drawing.

This semester, I’m really interested in not only improving my technical skill but also creating finished pieces and learning to make more purposeful lines.

This last one is several feet tall.

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September 6, 2011 at 10:26 pm


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Drawing from one of our last sessions in anatomical – surprising and completely spontaneous, seeing as how I find faces terrifying (to draw. In all other contexts, I like them quite a bit.) Hopefully this will happen again some time.


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May 29, 2011 at 12:03 am

littlest things

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Some ~quality~ photos, courtesy of my phone, from a few weeks ago in Anatomical Drawing.

At the bottom right, you can see…

….my third assignment for class. (the above is an in-progress shot)

S0mething a little more recent, that butt in the top right is by yours truly.

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May 3, 2011 at 5:58 pm

find it hard to adjust

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Man and cat. In progress charcoal drawing. Whyyyyyyyyyyy.

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April 24, 2011 at 10:00 pm

there aren’t duplicates

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Figure drawing from last semester. Its going up in my kitchen. Click thru to see the a more quality shot.

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March 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm

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