Work! Work! Work! Work! Grind! Grind! Grind! Grind! I'm really feeling this week's TGIM. It's not going to happen if you just talk or write about it. I constantly have to watch out for the overplanning side of me where I can end up with a great plan and not much work done. There has to be a point where you just start and adjust as you go because things always changes anyway. With that said, I better get back to drawing :)
This week, Newton finally got to meet his extended family dogs : Max (a border collie mix) and Aspen (a german shepherd), who are much bigger than him. Of course, that didn't phase him at all. He got right in there with them, playing tag, running around. He went on for hours. I have no idea how so much energy can come from such a little dog!
At some point he was running laps with Aspen in the backyard while making the funniest bark ("yip! yip! yip!"). I wish I would have videotaped them. It was the funniest thing I've seen.
Aspen pretty much adopted him as her own. It was adorable to see. I'm pretty sure she was teaching him a couple things that I can never teach him. She's a very smart dog. Max was not quite sure what to do with him, Newton had way too much energy for him so he mostly watched him.
It took a little while for him to settle down. He was just to excited to play with other dogs. But when we got back home, he totally crashed.
I'm a big fan of manga/anime style of drawing. I used to practice a lot when I was a little younger, watching TV shows like Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball and Great Teacher Onizuka. My brother and I would pause the recorded shows and draw them freehand. It's something that I'd like to get back into sometime in the near future. I recently did this portrait of my brother in manga style using SketchBook Pro for ipad. I'm a little rusty. It's a little rough but it reminds me of Riley from The Boondocks :)
Last week I closed my old twitter account to concentrate on my new projects. I feel, focusing on one thing instead of many will help me get more things done. Before closing it, I designed a little header that illustrates my move from the @m2jl nest to the @mjsketchbook. Since twitter is represented by a bird, I imagine my twitter name is a nest. I really like the idea and wanted to share it with you.
This really neat sculpture by Chung Hung is located at the Garden of Provinces and Territories, right in the middle on a field of grass. The abstract sculpture is made out of red cedar in the shape of a "loop" bending at 12 locations (points). It looks really nice against the various types of trees and was a good challenge to draw. I wonder if the 12 points was supposed to represent the 12 provinces and territories at the time, since it was built in 1982, before Nunavut was added.
We're in the second quarter of the TGIMs so I decided to make some little adjustments to the look of my sketchnotes. It looks like this quarter is going to be about taking action. I always internalize ET's instructions and I can already see a couple thoughts I need change (not an easy thing to do, but it's necessary), some adjustments I need to make and massive actions I need to take. I guess we all have our weights we carry around in life for whatever reason and the key is to see how they can be used to help us get to the next level. There's a lot of things that involve an amazing life for me and I can tell you that my amazing life includes a lot of art and a modern luxury villa in Ibiza :).