It is my duty today to share with the world my addiction. No, it is not the one I have to sugary breakfast cereal and no, it is not the one to really long showers, it is my addiction to drawing and painting portraits. I don't know when this happened, but somehow I have developed a pattern of opening a sketchbook and drawing a face. I guess it's because I usually like the results and it is something I can do without looking at a reference (?). But I think it is getting out of hand and I need to branch myself out. I at least should draw a portrait of someone looking off to the side or with their hand up or something. I will now present the evidence to support my claims of addiction.
The last painting is what I used as a template for my gif, so that's why she could look familiar.
This is just the beginning of my collection, but I feel like more would be creepy.
The title of this post kind of gives away the topic sooo ya, I made a gif. Actually I made 3 gifs. I'm basically a professional. I know this isn't a very big deal in the whole grand scheme of the internet, but to me it feels very exciting and it makes me happy. I love gifs because they are like the moving pictures from Harry Potter. SOOO MAGICAL.
Here is the best gif I have made so far. I also put a gif on my about page that you can check out.
Lately I have been watching a little show called "Pushing Up Daisies" and I LOVE IT. It stars the lovely Lee Pace (who plays Thranduil, which you already knew) and he is a pie maker who can wake the dead. The show is so weird and colourful and slightly morbid. It is a great combination. It seems like it was made for me. Sadly it only has two seasons :'( and I am almost done the second season. I haven't done an actual drawing for this because lately I haven't liked anything I have drawn so I am just going to post some pages from my sketchbook in which I reference the show.
In other news I am going to dye my hair red which should be interesting. I'm also listening to a playlist of Chromeo, Capital Cities, Vampire Weekend and MGMT so I'm feeling pretty funky. Which also reminds me of this picture I saw of the drums from an Arctic Monkeys show that said "THE FUNK MIGHT FRACTURE YOUR NOSE" and I just love that line so much. I will have to find a way to use it in my life.
I am going to expand my blog to include things that I have been doing because, hey, it's my blog and I can do what ever the frack I want. I make the rules! Yeah! So with that in mind I am going to share some photos that I have taken for my photography class. They are not the best, but I do find a few of them to be semi-pleasing to the eye and that's all anyone really wants in this world, right? Blogging at 3:54 in the morning is great...
I took these in two spots in Toronto. Around Bloor Street and around Kensington Market. That's where all the hip, young folks go. I even went into a record store.
So those are some of the gems I came up with. I'm quite happy with the last picture. I must admit.