Monday, October 20, 2008

alive? barely


It seems every time I finish one project, another one is right there looming in the distance... and I'm still behind on homework no matter how much sleep I am missing.

I feel like every hour and minute that passes as I sit here doing art, I get flabby and feel less mobile. I have decided that I am not taking a Winter session course, and that I am only going to take 4 classes in the Spring instead of the usual 5. My body cannot take this lack of movement much longer. I do get the minimum exercise a week, but it just isn't enough. And when I don't move, I don't sleep as well. It's a vicious cycle.

At least what I am doing, I feel productive in my field.

I finished my botanical poster piece I've been working on for three weeks last night at 2 a.m.

Botanical Poster by ~amithystblade on deviantART
Yea, the image above is what it was before this weekend. I won't be able to upload the completed version until I get it back from the professor, probably next week or so.

Just finished my 5 poses of Whitney Snow (my Snow White set in 1940s, film noir).

Snow White_Whitney Snow 2 by ~amithystblade on deviantART

You think I would be done... but no. I have two computer assignments for my online class that were due earlier today at 5 p.m. Yea. So I better get to that.

I wish I could write more and update those who read this, to let them know they have not been forgotten, that I've only been sucked into a deep dark hole of homework (though the mind of the imagination isn't all that bad, it just takes too much time). I hardly have seen Kevin this semester. When we are together, half the time we just are with each other doing homework. It's a pleasant feeling to know that I have someone who loves me and doesn't get bored with me as I do my homework. I'm so grateful that he is not a physicist. Was watching The Big Bang Theory tonight, and I swear, Sheldon is cute, but oh my no... I would go insane if he was my guy.

Ok, enough typing... back to the drawing board... (literally!)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Keeps Getting Better

So this week, again, my car needed to go to the auto doctor. And again, she's cost another pretty penny... blah. This is why I am getting my degree... to get a better job to pay for stuff.

In the midst of that, I have had a ton of projects going on, all of which, thankfully are coming along quite smoothly. Here are the current outlooks of those projects.

Botanical Poster project - sketch
inspired by Mary Tudor
and by
"Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells, and cockle shells, And pretty maids all in a row."

Snow White project - concept art
inspired by film noir

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wine bottle project

Wine bottle and label project. Been into a film noir kick and finally saw Sunset Blvd. and was inspired. Made it look like a magazine ad (though very low key).

Detail of the label.