30 Day Photo Challenge – Day 7

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Day 7’s theme is “Changes To Come,” and while I know that I’ll be at college in August, that I’ll start classes, meet new people, and see new things beyond that I really don’t know what’s going to happen. It may sound like I have plans for the future, but let’s face it – how many of us actually know what’s going to happen? I have no way of seeing into my future. So I’ll leave you with the oh-so-cliché warning to live every moment to the fullest, be a true friend, love your family, and enjoy the little things because you never know what changes are to come.

Day 7

It’s the truth.

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30 Day Photo Challenge Day 6 + Daily Doodle 3

Daily Doodle

Summer Mondays are for watching movies and going on walks with friends. At least that’s what my excuse is for not taking much time for art today. I decided to combine the photo theme “Obsession” with my Daily Doodle and came up with this little sketch. I couldn’t think of any personal obsession at the time so I included coffee, art, chocolate chip cookies, and sleep because I love each of those – especially coffee. Until tomorrow!

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30 Day Photo Challenge – Day 4

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Today’s photo theme was “Something Green,” and while I honestly did explore the great outdoors for something that color, I just didn’t see anything that really caught my eye – except for this caterpillar. There are  green trees in the background so that counts, right?

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There is some green here, ok.

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Daily Doodle

Hello again! After listening to an interview with the talented artist Pascal Campion I was inspired to sit and simply doodle something purely for the sake of being creative. While it is important to work on the technical side of drawing, which is what I’ve been doing this past week, I also feel like I haven’t been as original as I want to be. Listening to Campion talk about how he does a sketch a day without any previous planning made me want to do the same thing in order to force myself to simply let go of all the rules and see how far I can take a drawing with nothing but the  imagination, talent, motivation, and time I have in that moment.

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30 Day Photo Challenge – Day 3

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Well… I’m already a day behind on my photo challenge, but at least I have a bit of an excuse. Yesterday’s theme was “Clouds” and there were no interesting clouds to be found. I promise. Thankfully a storm blew through this evening and I was able to take a few photos before the rain started falling. So here you go, lovelys, a photo of clouds.

Until tomorrow ~

Day 3 - Clouds

Day 3 – Clouds

Sketchbook Studies

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Hello again! Here are some of my sketchbook studies for a project. I enrolled in a digital painting class called “The Magic Box,” which was created by the very talented people with The Oatley Academy, and I thought I’d share my work so far. The first assignment was to redo an old painting but with a funny animal instead of a person as the model. I chose to pose a rabbit in Rembrandt’s “Saskia in Pompous Dress” since the feather reminded me of rabbit ears. Any critique is greatly appreciated!

Final concept

Final concept

Original painting

Original painting

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30 Day Photo Challenge – Day 2

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Today’s photo theme was “What You Wore,” and I have to admit that after a busy day the last thing I wanted to do was figure out an interesting way to display my outfit. So instead I shared my adorable dinosaur earrings because why not? It’s annoying having a nicer camera (Nikon D3300), but not knowing how to take good photos… Live and learn I suppose.

What I wore

A New Week. A New Start

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Hello again! It’s been quite a while since I last posted, but a Monday is the perfect day to start fresh, right? My Mondays always fall into one of two categories – either they’re horrible because I have to shift out of weekend mode and into work/school mode or they’re a way for me to kick off a productive week. This Monday is the latter, and I can’t wait to share my projects with you all. One of the projects is a 30 day photo challenge where I’ll post a photo with a different theme everyday. Today’s photo was a self-portrait, which is something I suck at. Give an awkward person who doesn’t know much about photography a camera and the results aren’t bound to be good. So instead of trying to pull off what I thought was a “cool” shot with dramatic lighting I decided to focus on trying to come up with a creative setting that described me as a person. Even though I still need to learn the basics of photography, I don’t want that to overshadow learning to create interesting shots that impress a feeling or idea. Without further ado, here is today’s challenge (and a few extras). Until next time!

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 1 Self-Portrait

30 Day Photo Challenge – Day 1 Self-Portrait

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