Change of plans. I know, I usually update on a Friday, or on a Wednesday, or on a Monday, but I don’t know what will happen to me tomorrow, Seis de Mayo. My sister and I will go see Thor, which I am excited about. I don’t care too much if it’s a good movie or a bad movie because it will be a fun movie, which may mean it’s a good movie. If that is true, Cabin Boy is a good movie. Starship Troopers is a good movie. Ghost Rider is a great movie. Yeah, it must be true.
Anyway, I don’t know how long I’ll be away from a computer tomorrow, and I have a bunch of things to show you, so this may take a while. That’s why I’m doing it today. I used my sister’s camera for these, which looked really nice when I took them, but they are only about 20% the size of my other pictures. Just keep in mind that these aren’t actually grainy, for the most part.
First is my drawing class. You’ll possibly recall the Oxbow River drawing I posted previously. You know what, I’ll just post it again to refresh your memory.
That was first in a series, and the series was my final project.
This one was a bit bigger, and more blue. I should have made a support for it, but luckily it was on somewhat heavy paper.
This one is more about the water in the river, as opposed to the river itself. Ironically, as the area of these drawings increased dramatically (the last drawing is nearly twice the size of the first), the length decreased. The first one is 90 inches long, the second one is 88 inches long, and the second one is 78 inches long. I mean, I’m only 72 inches long, so that’s still pretty big. It turns out I like rectangles that are almost squares. Squares are kinda boring though. If only there was some mathematically sound ratio that says how long each side should be. That would be golden.
All right, on to life drawing. I spent four class periods on this, so it should be really good, right? Yeah!
Before, the additional piece of paper was behind the ‘main’ drawing, but the cut off point was at such an awkward place on the face, so I put it in front. It didn’t hurt that I liked that face a lot more than the first one I drew. I am liking the potential these pastel drawings have, I suppose I’ll have to do more next semester. It is called Mojo Mix because the model was eating Mojo Mix during the breaks. She likes Mojo Mix very much and suggested it be called Mojo Mix because of how delicious Mojo Mix is. She warned against confusing it with Magic Mojo Mix (cocktail), which can only be made in some sort of spittoon.
Finally, we come to ceramics. My aunt and uncle are trying to set up a studio space in their new house, and that would be totally awesome, especially now that I don’t loathe the things I’m making. It would be a bummer to have to start from scratch in August.
This little guy is pretty nice, but the liner inside didn’t stick for some reason, so there are tiny shards of glass all over the place. I was going to use it to store juice powder, but I probably won’t now on account of all the glass all over the place.
This little fellow turned out great, aside from the small crack in the lid and the fact that the lid and the body fused together. I’m sure the liner looks perfect though.
I don’t know what this guy is, except heavy. So I guess it turned out better than expected. Maybe it’s a flower vase. When in doubt, stick a flower in it.
We needed to make pitchers a long time ago, so I made them now. They look like they’ll be alright, I’m crossing my fingers.
I’m getting better at throwing large, and I hope to explore drawing on pots. That would combine drawing and pots.
I’ve started with sgraffito, which gives me some nice designs, and I’d like to take it further.
Sometimes pots blow up in the kiln, which I would prefer to not happen.
Maybe I shouldn’t have ended on the blown up one.