A Very Disappointing Photo
This is a very disappointing photo, because on the 6th of April 2014, 7:28 PM everything was a very nice shade of blue. I really wanted to capture it, but the automatic white balance on my phone ‘fixed’ the colours. Forever in mourning.

A Very Disappointing Photo

This is a very disappointing photo, because on the 6th of April 2014, 7:28 PM everything was a very nice shade of blue. I really wanted to capture it, but the automatic white balance on my phone ‘fixed’ the colours. Forever in mourning.

24-Hour Drawing Marathon (December 2013)

There’s going to be another drawing marathon next weekend, so I figured it was high time to post some of the stuff I did on the previous one!

There’s a loose narative about someone living on an island and thinking about leaving, people from the city visiting and romance, because can you even do a story without romance? (You can, but nevermind that right now. This one has romance.)

These are slightly bigger than A3, so they were a pain to scan and assemble, but I’m happy with the results, for the most part. I’m toying with the idea of writing a text to accompany the images, but it’s not high on the List of Things to Do, so it may be a while before that happens.

Time je odagnao svoju nedoumicu i vratio se iskrenom uživanju u sunčanom popodnevu provedenom na travi. Prijateljica je donijela sa sobom bocu vina i iako je otišla rješavati neke neočekivane probleme, ostavila je bocu s njim. Neotvorena je. Razmišlja o tome da ju otvori. Pogleda u nju, obrativši pažnju na nemaštovitu - ali s ukusom dizajniranu - etiketu. Što da čovjek radi s time, upita se. Najednom se sjeti da je crno vino dobro za zdravlje.

I haven’t been very generous about posting snippets of my NaNo novel, but here’s something from the first day. The writing style changes from day to day, which I am completely okay with. I’m still trying to figure out what my novel wants to be, without ignoring the fact that it’s a time-constrained effort.

Also, everything is in Croatian. I felt I was getting out of my Croatian-writing groove, so I had to do something about it.

Field Trip
I thought it was very cute how they had the presentation marked down on their whiteboard. It seemed much more interesting than some poster design award that was placed on the opposite wall. Not that there’s anything wrong with getting awards for a poster design and hanging them on your wall.
We visited the Muzejski dokumentacijski centar (Museum Documentation Center), where we got free pencils and a presentation about the history of posters, museum posters and the work that they do, some of it being scanning the posters they have in their archives and making them available online. I find that very exciting lol. I do wish they were more generous about the scan sizes, though. And a revamp of the website’s design wouldn’t hurt.
My only question at the end was where could a person learn lithography. Hahahahaha.

Field Trip

I thought it was very cute how they had the presentation marked down on their whiteboard. It seemed much more interesting than some poster design award that was placed on the opposite wall. Not that there’s anything wrong with getting awards for a poster design and hanging them on your wall.

We visited the Muzejski dokumentacijski centar (Museum Documentation Center), where we got free pencils and a presentation about the history of posters, museum posters and the work that they do, some of it being scanning the posters they have in their archives and making them available online. I find that very exciting lol. I do wish they were more generous about the scan sizes, though. And a revamp of the website’s design wouldn’t hurt.

My only question at the end was where could a person learn lithography. Hahahahaha.

They Told Me I Could Be an Animator
Actually, they never told me that.
A little sneak peek for the animation I’m working on right now. Nothing major - just slightly more elaborate practice with characters of my own design. For this one I was thinking Bull Terrier / English Bulldog mix, but I may have missed the mark. In any case, it’s probably a dog.

They Told Me I Could Be an Animator

Actually, they never told me that.

A little sneak peek for the animation I’m working on right now. Nothing major - just slightly more elaborate practice with characters of my own design. For this one I was thinking Bull Terrier / English Bulldog mix, but I may have missed the mark. In any case, it’s probably a dog.

10th April 2014, 8:40 PM
I was looking at the city and saw a really nice shot while waiting for a friend. In my mind it seemed to fit in with the way I was feeling that evening.
Zagreb felt like another city, temporarily transformed. I enjoyed that change, but as we walked around and stood in places, the wandering and the hesitating and the discussions revealed that the transformation didn’t actually happen.

10th April 2014, 8:40 PM

I was looking at the city and saw a really nice shot while waiting for a friend. In my mind it seemed to fit in with the way I was feeling that evening.

