Monthly Archives: April 2013

Who’s that girl? It’s Jess!

IMG_0002One of my favorite shows currently on the air is New Girl, which I feel kind of smug about. Everyone initially wrote it off as a twee and terrible Zooey Deschanel project, but it’s turned out to be probably the second-best sitcom on the air (you can’t quite beat Parks and Recreation). And not to take away from Zooey’s great performance, but one of my favorite things about the show is her clothes. They’re always pitch-perfect and so distinctively her. And so, a tribute both to Jessica Day in all her magnificence, both sartorial and otherwise.

Hockey is Art (No, Really)

IMGI’ve been missing for a bit. You’d be forgiven for not noticing – I’ve still been around – but artistically I have been out of commission while my beloved computer was in for repairs. There are a lot of things you can do on a borrowed computer, but upload Adobe Photoshop and Wacom software is not one of them.

Naturally, while my computer was being repaired was exactly when the art bug decided to bite. which means I have several projects that should all be colored and uploaded in a week. But the first and quickest to finish project is putting together all my sketches that came as a result of watching hockey.

I got into hockey about a year ago thanks to my friend Nicole, and I’m aware I’m not exactly the profile of a normal hockey fan, but I’ve been hooked, and hooked hard. The thing hockey provides (besides, you know, something entertaining to watch) is dudes. I’ve mentioned before that I have trouble drawing guys, and if there’s one thing hockey provides, it’s an ample range of male faces to draw. There isn’t a whole lot of racial diversity in those faces, but white dudes are still dudes, and I still need practice drawing them.

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She & Him’s Volume 3 has lots to love, but nothing new (Originally for Clique Clack)

albumcoverShe & Him, the joint music project of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, is set to release their third studio album, Volume 3. If you’ve heard the single “Never Wanted Your Love,” you’ve heard the album, and that’s a good and a bad thing. If you like She & Him’s brand of adorable, vintage-inspired songs that sound like bottled sunshine, the good news is that Volume 3 is more of the same. But if you’re looking for variety or mold-breaking, Volume 3 is not the album you’d go to to find it.

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