I'm not really in the habit of posting journals, but I figured I should maybe start. I'm also not entirely sure what should or shouldn't be going in here. It's probably just going to stick to updating you all on any projects that I have on at the minute, or what work I should be doing.
Stuff I should be getting on with is the topic of this post. I figure if I make a list of all the stuff I need to get done in the next few days, and stick it somewhere other people can see it, I might feel more motivated to just get it all done! I've been pretty absent on here for the past couple of weeks. The reason for this has been uni work, which has taken over my life of late. I managed to get a dissertation draft sent in over the weekend (YAY!) so am enjoying a couple of days (relatively) dissertation-free, while I wait for it to come back (and likely require a hefty amount of work).
So here are some of the things I'd like to get cracking with over the next few days:
1. A new portrait commission for Matt Werner
, for potential use in his soon-to-be-published book 'Oakland in Popular Memory' [link]
. You might have noticed a few portraits in my gallery that were made for this project. I have yet to finish uploading the ones I've done onto dA (see below on to-do list!), and am hoping to do a bit of a write-up about the portrait series in a few week's time.
2. Get critiquing the latest
workshop entries! I completely failed at critiquing the 'Killing a Character' workshop. I read a lot of the entries, and have a page full of jotted-down thoughts on them all. And then came massive amounts of uni stress. I was determined not to let that happen again with the 'Flash Fiction & Compressed Poetry' workshop. But I am quite a way behind already, as critique week is already over. But I will try to give some feedback this time
2b. Reply to comments on here. Again, apologies for being behind with this!
3. Do some more of the portraits I've been meaning to do for a while now. I have a couple of faces in mind, and I want to make the most of this! Usually when I have time to draw, I can't find inspiration for what to draw. So keep an eye out for some new just-for-fun portraits
4. Update my gallery with pictures I have been meaning to upload for weeks.
5. Finish off unfinished drawings:
This was started ages ago, and is half of a portrait of Montgomery Clift and Marilyn Monroe. All there is of poor Marilyn at the minute is one eyebrow. This might require re-watching The Misfits, but that's not such a big price to pay
This was more a case of lost inspiration/lack of sleep. Would be nice to get this finished off, especially now I have a new set of pencils to play around with
And that's all for now! Still, quite ambitious I suppose, considering I do have other uni work to do, and my window of relative free-ness might be very small! Anyway, let's see how I get on
Bye for now!