Fitting it In

August 3, 2011 § 6 Comments

I am more busy now than I ever have been & any chance I had of being lazy this summer might be leaving quite soon! Luckily I can actually be quite disciplined every now & again! I have been forcing myself to get out of bed early so I can at least do some tiny, half-doodles before heading out for the day. Here is one of them. Hopefully I will half more time to work on something more substantial soon!


Something Strange is Happening . . .

July 7, 2011 § 1 Comment

A while back while I was at work, I was playing around with my very fun colored pencils. While the neon colors are really pretty, I realize that I tend to draw mostly natural things. So I basically ended up with a psychedlic forest in my notebook.

Really Crap Pictures Related to a Really Awesome Experience

June 8, 2011 § 2 Comments

So as you probably know, I love art & I love museums. I also love discounts on things! All of these things came together a really long time ago when LivingSocial had this deal where you could get an Indie membership at LACMA for a year for a mere $25! A friend of mine had told me about it, so I signed up right away! We finally turned our LivingSocial deals into actual memberships a few days ago, just in time to see the relatively new Tim Burton exhibit! In case you are a fan of his work & happen to find yourself in Los Angeles in the next couple of months, it’ll be up until the end of October & I really recommend taking a visit. As with most temporary exhibits, photography was not allowed & at this one, they also insisted on not taking your cell phone out. We were allowed to take a picture of the entrance though, but since I was unprepared I had to make do with my phone. & I have no excuse for using my phone for the other pictures I’ll be showing you except that sometimes I’m a little bit lazy.

Isn’t this an exciting entrance? I was thrilled about it anyway.What I really love about Tim Burton, & what I think most people do, is his ability to create an entire world that pulls you in & immerses you fully. This exhibit stayed true to that aspect of Burton’s work. There is so much to see! There are doodles, notebooks, work from when he was in high school even! There are letters written to & by Burton as well as notes & ideas for stories & films which was great to see; I love getting a glimpse of the process an artist goes through to get somewhere brilliant! I felt like I was in this exhibit for days, I lost all sense of time & the world outside of Burton’s imagination.

Here is a crap picture of my ticket! It says I am a member, how special!

My friend & I both bought these neon pencils. They had teeny tiny, cuter pencils, but I felt these were more practical. As practical as neon pencils can be anyway. Basically I just wanted to take something home that said, “once upon a time I went to this museum I’m really fond of to see an impressive & amazing exhibit for an artist I’m really fond of.” This does the trick! They are really fun pencils as well, I’ve been enjoying them greatly.

My Notebook

April 15, 2011 § 2 Comments

Some doodles while I was passing time & filling up on coffee before seeing Yann Tiersen last month. I really like drawing hands even though I think they’re hard to draw while keeping them normal(ish) looking. I’m thinking of doing these on canvas, it’s been a while since I painted anything.

Doodle Doodle Doodle

March 12, 2011 § 2 Comments

Sometimes when work is slow, I do other work (school work). But sometimes I like to draw. I never realized how bad I was at drawing flowers before!

In Progress: In Your Abscence

March 9, 2011 § 2 Comments

Doodling before a professor’s office hours, smudged up trying to make it darker. Currently stitching!

More Doodling

December 18, 2010 § 2 Comments

I’m quite fond of this little doodle, mostly because of the friend I was thinking of while drawing. It looks nothing like my friend, but I feel like this character is somehow familiar. It is also a slightly more realistic drawing than what I usually make, but still quite cartoonish & I feel it still fits in with my normal style. I don’t really want to be stuck doing the same thing always, I love ugly birds, but we don’t need a million identical ones!

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