This past week was my birthday! It was pretty uneventful, though Mao bought me a tiny chocolate almond ice cream cake which we slit. Best roommate ever, though I was half sure the almond smell was poison. It turned out to be delicious instead.
I also decided to nab myself a drawing from Grant Gilliand as a gift to myself. I interviewed him about four years ago for my first illustration class. Not only was he really nice, he also had some good advice. I should probably go into my email and read it again, the advice is probably a little more relevant now. Anyway, you should check him out, his work is extremely rad.
I'm still playing with color and possible ways to render. I'm having fun with it.
I also whipped up a painting, I need to play with it a bit more. I haven't painted in almost a year now so I was insanely nervous about every little thing I did. I miss playing around with paint. I should really pick up a brush more from here on out.
Speaking of which, here is a drawing I did on a canvas in July but haven't finished yet (maybe this week, I guess) and a painting I did probably four years ago. Biiiiiig change. I went through a lot of phases before settling down recently. I can't believe I was that bad. Oh boy. That's getting painted over soon.
And lastly I used excess paint on a birdhouse I found at the craft store. I may need to paint some sciency looking wooglies on there. Official term, I swear. He's chilling with the Spock my brother Patric and I won from a crane game and the Mary I nearly ran over because someone placed her and a cement lion in the middle of the street. The lion lives with my parents now.
Tomorrow I start my office job. I'm so nervous I nearly just threw up. I've never worked in an office before, and while I'm sure I'll do my best I am still really scared. I hope they keep the air on because from here on out I have to wear long sleeves to work. Crap.