Thursday, April 26, 2012

Break Away.


April 26th, 2012, Thursday

Ah! What is this pattern! Only the Lord knows; I just kept on drawing, hoping it would makes its way to a better state. No such luck. I am a little frustrated by it, because not only is it weird + crazy + ugly in a non-interesting way, it is also quite a pedestrian pattern: as I said in my last post, this line-y pattern is all I've really been drawing recently. I can't break away, I can't say goodbye. Which is ridiculous. Expect something mind-blowing(ish) next time. I'm going to branch out, even if it just means drawing more circles+circles+circles+circles. No more muscular lines.

My hand, in these photos, was photographed in front of a photo from this post,
which is a favourite of mine.


My nail varnish is the same as in the last post: Turquoise from Barry M (lighter shade) and Aruba Blue from Essie (darker shade) (duh).


In musical news, have you ever visited the music section on the i-D website? If you are even moderately cool (ergo, the antithesis of this one trick pony), you probably have and are probably scoffing at me, but if not, check it out! There are some really excellent playlists, like this one...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

White Night.

April 24th, 2012, Tuesday

This is one of those patterns that was undeniably simple to draw, but sometimes it is good to draw a slightly more basic pattern as I tend to get stuck in a pattern rut, drawing one type of pattern exclusively, over and over again, until I come up with something new and different. Drawing circles all over my hand and then having to find a way to stop them from looking like liver spots forced me to step away from the comfort of my muscle-y line patterns.

I do really like this pattern - it sort of reminds me of a constellation map (with my large, white light behind as a crude moon, perhaps) - but I am irritated by the fact the pen bled more than I expected it to. Normally, I am okay with a little bleeding (of the pen + ink kind only, of course), but I wanted this pattern to have a cleaner, sharper look. Oh, well, if I really wanted such a clean look, perhaps I should not have drawn it on my skin (such existential thoughts are occurring today).


My nail varnishes are Turquoise by Barry M (lighter) and Aruba Blue from Essie.


'Last Night At The Jetty', from Panda Bear
This is a slightly night-themed post, in case you hadn't realised.
Not exactly a new song, but maybe new to one of you, my loyal readers (all three of you).
This is one of those songs that, once you've heard it, makes you wonder how you could have ever survived without it. At least, that's how I felt when I first heard it. What are your thoughts on it?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Looking For You, Two.

April 16th, 2012, Monday

After the scanning attempts, I decided to go the old-fashioned route and took some photographs so that the pattern could actually be seen. 'When in doubt, take some photos next to a lightbulb' seems to be the resounding theme of this blog.


As before, my nail varnish is OPI's Gargantuan Green Grape.

Looking For You, One.

April 16th, 2012, Monday

I had the idea of scanning my hand during the period when my camera was broken, but only tried it out just yesterday. I quite like how it looks, but I can't even begin to explain how much I had to contort my body in order to get an adequate-ish scan. And, even still, it is quite a shaky image. I'll probably try this again, though, as it's quite hard to photograph my hand in an original way when I've already taken hundreds of pictures of it, so any sort of new-ness is exciting.


The nail varnish I have on is OPI's Gargantuan Green Grape.