It’s been a while since my last “Last Week” update, so I decided to do a “Last Month” update this time. January and February have been busy months and March won’t be any better. Even though I’m working for school a lot, I also try to do some fun thing now and again. I’ve visited a couple of exhibitions (and then wrote about it in our school’s paper, which is one of my projects this year) and when to a concert.
Last month I made myself a day planner (and I just recently wrote a blog post about it) and I read a lot of graphic novels.
I practised my handwritten typography a little bit & tested some new drawing tools. // Last year somebody gave me a little weasel that was killed by their neighbour’s cat. I finally got the time to put it into a little bit of hydrogen peroxide (the dosage you use to clean wounds with) and it cleaned up nicely. It’s so tiny! It lost one of it’s super tiny mollars a couple of days ago and I had a very hard time putting it back in using a pair of tweezers. The picture doesn’t really show how little it is, but it does show how pretty the tissue in the nose cavity is. #pleasedontbecreepedout
I had three print screening lessons these past weeks. I wrote a post about it, but it hasn’t gone up yet, as I’m still waiting to get my hands on one of our projects. I loved learning screenprinting, hopefully I’ll be able to use my newly acquired skills sometime in the future. // Like I said, it wasn’t all hard work these past weeks. I went to the Sabaton concert. It was the third time I went to one of their shows and, as always, the ambiance was great, although people tend to go a bit crazy at their shows.
I also visited the Berlinde de Bruyckere exhibition at SMAK. I really liked some of her sculptures, although I’m pretty sure I appreciate them for the wrong reasons. I like the craftsmanship that goes into them, I like how they make me wonder what techniques and materials are used. I like art that makes me appreciate the knowledge and ability of the creator. That’s one of the reasons I don’t like modern art. It always seems to need a little plaque telling you about the intentions of the creator or how it should make you feel.
Wandering around Ghent by night & admiring my first screen printing project. I used a low-poly illustration of myself (we needed to print something with our face on) that I ran through photoshop in order to make it a bitmap image.
I also went to the Carll Cneut exhibition and watched the three original Star Wars movies. I can recommend both those activities. Seeing the illustrations of Carll Cneut in person was something else than seeing them printed in children books. There is so much more depth in his illustrations, so many details that are lost in the (scanning?) process. I also liked listening to the story of his childhood. It seemed like he had lot’s of fun as a child. As for the Star Wars novels, I don’t think I ever saw them completely until now. I saw pieces of each of the movies and I liked how my pieced together version of the story didn’t completely fit the real story and I’m glad I finally watched them. We still have to watch the three newer movies.
So, what have you been up to?