Friday, January 27, 2012

On the end of the world...

... so according to the Mayan calendar, it's supposed to be all over this year, right? That makes this the year to DO things. Read that book you always said you'd read but never got around to. Give a pizza delivery guy a twenty dollar tip (Ty did this the other day). Take advantage of sunlight. Dance. Take a trip. Write that novel. Decide to be what you always wanted to be. Make a difference, if not in someone else's world, then at least in yours. Because it's all the same world anyway, right? And if the world doesn't end, then you'll be who you wanted to be when the new years starts in 2013.

Can you believe it's 2012? A new year, a new semester, new classes. I fared pretty well last semester, with all A's and a B- in Will Terry's Children's Book class. Was this because of attendance? Or because my work is B- quality. I guess I didn't really want to know, because I never asked him. Doesn't matter. My grades don't define me. (My new mantra.) I should say it in Batman's voice.

I am taking three classes. All illustration. (I was taking Biology, but after having to fill out quizzes on a SYLLABUS and reading that I would have to build a web page in ANOTHER site, I dropped it.)

*Illustration 2 with Richard Hull. Right now we are working on two projects; cliche and metaphor.
*Digital Painting for Illustration 2 with Ryan Wood. This guy is legit.
*And my favorite: Imagination and Visual Literacy with Will Terry.

I will post sketches and comps and things. But here is my first final project in Ryan Wood's class:

Saturday, January 21, 2012

On Love...

So I used to have a really bad attitude about relationships. I suppose most of this attitude stemmed from my experiences in my failed first marriage. I didn't believe in love at first sight or chick flicks or Valentine's Day. Bleh.

And then I met my second husband. He and I clicked. Insta-friends over a Mr. Potato Head (Darth Tater). We married on February 6th. So our first Valentine's Day was also following our first week of marriage. I like it now.

I still don't believe in chick flicks.

So I had to complete an assignment in Richard Hull's class, to create an illustration using an image cliche' in an unexpected way. So I used a cloud. And I created this:

It's a little reminiscent of my old attitude. But it's a lot more cheerful. If you knew me back then, you would know this is true.

Painter 12, Wacom Intuos 4