Thursday, 31 January 2013

A diary, January

So one of my new years resolutions was to start keeping a 'visual diary' again. It's something I've done several times in the past and always find a rewarding experience, but somehow always end up failing to maintain the momentum and usually only keeping it up for a month or so. Anyway, the same will probably happen this time, but I have managed a whole month without missing a day, which is pretty good going, I think.

A couple of my main motivations with this are to a) make sure I'm being creative on a day to day basis and b) to improve my general drawing skills, especially of people. Hence why there are some TERRIBLE people drawings throughout. Gotta practice, innit. Probably won't share those ones till I get a bit better though.
I'm also trying to improve my lettering skills, with a view to one day being like the incredible Jessica Hische (Yeah right)

Anyway, here are a few of my favourite January days.

January 6th. Curled up in Alex's dark room, watching him play computer games.

January 7th. 'Nuff said.

January 9th. Spent the day at work typesetting in unusual character sets. Massively confusing. But I love letters. All of the letters.

January 13th. I LOVE RUMMIKUB!

January 18th. Snow. Snow was so exciting that all I found time to do was make some slightly shoddy paper snowflakes. Also totally forgot to reference my mum's birthday (sorry mum)

January 20th. Sundays are good.

January 22nd. Seriously. It was SO COLD that chips were the only possible solution. #fatty

January 24th. Alex totally put on a shirt and tie and went and got a new job. <3 p="">

January 25th. So Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen (Welsh valentines day) and Burns night are totally on the same day. So me and Alex had a weird Diwrnod Santes Burns Night mashup where we ate vegan haggis and whispered sweet nothings to each other and then I got really bloated and lay around groaning because I shouldn't eat lentils but goshdarnit lentils are just so delicious I can't resist. #sexy

January 27th. We went up to London to meet Alex's new niece Lily. She's only 3 weeks old, and is BEAUTIFUL. I decided to try and draw her without much success. Trial and error though.

January 29th. Wayne (my co-worker, photographer) discovered an amazing function on his new camera that creates these incredible multi-burst photographs. We had fun.

Below is one of the results which I've heavily manipulated in photoshop. I love them.

More diary next month. Hopefully. If I keep it up.

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