27 September 2009

Argh! So behind!

So I've been mega-lax with updating this - here's some of the backlog now, more as soon as I FIND THEM AGAIN. Sigh.

Sketches from the 21st and 22nd:
2009-09-21 + 22
The 23rd(ish):
September 24th:

13 September 2009

(I forgot to post drawings over the weekend - but I'll do so tonight, it's a promise)

The Gideons / Thundercub / Sex with Bowie

I finally busted my ass out to Chicks in Port Chalmers on Saturday night for the Sex with Bowie album release party. The fact that I love The Gideons and haven't seen them play inages, nor the fact that Logan and Chris of Sex with Bowie are hilariously rad (no offense Bugs and Gordon, you guys are pretty neat too), not even the simple fact that my live-in-lover is the keys player for Thundercub had anything to do with my decision to go along. I just felt it was time ok? Stop questioning my motives!

In any case, it was great.

The Gideons
The Gideons were a bit sloppy, but that's one of the things I love about them - the frustration that Louis emanates on stage sometimes has a stage presence of it's own. Yuss.

Thundercub are sounding quite tight these days. Selfishly, I hope they stick to their minimal performance quota, but for the sake of the music public by and large, it'd be awesome if they played more shows. Even if it means I end up going out more often as a consequence.

Sex with Bowie
Sex with Bowie were great too. By that time I was well into my third or fourth pint, and using the speaker stack as a makeshift tripod, and the crowd was having a doozy of a time. I love the performative aspect of Logan's frontman act, and Chris looks so damn happy behind the drums, it's transformative.

Anywho, there are some more photos on flickr if you feel like having a look.

11 September 2009

Drawing for 11th September

I found this group of peeps on flickr who do a daily drawing of what they wore that day. I don't think I can do it everyday, but on days when I've got nothing to draw, it's a good go-to.

Also awesome is that the group is headed by one Gemma Correll. Her shit is tight, I recommend checking it out. I really like her illustrative style.

10 September 2009

You know what? Space is cool.

I've spent this morning hanging out on the NASA website checking out the images from the hubble telescope and suchlike. I should be researching an essay, but you know what? Space totally trumps essays.

I also made these because nothing says procrastination like images of space and people talking about space... I can only really top this by actually going to the library and then reading some Asimov that I've hidden in a book about state housing. Yuss.


Drawing for 10th September

I couldn't focus on much for long tonight so I kind of doodled instead. Might have been the beer? I like the clowny person at top left. Also the eye on the far right. That was fun to draw, but pen can be so unforgiving if you make a boo-boo. Ah well.

Daily Drawing for 9-9-9

I couldn't find my scanner yesterday because it was hiding under a mound of clothes. Here it is for you now! Whee!

07 September 2009

First daily drawing!

For the Quail + Chihuahua + The Dry
I drew this in class today - well, I drew the Quail in Space in my lectures and then came home and made it into a show poster... and then photoshop crashed cos it was a mega file (can print 300dpi A2 size suckas!) and I had to start from the raw scanned image AGAIN.

Every time I get lax about saving files, the universe kicks me in the reproductives.

Don't expect stuff to be this polished every day, cos it's most probable it'll be a lot more doodle-like.

Woo! Sleep time!

04 September 2009

Life modelling

Not life modelling as in getting nakey and letting people draw you, but life modelling meaning looking at a nakey person and making a 3D representation of them.

I'm not very good at it, but it was fun. Given time I could get better maybe. I think making a bust would be more my style because I like faces way more than bodies (and by like, I mean that I find it easier to make visual representations of faces)

I'm going to start doing a daily drawing from Monday - I was going to start tomorrow but remembered that I have a twin-flavoured 7th birthday party to attend at my dad's house tomorrow. I can't believe they're 7 already!!

Seems like yesterday they were just babies! Sigh. I'm getting old.