RENDITION OF PREACHERBOT BASED ON THE HIEROPHANT TAROT CARD:
So nice to finish the week with a glass of wine and your love making you dinner.
Drawings from my monthly meetup with Lisa.
Annette and I went to mortified tonight. It’s a live show where people read selections from their middle or high school diaries.
Milo loves to be carried around in this laundry basket. When we come home he runs to it. We take him for rides around the house in it and he just purrs and purrs.
I’ve upgraded the site to Django 1.5 and take advantage of the new extendable AbstractClass user model. Unfortunately django-registration 1.0 isn’t completely 1.5 compatible and still directly imports User directly instead of using the new get_user method. Luckily the folks at django-registration were kind enough to post all the edits you need to make to their code to get it up and running with less work than I’d feared.
Ted Meredith won last year’s Austin Improv Assassins. The prize was a handmade T-shirt of him with his gun.
I’m thinking the shirt will look great doing reverse screen printing using a past that removes color from the shirt instead of applying ink. In this case I’ll remove the negative space around the image on the black shirt, getting the image above.
Confusing? Yes. Awesome? Yes. One of the benefits of this technique is that you get a fadeproof print because there’s no ink to flake off in the washing machine.
If you like you can support the Austin Improv Assassins game by purchasing a print on a shirt of your choice ($15).
I accumulate a lot of sketches and artwork that isn’t really stand-alone OK but there are still some great aspects. It’s fun to go back through, adding color, and cleaning up the images a little bit. Here are some of the results.
Took a break from some computer work to draw some folks at the coffeeshop.
Milo likes to sit on top of his fake tree and make crazy eyes at us.
Just coming back to work from Spring break and it’s a bit of a shock of pace. So funny how after just a week it’s so easy to slip out of a rhythm that you’ve been in for the last few years. Working for a community college means there’s a lot of vacation. It probably amounts to a month and a half if you add up a whole year. It makes me wonder why this is a rare thing in the US. Many other countries take much longer vacations.
The Night Show enjoyed a popular run at Austin’s Coldtowne Theater. Here the host, Josh Krilov, interviews a guest.
A Klee painting named Angelus Novus shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating. His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are spread. This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress.
– Walter Binyamin
Drawn in Corel Painter 12 on my Wacom Tablet
A whale drawn in Photoshop CS6 with fan brush.