...the weather is changing like crazy in Hamburg again, and since I am the delicate artsy type this is giving me a grinding headache. I am ALSO out of any painkillers, and those are only sold at pharmacies here in Germany, and since it´s saturday afternoon, I have no other choice than sitting here and drinking some debatable beer-soda mix, hoping that it might help (but I bet it won´t).
This is my workplace at our school. Yes - THE WHOLE TABLE! AND A DRAWER! It´s not so much that I use dozens of paint cans and larger-than-life canvas space, but rather that it is right in the middle of the building (which gives me a good workout everytime I am jumping up or down the steps to see if I can find someone I know and talk to her or him). Also, no Nintendo or internet in arms reach, which is always a plus for people with hopeless attention spans like me.
Most of the time I am sitting in a couch chair in the other room with two girls, listening to whatever music they are putting into the player. I spent the last three days there, from 6 to 8 hours each, which made me really tired coming back home, but in a good way. FINALLY I am working at a pace that I am satisfied with.
Whooo, post #150. I got a truckload of work in the next time, I´ll show you how much:
- Making a big illustration for our next exhibition (about Astrid Lindgren),
- Illustrating 8 columns taken from various magazines, an appointment that totally slipped under my radar for the whole semester,
-Doing 9 sketches for our drawing class next Friday, and
-Make some sketches for the big painting I am going to make for a friend of mine.
Let´s just hope this will keep me from slacking. I´ll take advantage of my little workspace in our school a lot (I hope), and it is fun getting a lot more involved than I used to do in the last couple of years.
Finally I got my hands on the pics I made at our creative writing/illustration exhibition in Altona. Nobody had the idea of bringing a camera that evening, but luckily I thought of using the tiny webcam inside the Macbook we had for the beamer for some small but non-blurry shots.
If you look REALLY hard, harder then ever in your life before, you still won´t be able to make out my illustration on the left of the group of three. Nice lights, though. The whole place was part of several abandoned buildings in the dodgier part of the district, which gave the whole evening a pretty avantgarde touch.
I am not sure what to write under this one.
The stage. Look at the weird old chouches. The whole collection of chairs and stools was pretty random - there even were church seats around and a tiny little plastic baby chair.
Wow, that place was just stuffed with people! You can´t tell from this picture, though.
I made these pictures before we officially opened; we were busy handling the beamer during the readings (and improvised a lot, because some stories were missing illustrations and vice versa, but it worked out surprisingly good).
I was listening to the radio and the sports program was running, with something about the local football team, the Hamburg Sea Devils. I don´t care much for any sport, but drawing a little football dude was fun.
Football is a bit of a niche sport in Germany, with soccer being our national pasttime sport. If you would twist my arm and force me to go to a game of one of those sports, I´d happily pick football, though. The players look like those cool little Transformer toys, and it seems to be more tactical, without all this mindless running around for 90 minutes.
Yeah, I didn´t post that much during the last week or so, and it´s not so much that I didn´t draw enough... I hope I´ll do it more regulary again, especially since the workload of my classes is getting a bit easier again.
On a sidenote, I am getting a desk at our in-school studios, which means that I have a regular place to work at outside my house, which will hopefully get me away from all this distracting stuff at home and a bit nearer to the pulse of our illustration school happenings. (Thanks to Nicole and Lena for taking care of this so extremely quick!)