like a little astronaut


Sometimes thesis gets me thinkin too serious like, and I feel like drawing cute awkward girls. Can't decide which jacket I like better. I think the red is nice but olive green holds a weird soft spot in my heart. Funny how in art school, you stop having a favorite color, and you develop a favorite palette. I tend to favor warm colors, and I think
the palette in Amelie always lurks in the back of my mind.


Being as it's my last semester, I wanted to take another figure class to round out my time here, and I'm really happy I did. Having figure with Hodges Soileau is really awesome, and it's nice to be painterly without the mess of paint, and to be in the studio some more. I've been drawing almost entirely in conte and chalk, and I do not miss oil paint at all. Haven't painted with oil since last April.
Funny how linear all of my stuff is, but when I draw the figure (or anything from life) I want to be tonal and painterly.


Sketchbook drawing I did during comics class. Sketchbooks to me, always kind of feel like long term relationships, being as this book is in your life for sometimes months at a time, and you invest a lot of care and time into it. So naturally, there are times when we don't get along or things feel kind of uninspired, and sometimes all is well. I miss sketching as much as I did last year, focusing entirely on finishing work doesn't leave time to sketch and wander and experiment.
So, my sketchbook has been a bit neglected this year, and only gets attention when I'm bored, or as a place for process work. This will change after graduation, I hope.

Tomorrow, my whole apartment, plus a big group of Ringling folk, are going to Megacon to represent the school. It was quite an experience last year, and this year, I feel way more prepared. I'll be selling some prints and stuff too, Hope to see you there :)

9 comments:

Dustin dArnault said...

These jackets look awesome! If I had to pick I would say go with the green one. But I do so love the red one!! I HATE DECISIONS.

Tom Barrett said...

Surfing the blog-o-sphere and came across yours. Really nice artwork. I'd go with the green jacket. Don't see too many cute awkward girls with bright red on! :)

Also, how do you like Ringling? I had considered going there, but at the time it was out of my (my parents!) budget.

Best!

enliv comics said...

picked up your card at megacon and really enjoy your artwork. keep it up!

Trish Tatman said...

Just because shes cute and awkward doesn't mean she can't be daring! Besides, the red matches her barrette.

mauricio salmon said...

the figure sketch above is great. i hope megacon was a blast!

Sandra Lucia said...

I love your Bon Voyage girl she is pretty sweet. Im drawn to the red coat though.

Tina Sweep said...

That figure drawing is beautiful. I want to see it in person.

Oh! And tap me, call me, email me, slap me, or something when I can stop and get the files from you.

Adam said...

Lovely stuff. Just lovely. Keep it up.

cheers...

SEAN CHAPMAN said...

i'd go for the green coat. but more olive, like your blog header. that'd be beautiful. nice, soft, not too saturated. i hope the con was good to you and everyone else! good luck with thesis and congrats on (red)!!!