Thursday, March 27, 2008

World War Z

I thought I'd shock my readers and actually have something new up.

I have recently read the book World War Z. I, of course, liked the name. I have to admit, I was hesitant to read it. It is about zombies. Now, I am a sci-fi, fantasy fan, but I'm not so much into the horror genre. I don't really enjoy zombie movies, so I went into reading this book by Max Brooks with a little trepidation.

I was surprised at how much I liked it. It was set up as a series of interviews with survivors of the zombie epidemic. I had picked it up and put it down a number of times, but yesterday I picked it up and read it from cover to cover. It was engaging, entertaining, a little on the unnerving side, and it read like a history.

I do recommend it.

One of the reasons I generally don't read or watch horror films is that I have an overactive imagination and I have troubles sleeping after those. Of course, this was no exception, but I still enjoyed the read.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Drawing Class Start

I see it has been a while since I have written here, so I thought I better again. After I took my perspective class, I took a drawing class.

A lot of what the drawing class worked on came from the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. I have talked about that already, much earlier in this blog.

It was very interesting going from the very straight edge oriented Perspective class to the completely free handed drawing class. It was tough getting started without a straight edge.

The class started out with still lifes. I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of drawing the still life. I like drawing living things, but it's still a skill that I need to know. Here are the first three I did for the drawing class.

The first two are pretty basic - pencil box, kleenex box, and soda can - A&W Root beer, I think.

The last one is a little more detailed.