The Start Art Challenge

Getting over fear of art by just doing it.

Doodle dump - I’ve obviously been working on messy figure drawings and jotting down little quotes. Just happy I’m actually using my sketchbook!

Playing with Processing is actually getting to be pretty fun! These are a few variations of my latest assignment for my Computational Arts online class using loops to generate an abstract drawing with different shapes. My color palette, upon review, is a tad…psychedelic? I guess subtlety is something to work on.

The last one is the one I turned in, since it seemed least similar to the example code and ended up looking like fun popsicle drips rather than the rigid lines I was expecting.

Doodle dump from cafe time over last weekend with Carrie, including awkward attempts at minute - long figure drawing practice. Yikes.

Playing with pen and ink and watercolor. I figured out real quick that my ink is not waterproof, but other than the hands I’m actually pretty happy with the exhausted ballerina.

Playing with pen and ink and watercolor. I figured out real quick that my ink is not waterproof, but other than the hands I’m actually pretty happy with the exhausted ballerina.

I’m giving another free online class a go, this time “Intro to Computational Arts”.

This is what I came up with for the first assignment, coding different objects/basic shapes in Java using a really cool free program called Processing (processing.org)

It’s actually very cool so far, and I was embarrassingly proud to show this to my professional programmer husband, as it’s my first time really coding anything that wasn’t very basic HTML.

I’m giving another free online class a go, this time “Intro to Computational Arts”.

This is what I came up with for the first assignment, coding different objects/basic shapes in Java using a really cool free program called Processing (processing.org)

It’s actually very cool so far, and I was embarrassingly proud to show this to my professional programmer husband, as it’s my first time really coding anything that wasn’t very basic HTML.

Sketch-y things.
My new mantra needs to be: “Every bad drawing is a step closer to a good drawing”.

Sketch-y things.

My new mantra needs to be: “Every bad drawing is a step closer to a good drawing”.

My work laptop was on its last legs, so while I waited for the awesome IT dude to set up my new one for me I doodled a Maizy.

I think I’m starting to at least get a little better at drawing her, if anything!

My work laptop was on its last legs, so while I waited for the awesome IT dude to set up my new one for me I doodled a Maizy.

I think I’m starting to at least get a little better at drawing her, if anything!