Art. Caps Hockey. Shenanigans.

Moved back into my dorm yesterday (kept the same room as last year)! Last year of college aaahhhh

I am very happy with my wall decor this year, hahaha. Still need to finish decorating the other wall.

So, in Printmaking today, we had a little visitor.
This goose stared in the window for like, a good 15 minutes, and they would NOT. STOP. HONKING.
"OH HEY THERE. WHAT’CHA DOIN?! ARE YOU PRINTING?! CAN I PRINT TOO?! HEY. HEYYYYYYY."

So, in Printmaking today, we had a little visitor.

This goose stared in the window for like, a good 15 minutes, and they would NOT. STOP. HONKING.

"OH HEY THERE. WHAT’CHA DOIN?! ARE YOU PRINTING?! CAN I PRINT TOO?! HEY. HEYYYYYYY."

Finally got my new dorm all organized. EVERYTHING IS RED AND IT IS WONDERFUL.

(wall above the desk needs more stuff on it, though. hahaha)

About halfway done with my final relief print of the year. It’s a multi-colour block of 2 long-track speed skaters done in both reduction and multiple-block printing methods (3 blocks total: 1 wood, 2 linoleum).
So much more still to do, gaaaah. And I only have 2 days left with the Vandercook press to finish it (on top of the illustration and figure drawing due early next week. So screwed).

About halfway done with my final relief print of the year. It’s a multi-colour block of 2 long-track speed skaters done in both reduction and multiple-block printing methods (3 blocks total: 1 wood, 2 linoleum).

So much more still to do, gaaaah. And I only have 2 days left with the Vandercook press to finish it (on top of the illustration and figure drawing due early next week. So screwed).

Went to a “Myths & Legends” party this past weekend. As Paul Bunyan.
…It was pretty sweet, not even gonna lie.

Went to a “Myths & Legends” party this past weekend. As Paul Bunyan.

…It was pretty sweet, not even gonna lie.

I am so happy with how my linoblock print came out. So so so so happy. :D

I am so happy with how my linoblock print came out. So so so so happy. :D

My 3 lithographs from printmaking this year.

1) A self-portrait without using our actual face (I used the Caps logo, my sewing machine, and the MD flag/map);

2) Based off a section of the NY Times we were given (I used the typography in the heading); and

3) Taking 2 things that don’t belong together, and putting them together (I merged a goose and a commercial airliner).

The goose-plane is definitely my favourite. I love printmaking so much. C:

Ink wash DONE! Which means all my art pieces for the semester are done. YESSSSS
I like how this piece came out, but I hated every second doing it (definitely not my best though…). The whole process just… I don’t know. I don’t like it. :|

Ink wash DONE! Which means all my art pieces for the semester are done. YESSSSS

I like how this piece came out, but I hated every second doing it (definitely not my best though…). The whole process just… I don’t know. I don’t like it. :|

Illustrating with ink wash. All those tiny details in the Capitol building in my sunglasses are going to drive me NUTS later on.

Illustrating with ink wash. All those tiny details in the Capitol building in my sunglasses are going to drive me NUTS later on.

If I had a list of things I never want to see in front of me in the lunch line, this would be #1.

If I had a list of things I never want to see in front of me in the lunch line, this would be #1.

Horror scratchboard for Illustration is DONE! I love scratchboard so much, and I’m super duper happy with how this piece came out, it’s one of the best things I’ve done for school all year.

Horror scratchboard for Illustration is DONE! I love scratchboard so much, and I’m super duper happy with how this piece came out, it’s one of the best things I’ve done for school all year.

As a side-project in Illustration, we’re doing caricature-esque portraits. At the beginning of the year, we took pics of ourselves making a crazy face. We needed to take that photo and re-draw it, but making one part of our face extremely small, and another part extremely big. I shrunk my eyes, and enlarged my mouth & tongue.
The actual process of the piece is fun. One on the board (which is first gessoed), we only shade the darkest darks & black areas. Then we fixative the drawing and put a layer of watercolour on top. Finally, using a wet paper towel & brush, take away the watercolour in the light areas!

As a side-project in Illustration, we’re doing caricature-esque portraits. At the beginning of the year, we took pics of ourselves making a crazy face. We needed to take that photo and re-draw it, but making one part of our face extremely small, and another part extremely big. I shrunk my eyes, and enlarged my mouth & tongue.

The actual process of the piece is fun. One on the board (which is first gessoed), we only shade the darkest darks & black areas. Then we fixative the drawing and put a layer of watercolour on top. Finally, using a wet paper towel & brush, take away the watercolour in the light areas!

Crosshatching for Illustration class: Done! (Though I do prefer my pointillism better….)
Next we’re doing a piece on scratchboard. I’m excited. :]

Crosshatching for Illustration class: Done! (Though I do prefer my pointillism better….)

Next we’re doing a piece on scratchboard. I’m excited. :]

Went exploring this old quarry-turned-park about 20 min. from campus today w/ my friends Shauna, Kelly, Katie, and Rachel. It was so pretty. And we had fun acting like goofs as well.

As much as I like how this drawing is looking so far, I can honestly say I enjoy pointillism more than cross-hatching.

As much as I like how this drawing is looking so far, I can honestly say I enjoy pointillism more than cross-hatching.