Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sketchbook 6

Right these are both utter crap so I thought I'd post them together. The first I drew after finishing reading The Crossing of Ingo. I tried to draw Faro and as you can see it went horribly wrong. And the second one... well I think I just got frustrated so drew any old rubbish just so I had something to colour in.
Anyway, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sketchbook 5

Here's some dude. I'm really quite proud of the pose in this one, even though I was using a ref for it. But c'mon, you'd have to be an EXPERT to draw that pose from memory.
Yes, I am aware that his left hand is completely wrong. And I am also fully aware that he has dodgy Rod Stewart hair.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sketchbook 4

I decided that I'd give up on the scanner because I get a clearer picture from my mobile phone camera ಠ_ಠ
Anyway, here's some girl about to paint something. Don't ask me what the jigsaw thing is about, I forget.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sketchbook 3

Again, a very old page from my book. And the scanner's majorly screwed it over. Since when can it not scan pencil, please?! But anyway, it's basically a sketch dump. I'm gutted you can't see my headless merman properly, he had awesome abs and tail, haha!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

12th September 2009

My toe feels broken.

And in other news: I start college on Monday. *ARGH APPREHENSION* Luckily it's a short day starting at 10:30am with an hour & half of maths (with Ellis, woo!) and finishing at 1pm after an hour of applied ICT (no, I still don't know what applied means). Hopefully all will be a-okay.

I was going to post another sketch but I'll leave it 'til next time :) Bye.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Sketchbook 2

This is another old picture, I think it's even older than the previous sketchbook page I posted. Trying humans again, this time in a 'cartoony' (or in my case, bad) style. I think this was also just after we'd been using watercolours in school. I liked using them so had a go at colouring at home. This picture has so many faults, and I'm not even sure I ever finished it.
Also: The scanner is being a biff and is deciding to make everything look incredibly washed out and, in some cases, non-existant.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

27th August 2009

Just got back from getting my GCSE results and it's good news!!
I got two A*s (Maths & English Lit), two A's (English Lang and French (wtf!)) and four B's (Art (so made up after all the hours I spent on it), Biology, Chemistry and Physics)!!
And in my BTEC's I got a Distinction in Business and Maths and a Pass in Travel and Tourism :)
I think I also have a B in Geography and a C in Statistics that should be there, but because I did them last year and the year before they might be in my Record of Achievement... which has gone missing lol! They better find it or so help them! :P

Everyone else I spoke to did well too. I didn't see anyone who didn't have enough grades to do what they want to do next year, so it's all good! :D

Two A*s though... 0_0 I'm so surprised!

We're going to Pizza Hut later to celebrate, I should really start asking round what time we're going :/

Well done everyone!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sketch 1

Hello and welcome to the beginning of my sketch blog! From now on, I'll start uploading random sketches to here (because that's all my drawings are these days: sketches).
So... enjoy, I guess!

I don't know when I drew this. Quite a while ago I think. Sometime last year. Despite it being pretty stupid, I'm actually pretty proud of that guy at the top. He's actually got a pose and creases in his clothes... cape... whatever. Trying to improve on humans is so frustratingly hard.
Click it for a closer look (if you really want to xD).

19th August 2009

I think I'm getting used to the hair now. Still a bit unsure but I'm over the 'freak out' I had yesterday when I realised my hair had actually changed colour xD

Anywho, going to town tomorrow with the friends. Haven't seen Steph in aeons (I don't know if that's a word, or just the summons on FFX, but whatever - it sounds interesting) and it's always good to see the others. I went to town today actually with mum, looking for some shoes and other stuff. I got a pair of bright pink Converse-like pumps from Barratts for £12. But seriously, they are dead ringers for Converse! The only way you know they're fakes is because they don't have 'All Star' on them, they're just blank.

I'm getting a bit obsessed with some Metallica songs. Specifically: Sad But True, The Memory Remains and Fuel. It's all Guitar Hero's fault!! ...But they are some proper tunes right there! :D


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

18th August 2009

I just dyed my hair 'Mahogany' expecting to get a slight hint of red to my brown hair. It turned out weird! It's a dodgy reddy-brown colour now and, I don't know, it doesn't go with my skin colour or something xD It just looks weird.
Don't get me wrong, it's not TERRIBLE, but I just feel a bit "Euuurr" about it. I don't know whether I should be saying "Oh no!" or not xD

Ah well, I was kind of adventurous for once in my life. And at least it's semi-permanent. So if need be I could just get two showers a day to wash it out quickly!
...To be honest, now that it's drying it doesn't look too different to what it used to be. Still a bit dodgy though!

I knew I should have gone with 'Chocolate'.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

22nd July 2009

Hey there.

