Here's another short post. Sorry. My room feels all empty and junk all the time, so I'm starting what I think will be a streak of murals in my room. Unfortunately there's not enough paint so I haven't started painting. Here's the mural i made around my mirror.
I changed a lot of the qualities and stuff in iphoto so you can see it, so i look a little weird in the mirror.
Ok. So I have a thing for mimes. It's old news. But this is new:
Well who doesn't love a pouty mime smoking a cigarette anyways?
Ok, here's something that you should watch. It's an interview with john lennon that a 14-year-old got by sneaking into his hotel room in 1969. But the video itself is an artwork submitted to a youtube-guggenheim video art competition. It's super trippy.
Sorry. I guess I forgot for a few weeks. I'm posting again, that's all that matters.
You can create art anywhere. Everything can be a canvas.
This is old, but it expresses that point. I drew this on a suede cushion. You may or may not be able to see it very well, but it's a funky looking person with a goatee/mustache and a bowler hat. I'm a kool kat, I know.
Chocolate mousse: My life. So good. Learning how to make it was a death sentence from the start. Now that I can make this all the time, It's slowly fattening me up with all it's chocolatey goodness. It's worth it though.
My room wasn't lively enough. So, I found some directions online for how to hollow out a lightbulb. I stuffed it with dirt and planted a basil plant in it. And now I'm not the only living thing in my room.
Strange? yes. Awesome? completely.
Hopefully I won't forget to post for another 3-week period.
Blame boredom. I made a mime mask this week. It creeps me out and I think it may come alive and kill me in my sleep.
I started with a basic mould for a face mask. I added clay to certain parts where I wanted the features to be more prominent; the nose and the cheeks. Then I paper mached it over a layer of plastic rap. After putting a layer of vinyl spackle over the paper mache, it looked like this:
Not too shabby. Still needed to paint the makeup features of a mime. Ended up looking like this after a short painting session:
So, creepiness aside, it was a pretty successful boredom project. Now on to paper mache leg.
I hate to only post one drawing, but sadly it's all I had to show for my whole weekend. Beach days by the bonfire take a surprising amount of energy out of you.
I was thinking of simple things that I'd want to put into a mural on one of the walls in my room, and I wondered if Orchids would be something cool to look at. Unfortunately I'd never really drawn them before, but not to worry, there's always a time to start.
After browsing google images for inspiration, I picked one picture to serve as the anatomy example for all the key components. Afterwards, I just drew keeping those components in mind. Here's what I ended up with.
The image quality is pretty bad. It's certainly not a Georgia O'keefe, but I think that for a first swing it's not too shabby.
I only have one drawing for today, didn't have any old ones that I wanted to put up right now.
Hands are pretty hard to draw, it's hard to get the proportions and perfect basic shapes that make it recognizeable as a hand. I decided to draw holding hands to experiment with two hands and how to proportion both hands without being able to see some parts of either. Here's what I drew (based on a picture I found on google.)
I'm probably going to add to this post in the future, but right now this is a post with one lonely picture. More to come later!
The first three are sketches I did in San Francisco in july. When your parents are out shopping, and all your brother wants to do is watch nfl network and throw shit at you, you have a lot of time to do sketches out of what you see from the massive window in your hotel room.
The upside was that it had a great view.
Alcatraz and surroundings:
Coit tower (I think) and background:
A church (idk the name):
A pretty old drawing, but i wanted to put it up
This is my sad attempt at a fully-clothed figure drawing based on a statuette thingey in my room, it's supposed to be lady justice i think, I didn't have time for the head, and changed some of the positioning, and added a scale in her hand.