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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Too much class

For the first time in my life I can say "I have class!" Really, I do! The problem is I have too much class....

It's not bragging, but I've actually started taking classes at the university where I work at. One class a semester is about all I can handle while keeping a fulltime job and other stuff, plus I hate homework so I don't want to overload myself. The class is '2D Design', described as 'An introduction to design, its means and materials. Line, form, color and their composition are analyzed separately and combined together in experimental, temporal, psychological and pictorial terms. A basic required course for art majors.) It's fun so far, even though I've only been in it two weeks.

Anyhow, when I start getting my homework back, I'll scan'em and post it up so people can see what we're doing. Unless I get a really bad grade, in which case I'll accidently drop the work in a puddle and lose it for all time....or I'll feed it to my dog.

So, with classes starting I was very busy with that (you know how HARD it is to find class supplies when everyone from three universities are trying to find supplies? It took me a week to locate design markers...gah). Anyhow, I didn't get a lot of drawings done, but I scribbled when I could....so here you go.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


I happen to work for a university, which is really nice when school isn't technically in session. We get some easy weeks while we work on bigger projects that can only be done when we don't impact all the users on campus. Last week was the week before the start of the semester, which are normally slightly busier, but manageable. But eeeegads. If something could go wrong, it did.

As a result, I did barely any new drawings, I didn't have the urge to come up with new stuff or what not. I did however spend some more time working with my drawing tablet to figure out how things work. I took some old pictures and digitally inked them over. It's really cool how much easier ones work gets with those things, and I'm still a newbie at it. If you've ever had an urge to check out a tablet, I highly recommend it. I have a Wacom Bamboo Tablet, a small one that I picked up for just over $100.

Fun toy if you can get it :)

Anyhow, here's the latest scribbles...more to come this week I hope.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Posemaniacs and Stuff

One of the nice things about working for a college is that over the holidays, you get a looong time off. I'm not ready to go back to work tomorrow, but I suppose it'll be nice to get back in the routine of things.

This dump of doodles includes a number of Posemaniacs practice. It's been a while since I've done those, I forgot how enjoyable it can be once you get into the swing of things.

The telescope one is a true story. I haven't been able to stargaze in two months because of overcast skies. It's a bad drawing....but I was in a bad mood. Grrrrrr.

Oh, and the last bit... I saw a book at the store today, Evil Penguins or something like that. It was cute and spurred the idea of drawing a couple of penguins, something I like since I happen to be a fan of Linux and it's mascot, the penguin. So, naturally some technical support doodles made their way into it. Expect more of those in the future...they're easy to draw, and cute to boot :)