Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Inktober 2019, 2 Weeks

I decided I wanted to do more daily art conveniently around the time that Inktober fell this year, so I decided to give it a try. It is October 15th and I've done 15 drawings, one per a day! I don't usually draw more realistic stuff with only lines, so it's been a nice practice in that way as well as making time every day. It's been a while since I did more daily art.

Drawing with pen is somewhat nerve wracking at times - you can easily mess up a line and then it looks....weird. But that's part of the process! There are things in almost every drawing that I'd do differently if I did it again, but that's not really the point! It's a good chance to learn and try out something and make a habit. I'm enjoying using supplies I've had on hand (with the exception of finally letting myself buy a bottle of black ink) and using them in different ways. My supply list has been minimal with a little notebook of Mix Media paper I got for free at Blick art materials, a mechanical pencil, eraser, rules and random pens, mostly Pigma Microns.

I'm following the relatively minimal number of rules (pencil drawing + ink. I've been sharing them with my boyfriend and randomly on Instagram) and the list of official prompts. Some days the prompts are more inspiring than others (for #13 "ash" I decided having a campfire in the drawing was about as much as I cared), but that's also part of the challenge. I'm hoping to finish the month, but if I don't, that's ok too. I'm hoping to get back into work on other things.

#1 - Ring (Ring Tailed Lemur inspired by recent Zoboomafoo viewing)

#2 - Mindless

#3 - Bait; This is when I decided I really wanted to try out the ink....

#4 - Freeze

#5 - Build

#6 - Husky. I didn't want to draw a dog. I learned that a large paintbrush makes a huge difference in not getting streaks with the ink.

#7 - Enchanted. I really wanted to draw a small cute animal

#8 - Frail

#9 - Swing 

#10 - Pattern

#11 - Snow

#12 - Dragon. I decided I really didn't want to draw dragon, but parts were ok. I'm super pleased with the result!!

#13 - Ash. I was so stumped and really didn't want to draw a cigarette. I would like to be here!

#14 - Overgrown. I really wanted to use a brush pen, but couldn't find mine in black (maybe I don't have one?) and decided this was a good opportunity to use some color!

#15 - Legend - (Urban), black eyed kids. I mostly wanted to draw something kinda creepy!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Queer night @ The Redwood Bar 2/28/19

 Rocket to UrAnus & Atomik:Kangaroo present Get Swifty at The Redwood Bar in downtown Los Angeles, 2/28/2019 as part of Queer night

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Burning Man 2018 Instants - Puppetry

These awesome 20 foot tall puppets (Euterpe & Alberto from Step Forward) were camped around the corner from my camp this year so we saw a lot of them!

Shot at Burning Man 2018 w/ Instax Wide Camera.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Point Mugu Instants

Back in June I went camping alone at Point Mugu. This was an awesome on-the-beach camping experience!!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

A bit of flare

A few more from Yosemite shot with my Yashica Mat medium format. I kinda like how the lens flare from the sun adds some weird element to the photos because the light in these situations was somewhat otherworldly and weird, especially when combined with the smoke from the camps mixing in with the stark light/dark contrast with the sunlight and the trees.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Yosemite Instants 4/2018

I finally had the opportunity to visit Yosemite a few weeks ago. It was pretty much as beautiful as you would expect.  As expected, I lugged along a pile of cameras. These are a few shots from my Instax Wide

famous Tunnel View

Yosemite Falls

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sonic Utopia 2/14/18 Instants

Some instax photos from Sonic Utopia's performance on 2/14/18 at Universal Bar & Grill