Tuesday, 4 September 2012

My head aches and feels the blood vice-grips, hanging over my tequila sunrises...

I've been sat all evening sketching out Suicidegirls. This was just supposed to be a warm up for painting, but I just keep clicking through Marlene's "In the cold light of morning" photoset... they're so goddamn addictive. :')

Today was a pretty exciting day... I've been waiting for this for ages. I went and got my leg tattooed.

It was done by Becci at Vida Loca tattoo in Bolton, and I love it. It reads "But me? I'm just searching for some beautiful, a dream that I can catch and a person who's unusual..." and it's from 'Searching for some Beautiful' by Sadistik. I could spend an hour typing out how important this song is to me, how long I've wanted this, why I wanted this... but basically, I'm tired. :') So I'm gonna drop the video here, and just take my word for it, it's a big fucking deal for me. (If the whole "permanently carving it into my skin" thing wasn't enough indication...)
Just listen, this guys lyrics are just the most gorgeous things.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Those silent evil daughters, like sirens on the water...

Ahh, long time, no post! D: I'm sorry, life has been craaazy. In a good way though... (Although not a productive one.) Prepare for a longer post than usual to make up for the missed ones, haha.

I missed friday's post cause I was busy with celebrating my birthday; during the day I met up with a friend I haven't seen since last christmas; she bought me a coffee and teddys for my birthday. Love that lady.
Then I had to rush home, get ready and get very drunk. Fun night. :D

Saturday actually was my birthday, so I'm gonna admit, after the friend who stayed over went home I basically sat around doing nothing but eating chocolate. :/
Yesterday I went seeing a friend who's moving across the country for uni, and then that night another friend came round to discuss preparations for todays events... And today, I helped to shoot a music video. It was very messy, pretty damn fun, slightly dangerous and a little bit mental. I'll post more details when I can post the video. :D

Soo, onto the usual post. Not really got much to show, but shooting the video (and not being able to sit down and art properly for a few days) has got me super pumped and inspired, so I'm probably gonna stay up for the rest of the night. For now, have some feets.

Sorry it's a pretty crap image, like I said, not much to show.

I discovered and downloaded Blink 182's newest album the other day, and have been pretty addicted... especially this song. I am in love with the lyrics of this.

That's how it was to all begin, cause good girls, they like to sin,
Way back at the starting line, when Eve was on Adam's mind.
And he was the first to go in search of the great unknown,

And falling yet again, cause good girls, they like to sin.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

I haven't slept yet, it still counts as thursday's post, right? :')

I didn't want today to end up the same as yesterday, so I actually set my alarm for hours before I had to be up for work... It worked. Got a decent amount of stuff done - but I also had a coffee to compensate for me only having a few hours sleep, aaaaand it's still keeping me awake. 5am the next morning. -.-
Bad time for it too, busy day tomorrow (today?)... Birthday celebrations! :D So I'll probably miss tomorrow's post.

Started busting out the oils on this.

Still been on a Buckcherry kick, so have some more. :') Something a little softer by them.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Babydoll, you got a lovely face, we're going to your place, and now you got to freak me out...

Ugh, these shifts ending after midnight really kill my motivation. I come home and really don't feel up to much at all.
Buuut I'm making myself stay up and get at least a little bit done, so have some late night sketchums. Working on dem figures.

Been listening to Buckcherry all night tonight.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

But this world keeps spinning as my heart stops beating.

Today is a day of finishing things :)
Meant to be going out tonight but it doesn't look like I can get home... So I don't think I am. (I'm actually glad I've got this unexpected night in, to be honest.)
Finishing up this one:

... And have some laid-back acoustics. (You can tell I'm not in the mood to go out when I'm listening to this stuff.)

Monday, 27 August 2012

Good-times goddess, my goodness... Goth fingernail polish, autopilot footprints.

Don't wanna go to work, wanna stay home and paint all day. Sob. :')
Nearly finished up the underpainting on this, just a few more details to go and I can start busting out the oils. :D


Naked in the bathtub, sitting on the porcelain
Waiting for that little hurricane to pull your torso in...

The painting is actually based off the song shoulda know, by atmosphere, about him falling in love with a drug addict (or that's how I interpret it.) His words have gorgeous imagery and as soon as I listened to it years ago, I knew I had to paint this. The image in my head then and the image on the canvas now is pretty much unchanged.

Then all of a sudden she got silent
Pupils like marbles hide behind eyelids
Get-away sticks go limping whole place
That fucked up smile sucked up most her face

Truly beauty, the scene serene
And each criticism becomes redeemed;
Swallow my words, no more judgement, it's through
Cause you look like what I feel like when I'm with you.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Keep breaking what's been fixed a thousand times, and gimme some more of that iodine.

 Ugh... Last night was a bit of a disaster. I'm about 90% sure my drink was spiked, cause I didn't drink that much but I can't remember a goddamn thing - I didn't even know how I got home. Woke up covered in cuts, bruises, dirt and puke (Lovely.) Mum found my shoes/phone/stretcher in the garden, and the front door wide open... and my legs are an absolute state.

At least I feel fine now... but still. If your drinks aren't even safe at a family party... :/

Doing lots of portrait practice - the bottom one is a self portrait, and the top three are studies from suicidegirls photos. (Still loving my membership! :D Best impulse buy ever. So worth it.)

Not really had a particular playlist today, just been listening to whatever comes on... which is this at the moment. Discovered Icon for Hire on youtube a couple of months back and been in love ever since.