Friday, 28 May 2010

Signs

I'm a big believer of signs. Like fate I mean. I think that everything happens for a reason. I've just been sat here typing out different examples for about 10 minutes, trying to describe what i mean, but I'm not great with short stories, i tend to ramble for ages and then realize i've been talking for to long and then try to apologize and i just think... SHUT UPPPPPPPPPPP!
But that's not really the point, honestlyyyyyyyy, i do go on.
FATE.
That is what i am talking about, I will try to stick to it haaa! Might be a challenge!
So anyway i'm not sure about people lives being already mapped out but i do reckon that things happen for a reason to influence your decisions. Now i've only heard the song 'Chillin' by Lady Gaga and some rapper like once or twice...and it's not a recent song really it's relatively old and not very popular, but it's reminds me of someone. Today i bumped into that person when i was out and when i got home and whapped the music channels on. Blow me down there the song was AND THENNNN i changed the channel and there it was again! I take this as a sign, to remind me of that person yet again. Maybe i look into things too much but i really like the thought of things happening for a reason, even small things like being in traffic and then you arrive 10 minutes late and just miss Mum as she headed out to the shop. That doesn't happen to often but once i did forget my keys and couldnt get in so sat on the bench in the front garden and saw some yobs throwing rubbish on my lawn and i gave them a piece of my mind. Now if i had my key i would never have seen them do it. They have never done it since :) muhaaa
That's my thought for the day or night. Deep thinking is nice every now and then. But i haven't put any work on lately so here is a quick ink drawing i did today of an old man/woman, who i saw in one of my art books! Bit weird and freaky looking, but i can imagine this to be some kind of creepy old victorian person, not sure why, i just get that vibe you know!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Pixar

My 21 year old brother lent me Toy Story 1 & 2 on special edition DVD, which is funny that he even has that, but anyway, i have watched the first one and need to watch the second one, in preparation for Toy Story 3 :)
I have also become really interested in how animation works, admittedly i am a loser who watches every single clip on the bonus features disc which comes with most films. I watched the both the discs for each Toy Story and then moved onto Finding Nemo, which was fascinating, as they spend literally THREE WHOLE YEARS making these films, sometimes even longer! I need to buy all of the Pixar films, i currently need/most want Ratatouille, which i was going to get once from Asda for £3 but didn't. if i could go back in time, that would be the first thing i would change. Ahhhhhhh. Then i also need Monsters Inc, A Bugs Life and Up (which i haven't even seen yet :O) so i really want that one.
Anyway, from looking at the bonus features discs, the processes which they go through in order to create the films are so cool, they create little drafts using basic pen sketches, then move on the using coloured pens and pastels to show where shadow and light would fall within the scene. Once all the basics are mapped out they send the designs to be created on the computer :) Once they have created the characters digitally, they then send the images over to the clay sculptor, who works and a speedy rate to make these amazing models which can then be used within the animations. WOAHHHH it's so interesting. Hard work though, could never be that patient, every time i start something i literally have to finish it that day, otherwise it irritates me, that's probably why i get repetitive straining in my hand and arm. BAD TIMES. But if you can, do watch the bonus features, there boring some of them but i just love seeing how it's made and cannot wait to see Toy Story 3 because i'm a big kid and love it :)

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Bike

Today I purchased a bike. What a pain it was to fit in the car but worth it, as when i got home i rode around the village embracing the lovely evening :) It's literally the first time i've ridden a bike/done some exercise in about 4 years! OOPS. Well that's all changed now i have my bike :)
I love being outdoors and taking pictures when i go for walks and things, i may even take my camera on a bike ride, thats a good idea. Well done me. But yes here are just a few pictures, again including the dogs of a few walks i have been on! It shows summer is nearing, especially as it was 17 degrees today and very humid might i add. So getting there heat wise. Supposedly going to be 23 degrees on friday, which would be lovely as it is my school ball :) which i am rather excited about. i don't really know who reads this by the way but i know Charlotte Eley will read this most likely so Hello :) i hope your cold is getting better...Sorry about that, but yes i hope it will be a really nice day full of gooooddddddd times, as Justin Lee Collins would say.
Anyway enjoy these photographs!





Saturday, 15 May 2010

Jim's Pancakes

This is about the coolest thing i heard of in a while! This man called Jim simply wants to make awesome pancake for his daughter and creates all types of colourful animals and other things, made out of PANCAKES!!! :)
I could just eat one now actually. I want to try making some as cool as these!































For more of Jim's fun pancakes you can visit this link
http://www.jimspancakes.com/

Favourite

Recently finishing my coursework i did some detailed drawings of my brother to put in and i have been particularly pleased with one drawing shown here





















I enjoyed drawing this because you can see the detail in his back muscles!
Anywayyyy i am really not very well at the moment! Have a very nasty cold which is getting on my nerves now, but don't you worry, i am taking my Beechams cold and flu medicine so should be better soon! I hope so anyway as i have my school leavers ball next friday and don't want to be ill for it! It is also typical that when the production of my drama group QUADS plays are taking place i feel like crap! I don't mind though i'm always happy haha :D
This picture makes me happy. It is my dog Luke when my Dad and I went for a walk the other week. He's getting a bit old now at 10 years old, but he still looks handsome bless him!

Friday, 7 May 2010

Cornwall

I haven't blogged in a while, as i have been busy finishing off my coursework...BORE, but that is out the way now! Hopefully.
Anyyywayyy, Cornwall is one of my favourite places in the world. I may not have been a lot of places (as in not out of Europe ha) but i have been to Cornwall many a time and when I'm in there, i feel i wouldn't want to be anywhere else :D Here are a few of my favourite photographs taken whilst in Looe and St Ives a while back in the summer of 2008. I look pretty young i must say.