Smoking Gun excercises
I’ve been drawing mug shots from The Smoking Gun as an excercise last few days. I can’t remember where I found this tip (some article about overcoming an art block, I guess) and I must say it’s great. You get variety of faces and expressions, not just the usual make-uped pretties from magazines or stocks. Also, weirdos! I still dont know whether this was a woman or a boy… ...
Me, a bee and a metaphor
Today, I’ve saved a bee. I was going home from school by tram, sitting with my sketchbook and staring out of the window, thoughtlessly. Then I saw it - it was crawling over a window just in front of me, confused. Isn’t it somehow alegorical how insects don’t understand the concept of glass? They just try to push through, “Oh, it didn’t work. Let’s try again. Um,...
The art carnivores
When art wants to sell, it must be agressive. When artist wants to be hired, he must lure and manipulate his potentional customers. Your work is nothing if you can’t sell yourself. I’ve been reading too much about portfolio design, copy writing and professional art lately. obviously I’ve been sadly mistaken when I thought artists work because they want to express themselves,...
Languages are awesome - but sometimes, they really suck, too. Case 1 - the guilt of a fake-depression I have been feeling down lately. I would say I’m depressed - if that wasn’t restricted for the medical condition. But what am I feeling, then? I feel guilty for my weird emotion, because all the other words are either too mild (“feeling down” doesn’t come close to...
Zachraňuju CD, na kterém vlastně není nic zajímavého #geekery
Výprava do neprobádaných končin - začínám se učit Python #programming
Day 30 - Your favorite book of all time Let’s repeat myself, yay! Also, no. There isn’t one and only and there never will be one and only. But, to actually write something in the last post of this goddamned meme: Abarat Neverwhere Discworld Lord of the Rings They Called Me Leni Otherland Meme list here.
Day 29 - A book everyone hated but you liked Hmm… I have a thing for mediocre action oriented books - think book equivalent of B movies. Other than those, I’m usually the type who hates books others like. Oh! I know - Hunters of Mammoths by Eduard Storch (book for children, something of a classic in CZ) We read it in class in middle school and most of other kids were still terrible...
Day 28 - Favorite title Un-Lun-Dun. I didn’t like the book that much, but the title is pretty neat. Meme list here.
Day 27 - The most surprising plot twist or ending Memory, memory, what are you doing to me! How bad is it when I don’t even remeber the surprising parts of the books? Well, I was pretty surprised when Orlando Gardiner was resurected in the last book of Otherland. Or rather I thought it might happen but wasn’t sure if the author would be willing to do it. And when he did…...
Day 26 - A book that changed your opinion about something I read mostly fantasy and scifi… it usually isn’t too opinion changing, frankly. Meta example - Persuasion by Jane Austen changed my opinion on period romance books. The opinion was “Euh, keep it away from me!”, and now is “Silly but slightly amusing.” Another meta example - Return of the Werecat by...
Dostala jsem badge The Flock na 750words.com 100 tisíc napsaných slov. Whoa…
Day 25 - A character who you can relate to the most Huh. You mean, someone I’m most similar to? Or someone I would like to live in the same house with? For me, that’s usually not the same thing. Another question is: would any of the characters like to live in the same house with me? No, I’m not going to write anything relevant… Meme list here.
Whew! I’ve just queued the last post of my meme of doom, the 30 day book meme. It took me about three months and it proves I’m a terrible blogger. I just don’t have much to write about, it seems. But I still collect blogs and can’t keep my hands from them. I have one here, one on dA, one on a czech blogging site, I have Posterous account and Twitter and Facebook and...
Day 24 - A book that you wish more people would’ve read I have this soft spot for Simmons’ Hyperion. Very good, very unique sci-fi that needs more love. Also, Robert Fabian’s space-marines books have to be translated to english. Meme list here.
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