Where was I? Oh yeah.
Hello everyone! How are you all going? Happy Canada Day to all Canadians!
My first semester of University has ended and the next will begin sometime soon. Here is a list of things I learnt;
1) When taking a Creative Writing course, they really don't mean write creatively. They really mean "We want you to write about the nitty-gritty reality and make it feel real". I'm not sure if any of you have noticed, but I don't have a great grip on reality. Or rather I do have a good grip, then like a bored child I throw it out and create a much more interesting one.
Like one with an mute assassin who can and will slice you up eight different ways for threatening his friend (not his lover despite what everyone claims would make a 'better' story). Also 'nitty-gritty' reality is just another way to say 'write a story about drug addicts, whores, and lowlifes'. So... Never. Ever. Again.
2) Someone needs to make sure that the people at the Student Services actually know directions (or at least point to the place on a map)
Actually, those misdirections led me to met some new friends. Funny how life plays out huh?
3) I'm actually pretty decent at writing University essays! But I should still try to increase my word count so that I'm not relying on the '±10%'.
4) Never again will I roll my eyes at a Vocaloid song (unless it's one of those creepy ones. To which I must delete my browsing history). I realised that I have a problem when in the space of 24 hours, my playlist jumped from 1 to 43.
So... I've done a few different things this semester.
I went on a volunteer dig site at Toowong Cemetery in Brisbane to recover gravestones used as fill. I had to walk to the cemetery because there were no buses. But it was great fun! Oh! No human remains were disturbed during the dig.
|This was the dig site.|
|This guy/gravestone took 6 people and 2 hours to uncover and flip|
|This was the first that I found, so of course I took a photo for the memory!|
I also regularly visit the Museum on South Bank to look around and draw some artifacts for practice.
|The bird has been cut off because it is a horrible drawing. The drum looks good though!|
|A fun activity from the event was this set up and you get your photo taken!|
And to show that I haven't been completely lazy with my drawing (after the whole Creative Writing fiasco, I haven't written anything for over a month now), here's some art!
|This was to practice drawing the Oracle characters and their friendship groups. This group is 'Ash and her boys' - including the cat who is a shape-shifter. I just didn't know where to put him so I plopped him in cat form on top of his brother.|
|Moselle got redone, although the hair is similar to her original, it's shorter and neater. She also started sporting some new clothes.|
|Does anyone remember Sal and Faith? I was testing drawing the same sized clothes on different bodies but screwed up on the vest. Not sure if my writing is legible but it says 'Different sized clothes (demo with Sal's)' and down the bottom 'Same shoe size'. It made Mum laugh.|
|And this is the last thing. A 'short' comic I'm working on which has been forming at the back of my mind, but then when I listened to a Vocaloid (see, it was totally relevant) song I decided to start working out what I wanted to do.|
Have a wonderful day everyone!
P.S. Yes. I draw one eye in when I draw people. Because most of my drawings are sketches/drafts I only draw in one eye to get a rough idea. If it's a complicated drawing then I draw both of them.