Tuesday, August 25, 2009

almost time to go!!

I'm flying to CalArts in 9 days! I can't believe it's single digits now. Actually, I'll be doing some sightseeing in LA for 2 days after I get there, and then move in day is September 7th.

In other news, I got a haircut. It feels really strange to have such short hair. And bangs. Weird.

I went to figure drawing again today and I got SO LOST driving there. Damn those rotaries. I was so confused, I drove around for like an hour before I called my mom and she helped me find the way home over the phone.

Pictures, yay!

Some scribbles. I just like that guy.

I went to figure drawing today... Started off with some brush tip marker pens. I'm better at stuff you can erase/smudge/layer with to cover up mistakes, ha ha. Ink is too permanent.

And now come my favorites, more chalk pastel drawings. I need to replenish my supply, I'm out of yellow. It literally crumbled in my fingers, I drew with it so much.

Today's model was really athletic looking. She had a major swimsuit tan that I did not draw. I've been trying to work out more, myself.

This drawing wasn't finished because it was only a 10 min pose... the other two were 18 min so I had more time. I just cropped out the unfinished part, ha.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

these aren't drawings, but...

Recently all I do is make cake. So it seems. Here are 3 cakes I've made in the past month:

First up is the chocolate peanut butter cake. I made this cake with Alison simply because I love chocolate and peanut butter. Unfortunately, no one else seems to love it as much as I do. Thus I ended up eating a larger portion of the cake by myself than planned.

This cake was a super dense chocolate cake with peanut putter frosting on top and between the three layers, topped with a chocolate drizzle. It was overwhelmingly sweet at first, but as the days went on it somehow tasted better. I'd say it was at its best about 4 days after we made it.

Next up is the red velvet cake. I've made one of these before this past spring. My friend requested it for her birthday, so I made it again. The color comes from the 2 bottles of food coloring we added (3 were suggested but it was expensive/I spaced out.) Everyone seems to think there is some kind of magical mystery behind the color (myself included, previously) but it's just plain old food coloring. This cake is actually chocolate, though. It just contains a lot less cocoa than the first. Also, the cream cheese frosting is the best.

Credits on decoration go to my friend, Jenn, who wrote "Happy Birthday" and designed that bunny from burnt cake, two chocolate chips, and frosting.

The last cake, and the most recent one (I made it with Jenn's help again today) was the almond berry cake. There were three layers of almond cake (light and fluffy, made mostly of eggs) with lemon marscapone cheese and cream filling, plus berries between each layer.

Many things did actually go wrong with these cakes but I choose to omit them and show off the pretty pictures.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

more figure drawing!!

I swear that every time I drive to figure drawing it's like a life or death experience. I always get lost, and this time there was this terrifying torrential rain storm. I was hydroplaning through puddles! I guess that now I value my life all the more.

These three are in chalk pastel. I did some charcoal too but I didn't come out with anything good. I'm going to have to skip next week too to go pick up my sister from camp in Maine. I should have gone to figure drawing last week when I had the chance, but I went out to dinner with a friend instead.

This sitting pose is my favorite drawing.

I don't know what happened to the face on this one.

Also I was weirded out because I definitely had this model at Art Institute of Boston like two years ago. I can't believe I recognized her. It was like de ja vu.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Things I drew this summer:

Somewhere inside of me, a fangirl is squealing. Just a little. Ha.

It's a bear, but it looks like a dog. I don't know. It's angry but I want to pet it.

Woman on fire!

The awkward pose... lol.

I like snow.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Someday I'll think about posting sketches here, or making a cool layout, or something. For now, here is my blog. It exists!