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AI Week 8

This week was VERY stressful. Mainly because due to cost, stress and pressure im thinking of taking a break after this quarter, quit going, look for work and save up money because… I have NONE… its scary and im not sure what to do..

I’ll just sum up the school week..

Monday - I didn’t go Monday due to a small breakdown, I fought with mom all day because of it.

Tuesday - Tuesday is always a little stressful because of the ‘have to be on time or i get a zero’ part, but i made it and i was happy with my rough. The teacher wasn’t totally the same.. my background wasn’t great i didn’t ‘convey story’ and the pose wasn’t good.. At least i wont have to color on the final project. 

Wednesday - Wednesday is color theory, which is a semi fun class. I just hate painting.. sadly i forgot my paints at home (realized halfway on the bus..) so i didn’t get to paint that day (putting me a little behind in class…) the teacher was nice enough to get me a set to borrow near the end (so i did get a little in…) and he gave me a brush which was really nice. 

School is very rough, for me its a lot of work and pressure (i know before “that is school”) shut up! im the only student there who spends over 20 hours a week on the bus just to ATTEND school. then i have to try and balance a social life and SOMEHOW make money and do schoolwork. Then i have to worry because im paying a lot just to attend school. Which is why after this quarter im planning to take a break and work.

Im down now and have been for awhile, i’ll feel better hopefully.

/sorry this one is a little depressing..

Monday, August 27, 2012

AI Week 7

Week 7

Okay, so this is a LITTLE late, but no worries. I’ll sum up what i can remember of week 7.

Monday - "Transitional English & Observational Drawing"

 The bus this morning seemed kinda bad but once i got there it really wasn’t, English isn’t terrible or hard. Just boring. Not much to say about it that day.

Observational Drawing has been and probably always will be my favorite class, the teacher is relaxed and its overall fun. We drew lots of faces, i even posed for the class to draw me (i never wanna see how they did it ever)

Tuesday - 

I woke up a few minutes later then normal but still made the bus on time, the only problem was.. the bus didn’t make me.. so despite my best efforts and making the bus go as fast as i could.. i was still an hour late… Luckily! i got my teacher to take my work (where she would have not taken it at all.)

We then got our next project! which was~ Roman myths/stories to illustrate in only Black and white. so i went with muses (to commemerate one of my FAVORITE movies.) and so far its not going to bad!

Wednesday - "Color Theory"

Color Theory today was 90% work on the color wheel, which stressed me out not having a design yet, i drew out the circles and spent the entire class trying to come up with one.. i didn’t… don’t worry though i managed to work on and finish it over the weekend!


wow these seem a little bigger when i sum up the whole week.. anyway! thanks for reading the like, 3 of you who do. Commissions are open! buy buy buy! i need the cash! 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

AI day(s) 16 and 17

I totally missed yesterdays post! and i almost missed todays! so i’ll try to sum up both classes quickly!

Fundamentals of Design: I picked my medium for the project, and we did a lecture and the midterm. i think i did pretty good on the midterm. i did it in pen so i wouldn’t keep changing my mind.

Color Theory: We turned in our sphere projects, i got a 79, so i did okay (i suck at painting) then we got our next project which was using different color pallets to explain a mood or feeling, it sounds fun i should do well c:

Okay so after this week i’ll update them by week! not by each day and i’ll throw in a little on my emotional/social life aswell!

/nobody reads these jacob.

Monday, August 13, 2012

AI day 15

OKAY, so. Lets start of with the huge lack of sleep due to the HEAT.

i only managed like 2 hours of sleep.

The bus ride wasn’t too bad though the morning ride usually isn’t, however at the third bus stop there was a stray dog, so i kinda had to wait and not engage and hope it didn’t decide to murder me.

After that ordeal i got to class and as per usual English is kinda boring.

I did manage to get most of that classes homework done..

During my hour between classes i tried to find the academics office to register, i didn’t find it and wouldn’t have had time if i had.

Observational drawing as ususal was alot of fun. first we had to draw with our opposite hand then the picture again normally. mine turned out weird. then we drew figures for the entire class.

The bus ride home i was like, dead asleep but the bus did get home an hour earlier which was nice.

After this week i might just sum up the entire school week instead of each day..

