Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as...– Brian Eno (via jessiethatcher) I could reblog/post this every day as a constant reminder. (via notational) And I’m sticking it up here for people who define the “good” in Make good art in ways that I definitely didn’t intend… (via neil-gaiman)
Aaah, got the assignment for this week! Starting to work from the imagination more, however still doing the master studies. I need to do: 25 colour master studies 25 imagined full colour sketches (not fully rendered, but I imagine better than 5 minute sketches) 1 full colour master study. I’m determined to do more this week, I didn’t even do one full master study for last week...
These colour studies aren’t getting anny easier, I think it’ll be an all nighter tonight trying to get more done. Three hours to do three studies is abysmal, but most of that was spent mixing those darn paints, to have them dry lighter anyway. I need to start on my master study as well, focusing on one may be the best bet here, with time running out. Do not give up. Do not give up....
Sorry that I keep posting about this, but mixing these colours is much harder than I anticipated. I had to stick with watercolours in the end as I don’t have the right acrylic colours I’d need to even have a full palette to mix colours with. Still, I now know how to mix desaturated colours, I didn’t know that an hour ago!
I think my decision to use watercolours for these colour studies was a poor one, too. I think it adds too many elements to an already challenging process, such as having to work dark to light, making sure there’s enough pigment mixed in, bleeding etc. I just chose them as I used to have watercolour classes, even though they were 10 years ago I still remember a lot of it. Maybe I should get...
Ok, doing these colour studies has made me realise how little I know about colour, and mixing the right hues/values of paint. I thought it’d be better to try to mix the colours I need myself instead of trying to find a paint that’s almost the same colour - I wouldn’t learn from that. Challenging? definitely. Do I want to give up? No. I want to do these!
Nobody will stop you from creating. Do it tonight. Do it tomorrow. That is the...– Kurt Vonnegut (via thatkindofwoman)
We tend to think animals are lower than us, but all the scientists in the world...– Stuart Wilde (via the59thstreetbridge)
Seeing the great results people were having with paint made me try the acrylics again for the studies… much better results! I’m still painfully slow, with each taking around half an hour so I’m not sure if I’ll get 50 done, as well as 50 colour studies and 3 full master studies… but as long as I’m learning and working hard it’s ok. Quality over quantity!
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Ahh, some people on the course have done some really great master studies in acrylics, and I’m wondering if I should attempt it again myself. Now I have a better idea of how to go about it, the results may be better and it’d save my hand/wrist as I’m having to press on really hard to get the dark value with graphite - that’s with using a 9B graphite stick!
Well that’s the first six master studies done… I can really see where working digitally could make this process slightly easier. I tried first in acrylic, bearing in mind we’re currently doing three-value studies. So black, grey and white. My god, what a nightmare. The paint mixed where I didn’t want it to, blobs of paint higher up the bristles blobbed onto the page in...
I’m really excited now, the first week of the online art course I signed up to started today! This week is master studies, and while the assignments may look like a lot of hard work, it’s going to be a lot of fun!
I haven’t posted a lot these last few days, for many reasons. One is that I can’t stop playing Guild Wars 2, such a brilliant game.
Didn’t take long for me to mess up my sleeping pattern… just getting into bed at 3:50am. I’m too old to pull all nighters successfully now, so the only way to stop is to force myself up at a decent time. This is hard, as I love sleep a lot.
Well I’ve just found out somebody I’ve known since primary school has died. He’d only turned 16 in March. It’s strange that I haven’t spoken to him in so long, yet here I am with the news affecting me so much. A complete shock. I have no idea how his family must be feeling, and his twin sister.
I believe “fhyyjfdgjreu” or similar is perfect right now. I just found the most horrible spider in my bed, while I was in it. Now I have to somehow sleep in it… Time to search every inch of my bed in case there’s more, even that won’t help much. My skin is crawling and I want to cry.
I’m nearly human again! This cold has nearly gone and my eye is no longer swollen. I still don’t know why my eye decided to swell up, a bad reaction to the cold? Either way I’m glad I’m nearly better.
My mum’s asked me to create some paintings or drawings (or whatever I fancy doing) to replace some rose watercolour paintings she made in the hall. I have a few ideas but mainly, I have no idea! I’ll come up with something I’m sure.
Here’s to hoping I sleep tonight! Three nights without more than an hours sleep each time isn’t the best thing when I’m ill… I just want to sleep. Please please please.
That’s it now, just submitted my essay online which means I’ve handed everything in and I’ve finished university for the summer! Such a relief, I need a bit of a rest now, especially since I’m ill to go with that. Looking online at my essay in the anti-plagiarism software we submit it through, I’m so proud of myself! The only things that came up as similar or taken...
The catalogue is all put together and finished! It didn’t come with a lot of frustration though… it’s been such a pain in the arse which has been exaggerated by me being ill. Still, it’s done now, they’re getting it how it is as I’m not touching it again now!
I regret using card now to print my catalogue onto, punching holes into the book block is so tiring!
It’s typical that over the last few days the weather has gone so lovely, sunny and warm and I’ve come down with a cold. I tired to sit outside in it just but it’s just started to give me a headache so had to come back in. Even so, it’s so nice to feel warmth from the sun! It’s been so long, it is the UK afterall!
Ahhh the relief! I managed to print off my catalogue on the home printer! I didn’t have any problems with the printer at all and it used next to none of the ink as well, even printing out at the best quality settings! Now to fold the pages, bind them together and hand it in tomorrow.
monsieurted said: Easy: unfriend him ! I did after that, better than starting a facebook argument with people I don’t even know!
tranqualizer: stop supporting the myth that poor people don’t deserve to have “nice” things. because that sort of narrative continues to ignore the complexities of capitalism and struggle and takes us away from examining why it’s easier for someone living below the poverty line to get a smart phone than to get sustainable support for housing, employment at a livable wage, healthcare services,...
Arghhh, somebody on my facebook feed has posted such a sexist status, he’s such a pig, but so many people seem to be agreeing with him. I want to comment on it but is it really worth the hassle I’ll get… even so, I’m now angry with this guy and am glad I probably won’t see him again as he’s as university somewhere else, or else he’d be getting a few select...
I’ve just had to spend nearly £50 on printer ink for the home printer so I can print out the catalogue for hand in on Friday… ouch.
I just got an email titled “Get Tumblr for your smartphone and tablet”. Erm, one step ahead of them there, haha!
Genuine creativity needs a collision of ideas, something that will never happen...– Ian Gilbert on the five steps of ideation in a field guide to creativity (via explore-blog)
I think I just have a knack for taking wonky photographs!