Zagreb felt like another city, temporarily transformed. I enjoyed that change, but as we walked around and stood in places, the wandering and the hesitating and the discussions revealed that the transformation didn’t actually happen.

book: Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton

It’s a coffee table book. I wasn’t sure what to write about it or what to think about it, because I didn’t look at it the way I should have; I was reading it the way I would read prose (with a lot of pictures). So I cleared out a desk, made coffee and put the book and the cup of coffee on the table. Mmm…

But it did inspire conversation last Sunday, when I had a couple of friends over. A conversation about whether you can tell if a person is a boy or a girl based on the structure of their face, for example. That’s actually an interesting topic. So with all the photographs of people collected in this book, I think there may be potential for something. I find this is enough for now. Whether I feel that the text should or shouldn’t enter the photos isn’t of vital importance right now, as well as other similar thoughts.

GUESS WHAT. I’m doing the thing again.
I feel encouraged by last year’s success and I quite enjoyed writing out the first 1690 words, but there’s also the little matter of… classes…… and coursework………………………….

GUESS WHAT. I’m doing the thing again.

I feel encouraged by last year’s success and I quite enjoyed writing out the first 1690 words, but there’s also the little matter of… classes…… and coursework………………………….

Novac je prljav.

Pod je prljav.

Novac nađen na podu je posebno prljav.

Pod na kojem je bio novac je najprljaviji.

Ne zaboravimo oprati ruke nakon diranja.

In times of turbulent reactions to the pace of formal education (but also everything ever), I’ve found drawing stuff like this helps.
I could draw a million of these for how overwhelmed I’ve been feeling. And I’m still not sure whether it’s the coursework - free time ratio or some negative self-perpetuating attitude I may have gotten myself into???¿¿¿¿¿¿?¿

In times of turbulent reactions to the pace of formal education (but also everything ever), I’ve found drawing stuff like this helps.

I could draw a million of these for how overwhelmed I’ve been feeling. And I’m still not sure whether it’s the coursework - free time ratio or some negative self-perpetuating attitude I may have gotten myself into???¿¿¿¿¿¿?¿

comicbooks: Wolves, Ginger Warrior Chicks and Perpetually Smiling Revolutionaries

Picked up some comics from the library, because the shelf was right there and I am weak and unable to resist.

Wolves - Cradle to the Grave by Sonja Gašperov

This one was a promise. An easy to keep promise, because the comic is pretty cute and no-nonsense straight-forward. No text, just a simple art style that somehow manages to make you linger on each frame and look at what exactly is happening. It has humour and it has drama and it even has touching moments. I may have cried a little, except not, because I was in a public place where cynics gather. But I liked it. And I wish I had managed to find the other volume. Perhaps next time.

Roxanna & the Quest for the Time Bird by Letendre and Loisel

This one was shit.

But I can’t complain much because I took it knowing I may not like it. Sure, it’s a ginger warrior chick, but she spends most of the comic being told by men not to do stuff. Her weapon is impressive not because she has any skill of her own, but because it’s magical. She doesn’t really… participate in any of the fights and while she does resolve the last Big Fight and thus proves her courage, she does it by flashing a bunch of horny warriors that were women-deprived due to some religious ritual or something.

If you squint really hard, you may be able to see it as ironic or satirical and thus potentially empowering, but el oh el. No thank you. Maybe I should look at it in the context of the time it was made, but nah. I don’t feel like it.

The art style isn’t up my alley, either. But the art and the narrative style remind me of the afternoons I spent with my grandma as a kid. I think there were comics there. Comics which I would read to amuse myself. I don’t remember what they were, but it’s interesting how unexpectedly these things come back to you. Huh.

V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

This was good and I cried a lot. Or well, more than I would expect myself to. Before I read it, I thought the art style wasn’t very nice. But while I was reading it, I realized the art style fits the story and may be nice. I may have liked it more if it wasn’t coloured. Maybe. I’m not sure.

The story isn’t cheesy and in moments when it is, it’s not very cheesy or it’s done deliberately and doesn’t require squinting to see it as ironic or slightly satirical. It doesn’t shy away from criticism and isn’t ambiguous about which minorities exactly are shat on by society. Thank you, 80s comic. Oh! And the cabaret references! I’m a sucker for cabaret references.

This one also unexpectedly reminded me of a thing I had forgotten. A kept promise.