Tuesday, 30 April 2013

April adventures

Visual diary continues! Here are a few of my favourites from April.

It's been a fun sort of month. This day was not fun though! My housemates/BFFs Alex and David were both off work and they went and had a fun adventure day together which I missed out on. Boo!

Went to a slightly pretentious lecture. It was pretty good, but I possibly enjoyed doing this drawing of the room a bit too much.

And the next day, the oven broke as well! GARGH!

Got stressed all morning trying to do some tricky design layouts, but everything felt better when I went for a ridiculously hefty lunch at Day's all-you-can-eat Chinese restaurant for a friend's birthday.

This one's not very good. But MILDRED! She's such a meddler when you're trying to garden, but I do love her.

Parsley, man. I just don't get it.

I like this one. It was a nice day.

Tried to draw some friends. None of them really look like them, but they do look like people, which is a start. Matthew, Justin, David, Alex and Martin.

Not sure about this one. I like the colours though. (And my super tasty dinner was GREAT)

A dog! A dog in my chair! It was so lovely to dog sit for the day. Always makes me a bit dog broody. The felt pens look a bit rubbish in this one though.

Mondays are like that sometimes.


Seriously - this is one of my favourite albums ever. I might do a blog about it soon. It's THAT GOOD. I went on a bit of an adventurous cycle home from work in order to get this, totally worth it.

Got pretty excited about this coat, although now that I think about it, maybe beige really isn't my colour.

GRUMP GRUMP GRUMP! I'm sorry, but charging us £180 a year just to 'renew the tenancy agreement' is complete nonsense. It's like one photocopy, and then getting US to come out of our way and sign it. WE should be charging THEM for the hassle. I am going to fight this. Or maybe I'll just be grumpy about it and pay up. But hey, if your letting agent is Austin Rees and you've got to pay these fees and you're pissed off about it too, let's make some signs like this and go stand outside their office on our lunchbreaks! It'll be GREAT FUN. (I was so grumpy I got the typography in the wrong order. GRUMP!)

AHHH yeaaaah, first barbecue of the year! It was such a gorgeous day for it, and our friends garden in Lewes was beautiful. Here's the slightly blurry photo this drawing was based on...

Well this is probably the first time I've tried to draw myself at this level of detail since about GCSE age. It doesn't look much like me, but I'm still moderately pleased with it. I started doing this drawing feeling a bit ugly, and to be honest, I still felt pretty ugly at the end, but somehow the drawing pleases me.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Ad hoc

Nice little bit of freelance work. Hi Fly Nest are putting on a night at The Book Club about the history of advertising. Well, hopefully a series of nights! Here's my poster for the first. Go, make it a success, and hopefully I'll get to do more posters :)

(Here's the initial linework I did, but we decided to change the contents of the hourglass slightly from the original specification...)


More visual diary. I'm still going!

This was properly tasty. Free lunch from work! We went to The Hove Kitchen (highly recommended, by the way...) This is what it actually looked like. Beautiful.

This is my window.

Mum tried to teach me to knit. I did a very very small bit then got bored and frustrated.

Mildred is a wonderful wonderful chicken.

First ever session of CBT for my emetophobia. I don't want to be scared any more.

YAAY! Too much information! (Seriously though ladies, go to your smear test appointments. It's important.)
(Said to Alex "Do you think this is a bit too indecent to go on the internet?" "Have you SEEN some of the things on the internet?!")

This was good. Sound patterns.

Sad face.

Got a lovely new handbag. It didn't work out between us though. I carry too much stuff! :(

Alex spent all day playing Sim City. I've designed my own dream city. No cars! Just bikes and trains! A beach and a river! It'll be great.

One of those days at work. It all worked out though.

I am SPECIAL. (O-)

Alex has been listening to way too much tedious middle aged man music. I will never enjoy Neil Young. Dennis Wilson is cool though. (Fun fact, Alex insists on keeping this album propped up, so Dennis Wilson is always watching us.)

I had a ridiculously lovely day with these guys.

Did lots of small things and couldn't decide what to focus on. In the spirit of my senior designer at work, did some icons. Also forgot how to draw a number 25.

FOOD BABY. This is kind of horrible. But I ate loads of delicious food because it was MY BIRTHDAAAAY!

It was actually quite a nice day.

Alex's last day of work. I cooked some amaaaazing fried rice for him and Jake.

Another computer game inspired one. We played THE CAVE so I designed an awesome cave.

I don't actually know what a cylon looks like and I was too lazy to look it up.

More in April!