I should be sleeping, or drawing

I should be sleeping right now. I’m a little under the weather. Feels like a virus invading the cells in the back of my throat. That overall soreness my body is feeling is actually a side-effect of my body’s attempts to dispose of the virus. That runny nose is just to annoy me. Watching Star Wars Episode II on an 8-story screen made me feel quite a bit better, actually. That was a lot of fun, and it was good to begin feeling better. But I should be sleeping. I probably should have just gone to bed at midnight when I got home instead of going to see the 12:30 Empire. I probably should have gone to bed when I got home from that over an hour ago instead of writing that review and making this post.

Or, if I was going to be awake from 12 to 4AM, I should have been working on my homework. I’ve got a really good start on my drawing assignment. The pictures got taken and developed Friday (thank you, Angela) and I’ve got 85% – 90% of the shapes penciled into the drawing. Another hour or two of that, then probably another 6 or 8 hours shading everything very carefully. I was able to do an amazing job with charcoal sticks and charcoal powder on an image with cloth and flesh and sky in it, but I don’t know how well I’ll do with pencils and graphite powder (which you may not realize behaves in a totally different manner than charcoal powder) on an image with hard, flat surfaces only.

That one I have until Wednesday to complete, but my 2D Design project is due Tuesday and I hate to admit it, but I haven’t even started, really. I keep changing my mind about what I want to do with it, but while I was watching previews before Empire I got an idea that meets the requirements of the assignment, matches well with my creative style, and (as opposed to the half a dozen or more ideas I’ve had so far that did those things) will not take forever to complete. That project involves creating a photo-montage with realistic depth cues but surreal content. I like saying “photo-montage” instead of “collage” because I’ve never really been able to create a collage I was satisfied with before. I usually don’t know what to do. But I’m treating this in my head somewhat like a giant Photoshop Ping Pong image. (Psst! Zoe! Iain! There’s a months old match there with only three volleys! Go volley! Something!) I may upload it as a volley when I’m through with it. Presumably before Tuesday at 4:40PM, when I’m supposed to be able to turn it in.

Anyway, I think I’m going to go lay down. Perchance to sleep. Perchance to get right back up again and start working on my homework. Maybe I’ll just leak snot for a while and then pass out. Or pudding.

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