Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Bald Man and the Fly

I just passed in what is pretty much my final project for Drawing class. We were given a choice from about a dozen different short, and I do mean short, story's and we had to do an illustration for it. I kindof like mine, there are some things that I'd like to change, but generally it's not to bad. What is exciting about it though is that I actually experimented a little bit with it, I used an ink wash for the grey background, something I've never done before, and I used nib pens instead of repetograph, something I only recently started practicing with. I'll post the mark that I got when I find out.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Today and it's wonders

Horray!!! I'm going out with Vicky tonight to see X-Men 3 and I'm supper psyched about it. she'll be here after three somtime and then we're going to a nearby park to swing untill it's time to go to the theatre. I'ts a pretty small playground more then a park really, but it's got the key feature.

And now for an update on the Sumo... he burned. yup, I was pretty happy with the way he turned out, not perfect but not bad for a first or second atempt at sculpting either. I brought it home to bake it in the oven because that's what you're supposed to do. The next thing I know there's billowing clouds of smoke coming from the stove and the fire alarm is blaring. all in all the damage isn't TOO bad, but it's obviously not good either. the problem is mostly on the arms, one of which now has a giant bicep and is completely black and the other now has a rather nast looking hole in it. Sigh... hopefully the next piece will survive a little better.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Three points, and some words.

First, let me wish a Happy Birthday to my friend Vicky Mullin, she turned 23 today. Horray!!! On a related note, we're going to see X-Men 3 on Saturday, and I can't wait.

Secondly, I'm almost finished with my first sculpture. the Sumo is looking pretty much human, and has got something of a face going on. it should only take another couple hours to completely finish up, then it's into the oven for baking. that's right, the material we're using is cooked in the oven, a usefull feature since I dout that there's a single kiln in the whole of Miramichi. no offense to the river folk.

Third, I'm excited. It's been awhile since I got out the sketchbook, actually, more like I havn't felt like drawing whenever I got it out. at any rate, to keep myself awake during art history this week I started doodling and actually came up with something I'm pretty happy with. I've got some idea's for a comic and hopefully something will get down on paper. I'm going to post the pics I did in that first sesion, but I'm going to try not to put to much hype behind this untill I know more. untill next time. Peace.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

The Sumo: Armature

Sculpture has always been an interest of mine. When I was little my favorite things were Play-dough and and Lego (funny how they rime too). Needless to say, I was very excited when I found out there was a class on the subject in my current course. $80 later I got to start putting together my first official sculpture. Geordie, the instructor, wants us to do something relatively figurative, meaning it's got to be based on life, anatomy and observation. I'm making a sumo wrestler.

Sumo, as you know, are big guys which means lots of clay. Only took about half a block covered this thing without a problem, so that's not too bad I've still got a block and a half for the second piece. Actually putting details on is seeming rather difficult at the moment but I'm sure I'll get it right. WheneverI try to add something, like the nose for instance, it just melds with everything else, and if I try to take anything away it goes too deep, or just doesn't work. I've been thinking about it though, and I've got some ideas that might work for me.

My second sculpture is going to be a sea serpent. it'll be going in, and out of the "water" and should hopefully be cool, and relatively easy. I've heard that making something come out of the base is pretty difficult, but I think I can pull it off. I'll be posting pics of that project as I go through it as well. One thing at a time, gotta finish this one first.

On a seperate note, my computer was fixed yesterday, which is of course awesome. The power supply went screwy after a short but powerfull lightning storm that I had the pleasure of walking through. Joy. That same storm caused my cell phone to stop working properly, another thing we got fixed up yesterday. I ended up getting a new phone, and by new I mean new to me. It's got a camera though so I'm happy about that, and it was free, and everyone's happy about that. The only bad thing is that I had been saving my phonebook onto the phone itelf instead of the SIM card, so I lost all of my contacts.

The school year is steadily drawing to a close and soon I'll be back here in Fredericton for a whole two months of the summer. I'd be more excited except that I know what I'm doing for the whole break and it involves Blockbuster, the Supper Store and me being very tired at the end. It's necesarry though since I screwed myself over with credit cards. I'm going to have to sell some stuff as well, just to make sure I end up with little to no debt when all is said and done.

Anywho, I'm just rambling on right now, so untill next time...Peace.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

PSP posting; a survivors tale

So, here I am,very slowly writing with my psp. This means I won't have to miss any days due to computer problems.

Unfortunately I diden't get a picture of my armature, so I'll post one tomorow.

See you then.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Wow, only one day later and I'm already posting again, a new record.

So, I watched three movies yesterday: Ice Age 2, My Neighbor Totoro and Chicken Little. I fell asleep during Ice Age, but I think that may due to warmth, and a bike ride beforehand. I'm going to watch it when it comes out on DVD, whenever that is, because what I did see actually seemed good. Totoro was awesome just like most have told me, and just as unique as the other Miyazaki films I've seen. I liked Chicken Little just as much the second time around. Vicky and I saw it in theatre when it was released.

as promised, here is my Self Study project from last term. the scan turned out to be pretty horrible, which is annoying, but here it is anyways.

Also, I pretty much finished the armature for my first sculpture today, I'll post a picture of it tomorow.

untill then, Peace.

Monday, May 15, 2006

The Weekend; Toilet Dreams

First off, Happy Mothers day to my Mom, and all other mom's who may be reading.

The weekend felt SO long, probably because I worked through the whole thing, but it's all good, I need the money. I suppose it didn't help that this was the weekend that I was supposed to be in Fredericton taking part in the Kotei. For those who don't know the Kotei is the name of a big tournament for Legend of the Five Rings, a collectible card game I play with my Friends. I couldn't go because my boss needed me to stay. None of my buddy's won, but Curtis did get into the top 16 and received top Unicorn. Justin and Josh got 2nd and 3rd Lion respectively, and Benoit received top dragon. I really wish I could've gone to represent the mighty Mantis clan, maybe next year.

I just finished my current Drawing project for school, as soon as I get it back with a mark I'll post it here. I'm going to see if I can get my hands on the self study drawing I did and post that in the meantime, but we'll see.

X-Men 3 has me so psyched right now. Vicky and I watched the first two last week and I've been freaking out ever since. I can't wait to see Kelsey Grammer as the Beast! It just seems so right to me. The guys said that they would come up to see it with me opening night if I was off, and I want to see it with Vicky early next week. There seems so much stuff is going to happen in this film I don't know how they'll fit it all in.

anywho, I'm off. Peace.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Hello World!

I'm writing my first post at school because my computer has decided to stop turning on. I used to run a site called OnDebit, but I wasn't using it properly and couldn't justify spending 14$(CDN) a month to keep it online. This blog will be that site reborn!

OnDebit is going to be, primarily, a webcomic style blog. Or at least that is what my intentions are. Every once in awhile I'll upload a new comic, and hopefully I'll update with a new post at least two or three times a week. I don't know how I'm going to do that since my home computer is on the fritz, but hopefully it'll be fixed soon.

until next time.