Sunday, August 30, 2009


Yesterday I went to the American Museum of Natural History with my Aunt, Uncle, and two younger cousins while they were visiting the city. They were generous enough to get me tickets to all the neat exhibits I usually wouldn't spring for, including this kind of bizarre but fascinating movie about beavers. I for some reason never realized 1) how adorable they are and 2) how weird they are. I've come away from this little mini-movie with a momentary obsession with beavers. They are so fun to draw! Expect more sketches, but for now here's the first good one I managed to get down this afternoon. Those feet!! Swoon!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sephora Fail

While home in PA I went to Sephora to get some makeup help because I am a terrible girl. I asked for a fresh everyday look, very subtle and I got... well, it's an everyday look for someone out there, I'm

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Copic sketches

Went home to Philly to visit my family for the week, so I've been separated from my beloved cintiq. I managed to eke out some sketches with my newfound love, a c1 Copic marker. I had to take photos of these pages since it scans horribly lol.
Not much to see, but fun to do!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wave Ridin'

Today I went to the beach with a few friends and went swimming in the ocean. This is kind of a Big Deal for me, since I'm normally terrified of getting in the water. But it was really clear and the water was beautiful so it beckoned me in! I am weirdly buoyant, so I spent most of the time floating along the waves. Good times.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Working out is hard to do

Seriously though. Wasn't expecting that. The class was this mix of step, jump rope, kickboxing, and yoga. I haven't exercised in like 2 months cos, well, what's the point? But I've been having trouble sleeping so I figured if I was legitimately tuckered out, I'd sleep better (Which totally worked, by the way). Anyways, the lady who taught the class was insanely hyper and REALLY happy to be there. She told us her name but I didn't use it in a sentence so I promptly forgot. Gym instructors are always really misleading cos they're generally big, busty women who make you think "well hey if she can handle it, I should be fine." But NO. These women are high-efficiency machines fueled by some kind of magical endless energy source. Or cocaine.
Starts off well enough but then I quickly realized that I am grossly over-estimating my abilities here, and I start to fade. The instructor saw me constantly trying to keep my glasses from sliding down my nose and tells me to take em off. So I do and she then proceeds to keep going "Watch me! Look over here at what I'm doin!" Fffff. All in all the class was hilarious. She had to kick me out for a while to get some air cos she was afraid I was going to pass out. How sad is that?? I'm sure I made a total spectacle of myself, but I am totally going next week anyway! haaaah...

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ink Blotty

Livejournal's "Writer's Block" prompt was a rorschach test today and I drew my answer (which is kind of counter productive, isn't it?).
Either way, I really enjoyed the idea of making a drawing out of your immediate first impression of something. I'm sure I'm not the first to think of it or anything, but it'd be really fun to do more of these. Not to mention the texture is beautiful!

In other news, I'm going to see Thirst tonight at Sunshine Cinema. So expect possible vampire drawings in the future.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Meager comic offerings

In an attempt to just get my pencil moving more so I decided to do some little journal-comic type drawings in my sketchbook. Simultaneously fulfills my need to vent, my narcissism, and my need to get reacquainted with paper!
Here's a couple. Sorry for the terrible image quality, making scans look presentable is a lost art for me!

Types of sunburn I have gotten so far this summer:

Reading emails in Madison Square Park: