I’ve had this post window open for about an hour now, and haven’t started anything.
What I’m Watching
The Syfy show “Alphas” is up on Netflix. I always meant to get into this show, but for some reason didn’t manage to do it. Just got done watching the first episode; it’s a super-hero show without being a super-hero show, which is kindof a cool concept. We’ll see how far I get into the first season before I’m inevitably distracted by other stuff.
What I’m Drawing
I finished up the fourth and fifth postcards in my Facebook project (which, on a review of who contacted me and said they wanted one, is now up to 32 postcards) to draw something on a 5×7 postcard and mail it to a friend. Both of them were incredibly well-received, which makes me happy. I started working on the sixth one tonight; it’s the first of them so far where I’m working on an original drawing and not trying simply to copy something that another artist produced originally. It’s been a good test of how I see things, even in the early stages of the layout and pencils that I’m in now, which has been fun. I’m using a reference photo to establish the perspective of the object I’m drawing, and then a second reference photo to draw the object (but at a dramatically different angle). I’m sure I’m not doing the perspective correctly; perspective is like a lot of things in my drawing in that I completely understand the concept in my head and know how it works, but I haven’t done the work to know how to properly put that on paper. So this is really good practice for me — and, really, beyond just wanting to do something fun for my friends, finding ways to practice and get better was one of the main reasons I wanted to do this postcard project in the first place.
I’m beyond thrilled that tomorrow is Friday; it has been an incredibly long week at work, mostly from a meeting-hell standpoint. Next week is going to be worse, by a significant margin, so I’m hoping for a nice, relaxing weekend. However, it’s increasingly looking like the weekend may well be spent installing a new floor in our kitchen — the old floor was torn out on a total whim by Melissa on Tuesday, and we still have no plan for what to do to replace it, so it’s plywood subfloor central in there right now.