It's officially summer now :) Actually, I've been enjoying the holidays for a good couple of weeks now because school is well and truly over! All that time saying "there's only 2 years left", "there's only 1 year left"... now there are NO years left. And I couldn't be happier.

Summer's been nothing special so far, I've just been enjoying being a lazy bum with no responsibilities. Seen my friends at least once a week (and I want that to continue!), and I'm seeing them again tomorrow. In town last week Becky, Jade and I filmed a zombie movie (lawl) but it's still nowhere near finished yet. It's been edited slightly but it still needs speech, music and titles. I'll post a link when it's finally done!

I did some drawing in my sketchbook for the first time in months the other day. Trouble is, I never know what to draw so I end up having a go at humans and then get depressed over the fact they always turn out lame. Plus I have no idea how to colour them. I want to start painting again but there's just not enough room in this house to do it. >_<

I'm going to a open-air concert thing Friday night in Southport with my family. It's something like a tribute to Abba, Motown and Michael Jackson (which all rule xD) so it should be fun. And it'll be interesting if it rains!

I keep having weird dreams that are a jumble of various different things. I had one the other week involving Phoenix Wright and death gods out of Death Note (lulwut) and the other night I had one that involved Jacob Black, rollercoasters, a secret plan and Muse. But Jacob was majorly hawt in that dream, so I kinda got over the bizarre mix of it all.

Anywho, there's no other mindless banter to splurge, so bye.

Monday, July 06, 2009

6th July 2009

I finished reading Skulduggery Pleasant: The Faceless Ones yesterday.


Oh my God. SHOCKING.

I really can't wait for the next installment. Get writing, Landy!

Friday, June 12, 2009

12th June 2009

I've finally finished school! Well, pretty much anyway. Just two more maths lessons then a maths test and I'm officially done! :D I'll have about 2 months off before going to college on the 7th September, I think it is.

Had my first experience of buying concert tickets for a popular band the other week 0_0 Oh my goodness, the stress! But it was worth it - I am now going to see Muse on 5th November with Becky, Patty and Steph! And I got standing too! Just gotta hope the tickets turn up now :S Haha, they should though. Otherwise Muse are lying barstools for linking me to a dodgy site!

Had some time playing The Sims 3, and I like it! My computer doesn't actually have a graphics card so it crashes occasionally (I have learnt that putting a TV or stereo on and throwing a party causes premature crashing), but it works, which is a miracle. I'm planning to have my first baby once my female sim has became a rock star. She's already lead guitarist so it shouldn't take too much longer.
By the way, and this probably happens because of the lack of graphics card, but has anyone else had the problem of having no roof? No matter what I do, I can't get it to appear! And I don't want a flat roof. It's weird.

I've got REALLY behind on Random Funny Moments again and I don't even know where to start in updating it again. I appeal to anyone who knows me to give me memories!

Discovered earlier that Tim McIlrath's eyes are two different colours. One blue and one brown. How cool is that! xD

Erm, anything else? Oh, I've started listening to Blue Foundation because I loved 'Eyes On Fire' from the Twilight Soundtrack (yes, I bow my head in shame). They're pretty good, but sadly so far nothing's really been as good as Eyes On Fire.

Bye for now.

Friday, May 08, 2009

8th May 2009

I'm really liking this new Yeah Yeah Yeahs album.

In other news: Before was c'est amusant :D

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

5th May 2009

In a terrible, terrible mood.

I had to stay in school till 6 again doing art coursework, so that made me extremely fed up. Now every single thing is getting to me really bad >_<

I hate writing crap like this on the internet but I need to vent somewhere!!

But anyway, yeah, I hope this passes in a bit. And I hope these couple of months go really quick. School is wrecking head so much now - art coursework feels like it'll never go away, english lit feels like its a loss cause and french speaking feels like its a loss cause too. And I'm just so bored of seeing the same faces everyday (and no, I'm not talking about my friends. They are awesome). Arrrgh! I feel like I need to go scream into a towel or something! xD

I need to do something completely out-of-the-ordinary... any suggestions before my brain collapses from the extreme (at times) mundaneness of my life?

lol, I'm being so lame and like some stupid emo teenager.
HANG ON! I am some stupid teenager (though not emo, thank God).

Nyaaah I'm don't even know what I'm writing anymore. Or why I'm writing it for that matter. I want some pasta. Or nutella...
No, pasta.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

23rd April 2009

Whoa, I haven't updated this in over a month :O

So... what's been happening?
Spent 4 days in Italy 4 weeks ago. Was really good! Seen the colosseum in Rome, Mt Vesuvius, Herculaneum, Pompei and Capri. It wasn't really hot, but it was nice not having to wear a proper coat xD There were loads of funny times that I should probably add to RFM, but I really don't have it in me right now to think about them nevermind write them all down. But anyway, I'll tell you this - if you ever go to Italy, do not leave without having had Nutella ice cream *salivates*.

