Saturday, November 18, 2006

A Good Night

This entry is backdated for the sake of organization. I couldn't have possibly posted this art on the day of the event, for I was out all damned night. In front of Walmart. Clay was in line for the Nintendo Wii, and I was there to keep him company.

Clay simply had nothing better to do than sit in the cold for 14 hours so he could be the first guy in Englewood with a Wii. I was all for it because I knew it'd give me the perfect chance to spend time with him without feeling like a bother. He'd be there either way, so I'm sure he preferred some company. It would have been a blast if Jim and Nick could have stuck around too (they visited for an hour or so), but I enjoyed every hour in the cold with just Clay.

I did a couple life drawings that night, as well as some situational cartoons. Drawing with cold fingers was a rather nostalgic experience.

Clay wasn't really an ingrateful bastard as he is in the cartoon below, I was just makin' a funny. Truly, he was very good to me.

I'm so lucky to have been able to stay there with him for the whole night -- it allowed me to reach a kind of contentus that I rarely achieve. It was a night well spent.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Dillon Observations

Today I hung out with Dillon after school. I hadn't seen him for awhile, I rarely do now that he's out of school and working most days. He'd previously agreed to let me draw him next time we chilled, so I had my hefty life drawing sketchbook with me (the one with David Byrne and black tape on the cover).

He ranted about religious people and expressed his lack of vigor for life while we ate nasty shit at Taco Bell, then we set out for the closest graveyard. A well lit, quiet place. Little did we know, it'd be infested with bitey ants. Those insectoid bastards sure disrupted the flow of the session -- we had to move at least four times before we could get somewhat comfortable. It's hard to draw somebody while they're getting eaten alive.

We ended up packing up and giving Zac a visit, seeing how the drawings weren't working out under those conditions. I got fidgety and Dillon ended up looking blacker than black y'all in all my drawings. Here's the best of the afternoon:

Not so good, right? We'll do it again some time and I will take better advantage of having a free and willing model. For now, it's back to car-azy cartoons.

Lifedrawing? I never!

Like I said, I brought my life drawing sketchbook to school today. It's amazing to me how my fellow students reacted to this. I had it out during fourth hour, for I had some free time and enough unattentive subjects around the room to work from fluidly. 'Twas hunky dory until some girls behind me took notice and began -- not asking -- but demanding me to draw them. Wow.

I ended up just putting the book away, I was no longer in the mood for sketching. Not only because the girls were yelling at me to draw them, but also since the teacher had called for our attention once more. The girls did not cease demanding. Then that dumb Marco kid, sitting next to me, joined in their harpy chorus. To them, an artist was fair to boss around. Clearly subhuman.

Marco got his wish, not because I'm a nice guy but because he was most annoying of the inconsiderate group. I knew he'd bug me about it for days if I didn't give in. Surprisingly, the sketch of his stupid face came out rather good. Too bad I was forced to give it to him. That sure made me feel cheap.

At the end of class, the girls who originally tried to put me in submission walked past me.

"Finish that drawing of us, okay!"

"Er, don't you understand what a lifedrawing is? I have to be looking at you."

"Just do it anyway!!"

Oh gag me with a spoon.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Wakka Wakka Hey!

There's me! I got another haircut, this time I did it myself. Let's take a look-see...

So far nobody else likes it. In fact, most people who've seen it hate it. However, that doesn't bring me down. Nope, I like having no hair around my ears for once. I'm going to enjoy this while I can, for I'll be growing out muh weave in time. Yep, I'll have a normal hair style eventually. Woo!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Sunday, November 12, 2006