Oh jeez updates

This post is about a week late, so there will be twice the amount of drawing challenge stuff on here for those of you following it.  Prepare to be bombarded with pictures! Sketchy sketchy sketch!

In other news, our gym Freeflow Academy hosted its "Like Water 2015" event and it was a huge it.  I hate to sound cliche, but the energy in that place was AMAZING.  It was a wonderful exchange of creative ideas and collaboration, performances, and I made some really cool new friends.  Plus, I learned how to begin my worm bins for sweet, sweet compost!  I am beyond excited for those worms!  And I can't wait for our sister event, Like Fire, this fall.  YOU SHOULD COME. 

Additionally, my dojo is hosting our annual Chuck Epperson seminar this Saturday, so if you are in the Auburn area and want the opportunity to learn from an 8th Dan, you should swing by. Message me for the info and I will certainly get it to you.  Chucks a great guy, and holy cow he is a juggernaut of information on the American Kenpo system.  Your brain may hurt a little after three hours with him.  But in a good way. 

I had a little (re. a lot) of trouble with my car this month too - I ended up having to get the transmission completely replaced.  The upside of that is that my car purrs like a stealthy panther now, instead of sounding like a 90 year-old duck with a cold.  Hooray!  But it did set me back a pretty penny, so if you'd like to take the opportunity to share my work with your friends, or people who you think would like it, I'd greatly appreciate it.  And a huge massive thank you to Doug, Briana, and Christie for giving me rides all the time while I was getting this worked out.  You guys are amazing. 

On to the sketching!

 Promt: " An Elderly Person."  I found this image on pinterest from one of my friends.  The original an old woman outside of her home with a gun, and it made me sad.  Life is really violent for a lot of people.  

Promt: " An Elderly Person."  I found this image on pinterest from one of my friends.  The original an old woman outside of her home with a gun, and it made me sad.  Life is really violent for a lot of people.  

 Prompt: " A Freaking Baby!" I saw an image of a baby cow and I couldn't help myself.  Human babies be d*mned! This drawing was done in photoshop, as I gradually learn how to work the tools in that program. 

Prompt: " A Freaking Baby!" I saw an image of a baby cow and I couldn't help myself.  Human babies be d*mned! This drawing was done in photoshop, as I gradually learn how to work the tools in that program. 


 Prompt: "Your Pet." I don't have a pet...so I drew Lying Cat from Saga, which is the pet I want.  If you aren't reading Saga, you should remedy that right now. 

Prompt: "Your Pet." I don't have a pet...so I drew Lying Cat from Saga, which is the pet I want.  If you aren't reading Saga, you should remedy that right now. 

 Prompt " Dinosaur" OH HEY THERE DINOSAUR HOW YOU DOIN"?!?!?!??!?!

Prompt " Dinosaur" OH HEY THERE DINOSAUR HOW YOU DOIN"?!?!?!??!?!

 Prompt "Draw Something With Your Eyes Closed." Here I have a beautiful cat, a charming mouse, and a whimsical butterfly.  All interacting in some precious sort of way.  

Prompt "Draw Something With Your Eyes Closed." Here I have a beautiful cat, a charming mouse, and a whimsical butterfly.  All interacting in some precious sort of way.  

 Prompt: " A Delicious Food." OKAY so I am really proud of my Sake Nigiri here.  LOOK AT IT!  Look at the way it glows as if lit from within! 

Prompt: " A Delicious Food." OKAY so I am really proud of my Sake Nigiri here.  LOOK AT IT!  Look at the way it glows as if lit from within! 

 Prompt: "ZOMBIES!" I thought I'd get all clever and draw the little wight girl from the beginning of Game of Thrones.  Corel ended up crashing on me, and this was the point I had saved at, so here we are. 

Prompt: "ZOMBIES!" I thought I'd get all clever and draw the little wight girl from the beginning of Game of Thrones.  Corel ended up crashing on me, and this was the point I had saved at, so here we are. 

 Prompt: " A sea creature" Allow me to introduce to you the illustrious blobfish, wonder of the deep sea. 

Prompt: " A sea creature" Allow me to introduce to you the illustrious blobfish, wonder of the deep sea. 

 Prompt: "My Dream Job" - a Park Ranger Unicorn, obviously. 

Prompt: "My Dream Job" - a Park Ranger Unicorn, obviously. 

 Prompt: "A Guilty Pleasure."  I don't really have a guilty pleasure - or rather I am not ashamed of my pleasures.  And I love Betty Suarez of Ugly Betty. America Ferrera, you are wonderful.  At this point I am working in Corel trying to get a hang of their gouache brushes.  

Prompt: "A Guilty Pleasure."  I don't really have a guilty pleasure - or rather I am not ashamed of my pleasures.  And I love Betty Suarez of Ugly Betty. America Ferrera, you are wonderful.  At this point I am working in Corel trying to get a hang of their gouache brushes.  

 Prompt: "Favorite Cartoon Character" Marceline the Vampire Queen  of course.

Prompt: "Favorite Cartoon Character" Marceline the Vampire Queen of course.

 Prompt: "Actor/Actress" I love Keira Knightley.  I think she is gorgeous.

Prompt: "Actor/Actress" I love Keira Knightley.  I think she is gorgeous.

Day 24 Prompt: "A Collage."  I haven't scanned that in yet, you will have to bear with me until I do. 

 Prompt: "My Best Friend" Ladies and gentlemen, it's Douglas Pryor!!!! Look at that bespectacled, mustachioed man!

Prompt: "My Best Friend" Ladies and gentlemen, it's Douglas Pryor!!!! Look at that bespectacled, mustachioed man!

That catches me up on the drawing challenge.  I also had time to start a new actual piece this weekend.  Here are some cell phone pictures.....

OKAY I THINK THAT'S IT!!  Thank goodness, this post is a doozy.  

Tell me what you have been up to. Engage with me. 

Until next time....