Saturday, December 29, 2012

Washington DC

A few days ago I had the fortunate opportunity to go to Washington DC with the Spartan Marching Band to support our football team against Bowling Green State University in the 2012 Military Bowl.

Even though I couldn't spend Christmas with my family, I was glad I went on the trip nonetheless as it was definitely an experience to remember and one that can never be replicated. 

Some photos I snapped with my phone!

Now It's hard to tell from these photos but at the time these were taken, it was pouring rain and a little more than just cold. Nevertheless it didn't stop me and it was actually really fun!

The White House.......and trees....(Our hotel was about four blocks from it!)

Department of the Treasury?

Washington Monument

Lincoln Memorial

Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial

Where he had a dream....

White House....from the back!

Lincoln Memorial...up close.

Capitol Building from afar

So in the middle of the day, we had a scheduled rehearsal. Now at this point it was TORRENTIALLY raining but we still had practice. Only we were all "decked" out in ponchos and no instruments. The turf was underwater, and quite frankly it was one of the most exciting rehearsals I've ever had. 

After dinner, (which I went to a Belgian Pub where I had the most delicious oysters ever), I went out again with another group of friends around close to midnight.

The Eisenhower Executive Office Building

World War II Memorial

Washington night!
(Taken while at the World War II Monument)

This one was taken from the Lincoln Memorial

Honestly one of the best parts was seeing the Lincoln Memorial lit up at night. Everything was just so much more beautiful, and it was starting to snow a little too!

Oh and the game? We won. :)

The Gouache

Well I decided to break out the gouache in a long time, and it was fun to use! I was just playing around with it on a page of my watercolor moleskine.

All of these were done without reference. Is it weird that things tend to turn out better from my imagination than from a photo or from life?

Monday, December 24, 2012

Day 2

Day 2 is Someone you like (A crush, celebrity, etc).

I wasn't too sure who to choose so I did Emma Watson. It was another quick one and I don't have my scanner with me at the moment so a picture for now. I'd say half of her face looks allright.....

Gotta keep practicing! 

Going to get some painting in tonight as well!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Day 1

Day 1 of the challenge.

Draw yourself or your persona.

Here is a quick one I did today.

It's me on the sousaphone! :]

Here is the list of the challenge from Sachin Teng.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Winter Break!

So I am officially done with finals and winter break has started for me.

Definitely am going to make it a productive one, to paint and draw everyday and PRACTICE. I'm part of a group that is going to do a -30 Day challenge over the break- 

...which I will post as soon as I do it.

For now, it's my journal I did for my Ani 50 class. 

As tedious it was towards the end, it was pretty cool seeing the finished project.

More to come. Stay tuned!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Final Rendering

For our final, we did our black and white sill life in color based on one of 16 color comps we did. 

I chose to do Limited/Neutral palette.
Granted, I didn't put in as much hours in it as I should have. Although I am glad to say I at least made some type of progress over the course of this semester.

The black and white rendering

I'll take a better picture of both of these later, or scan them.....

Anyhow, Inga wants me to continue working on it and make it a finished piece.

And that I shall do!

Looking forward to winter break where I can just paint and paint some more. Gotta get that mileage in!