Thursday, February 25, 2010

"Fernwolf? ...Fur-wolf?"

Last semester we all made 32-page book-dummies, I totally burned myself out doing it and I'm relatively glad with the results, although I want to redo a lot of it. We were provided with scripts but were allowed to pick our own stories, or write our own. At first I was going to pick either Rapunzel or 'Snow' from the default list, but my professor didn't think either were my style, and my friend said "Why don't you do a viking story?" When she said that it kinda clicked, and this old book I read a few times during daycare at the Swedish Church when I was a wee one. It was about viking gods, and my memory's hazy but there was a dark and grisly spread of a huge wolf biting this guy's hand off. So I picked that particular story/chapter of the edda, about the monster wolf Fenrir. Or "Fernwolf," as my professor took to calling it.

Too Long; Didn't Read: Here are some scans of the decent pages out of the 32.

Odin's son Tyr, the only one of the gods who was brave enough to feed Fenrir or give him water

Urd, Skuld and Verdandi showing the Aesir(gods) the dark destiny of the children of Loki and Angrboda

The children of Loki and Angrboda

Loki and Angrboda

Skirnir visiting the dwarves in Svartalfheim

Skirnir presenting Gleipnir to the Aesir, looking perplexed

Some sketches:

Monday, February 8, 2010

daylight, it burns! photoshop class and capitalism post

Had photoshop painting class this evening, we were given some vintagey photos to try to paint. I picked Audrey Hepburn because she is pretty. I'm not thrilled with how it came out, but thought it was worth posting at least.

Earlier I went outside in the sun for the first time in a while, and decided to check out Kinokuniya bookstore for some much-needed stationary, and Macy's/Sephora before heading to school. I can barely keep track of all of the handouts we get in school (read: all over my floor) and write down homework assignments in different places (and often lose them) if I write them down at all... Solution: a folder and planner/notebook! Maybe now I can try to be organized, which is exciting. Don't mind my mug:

being really excited about stationary

H&M is selling really cute scarves right now

I also picked up the latest KERA magazine while I was at Kino, and it's too cool. They always have a kind of mix of styles which is really fun and inspiring. I was looking for the Gothic & Lolita Bible 2010 winter issue (I love winter issues), but it was the ONE issue they were out of, lame! Recently my beloved iridescent purple Urban Decay eyeshadow (deluxe eyeshadow in "Ransom") exploded all over the floor when I dropped it, but it was probably expired anyway, and it was all crumbly from being banged around in my bags. Poor, poor eyeshadow. I figured I'd try a different iridescent purple from MAC, so I got "Parfait Amour" along with a new compact powder. I've heard a ton of great things about Urban Decay's "Eyeshadow Primer Potion," so grabbed that. The little sephora box is my free gift (white eyeshadow, greenish-gunmetal pencil and mascara sample)! Rad.

I didn't go out or buy anything on my birthday, so I figure it's okay to indulge a little bit...

I thought this was supposed to be an art blog, not a "today I bought this stuff" blog! If you've read this far, I hope you weren't terribly bored by all this blah blah blah I'm a consumer talk. Goodnight!

Here is a picture of my cat to make up for it