Monday, August 29, 2011

Reasons Why I love Rafa

Although the title is a joke (just a little bit), I really do have good reasons as to why I love Rafa. My best and current example would be because he gave me the best advice I had heard so far in my life (actually, it's the second best. The best one was when Graves told me to go to Animation). So in any case, Rafa gave me one of the best advice today, which was to break out of my mold.

The way I remember he explained it was that I had a certain way of drawing, techincally that I drew myself all the time, and I tend to draw other characters similarly to myself, but with different features here and there. I made dumb excuses, like I usually do, although I'd like to stop making excuses. I still have that thing where I always have to defend myself even though I'm not really being attacked or anything. I will break out of that eventually. Woah, lots of "I"s.

Rafa teaches me ways to break my habit=formula=rut. I don't know or really care whether he does understand me or not, but that fact that he tells me the truth, and the fact that he's teaching me how to break out of the mold that I've created for myself is something that I admire. I really DO want to break out of my mold, because the goal is to always be better than yourself. I also really want to do something different, something I don't usually do, but because I'm so concerned about pretty drawings that I don't even realize that I'm stuck in that small world.

In Rafa's words, "Get out of your little box." I love him (but I love Josh the best.)

Here's a dragon.

-Bianca DG

Thursday, August 25, 2011

CNE Caricatures Part 1

My friends and I started a business at Toronto's CNE. So far its been a great experience, and the clients we've had are wonderful (aka, they don't treat you like they own you). Our tent neighbours are also very nice. So in any case, here are the first few drawings I will show you.

-Bianca DG

Monday, August 15, 2011

Peterborough Ex

A new post after a month of nothing. I'm sorry to have been off the radar, but I haven't had the opportunity to take proper pictures of my artwork. I have been doing work, like a comic and life drawing, but I haven't taken proper pictures of them yet. In any case, this post is all about my Peterborough trip that happened during the 11-14th of August. We were and are considered Carnies.

Above are two kids who hung around us a lot. They were loud, and something got on my nerve, but it was fun having them around.

The booth. It's empty and disorganized, but we'll find out a better way to set-up in the CNE.

That pretty much says it all.

This guy right here is my friend Rafa Bale. He's a funny guy, and is willing to do the crazier things. The hand holding the flashlight is Steph Braithwaite. We decided to go dumpster diving to grab chips from the Lays factory. It was a new experience, and although it sounds gross, at least I was able to have such an experience. I have their blogs on my link side. Great artists!

-Bianca DG