Decided to enter that BFAR contest after all. Already bought my materials: Berkley water color paper, some cheap water colors, vball sign pen, more graphite pencils, and etc. Everyone else is going to us oil or acrylic but since I don’t have sufficient training for either of those, I’m going for mixed medium. Not aiming to win, anyway. I just want that plate exemption and the certificate that they give for entering (but winning 20 000 or 10 000 php is nice, too).
My blockmate requested a Harry Potter drawing from me. So last night before succumbing to the sandman, I drew this. Whatever available colored pencils were used to draw this in an hour and a half.In my opinion, Voldemort totally looks like Shrek, the ogre. I should have used a darker green for the base. So happy reaction from Khams, etc. I’m proud of myself for actually doing a request because I usually just draw what I like.
Anyway, got my midterm grade for Art History, and fuck, that moment when you’re one point shy from a perfect grade (still got the highest score so fist pump for me). My mistake was not putting the word ‘red’ in Jan van Eyck’s “A Man in a RED Turban”. I should have focused more on that northern renaissance lecture than the medieval one.
Yes, my handwriting looks as if a chicken pecked through the words. My elementary teacher kept saying that to little third grader me, doing her best to lower my self-esteem. The bitch.
Field trip to Antipolo, Rizal on September 15 so I probably won’t be able to post anything then. We’re going to an art gallery I think. Then I’m going to Benji’s exhibit on Tuesday which is somewhere near Megamall. Our goal is to embarrass my prof for Techniques and Visual Perception in front of his classy artist friends. Take that Benji!
One-minute doodles below…
Left (above): guy with glasses is someone (a prof, I think) I saw on my way to the restroom. Drew him when I got back to Art History.
(below): girl is a gradeschooler who was roughhousing with her friends. Saw her while I was buying lunch.
Right (above): my prof in Art History, Miss Portia (http://portiaplacino.com/). Drew her while everyone else was watching the ending of “Young Victoria”. Not a very good copy as it was pretty dark in the room and she kept moving her head.
(below): hand study, my own. Proportion is so wrong. I can’t wait to study anatomy.
Just some doodles I did during the bus ride home. Left is a quick sketch of baclaran. Right is my perspective from a rather high backseat (really high, as in you can actually trip if you don’t look at where you’re going. I could see the legs of the people sitting in front of me. Right above that is a sketch of my bus tickets, handed to me by a sweaty-handed conductor with a silver earring and a tattoo of what appeared to be an eagle. I would have drawn him but he kept moving.
These were drawn in my notebook for lectures. So if the dean of arts and sciences checks it (because our college is pretty strict and blech), she’ll see these and the many faces of Damon Albarn, Thom Yorke, and some male models. She’ll probably like that.