Monday, June 15, 2009

The last post, continued.

It's 11 now! No, rly! Ok, I was mostly just breaking this one damn long post into two, and this is part two.

So about those high school pictures, these were taken when I was in a photo class for my senior year.

Taken outside the Hard Rock Café in Downtown Houston. I like the incredible solitude of this picture.

Ducks! This one was at Lake Conroe. Ducks remind me of my friend John, who had a kooky collection of metal ducks.

Me and my family near the Willis Library area in UNT, 2004... maybe 2005? It was the first time in a while that the Jody's Fountain had been turned on. This was my only time with my entire family on campus, so I'm glad that I have this picture.

Water droplets from Jody's Fountain.

Looking back at these, and comparing them to other pictures I've taken (plus the actual prints of these posted pictures) I've come a long way, but need to work on developing brighter/more contrasted prints. Hopefully I'll be able to do that next semester!

Also, I wanna print myself a shirt with the cover of "You're a Woman, I'm a Machine" by Death From Above 1979. I really like elephants, and I like the general style of that cover, and there's this pink shirt that I bought to make fun of a shirt that a friend of mine has with her face drawn on it, but the cover sounds like something that would look better than my own face drawn.

Cool stuff, yo. More updates about that... some other day at 11.

Update: June '09

So, some good news and some bad news. I've slowly started becoming a little more proactive, I think; I've been wanting to get in shape for a little while, so I've been riding my bike, doing a few crunches, jogging occasionally and stuff, and I think this habit has slowly started seeping into other activities. Slow, but surely. The bad news? I've not put anything on here in like a month, failing to update it often. Also, keeping up with a diet is hard.

The good news? I HAVE SHIT TO POST HERE!111

Okay, way too much excitement. Anyway, I've been creating things with pastel (I will begin replacing the word "working" with "creating" because it feels a lot better that way). Stuff that I probably should give more value to than I perceive them to have, but satisfying to make.

(Information you don't have to know): I made this one after I had an argument with my girlfriend. When I'm not feeling right, for whatever reason, I play the piano, or draw, depending on which I can do at the time. I think it's funny that I ended up doing a drawing of something I would've rather been doing at that moment, but not have realized it at the moment.

I took the picture with my computer's web-camera, so the picture is washed out and unevenly-lit; maybe I'll post a better picture when I can.

This one was supposed to be a sort of color studies because I wanted to paint with acrylics, but once I got done with doing the graphite drawing it was actually good enough to pursue into a full color drawing; the drawing is based off my friend Regine as she dressed for another friend's party. This is also my first stab at coloring skin (my experience with coloring is very limited, especially realistically) but I think I did well for what colors I had, and the fact that conventional paper doesn't allow you to mix pastel colors as well as the expensive-but-better Rives BFK paper. It's 11 x 17 inches in size, as is the piano keys and hand drawing. It's also a sort of work in progress (still perfecting the face and background).

Also, I scanned some old high school pictures for amusement's sake. More at 11.