Wednesday, September 30, 2009

photography blues

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i seem to have forgotten my praguey idea about magic and the everyday world. all i do these days is weep over destroyed film and complain about the "unfriendly looks" i get from people in the photo lab to anyone who will listen. that spells bumbag and i don't like it. once i accept the fact that i am a bit slow, i can calm down and take things at my own pace, even if it means many trials and many errors and falling behind everyone else. i will get through this thing, and i will like it too!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

espresso cups

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i found them at an antique store in hampden. i don't even drink coffee!

Monday, September 28, 2009

il treno

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i went to SPX (small press expo) this weekend, and while very few items agreed with my taste, i did find this gem - "il treno" ("the train") by hong kong illustrator chihoi in collaboration with taiwanese poet hung hung. this edition of the book is in italian, but there is an endearingly bad english translation at the bottom of each page.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

about the color yellow

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i found the mums at waverly farmers market this morning. the weather was lovely as i carried home a giant orb of yellow.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

young playwrights festival poster sketch

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this is my sketch for centerstage's "young playwrights festival" poster. it's accordion lady! except this time, she has a typewriter. i feel like drawing her again and again. maybe she can be my mascot.

daily sketchbook, four

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branching out

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i am taking a basic photography class this semester. above is the first ever length of film shot and developed by me. i was so happy it turned out. i was on the verge of tears last week because i didn't know what i was doing. now at least i know it can be done, with special attention and care. tonight we are printing! hopefully soon we will see the first photograph in the world printed by me.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

daily sketchbook, three

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Monday, September 21, 2009

afternoon on a hill 2.0

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a new and improved version.

Friday, September 11, 2009

daily sketchbook, two

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

daily sketchbook

last month, i decided to keep a daily sketchbook. there are two reasons for this. one, i need to be disciplined and i want to cultivate a constant love for drawing within myself (it works; i look forward to it everyday) and two, every day i have some theme that is on my mind. i think about a place, or a person, or a work of art. i want to record it though drawing it and writing about it while it is fresh on my mind. i will post the two-pages spreads here from time to time:

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my weekly thesis meeting group (and BFFs) decided that the sketchbook should be presented as a part of my thesis, and i agree.

Friday, September 4, 2009

senior thesis

i have formulated and presented my proposal, and am not ready to begin working on it. my class requires that i create a separate blog to document the progress of my work, and so i give you, yet another blog: bryksenthesis. i will post all of my completed work on this main blog anyway, so you won't miss any illustrations. what bryksenthesis will have that this one doesn't is perhaps more sketches, references, and interesting sources or inspiration. and photos of my new senior illustration studio, the acquiring of which i have anticipated all summer.

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