I’ll do the bad news first of course, then hopefully the good news will make you forget the bad news. My, I couldn’t help noticing how good you look today.
So the bad news is I’m a lazy forgetful slob. Just kidding, that isn’t news, although I guess it is the reason for the bad news. I forgot to take pictures of my cups I’ve been throwing. That’s the bad news. The good news is that they look pretty much like the ones I’ve been making. I know, that isn’t very good Good News. Well, it wasn’t very bad Bad News when you think about it, so we kinda broke even. Plus, I totally gave you that sweet compliment about you looking splendid, so I’d say you came out of this pretty well.
Anyway, I’m trying to loosen up and make faster, more organic vessels this semester. I’ve gotten kind of ok at throwing/trimming hard lined forms, but why make things on the wheel that look mass-produced, you know? So now I’m going back to the homey, almost I-don’t-know-what-I’m-doing look. I also need to practice making/applying handles, because those really should show that you know what you’re doing. Also, I want to delve more into the crazing world of glazes. Those things really show you know what you’re doing.
Since I forgot to get those, here’s this:
I think I’ll eventually carve into it and put a candle in it. Maybe paint it orange and never buy a pumpkin ever again!
As fun as ceramics is, it isn’t a class I need to graduate. One class I do need is my senior show class. I decided that for my senior show (Opens October 24th, so clear your calendars now!) I will cover however much space I have with the line drawings I do in life drawing. It’s a bit rare to put life drawings into a show, but hey, I like them, and I think they look alright, so why not right? Here are the ones I did on Thursday. My pen started to dry on me, which gave some nice extra depth for a drawing or two until it actually did dry out and stop making marks. I should keep a drying one for grays when I need it, or maybe even buy a gray marker. It’s just that I like black and white so much. Three Dog Night says it best.
This one is upside-down, but it looks better this way.
I must have changed ink cartridges here, that’s why I did so little…
That’s such a neat little triangle in the middle right there.
And then these are the longer ones: The model is new, and she didn’t choose very interesting poses, bless her heart, so instead, I drew weird. You know, more than normal. Maybe not more, but you know. You know.
Not so much at first…
There we go!
And, since my title reminded me of this for the first time in years, and I love the show Anamaniacs, I’ll leave you with that.