Monday, August 27, 2012
New apartment, new job
Now it's time for a new girlfriend. Am I pushing my luck yet?
For the first time in my life I'm jumping into the online dating pool. I've signed up with two of the biggest free dating sites: okcupid and plentyoffish. I'm a little worried because I had a friend who met a bunch of his girlfriends online, and they all turned out to be whack jobs. I've heard about the success stories, but is that the exception or the rule? Personally I'd rather meet someone in person, but I'm not into the bar or club scene. Ah well! Won't know unless I try. Wish me luck.
In the meantime, more artwork! Just a shape study using a really terrible freehand perspective grid. Now that my job hunt is over, I can focus on drawing again. More abominations to follow!
Monday, August 13, 2012
Ah the memories. I thank myself every day for having moved out of that hell hole.
So today's masterpiece is dedicated to the $1150 deposit check that I hope to see in the next week or two!
Monday, August 6, 2012
Anyway, today's drawing is my default attractive female face. If I'm hanging around a bunch of other artists for an art jam, this is the one I whip out to make them say "look he can draw a pretty girl!" Drawing a pretty girl automatically gets attention. And this girl is different from my other drawings. It's a mindless, memorized sketch that I can whip out on command in minutes, if not seconds(I'm refering to the sketch on the right, not the finished linework on the left, which could easily take another thirty minutes or more). If I'm having a really bad art day, I sketch this out to make myself feel better.
In general, I prefer drawing with construction lines because it forces me to use my brain to solve forms. Memorized sketches like the one above teach me nothing, but it's nice to have a library of them on hand when I need to make something look good in a hurry.
Anyway I finished moving in to my new apartment recently. And the first thing I want to say about that is WHAT A PAIN IN THE ASS. Moving is a PAIN IN THE ASS. Just had to get that off my chest. I found my digital pen a couple of days ago, after scrounging around for WEEKS. Almost had to buy a whole new tablet, which would've been another $400 bucks down the drain, but thank god I found the pen. Before the move I even said to myself "John, you better not lose this god damn pen", so I put it in a safe place where I'd NEVER FIND IT. Brilliant.
But now I'm back. But not back to normal. At least I can draw a little, but it's gonna be sporadic until I get one last thing settled, which I'll talk about when the time is right.