Oh come now, your hair’s nice! :P
Oh come now, your hair’s nice! :P
Hey all! So, I’m giving this Surface Pro a run for its money and trying out Sketchbook Pro. Um, holy shit I love it? It’s the perfect medium for artists who love having that traditional media option. So I decided to give it a whirl and do a painting of something that happened two nights ago.
I was waiting down by the pier with a friend of mine, a thunderstorm rolling through the city. I always love first rain in Manhattan, how it washes away all the fatigue of the day and lights up the ground. We sat underneath the FDR overpass, sheltered from the wind and rain as we huddled up on a bench to stay warm. We barely heard the thunder as we enjoyed each others’ company, and in the back of my head, I realized just how cinematic this moment felt.
So what better than to paint it?
:O! A digital piece?! My God! This was inspired when a friend of mine told me about his first snow tubing down a mountainside while he was in Wyoming recently :P
My boyfriend lives about 700 miles up north from me, separated by mountains, corn fields and cows whilst I’m down here in Manhattan seeking fame, fortune and glory (aka a job »). We’ve been together for nearly 3.5 years now (new personal record for us both) and I love him to pieces. Given that Valentine’s Day fell on a Thursday, the odds of him coming down to see me were nil and I lack the funds to come running up to him.
So we decide to have a semi-romantic dinner by webcam light :P Because we’re adorkable like that. He offers to get me a pizza and I pick out the place (coal fired pizza, yum yum <3) and when I get the pizza, I’m told that it was left uncut because it would ruin the shape. Huh?
I place the box on the table and open it up to find this. And I start crying. To some, this is just a cute little gimmick, but to me, these little things tell me I’m always on his mind. These little things he does for me- making rhyming schemes and bad puns, the texts that simply say “I love you and think you’re a wonderful person” or a heart shaped pizza; each and every one of them is solely and uniquely HIM. It’s not swiped off the dime store shelf and slapped on with a hallmark card, it’s made by his own hand (or at least influence :P).
So even though we’re hundreds of miles away, here I was nibbling on this awesome pizza and sharing a laugh with him as we watched an LP of Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker. Someday soon, we’ll be under the same roof again. I look forward to that day. Until then, I’ll keep nibbling on heart shaped pizzas, thinking of him ~ <3
Exactly my point ==+ Wtff
So, yep. Tried to get into a bakery, but because of the injury in my left hand and the stress not to fuck up, I completely botched a cake :< At least the sous chef there was kind enough to understand that the holidays are ALWAYS insane.
Also because Tumblr’s being silly, this post should’ve been on December 14th, but only now pops up Oo;
And now for something completely different. I have been meaning to do this series for a while, but it’s one of those odd ones where I have to be in the right “mood” to draw them. This is my Manifestation series, interpretations of different emotions or feelings. The full description will be attached to each finished piece, but right now this is a WIP of Manifestation: Loathing.
Once again, why I love David’s Tea. They got wind of the comic I drew, and the story behind it, and not only did they put me in their company newsletter, but I received this in the mail from the Head of Social Media in David’s Tea. For FREE.
Honestly, this company is so full of awesome I cannot begin to find the words adequate enough to encompass it.
So, this happened.