I thought I had narrowed down the three images I wanted for my resource book for the 9 eyes and elegant corpse exercises, when I came across this on my tumblr:

The post was on this tumblr which links to this facebook, associated with the name Ashley Scirrotto, but I have no idea if it’s actually her art or something she found. So I can’t technically include it in my resource book. I don’t know the medium or dimensions for sure, either. So I think I’ll just leave it here.

This week we didn’t do a whole lot. There’s been a lot of confusion over assignments and due dates. We’ve been given the handout for project 1 but we haven’t officially started it.

This week we’ve worked with still life drawings – gestural, contour line drawings, continuous contour line drawings and continuous contour line drawings where you don’t look at the drawing, so I’d like to find a few pictures of things of that nature that sort of illustrate gesture and contour well for my reference book this week.

I could use this one this week, or perhaps when we start working with ink – it has a contour drawing of a suited figure, but the artist has also smeared ink across the page. It was done with ink on a moleskine journal and was found here. I suppose, I don’t know the dimensions or the actual name of the artist, so I can’t use it. This is so limiting. I’ll put it up here anyway.

Artist: Rynisyou
Medium: Ink on paper (Moleskine journal)
Dimensions: not sure
Date: posted 16 January 2012, date made, unsure.

This came from the textbook for class (Drawing, Structure & Vision). It was on p. 50.

Here are some that won’t work for this week, but might work for later, so I’ll store them here for now.

Found on tumblr, via Saatchi Online
Title: Lovers
Artist: Jarek Puczel (Olsztyn, Poland)
Medium: oil painting
Date: August 1, 2010
Dimensions: unknown


9 eyes

Assignment – Draw 9 eyes.

This is a post where I gather references for different types of eyes. They will be referenced if at all possible and I will try to pull from a variety of styles. Some of these will probably be printed for my reference book.

Andrew Hussie. Nepeta: Give Tavros the bad news. (MSPaint Adventures : Homestuck). Digital, photoshop. 650px × 450px, .gif image. July 5, 2010.

Andrew Husse. Jane: Check window. (MSPaint Adventures : Homestuck). Digital, Photoshop. 650px × 450px, .gif image. November 23, 2011.

red-kimchi. runawaystuck!dave. Digital. 450px × 600px, .png image. December 26, 2011

Michelle Haglund. Gerard WIP. Colored Pencil. Digital dimensions: 2700 x 1861. Physical dimensions: 71cm × 49cm. July 23, 2011.

Si Scott. Silent Studios / Resonate. Animal_series 01. Art Direction, Design & Illustration by Si Scott. Pen on paper.

The only source I have for these is shooshsickle. I have no idea if that’s the original artist or not, since that’s a roleplay blog. If anyone could point me in the direction of some official credit, I’d really appreciate it.

Reanon. Goat eye -stock. Digital photography. 1100×960, .jpg image. November 9, 2009

Now the above obviously isn’t 9 eyes. One of the eyes I drew was mine (required) and one was just freehanded, creatively and embellished.
Now I have to clean off the table and working on touching up my exquisite corpse that I was assigned to touch up.

Speaking of which, something that might be good for my reference book would be this:

Cadavre exquis by Man Ray, Joan Miró, Max Morise and Yves Tanguy
(found on the wikipedia article for exquisite corpse)

or this, which has all the required information for my resource book, but I don’t like as much visually.

Nude. Cadavre Exquis (French) with Yves Tanguy (American, born France. 1900-1955), Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893-1983), Max Morise (French, 1900-1973) and Man Ray (American, 1890-1976)
(1926-27). Composite drawing of ink, pencil, and colored pencil on paper, 14 1/8 x 9″ (35.9 x 22.9 cm).
(found at

This is now a blog for random art ventures and Drawing I

This blog is blacked out for SOPA but I’m posting in it anyway. You’ll all see it after the blackout lifts, if anyone even reads it.

As most of you know, this blog was created as a requirement for my Intro to Digital class as a way of dissecting and introspecting my process and the way I feel about images, media, creation and art. I think I learned a lot from using it and I think I’m going to continue using it as much as I can throughout my art career. I’ve also considered possibly making a tumblr for things that inspire me, but the internet is such a distracting place for me.

It’s a requirement for my drawing class this semester that I keep a resource book of 3 images per week that relate to the current assignment for a total of 45 images at the end of the semester. This might be a good place for me to keep track of images like that if I come across them. This week, being the first week – yesterday being the first day, we covered the syllabus and did an assignment called the exquisite corpse. I think my first image for my book will be something from that. I’ll have to wait to add it to my book until tomorrow since the SOPA protest is blocking a lot of things (including wikipedia) today.

We did an exercise on it in class where we passed around a three-folded sheet of paper and each added on a layer. Then each of us was given one of the “corpses” to take home and refine before next class on Thursday, so that’s something I’ll be working on today. I also have to draw 9 eyes – one realistic, the rest can be somewhere between realistic and stylized.

The first assignment is that damn 5 renders of the same images using line, stippling, crosshatching, etc., assignment. I’m not looking forward to it. I’ll see what I can dig up out of my photography that might not be too awful to use. Probably spend some time in the computer lab printing stuff up today. Blah. That’s not due in until Tuesday but it’d be nice to get a feel for what I’ working with.