So for my drawing class where doing an assignment where you copy an image identically by using a grid. Personally I think this exercise is pointless because it’s like what you have someone do just to make them feel like they have some amount of artistic talent. But it’s just another skill. I mean, I think ANYONE can get pretty sweet results using this technique, but when you’re an art student and being able to copy an image exactly means you don’t need a grid, the idea of this completely defeats the purpose of the effort. I mean, it’s certainly time consuming and tedious… but I dunno, it’s a bit shit, I think. Not to insult my professor or anyone in my class, but I dunno… I’m taking advantage of it though…
So enough moaning about it, I only brought it up to say that the image I’m using is a pretty bad ass image of Mr. Spock, from Star Trek, because I am a nerd and am madly in love with the young Leonard Nimoy.
So I’m going to be replicating that image (on the left) as a 18″ x 24″ drawing (so far it’s turning out pretty sweet, but that’s expected considering the method at hand) that will be colored later this week in colored pencil. I decided against doing the background, because I’m going to draw in some text around him that’s going to say “Pon Farr or GTFO.” So I’m quite excited about that part, because I’m immature and easily amused (and a giant nerd for knowing what “Pon Farr” means). I’m definitely going to mat the image at some point and it’s going to be a major portfolio piece of mine haha. Just because Spock is so Bad ass.
One more thing! I signed up for beta testing for a new game platform that supposed to be released in the winter. It’s called Onlive. My brother was telling me about it and I’m pretty psyched. So I signed up for beta testing. I’m not a gamer, but I think this would be a cool thing to approach as a n00b to gaming, Since I don’t have a specific preference when it comes to video games because I suck at every single one I’ve ever played (Yes, even the original Mario on NES). So yeah. I’m excited about that.
So that’s all I really have to say. Now I have to write my paper on Surrealism, FO REALZ NOW.
- Good Day!