Category Archives: Drawing

My belle

*DISCLAIMER* She isn’t really my belle.  She is a belle, and she is able, but she is not MY belle.

This is my first acrylic painting I have done in a while.  I don’t know that I like acrylic, but seeing as how I sleep in the same place I paint, I would rather not breathe in turpentine all day and all night.  I should probably include the source material, huh?

Interesting.  The project seems to have some potential, perhaps I will include more colors in the next one.  For this one I chose orange and blue for a few reasons.  Orange and blue are compliments, my favorite compliments, because orange and blue are me.  Rather, I am orange and blue.


Kathryn the Goon

This morning it was time for a trim.  I wanted to look nice for a job interview, and I haven’t been tending to my jaw for a while, so I shaved a bit.  I forgot to take a before picture, or an after, but curiously, I saw to taking a during.  I took out a swath right in the middle, and since I was impressed by where my chin wasn’t, I captured it in ones and zeros.

See?  That’s a good two inches of steel wool.  It was getting too warm.

I also did some decent drawings today.

Only three?  Well, better than two I guess.  Unless you’re counting atomic bombs or something.

As stated, I’m trying to paint the drawings, but painting is hard.  I’m trying to come up with some that I’m not too ashamed to share for you here.


It’s after 8:30 already?  Weird.  Anyway, some of the prime time traffic may have died down, but that just leaves more room for you and me, am I right?

Today was a tough day.  I like Alexa, but she’s pretty low energy, which leads me to trying to draw her with low energy.  That doesn’t work TOO well, so I tried to see past her demeanor and give her some of my energy.  I think it came out all right.

The long drawing was interesting.  I was thinking about something else while drawing, and I think it came through a little.

Maybe you’re supposed to think about something while drawing, but I prefer not to.  Nothing specific anyway.  I haven’t figured out how to actually not think, I can only not think productively.


Speaking of art, here’s a photo of me near my drawings at my senior show.  I’ll try to get some more images of the show up soon, but for now I’m putting this up so I can tag more things.

Back to clay business, the sale starts at 9am tomorrow near the MU at ASU.  There is supposed to be hoity-toity collectors and the like coming early, so try and come earlier!

My last post was eight days ago?

My last post was eight days ago.

Sorry fellow followers.  Maybe some drawings will make it better?  By the way, I forgot to take a picture of my painting.  It’s done, I suppose.  I like it.  It’s beautiful, you should see it.

Also, we are having a pottery sale on the 15th and 16th of this month, November.  I will be in the pottery sale.  Well, at the pottery sale, I will not be for sale.  If there is a pot of mine you’ve been eyeing, it may just be at the sale.  If it isn’t, there are plenty of other, more exquisite pots for sale.  Trust me on this.  It’s been advertized in the Republic newspaper, so get there as soon as you can because the good stuff won’t wait forever.

Alright, so here are a bunch of gestures from Tuesday AND Thursday.

And the long pose turned out alright.


My teacher suggested I try to make him feel as heavy as he looks, to make him sink into the paper of my drawing.  So here’s my attempt.


I think it turned out pretty well, he looks heavy, wouldn’t you say?  I also changed his right leg a bit, I simply drew his left leg again from another angle.  He almost fits on the page this way!  But he has two left feet, so all he can do is walk like an Egyptian.

Happy 21st Andy!

My sister’s 21st birthday is tomorrow.  Which is kind of weird, but not too weird because she was born when I was 8, and I’m 29 now.  So in a way, it makes sense.

I haven’t uploaded this thing for a while now.  It’s been nearly an honest week!  I’m not too sure why.  I mean, I am pretty sure why actually, it’s probably because I’m tired and busy and tired.  But, I have some neat stuff to show, so I suppose I should before I graduate, because once I graduate, I’ll probably not have access to stuff for a while.  Since it’s been a while, I have a load of things to show you.  Lucky you!  Boy, I wish I were you right now.

First off, a new drawing.  It’s only from yesterday and tomorrow, so I’m running out of time.

I’d say I don’t like this one, because I don’t, but I remember saying that about other ones I’ve done.  Like, every other one I’ve done.  So I’m going to go ahead and have faith that this one will turn out.  Her torso isn’t that wide, but I doubt this drawing will be about torsos, so that’s ok.

Then my painting.  I forgot to take a picture of it on Monday, so here’s one from before I worked on it today:

Now here it is AFTER I worked on it for a while:

It sure looks funky, eh?  Yeah, I added more blue.  I’d even say it needs MORE blue.  And more yellow perhaps.

I got some stuff from out of the kiln today, some nice stuff too!

This red is nifty.  The whole cup was put in the red glaze, but as you can see, one side stayed that white color.  The other side got enough reduction, I think, and turned red.  Either that, or it’s thicker on that side.  I’m not exactly sure what’s going on.  It depends on the clay body too.  That is B-mix (A-mix is too expensive) (that is a really stupid joke).  On B-mix, the white portion is smooth.  Here is the same glaze on WSO:

It looks similar (especially in these images), but it cracks a lot over WSO, which is a nice effect.  It’s too bad WSO feels so unfun to throw with.  Maybe I’ll get used to it.

This one is on Rod’s Bod.  It’s a goofy name, I know, we discuss it in class.  There is a lot more iron and itty-bitty rocks and what-have-you in the clay body, so I think the iron helps to make the glaze more red or something.  I don’t know, it’s very complicated, ok?  I’m just glad I’m not majoring in this stuff.

But hey, I’m getting more competent in throwing the stuff, that’s step one.

Drawing again.

I am really surprisingly satisfied with how my drawing came out.

Or is coming out, if I ever continue with it, which I think I just might, since I’m not happy at all with the far right side.  Nothing is happening!  Crop that, dude.

I showed it to the model and talked about why I left the negative space under her left knee blank.  So, now she knows a little more and maybe I do too.  I think this one shows more than the ones I have up at Cartel right now, but that might be my proximity to this drawing.

Oh yeah, I did some gestures too, they came out alright.

Those came out fun.  Some of them, anyway.  I have found myself running out of room on several occasions, so on Tuesday I decided to switch to some larger sheets of paper for my gestures.  However, I don’t have time to fix the paper, so I hold it to the board as I draw.  When I switched to a larger paper size, I was unable to hold the paper still.  So, I went back to the smaller size.  For now…