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.