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I’ve been giving my sketch blog more attention. Crossing my fingers that my roommate and I move into the new apartment soon. It has more space, plus a basement we can use as a studio and dark room (she’s a photographer). For right now, I’m slowly taking over an empty space in my boyfriend’s tv room.

Okay, it’s not glamorous, but at least I’m still making work.

-aKino

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Yes, it’s true…

I’ve officially graduated. Here’s some studio shots:

BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

All emptied out for the next year’s Painting&Drawing majors. Speaking of “emptied out”…

Portfolio Website Homepage

I have given into deviantART’s Portfolio and made a website for my Hair Monster. A lot of images on there are temporary, but it’s a decent beginning. The only issues I have with this template is its limitations on text and images, but otherwise it’s a nice, easy, and clean start. At least it’s an upgrade from cramming everything in the corner of this blog. Of course, I’ve added a “Back to the Website” menu at the top corner since all 500 of my business cards refers back to this blog. I’m not gonna trash and revise these cards for the sake of one line. If people like my work enough, they’ll check the link regardless of what it’s called. The portfolio site just enhances the viewing experience.

Hopefully, I can be a little more active with my blogging. I’m currently thinking of moving my neglected sketchblog somewhere else as well. Still unsure where though. Anyways, I guess that’s it for now.

-aKino

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Literally, this post is what the title says. Current pieces I’m working on; one’s a submission and the other’s kind of a commission. Also, slowly working on emptying the studio space at the Hartford Art School (HAS). I hate moving spaces since there’s always so much to lug around. I just want to be done with everything already!

-aKino

 

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ah-llo0~

I love how I cross out one thing on my to-do list only to add like, a million more. I’m losing sleep early on in the semester like a good student, harhar. My studio diet consists of hot water and pretzels. Otherwise, my health is corrupting from food to sleep.

A way overdue post for this piece, “Hair Monsters in Love”. Hopefully, this photo will only be temporary since it’s not the best, especially on white ground. Charcoal is my “bestie” while graphite is my “bffl”. It felt exciting to finally buy a jar of charcoal powder. Breath in the black dusty goodness (I’m not gonna live very long). I love the softness of the medium.

Installation photos from fall semester final critique to give you an idea of size. I’m becoming a master of paper wrestling! The paper is so heavy and big, I needed to us a staple gun since the tacks kept popping off. Working on a large scale feels relieving though. My entire body gets to move around with the drawing.  I don’t follow the “bigger the better” art philosophy, but I highly recommend it if you’ve never done it. If anything, it’ll help you catch your mistakes.

Currently, I’m doing wig studies like the one above. When inventive drawings drive me insane, life drawing reassures me. My professor tells me I should showcase the studies alongside the “Hair Monsters”. I’ll think about that… Loose, stringy hairs are my new fave things to draw, haha.

Bonus shot of an unfinished study and me… I don’t remember what I was doing. Expect more project photos in the near future!

-aKino

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Heya!

Um, yeah… this setup is the first thing people see when they walk into the studio. Welcome to the department? My friend gave me her scrap wigs she used for her sculpture projects. I figured I’ll do some drawing studies of these, so my “Hair Monsters” would look a little more convincing. The generic shading doesn’t work real well on a large scale.

The two wigs above are from my boyfriend. For cheap wigs, they’re not bad at all! They maintain their shape fairly well. Scrap wigs are not only super frizzy (which actually makes it interesting to draw), but also extremely tangly. I’ll be uploading graphite and charcoal studies soon… hopefully.

-aKino

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