I attended TechExpo in Auckland over the weekend. I have a new keyboard. It’s mechanical. Brown cherry mx switches. It’s quite large (not good for travelling), but it feels so much better than my previous keyboard. It should help encourage me to write more.
Anyway, here’s the artwork from the techexpo. Some of it is from the event - there was a spot for me to setup at the Wacom booth. I let others have a go with my painting setup. The other drawings (figures) are from Reddit references.
This was drawn preconference. Rick and Morty mentioned at the top. I have no idea why because I don’t see any reference to them in this drawing.
This was drawn by those attending the Wacom booth. I like the cat and the squiggle - it looks like it turns into a signature.
The artist that was at the booth drew this - a portrait and dragon. Impressive - he did it with no reference. My no reference drawings are so much more basic. Oh well.
Circles attached to a range of shapes. Several basic portraits and characters.
Another cute animal drawing. This one looks like a pig. Some drawing of words. Hi Ben, and TK.
Drawing of an old flatmate in a bikini. The foreshorten was excellent - I had to draw it.
Two figures from Reddit. The poses were lying down. Their Reddit Usernames are underneath their figures.
Three figures. Focusing on the shape of the figure. The heads were cutoff so it forced me to focus on other areas.
Two figures. Stepsrcool gets a bonus drawings as I drew the figure reflection from the mirror. Mirrors offer extra practice! It also makes it easier to line things up.
Notes and drawings during the Wacom talk. It was great to meet staff from Wacom. They liked my setup and got a few photos of my setup. They were also good about letting me sit at their booth and draw - I would of left Techexpo much earlier if I couldn’t do this.
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explained to friends accounting 101 - ad ade ler. This was drawn to explain it.
the centre item stands out due to the different color.
feel stars. life drawing. it’s been awhile since I’ve drawn something like this.
feet are often ignored. it’s excellent practice.
it’s called pig teeth because the portrait looks like a pig.
landscape. water in foreground. hills in background. spike circle monster in the skys.
quick sketches of full multiply figures. working quickly and not worrying about mistakes.
drawing a character. flowers and spikes. The head is getting especially spiky.
a few portraits, including studies from the front and side.
sharp spiky teeth. water everywhere.
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Attended Life Drawing Hamilton. The model was Marie. It was my first time drawing her.
I have not attending life drawing much since my larger screen broke. It’s much harder with the smaller screen. With the next life drawing I attend I will either use my dell laptop running linux mint or get a new screen for the pi.
knee pose. head twisted to the side. beginning draw background objects.
Started at the toes and worked up. The head is cut off, but that’s ok because it’s the legs that I normally chop. Chair and heater drawn on the right.
Two standing poses. Circles and squiggles surrounding.
Two portraits. The left feels clean and simple. Redrawing and excess of lines for the right.
Sitting front pose. Head is extra long. Drawing of rail and bush behind.
Warm up poses. Portraits and stretching upwards, fingers grasped.
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Going against the flow. More enter market increasing supply.
Cyclical Patterns. There is an increase of supply in market due to more entering. Price is going to drop.
March meeting for Digital realities Hamilton meetup. Red Crater Software did a talk on the Microsoft Hololense.
econ100 tut 3. The Efficiently of competitive markets. Consumer/producer surplus
Human kidney market. The supply at zero dollars is not none.
Life Drawing. Mia color layer.
Life Drawing. Mia. Portrait and upper body. Tattoos.
sketching. Several portraits, focusing on the hair
Why competitive markets maximise welfare.
15 min pose. This was a back pose for me so I ended up drawing the flight switch on the wall.
Another back pose. This time I got a bit of her face.
Longer 30 min pose. Mia reading.
Side view but Mia looking away.
Elasticity. Looking at the different types.
More on elasticity.
consumer and producer surplus graphs with character sketches around the page.
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The first week of my study at Waikato Uni is over. This post contains the notes I took during the week along with life drawing, and Pepper Carrot drawings
New character that was introduced in the Pepper and Carrot comic. Advertising, demand, and price notes for my econ100 class.
Making choices on what products to produce. List of alt choices.
No thick to thin. Must of unplugged the tablet and not noticed. If this happens the best way to fix the issue is to close GIMP and reopen.
Wendy was the model at Life Drawing Hamilton. This was the final two drawings I did of her for the day. I left life drawing early as I wanted to get home before school finished.
Wendy long post. Jaged edges with the pen tool. It really makes a difference to the flow of the image if I am able to create thick/thin lines.
It had been months since I had attended life drawing. It was certainly a challenge getting back into it. The small Pi screen does not help. I am hoping to buy a larger monitor for the Pi soon.
Warmup poses. Starting with writing life drawing hamilton and the date - March 3rd along the top of the page.
Microeconomics notes. These were mostly taken from a intro to economics podcast I listened to. There were 15 episodes and they were around 20 minutes each. I may go back and listen to them in the future.
Notes from class on the difference between Normal and Inferior goods. Normal you buy more if income up, and less if income down. Inferior - you buy more if income down and less if income up.
There is a new Pepper and Carrot comic - number 21. I always like to redraw the enviorments in the comic - this time it was the stadium. Castles and pillars.
Pepper and Carrot. Episode 21: The Magic Contest.
Notes from ECON100 on course overall.
ECON100 notes. Substitutes and Complementary. Coke and Pepsi are substitutes. If you buy one - you are not going to buy the other. Hot dog/Hot dog bun. This is a complementary. These items go together.
ECON100 examples and skills to pass the course. Be curious.
ECON100 Topic 1: Introduction. What is Economics.
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I made it to Life Drawing on Friday. It had been quite a few weeks since I had last attending so it was great to be there. Will not make it the next two weeks due to being out of Hamilton.
The model was Laure a French girl who I had never drawn before. It was her first time modelling for the group - but she was experienced so easy to draw.
Warm up poses. These were all similar standing poses - which is no problem as I am able to fit them onto a single page. Tried to capture the whole body - which I managed to in in a couple.
Two poses. A sitting pose and a standing pose. Her hand is leaned against a chair which made it more interesting. Started drawing the tables in the background. Model wasn’t in the usual spot - was missing a heater so moved her closer to one of the wall heaters. This was fine for me as I had forgotten one of my battery packs so has to plug into the power of the venue.
A front on sitting pose and a back pose. Back poses are often hard as there is much less detail to capture - especially if the model is curled up in a ball. I’m happy with the front pose though - captured her whole body (except for cutting off her forehead).
The sitting pose was long so I had time to create a grayscale layer. Whenever I do this it causes me to look again at the model and notice all the mistakes that the line layer had. Always important to keep looking at the model!
Color layer. I believe this is the first time I’ve done a color layer along with the usual line and rare grayscale layer at Hamilton Life Drawing. The usual saved color palette - yellow for skin, slightly more black in the yellow for darker areas of the skin. Red for the hair, and blue for the background.
These were the final three poses. I like the standing pose on the left - although she looks short. Love the large head though.
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