Then there was the easter holidays. That was appreciated, but like usual went too quick & I got hardly any coursework/revision done.
Oooh! And I had my college interview and have been offered a place *squeal*! They were really nice & everything sounds good about it. Just slightly worried about the whole fact i won't know barely anyone - and I'm not the most naturally chatty person in the world with people I don't know :S But to hell with it, that's one of the reasons I'm going: to get out of this stupid, boring rut I'm stuck in right now.

Now it's "Uh oh, it's just dawned on me that we start exams in about 4 weeks" time and everyones slightly freaking about it. We've got to go on this BTEC maths weekend tomorrow (yeah the one I was moaning about in another post). We would have had a three day weekend had we not had to go D: Some people are actually thinking it's going to be good - I can't see what's good about staying in a motorway service station doing maths for two days to be honest.

Have had some vivid dreams lately. One featured some dorky (can't think of a better word! xD) yet extremely cute & funny guy named Billy (random) in which I think there was something going on between us :/ And I remember looking out of the window of building we were in and it was like Italy outside, and inside there were lots of cardboard boxes. Was weird. But I remember waking up and missing Billy haha xD It is now my lifetime mission to find The Billy.
Anyway, another one I had was (I think) at a Rise Against concert in some ginormous place with a massive screen and all I can really remember is (I think it must have been) Tim McIlrath putting his arms up in the air in a YEAAAH!! kind of way and his t-shirt coming up and showing his belly button. Why that is the only thing I remember clearly - I do not know. That is the last time I listen to Anywhere But Here just before I go to sleep.
Last nights was in some kind of holiday park/lodge place, but I can barely remember it now to be honest :/
It's weird because I don't normally remember ANY of my dreams. And now I get these randoms.

Has anyone got an account on www.Last.fm? Downloaded that thing that connects the site to your media player the other day & am finding it pretty cool. I'm listening to some of my 'recommended tracks' right now.
So anyway, if you want to add me my username is Namrams. Which is also my Twitter ;) I have barely any music on this new comp yet though, so thats why my selection on last.fm is pretty poor xD

So yeah, best be off, see you soon (hopefully before another month has passed).

Thursday, March 19, 2009

19th March 2009

Turns out the BTEC weekend thing isn't going to be until after easter now. So all my ranting was for nothing!

Don't really know why I'm making this post. Just felt like.

Need to do art homework for fear of being eaten tomorrow if I don't. I can't wait till all this coursework is over.

Anyone who watches QI remember --> this? <--
Found it hilarious when I saw it ages ago XD
Yay! New QI tomorrow!! :D


Right, I seriously have nothing else to say. Buhbye for now, lovelies.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

12th March 2009

I'm having one of those awful, everything-does-your-head-in days. *RANT WARNING*

First of all, school draaaaaagged. Seriously, I've never known such a long and boring day. The morning wasn't too bad, but an afternoon of double business and then having to stay back for maths... *shake head*

Which brings me onto Public Enemy No.1. (eh?)
We got told ages ago that we'd probably be able to do a Maths BTEC. We got told we'd go away for the weekend to get it all done, and spend the Saturday in Camelot - or because that is now closed down - Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Today we got told that Blackpool is too expensive so we'll just go to the hotel to chill out there and in the town. Which is all fair enough. I would have loved to go to the fair, but it's not the end of the world.
Now here's the problem: The maths thing is Friday 27th March to the 29th. Me, Becky and Patty (and others, but they aren't in our maths class) go on our trip to Italy on the 30th. At 4:30am.
We told miss this and she was like "well, we won't be able to go till May then" and everyone else in the class sighed and was like "noooo! we wanna go now! we're all excited! we want to get it out of the way! You'll be fine! You can just sleep on the plane! Blah blah blah blah BLAH!" And even miss said "you can just sleep on the plane" >_<
I felt like screaming "ARE YOU INSANE!?!?" That means we would have to get up at 7am or earlier for TWELVE days on the run, with no free time (except for the week i am in school, AFTER school) and I would be going to bed really late the two days before I have to wake up at 2:30am to get to the airport for 4:30am. And I probably won't sleep the first few nights in Italy because you never do sleep properly at first on holiday!
The two times (Lloret & France) I went on holiday with hardly any sleep I thought I was having a migraine, I was so exhausted and disorientated. I don't want to feel like I am having a migraine. Migraines feel terrifying and horrible.
We don't even NEED this smeggin BTEC. I'm already predicted to get 19 flippin GCSEs from that weirdo school! You only need FIVE to get to college! >_<

It gets worse with that school, it really does. Its not so much what they're doing is bad, its just makes you go "WHHHHYYYY!?"
And they wonder why I'm totally against staying on next year! Good day sir! I SAID GOOD DAY!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

25th February 2009

Hidely-ho peoples of the interweb.

