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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.



So, since I’ve graduated, I sort of ran out of steam.  Sure, maybe I’m taking a break, since I did have to work pretty hard in November and some of December, but I’m still feeling lazy.  I guess I only sort of learned how to do work I want to do, as opposed to doing work to complete some assignment.  At any rate, I’ve given this a lot of thought.  I watched every “How I Met Your Mother” episode and most of the “My Name Is Earl” episodes on Netflix. I’d rather not calculate how long that takes.  I still don’t know what needs quotes around it and what needs to be underlined, except I’m pretty sure it doesn’t matter.

Oh right, my idea.  I present to you the C4 Project.  C4 (or Complimentary* Cartel Customer Caricatures) stands for Complimentary* Cartel Customer Caricatures.  The asterisk serves two functions.  One, it’s an attention grabber, since I personally see unexplained astericees as a red flag that I ask to have explained to me.  It’s a red ice breaker.  It gives me a chance to explain myself to the customer.  Also, it is included because the drawings are not Complimentary, not entirely.  They are free of monetary charge, but we all know there are expenses other than money.

Basically, the grift is you (the royal you, not necessarily you you) pose for a drawing.  You are allowed to take any pose you choose, so if you need to study, your pose can be you studying.  You would probably be holding that pose for a while anyway.  When the drawing is completed, I will photograph the drawing.  I have a book where I’ll ask you to record your name and e-mail address.  Then the drawing is yours to keep, and you can go on your merry way (or continue doing what you were doing, which I suppose is your merry way, isn’t it?).  From there, I will attempt to make a painting based off of the drawing.  If the painting is any good, I will contact you so that you can see the painting.  What comes next is decided between the two of us.  Exciting, isn’t it?

I have started with one already.  The drawing is pretty nice:

And the painting isn’t done, but here it is so far:

Since I am working at home now, I’ll be using acrylic for a while.  I don’t really know how acrylic works, so I think this project will be a good opportunity to learn.

Also, as I was writing this post, a hummingbird flew into my apartment and immediately tried to exit through some glass.  It didn’t work.

It freaked out him (or maybe her, she didn’t look too brightly colored), it freaked out me, and it freaked out my cat buddy that was hanging out with me.


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.

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…


The show went really well.  For those of you who came, thank you.  For those of you who didn’t, I’ll pretend you were just staring at a blank wall for two hours and tried to imagine how glorious my drawings are.  You failed, by the way.

We’re going to do a closing reception for it next week.  Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.  I’m not going to be hyping this one as much, if only because I hyped the one yesterday for several weeks, and the one in one week is in one week, which is less than several weeks.

Lotta art today, and I have some things to glaze, so I’ll get down to brass tacks.

As usual, I don’t like my long drawing yet, but we have half a day I suppose.  Since my show (it was a while ago now), I have been overthinking my drawings.  Not good for anyone.  Things turn out in the end.

Here’s my painting:

And finally, some clay stuff:

I’m pretty happy with this next one: