Happy New Year!

Well 2014 is almost over and I’ve finally gotten around to doing some scanning. I have so much I’m not even scanning everything today. I’m not even sure what kind of order or how or what I should share.

I’m not going to do an overview of the year, instead I’m going to share a bunch of skulls because I think besides naked people thats what I made the most art of this year. I pretty much drew the same skull over and over again.

watercolourandcharcoalskull

Playing around with watercolour and charcoal.

anotherskull

Pencil was probably my medium of choice for 2014.

loserskull

I bought some pitt pens a little while ago and they’re pretty much my new favourite thing.

rainbowskull

I mean besides drawing skulls. Though this rainbow pencil is pretty cool too.

skeletony

And sometimes I’m funny. ha. Or I try to be.

Ok thats enough for now. I’ve got to get dressed to go to a New Year’s Eve party.

School’s Out For Summer!

That’s right! As of this Monday night that just passed I am done with Uni for the year. I spent all of last week finishing off artworks for my folio and writing up a few assignments. I’m relieved that it’s all over, it’ll be great to have a bit of time off, but I know in a few weeks I’ll be missing uni like crazy.

I’m working on keeping myself busy so I don’t miss it too much though. I’ve just started volunteeringĀ at a local gallery and in a few weeks I’ll start my Christmas Job – decorating custom Christmas balls! I’m going to be just covered in glitter constantly. Of course I’m also still drawing pictures all the time, I’ve got a bunch of pages in my art diary to scan up. I’ve also been toying with the idea of having a crack at NaNoWriMo and I want to start working on my crochet again (I spent a few hours tonight just untangling yarn). No rest for the wicked right?

I was kind of silly and forgot to take photos of all of my finished works for the year, I’ll just have to do that when I get my grades back and the email letting me know when to pick up my artworks.

I did rememberĀ to take this one photo while I was finishing things off.

arts

On the left we have “La Madamoiselle” who was from the week we were working with a limited palette using only complimentary colours. On the right is a painting that was created using a monochromatic black created from mixing other colours, and of course greys by then adding white to it. I can’t remember what I named that one. I’ll find out when I get it back. I probably named it something like “skull and candle” or maybe “still life”. I’m not always original with my titles.

Well look at the time! I should probably head to bed soon, it’s going to be a struggle keeping some kind of regular sleeping schedule now that I really don’t have to!

Today’s Work In Progress

Thursday which is my favourite day at uni. Thursday is Drawing and Painting day. Its a fun class, we’ve been doing a bit of everything. Its really good to get back to basics. I love it and our teacher Sonia is the best.

Today we were working with acrylic paints, we learnt how to mix black. After some playing around with different techniques on how to paint and mix colours we began work on a still life.

Somehow whenever I draw/paint skulls they look rather comical. Keep in mind this is a work in progress. I’ll try finish the painting over the weekend and hopefully once I add more shadows and detail it will look less like a funny floating skull.