I'm sorta catching up in science! Yay! Still a bit behind, but I think most people are. At least I'm not uber stressing about it now. Still screwed for art, but at least she didn't moan at me when I said I hadn't done anything over half term because I'd had almost-flu.

I have a new love in my life: Live bands. Oh my God, Rise Against (and Anti-Flag & Flobots) were absolutley fantastic on Monday.

Flobots were pretty good. I heard someone call them alternative hip hop... it was basically rappers with guitarists and a violinist XD And one of the rappers did some funky dancing. Cool. Also: "Walk with! Walk with! Walk with Jules!"

Anti-Flag were good, but insane! Deflated-Mohawk guy was the insaniest (new word!). Every five minutes it was "You're f***ing beautiful, Liverpool!" or "I f***ing love you guys!" or "F*** the law!" or "Raise your middle fingers to the air, Liverpool, and sing with me!", he crowd surfed, he had a megaphone and... hahahahaha! He pulled the funniest face ever at one point. He looked like he was having a really big poo, but really he was just screaming (even though I heard no noise come from his mouth XD). This image came to me in a flash at dinnertime today and, yes, I found it very funny XD.

Rise Against took forever to come on - everyone was proper chanting, "RISE AGAINST! RISE AGAINST!" - but it was worth it when they did come on. They opened with Drones of all things, I was took by (pleasant) surprise by that. They did ALMOST every song I wanted them to. Yes, ALMOST. They didn't do Entertainment or Savior :( Why do Long Forgotten Sons over Savior!? What were they thinking! But anyway yeah - awesome. And they did all the biggies - Re-Education (the "To the rhythm of a heart beat pounding away" lines were amazing XD), Give It All and of course Prayer of the Refugee. I was thinking all the way through, 'I wonder when they're gonna do PotR', but (as I should have guessed) it was the last song. Everyone went crazy when that came on. Other songs I'm glad they did: Injection, The Good Left Undone (<3 that song!), Behind Closed Doors, Life Less Frightening (hey, the chorus is catchy!), Collapse, Chamber the Cartridge (except I was kinda distracted by the huge mosh pit going on in the middle and the fact I was being crushed against a wall when they did this song), Ready to Fall, Audience of One... yeah I loved them all! The two acoustics (Hero of War and Swing Life Away) were amazing too. The whole room was singing along with Tim (you have scary eyes, Tim, but you're awesome XD) and there were even some lighters in the air and everything. They did two songs I'd never heard before too - there was a good mix in there, they didn't just do everything off the new album. In fact I'd probably say there were more from Sufferer than Appeal to Reason. We also had a chant of "RISE! RISE! RISE!" (not entirely sure why, but whatever XD) in the middle. Patty caught this on video and it's so cool XD.

So yeah, you can probably tell I loved it. My ears were ringing afterwards (and I could hardly walk in a straight line for some reason), but I loved it. I reccomend seeing them live to anyone.


Friday, February 06, 2009

Yesterday, all his troubles seemed so far away...

...and this is what I come home to 4 days later...

RIP Lil' Guy.

06th February 2009

Hallo. This is my final Friday as a 15 year old.

In other news: Here's the Grow Your Own Sheep I got Jenny for Christmas!

How cool is that! :D

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

20th January 2009

New Sig Discovery!!

Where: DeviantART
14 shillings for yer melon! Oh yeah!
Hitcher, anyone? :D

In Other News: Obama became President today. How about that.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

6th January 2009

Found this extremely odd article thanks to someone on Twitter...

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A man who dressed as the Norse god Thor for a costume party in Scotland said he returned home and scared off a burglar who had entered his house.

Torvald Alexander, 38, a construction firm manager who stands at 6 feet tall, said he ran after the burglar with his red cape and silver-winged helmet still in place, making for an intimidating sight, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.

"As soon as he saw me his eyes went wide with terror," Alexander said of the burglar. "He looked like he had had a few drinks and decided to do a late night break in, but he hadn't counted on the God of Thunder living here."

"I had just got back from a fancy dress New Year's party and because I have a Norwegian name I decided to go as Thor," he said.

Alexander said the burglar did not have time to steal anything from the house and fled from a ground floor window without his shoes. He said the shoes will be turned over to police to help them attempt to identify a suspect.

As lots of people commented on the site I got this from, Why exactly did the burglar take off his shoes? Odd indeed.