Sunday, October 28, 2012

My 2 cents on Walking and other things

I have no problem with spending my days climbing ladders, biking 40 km, going to muay thai, lifting heavy crap, but after two months of princess feet not really touching the ground, it seems I am no longer capable of walking. Last Monday I spent a day without my bike and I thought I would have a breakdown by the end of the day. (I might as well be married to my bike I fear..) The morning I spent on TV dressed up as the Grinch. No I'm not kidding, watch the video. Afterwards I had to spend the day walking form place ot place in a suburban town and wow....Canada is a damn big country. Being the frugal "lady" that I am, I decided to not take the bus (also my wallet usually has a stick of gum and an empty debit card) and walk everywhere. And while I may not have looked exactly like the above image, I came pretty damn close..

So onto some more interesting things dans ma vie!

Here are a few sketches of some fantsatic ladies from the trip I took to Boston with my parents at the beginning of the month. And no, none are exaggerated. The crazy looking one with the coffee my dad and I called "shustrik" which roughly translates as..spaz. The woman was constantly on edge and never seeemd to like the idea of putting a lid on her coffee...then run around with it crashing into people. We enjoyed her company. : )
Life drawing has been going down the drain the last few weeks, but I'll put up a whole post on Tuesday of this week. I managed to lose a whole newsprint of half decent sketches from the last few weeks...and the rest I have is papsmear...but I'll make you cringe either way. Mostly I've kind of broken myself back down to basics and started to focus more on form and rigidity of the body instead of my usual curvaceous flowing stuff. (especially after someone told me I have my "style" > : ( though Im undecided whether its a good or bad thing) ) Anywho, more on that come Tuesday.

I've also been working an event called "Screemers" in Toronto for the past few weeks, which mostly sucks balls, as it's composed of poorly dressed fat people or drunk teenagers getting the crap scared out of them by a few haunted houses. I just sit there selling glowing swords because I can..But amidst my shift I saw this fantastic pikachu costume, and the guy wearing ti was just...I'm not sure how to describe him but I think I captured his whole persona pretty well. AMong other things, I saw a few fights, (blood and stretchers and everything) got profusely hit on by a really hot blond girl (which only confirmed my boss's hypothesis of me swinging both idea where that came from) reunited a long lost love, lost a bunch of money and started a light show with some shuffling by taping together glowing stuff and doing my kung fu moves. Yeah, while most people my age spend it partying with friends,  that's how I spend my holidays...

And lastly, today I watched an AWESOME movie (I actually watched TV for the first time in...over a month and a half at least). It's a french films called "Le Roi et L'oiseau" (The King and the Bird) based on one of H.C Andersen's fairy tales which I grew up on. It was done in the 80's and took over 15 years to make. The character designs were so fantastic, the emotion so vivid and the story was so good I could not resist sketching some of the characters from the film for later reference and stuff. It might come off a bit slow to those who are not avid animation fans, but seriously, give it a go. Also for the snobs who stand by Miyazaki...guess which film gave him a ton of inspiration for his future work? Yup, you guessed it, Paul Grimault's work. 
Lastly, did you guys see my hand stuff, particularily my hand rotation?? Any critique (bad or good) would be super helpful as I know there are mistakes but I cant quite see them yet. Check them out here!
So enough ranting for this week, see y'all Tuesday!

No comments:

Post a Comment