/nobody reads these.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

AI day 14

Today was fundamentals of design! i was up late-ish finishing my project which i did construction paper cutouts it was very cute! the morning bus wasn’t too bad as it usually is, i pretty much played PSP2 the entire time :p

During the class critique i got lucky and didn’t get anything really negative about mine, i guess im taking critique better. she said “i dont like using this word to describe art, but your picture is very “cute.”” i wasn’t sure how to take that because cute was what i was going for but she kinda made it sound like a bad thing.

the next project is a “surrealist self portrait” which is SUPER pretty much do what we want as long as its weird. so it should be fun! i gotta find a medium to do.. i dunno what to pick yet XD

The bus ride back wasn’t too bad the second bus got LONGER which SUCKS it used to be twenty minutes now its 40 so i have to accommodate in the morning..

Also i can’t scan any pictures because mom broke the scanner with her fist

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

AI day 13

I dont feel like writting alot, so.

i got to wait at the bust stop with a dead dog this morning, its head was everywhere.

English teacher is a prude i dont feel like elaborating.

observational drawing was nice, its usually nice.

i spent 4 hours on the bus home, i got out of class at 4:30 got home at 8:30.

i get to do homework then go to bed.

I hate everything c:

Thursday, August 2, 2012

AI day 12


okay so lets talk school! uh i got there an hour and a half early so i lonered it up in the student lounge. where i played project diva extend quietly to myself.. color theory was today, i learned that the sub wont be subbing anymore in about two weeks. we got a new project (spheres!) and we turned in our other one (miku!) i hope i did well >.o;

The two classmates who like anime (seemed weeb to me..) had brought moochi for the class annnnd the nekomimi neurowear ears to show off. i did mangage a conversation today! gasp!

I then went home. the end.

(man these are getting shorter and shorter…)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

AI day 11


i’ve been half awake all day (i really should go to sleep..)

On tuesday i cann ever tell if the bus is going to make it on time so its always nervewrecking..


This class is probably not my favorite since the teacher is strict. anyway 50 thumbnails were due for “world record” theme i picked biggest collection of rubber ducks. it TURNS OUT we had to do a rough too for critique.. so 3 minutes before class i drew a “rough” and i didn’t get graded too badly as far as she knows i did it there :p

we also got our Fairy Tale projects back! here is mine.

"Alice in wonderland."

I dislike it.

not much else happened that day…


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

AI day 10

Should i re title those in like, quarter and week? as opposed to day? whatever.

Didn’t have to get up at 4:30 but 5 instead (Makes a HUGE difference) but it didn’t really because i was up super late watching Sci Fi “Alice” (it finally got on netflix)

Back to school.

The morning bus wasn’t super long today which is nice, i wish the way home was kinder…

English Class

I had to print my homework at class (which is fine i just dislike it because it makes me feel like im doing it last minute) though i accidentally gave the wrong worksheet :C so i might loose some points there (no teachers except late work D:) but class didn’t go too bad besides that. its English.

I had nothing to do the hour inbetween class (normally i eat) but i lacked money for food today (i did have a rice krispie!) but thats not a meal or even lunch so i had to deal with just eating that.

Observational Drawing

I love hate this class, the teacher is a really cool and laid back guy and he lets us draw actors for our face studies (we drew bryan cranston today as “breaking bad” //i dont remember the characters name..//) i did okay, im not the best with faces so it doesn’t look how i want it too which BOTHERS ME. but we did object studies which im much better at. so yay. 

He let us leave a half hour early which i thought would make a dent in getting home time from the bus but no. they fucked the schedule all up and moved the busses and didn’t tell any of the students. so instead of getting on a bus by 5:15 (possibly earlier due to getting out earlier.) i didn’t get on the bus till 6. luckly the second bus was a speed demon (broke laws im sure) and i got home around 8, exhausted.

This isn’t school related but it blows, it seems mom lost my ENTIRE FILE FOLDER. LIKE GOD DAMNT. I HAD DRAWINGS IN THERE AND STUFF. //ugh.

I’ll try to post more text posts? or does nobody even give a shit?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

AI day 9

Today wasn’t bad, a few LOW moments but other then that (i dont want to get into those as they aren’t school related.) but it wasn’t terrible.

I wasn’t at all sure if i was going to make it on time this morning (stupid bus) i made it an hour and a half early! which is nice because i can eat and relax before class.

in class (Color theory) we had a sub again, (nobody has met the teacher..) the sub said he might become our actual teacher at least until midterm.

We started painting using the diffrent color wheel specturms (nonochromatc,analougs,etc.) and its nice because we get to paint what we want! heres progress on mine so far.

