Graphite & Charcoal

Most of you know that I’ve never really gotten into traditional art mediums like drawing and painting. As a kid I started in the digital realm and got comfortable there, but honestly, I could really feel a hole in my artistic skills that needed to be filled. So when I took a drawing class this semester, I was nervous but excited, and I’m pretty happy the development that I’ve experienced in that area. Here are a few of my drawings from this semester.

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Three cheers for survival.

“This was a triumph, I’m making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS. It’s hard to overstate my satisfaction.” – Portal, Still Alive

(“Aperture Science–we do what me must because we can. For the good of all of us, except the ones who are dead.”)

Well, I did it–I survived my first semester of college without getting mauled by a tiger (or any other ferocious beast). And not only survived, but also thoroughly enjoyed it. Honestly, I have absolutely zero regrets about going to OU. The choice to go so far away was a big one, but it’s helped me grow a lot in my faith and personality. Not to say there haven’t been a couple difficult spots, but overall the transition has been unbelievably smooth.

I’ve made wonderful friends in an amazing environment–people who have readily accepted me into their communities and groups and helped me grow in many ways. It’s also pretty great to find new people as quirky as I am (yay for quirkiness).

And hey, I’ve also learned that I love Latin. So that’s cool. Yay for reading ancient writing.

To all my OU friends: see you guys in a month! Have fantastic Christmases. ^.^

It’s also great to be back home! It’s a little weird, but great. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with myself for a whole month. Actually I do, I have a vague list of things to accomplish, but it still feels odd. To all my good friends here in Wisconsin, we should meet up and get coffee. Coffee is a delightful beverage to catch up over (and it’s okay if you don’t like coffee. You can get tea or hot chocolate. Scandalous, right? :o).

And to all you TPSers with whom I have not talked in an awful long time, we need to catch up as well.

So yeah. I’m still alive and basically just wanted to do a end-of-semester post. Farewell for now, my friends.