Friday, August 26, 2011

Daily Dose of dutch #6

Things have been getting busy at school. Getting closer to mid-semester also means deadlines for major assignments are drawing near, and that's definitely not a good thing. I mean, don't get me wrong. I usually try to finish all my projects extra early, so that I get to take longer breaks when they're over and done with, but that's not the case for Visual Communication. Not only is the subject dry as shit, its submission requirement is also a huge load of boring stuff. My next few days of rushing through that dreadful pile of work is going to be hell.

But that aside, last weekend was good. We went to the Republic Bar Saturday afternoon to attend their little music festival One Good Weekend. The bands performing that day were all good. The stuff they wrote was inspiring, original and catchy, and at times really humorous. I also realized playing the violin in an acoustic band is badass. Next goal in my long list of goals: to pick up the violin skill.

I did also spend quite a lot. Around ten raspberry apple orange vodkas, four jagerbombs just to kill brain cells, a pizza and a huge bag of chips. No no, I'm not that irresponsible with money, no. Please don't look at me that way. Okay, yeah. Just a little bit irresponsible, but it doesn't happen every week. Just last weekend. And this. Possibly the next... But there were redeeming points to that pizza: firstly it's a large, shared pizza (so I didn't have to pay for the entire thing), it's also THE BEST pizza I've ever eaten in my ENTIRE life! It's called Peri Peri (which has like chicken and peri peri sauce as indicated by the name and, whatever, it was really fucking gooood)

That same night we also walked around town, past a Subway where I saw this girl who would compete with me every single day at the Art school's library to see who stays longer! Okay, no, it's not a real competition. We don't even know each other, but it feels as though neither of us would leave the library unless the other leaves first. Carly also runs into her all the time, but like me, she never once spoke to her (due to the fact she appears really scary). So we decided, while almost completely wasted, to walk into Subway and order cookies just to make conversation with Mysterious Library Girl (who actually looks pretty damn badass: black eyeliner, two colored hair, beautiful but stone-cold face). So I was like, 'Hi can I get two white chocolates, two double chocolates and one each of the other ones?' and she was like 'Yup. Yup.' - her actions so fast it seemed as though her brain operated faster than normal human beings (omg could she actually be a humanoid? Cyborg? Actual robot? Alien? Vampire?!). Finally I added a 'See you at school', to which she chuckled (like couldn't hold it back) and said 'Yeah'. We exited Subway and were all like 'Holy fucking shit she actually smiled!' and started coming up with name possibilities as we realized we never learned her name. 1095718 names after, we decided Veronica sounded about right. Which is hilarious, because we've been referring to her as Veronica all the time now. Like an urban legend or something.

Art-wise, I didn't really do much last week or this week. There's still a couple of life drawings to show you guys but other than that, nope.

Sims-wise, I've just started on an Ellen Page sim (as promised). I find it quite unsettling that no one seems to want to give feedback on it over at the Creator Feedback Forum (at MTS), even though they read the thread and view the pictures. Anyway, here's some screenshots to show roughly you guys the progress:

Personal notes to certain people:

missroxor should return from holiday! D:

Also, Chris Elliott, you're a great person and you deserve better than the stuff they made you suffer from. I say stand up and be all you can be. You can do it buddy.

To my little friend Ngọc (or Denyse, as she'd prefer to be called from now on), I wish you the best in America. You're still silly as fuck, but your potential is limitless. You will do well if you hang around the right people. Whenever there's anything troubling you, do not bottle it up. Find someone you trust. You'll need them, especially now that you're really far from home. Love you kiddo. :)

Happy belated birthday, Roxanne.

Till next time.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Daily Dose of dutch #5

Yup, I know. This #5 is over a week after #4. I haven't even maintained this blog for a month yet and I'm already starting to get lazy.


The reason why I haven't been blogging is because there's been so many awesome things happening continuously, simultaneously, alltheotherly's.

Right, uhhh. Where to start. Last Friday night. (Nope, NOT a Katy Perry song.)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Daily Dose of dutch #4

Hello. It is I, the boy who does not sleep.

Well, I actually do. Long hours too. However, only after some 30 hours awake. But that doesn't really matter much, because I have been productive - churning out paintings and drawings, being constantly on chat and still having a social life. In fact, I am going out to town later today, having drinks with some friends, then going with them and possibly another group of people to a concert. Woohoo! :)

Okay, wait. Let's backtrack a little bit. Chronological order and all.

First of all, the Art-Off contest (mentioned in the previous two updates) is cruising really smoothly. Everyone is so inspired and enthusiastic in creating portraits of their smug mugs :D I've also finished mine:
That was done in about 6 hours in pencil and watercolors on A3 paper. I personally am quite satisfied with how the painting turned out. But everyone else did great too! There's stuff I can learn from every single one of their entries. :) Once again, to follow the progress of the contest, check out the official Art-Off thread at MTS.

Residual inspiration from the above contest also helped me conceptualize a new series (probably three two five) of themed watercolor paintings. Thoroughly explaining these concepts, however, would be tedious and confusing and take away all the fun of doing art critic. Therefore I'll just let the paintings do their part. Hopefully my intended messages are delivered well enough.

The first painting was done last night. 5 hours, watercolors on A3 paper. Titled 'The Back-up Singer'
In case you haven't noticed, the guy in the foreground is supposed to be Kanye West
And finally, here are some more sketches from my Thursday Life Drawing class:

The lines and marks made in these sketches were different from the previous set I posted, as the focus was on the figures' volumes rather than their contours this time round.

Also, trolling and goofing around on Skype and #TSS with armiel, dal, Kayla, beautiful missroxor, Morph and Q was massively fun. I look forward to similar sessions in the future. As in, every day. :3

That's all I can think of for now.
Till next time!


Monday, August 1, 2011

Daily Dose of dutch #3

Hello, netizens!

I actually got some schoolwork done today at the library. While Skyping. Those two things aren't really supposed to be done simultaneously, but somehow they work that way for me. And you know the art contest thing that I mentioned in my previous update? Well it seems to be pretty warmly welcomed: MTS's HystericalParoxysm and Arisuka have both said (on Skype, so don't be 100% hopeful now) that they'd be participating. Beautiful missroxor has bought new pencils just for the occasion and daluved1 has in fact done some serious work, shading and all. \o/ (<-- Apparently, that appears as a really hippy dancing emoticon thing on Skype. Random fact I learned today.) I have also done some quick sketching myself. For more on the contest, visit the official thread: The Art-Off!

However, the second and most important piece of news I've got today is the fact that I have been featured for the second time at MTS! :D And even more importantly, this feature is my Ellie Goulding sim! Words cannot describe how satisfied I am knowing my precious little project was well-appreciated. :') If you have missed my previous post about this upload at MTS, here's the link to it again (after picture):

I'm also going to start on an Ellen Page sim. She's extremely cute. And her name starts with 'Ell'. Lol.

In other, less important news, it's getting kinda hot again here in Hobart, even though it could get as low as 0 degree Celsius last week. I wouldn't be surprised if it gets freezing again next week. Weird weather is weird. It does help the flowers blossom, though.
Are those actually cherry blossoms? I don't even know. :/
And that's about it for today's update, folks.

Tune in next time! ;)