Monday, 28 September 2009


Reading: Northern Lights
Listening to: Some strange song

Ok had my first attempt at using Maya today. Managed to get a basic cube and add in spaces for the numbers. However I now have to restart the entire thing for the object had about 360 faces too many. Although the program wasn't as intimidating as I thought it would be. Having used 3D Stdio Max I can see the difference in the programs and have to say, I prefer Maya.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Gerhard Richter

Another artist who has given me some inspiration is Gerhard Richter.

I like the way that no one will ever be able to know the person in the painting as they are turned away. You can only guess at what the woman is like and feels. I wanted to do something similar but instead of their head turned quite so far, you can see a vague outline of a face, such as part of the eye etc. This is because I wanted to make it as if the person in the picture wanted to give something of their identity away. But because they are unsure they are unwilling to give more of themselves away. I wanted people to get tempted by the brief glimpse they get and want to know the person more.

Thursday, 24 September 2009


Ok as I've never used an online blog site like this one before I'll be doing my posts as the journals I update on Devianart. That way it's familliar. Though this will most likly change.

Listening to: Murus Chant
Reading: The Raging Quiet- Sheyyl Jordan
Watching: Nothing at the moment
*Fursona: an animal based on ones personality and likes etc. E.g mine's a white wolf because wolves are my favourite animal and the colour white is on the top of my list for loved colours.

My main ideas for my self portrait will most likely be based around my hobbies, thoughts and feelings and my fursona*. I've also been looking through 'Seeing Ourselves- Women's Self-portraits' for some ideas and have found a few pictures I can relate to. The main one is 'Mlle Charlotte Du Val D'ognes.

I personaly prefered the black and white version which is found in the book as it gives the picture a different mood.

Without Hope- Frida Kahlo

I can somewhat relate to the subject, although not on the same scale. After her accident Frida had up to 35 operations on her body and was often bed ridden. The recovery between each one would have been incredibly boring for her. Although the operation I had wasn't on such a serious level as hers I know the feeling of boredom and slight discomfort of healing. About a year or so ago I had an eye operation for a squint removal. Even though I could still see and wasn't in as much pain as Frida it was rather an unpleasant feeling.

My eye felt really watery at first but the more time went by the feeling changed. My eye felt extremely dry. It also looked rather gruesome as my left cheek was swollen aswell. I also had to wear sunglasses, because everything looked brighter. However although being able to relate to the subject I most likely won't do anything along this theme. However I will do some rough sketches so as not to pass it by completely.

Friday, 18 September 2009

First Ever Blog Post

This wasn't meant to be part of my summer project but now it is. But merely by accident. It started out as a simple outline to practice drawing dogs/wolves. However I didn't like the original image so left it. I ended up coming back to it and it turned into this.