The ride home was, as usual, crappy. today it took 3 hours! and now im finally home. I’ll upload what school stuff i can later. (Eventually…)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

AI day(s) 6,7 and 8


i missed quite a few of these.

Day 6 - Color Theory

As usual, in color theory i kinda suck at painting. and it was a sub (AGAIN? I’ve never seen the teacher!) but i got a little better. im still having trouble with like blotches like we make a grid with tape then paint the squares. when i pull the tape off its like exploded squares. I think its because i use too much paint..

The ride there/home was uneventful and full of bus people.

Day 7 - English/Observational drawing

English to be, has been one of the few subjects im not horrible at. and i’d enjoy the class more if i was awake for more of it. (kidding) (not really.)  I typed up more paragraphs and we watched some clips of “freedom writers” which is a pretty good movie. I still need to buy the text book but well, Money.

Observational drawing seems to be the only class i really like, not because the teacher swears or is a nerd (“nerd”) there isn’t anything special about it, no friends (in any classes really.) and no cute guys. but its a class where i can kinda just relax i guess. we drew more faces and shadows, i will TRY to upload stuff here (im too damn lazy..)

The Ride home was weird, i met someone to chat with on the bus and while we can talk about SOME things he’s not someone i’d want to be friends with (maybe).

Day 8 - Fundamentals of Design

I love/hate this class. It allows the most expression but with a huge set of rules (and almost being late for class daily isn’t helpful when you’ll drop a grade level for every time you’re late..) but we turned in our “fairy tale” projects. I’d upload it here but i forgot to take a picture of the finished one and now she has it.. (i will when i get it back maybe) My Critique wasn’t too harsh, i fucked up the illustration mat (i knew that) and it was the wrong board ( i knew that too) and my coloring wasn’t great (i suck with color pencils and stuff) other then that i think i did pretty well! we also got our second project. i get to illustrate a world record! which might be more fun.

Ride home started off shorter (first bus was only 10 minutes! ((it takes 40 normally))) but then the second bus driver got lost.. costing us time and i ended up getting home 15 minutes later then normal. (3rd bus overheating and me having to walk in the heat.)

Sorry for posting these rather late. would you prefer i do like the entire school week? or each day?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

AI day 5

Fundementals of design is always a rather.. scary class. The teacher is very strict!

Luckly i made it to class on time (if your even a second late you get a 0 for whatever homework.) The class wasn’t too bad, we critiued our fairy tale illustrations luckly mine was alot of smaller adjustments. so i’ll have to redraw and improve!

I picked my final media to be colored pencils (i should have picked marker..) but i’ll manage i hope. i’ll upload all the steps of that once it’s finished! (i know i’ve backlogged on school work on tumblr!)

The bus ride home wasn’t terrible but not great. the route was very diffrent today, on the way there it was slightly faster but the way home was not. and i need to pick up my bus pass because my school ID isn’t enough to ride free anymore which blows :c

Anyway— I’ll post tomorrow about.. well tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

AI day 4

The morning bus wasn’t too bad today, till mom almost killed us on the way to it.. she stupidly lost control of the truck she shouldn’t have been driving on the freeway in the first place.

Luckly i managed to get to class on time. 

English wasn’t too bad, i got most of my work done. and I know how to use the scanner at the library now thanks to renqui (a classmate)

The hour was mostly finding where the class was moved and Project Diva Extend.

Observational drawing (probably my favorite class) was nice and fun. i dont like the vanishing point, not because its hard but because the teacher over complicates it…

either way my work turned out pretty good.

now for the one thing that made the ENTIRE DAY shitty.

  • Bus ran late
  • mom didnt pick me up so i had to take another bus home meaning longer trip
  • the bus drivers are idiots who redirect me to eachother and tell me my pass isn’t any good when (FUCK YOU IT IS.)
  • Thanks to justin i found my way home, pomona is scary at night.

I’ll post what i drew in class later.

Sunday, July 15, 2012
First Homework Assignment for color theory. hopefully my grade is decent because im shit with painting.

First Homework Assignment for color theory. hopefully my grade is decent because im shit with painting.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

AI day 3


Okay so day 3 went like this, Painting is fun but im bad at messing with colors. hopefully i’ll get better at it.

The bus didn’t seem NEARLY as bad this time as it usually does maybe i’ll get used to it.

Not much else to say really, i actually talked to people? i dunno.