Sunday, September 26, 2010

things in my freezer

  • ice stars and ice cuboids
  • edamame
  • Double Stuf Oreos
Delish. Now, just in time for fall, a couple of things I doodled this summer:
Juliana Gracie
Nothing like creeping on pictures of your friends.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

enjoys needlepoint, Italian food, and...

Does anyone actually enjoy long walks on the beach? I don't. The last time I went for a long walk on the beach, it made my hips really sore from sinking into the sand.

Now long sits on the beach, however...


Friday, September 17, 2010

getting settled

Classes began on Wednesday, and I have good feelings about this year. It is going to be challenging, and I would not want it any other way. My greatest hope for this year? To tap into something I always knew I was capable of--not something new, mind. Something that has always been here and that I have always been using in bits and pieces, but I need to let it out. I have a couple of ideas that are going to need to be changed before I'm through here. I'm the only thing that has ever been able to hold me back.

I'm coming up with, not rules per se, but sort of reminders for myself while I'm here. So far there are as follows:

1. It's about the idea.
2. Say something.
3. Original doesn't exist.
4. Don't be precious.
5. Work.
6. Start anywhere.
7. Look around.
8. You're here for a reason.
9. Be honest.

Mantras get me through my hangups, what can I say?

In further news, I finally got the pressure sensitivity on my tablet to work. Hopefully it will not go all wonky on me again. In celebration, I drew a grumpy guy.

With a huge chin. Beats the lobster-man version with the 70s hair that I almost gave up on last-night.

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Monday, September 6, 2010


Most overly dramatic title ever? Possibly. It's particularly fitting when paired with this sunset-drenched anthro coughfurrycough calendar picture that I stumbled across (to my chagrin). I ganked the title for my first blog post, however, as I am of course embarking on a journey just as epic as any sabre-toothed man-tiger keeping a fluffy bunny company against a background of majestic, mountainous wilderness. Not just the blog, but also my first year in the illustration department of the Rhode Island School of Design. I can't help but feel that I am joining a league of greatness whose amazing propensity for being amazing I don't quite live up to. Not yet, anyways.

No matter. Plenty of time to walk the fine line between overwhelming confidence and equally overwhelming despair. For now, a bit of unfinished drawing that I am currently fond of and hope to color once I get the pressure sensitivity of my new tablet to behave itself:

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