Monday, July 19, 2010

2 paintings down

Sorry, I'm bad at updating this thing. So far, we've hung out in Winterthur and for a few days we went to the Peer's house in Lavin. I've only done two complete paintings but I started a new one in Zurich today. I've been sketching a lot, it just takes me so long to do paintings. I'm going to do more though, plus some more when I get home based on memory and pictures. Here are the two paintings I've done so far. They're just crappy photos, I'll scan them when I return home. 

This is the view of Winterthur from the Rose Garden. This doesn't make me too happy because the pen I used was new, and I didn't realize it wasn't water proof because I thought that if it was Copic proof it had to be waterproof. But it ended up smearing a bit. I learned from my mistake though.

This is behind the Peer's house in Lavin. It's the Rhine going under the wooden bridge. This one took a while, but I think it came out okay. 

Today I started a painting of the Lake of Zurich. Here are a few pictures, but not nearly as many as I have taken throughout the entire trip. 

Carla and I
Winterthur and Carla

First Kabob!
On the way to Lavin


The stars were unbelievable, this picture does not capture them.

Bros. Zach and Max
30- Love, heh heh heh.

And of course, my new swatch watch! It's a guys watch, but I love it.  I feel like a sea captain. 

This is just a sneak preview. I will post more pictures on facebook, it takes wayyyyy to long to upload on here. Hope this post holds you over for a bit!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Day 2!

I didn't write anything yesterday because I was pretty busy all day. Here's the basic break down of the day:

11:00am Carla woke us up. I think we could've slept alllll day if she hadn't. Then we got ready, ate a lovely breakfast set out by Carla, and decided to go paint in the rose garden at the top of the hill that the Peer house is on.

noon-about 3? Carla, Zach, and I painted and drew while Laura studied. Then Carla had to go record a radio show and the rest of us got kabops for lunch. yummmmm:). then after that i went back up to draw until about 8 and zach stayed up for about an hour until about 5 or 6.

after i came down, we decided to go get a cappuccino in town so Carla, Zach, and I went and had cappuccino and then after that some beer and played cards. Laura and her friend Max joined us later. then we came back to the house about midnight and played ping pong.

here is a crappy photobooth picture of my illustration so far

I forgot how slow i am because my pen drawing takes foreverrrrrrr. but im going up now to finish. I'll post the finish later on. Bye bye!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Good Ol' Switzerland

So Zach and I are finally here in Switzerland! Yesterday was just a lot of packing and last minute things and then Alexi drove us to the airport. The night before the trip, we didn't sleep. We only slept two hours so that we could sleep on the plane because the flight was at 6:10pm and arrived in Switzerland at 2:30am our time but it was 8:30am here in Switzerland. We didn't really sleep on the plane, it was kind of awful. the flight was packed and we just couldn't get comfortable. Anyway, we're here now. So tired. When we got here Claudia, Laura, and Carla picked us up and we got breakfast on the way back to their house. Then we ate and decided we were tired so Laura, Carla, Zach and I took a nap for a couple hours. Then we woke up, got burgers, played some videogames and showered. I haven't done much artwork except I sketched the airport. I'm just toooo tired. But I have been thinking about all I want to do. Jet lag is blehahahahoeirhaosuehfsdfjhaoushdow. Hopefully tomorrow I will be feeling better.