Monday, April 18, 2011

A week of painting and writing

Well, finals week has begun!  I've already taken two of my tests and I take another one today at 2:30.  I still need to study for it, I'm nervous about it!

I did not get into the BFA this time around, but they encouraged me to apply again in August.  I hope that means I'm pretty much guaranteed a spot, but I know if I make effort to improve I'm sure to get in, right?  I'm meeting with one of the teachers about it today, the other two I'll try to meet with when spring term starts, maybe next week.

I spent all day yesterday and part of today writing in my novel.  It still needs an  official title.  Right now the working title is The Story of Chookery-chun, the Cursed Wizard.  Although, I'm not sure if Chookery is a wizard or a sorcerer.  I need to figure out the difference and then figure out which he is.  It's fun to write again!  I feel like I've been starved for a long time and have finally been granted access to an all-you-can-eat buffet!  I've written 63 pages so far in manuscript format (in about a month's worth of time, it's been very spread out), which is more than half the length of the story I worked on in high school for roughly two years but never finished.  I am so excited!  I want to get it all written and try to get it published by the time I graduate.  That would be fantastic!  Maybe I can get it written by the end of the summer?  I don't know.  Written, maybe, but probably not finished.  It will need editing, a lot of it.

And the rest of the time this week I will spend painting!  All of my illustration projects are due by nine in the morning on Thursday.  Then my family and I are going to have lots of fun doing stuff in the local area. It's going to be great.

Anyways, I should go study!

-Odd out

Monday, April 11, 2011

Yay for little sleep!

I don't have too much to say right now, but I felt like I should update.  I painted my shoes, they look great! I've designed the box they go in, it just needs a few more tweaks and it should be good to go.  I just need to get some advice from the teacher for it before making the final product.  I'll have to upload pictures on my art blog after the semester's over.  I have my Illustration 2 project redo designed and traced on the board, project 5 is designed and traced and partially painted.  I got up around 2:50 this morning to work on it, so at the moment I've spent three hours and forty minutes painting.  I'm not going to bed tonight until it's done.  I still have to lay out the composition for Project 4, which is "due" Wednesday for critique.  I have two large drawings and 30 sketches to do tonight for my figure drawing class tomorrow.  I should probably build my box tonight if possible.  The sooner I can get other homework out the way, the more time I have to work on my illustration assignments.
The BFA portfolio review is Thursday.  I don't think I'll get in this time around, since my paintings are behind, but I think I have good chances in August.  I'll be able to get my paintings all fixed and paint more things to make my portfolio even better!  If I do somehow get in this spring, I'll be ecstatic and you'll be certain to hear about it here and on deviantArt.
Then finals week starts Saturday and all my finals will be done by Tuesday afternoon.  Then my family is going on a short vacation before Spring term starts on Tuesday April 26.  I'll be taking University Spanish 2, Advanced Life Drawing, and Doctrine and Covenants 2.  I'm also planning on taking two classes during summer term, Character Design and Sequential Art.  Hopefully they will be available for registration soon!

But yeah, this week is going to be crazy and will be the hardest homework week of my life.  I hope yours is much more relaxed!

Odd out