Thursday, October 16, 2008

Belated Update

Been super busy this past week, it's amazing the workload to time ratio difference between first year and second year. Despite my best efforts(and NOT pulling all-nighters), I'm usually working on homework up until the night before it's due. Last year I was able to finish all my homework usually by that Monday---now, I'm wrapping things up usually by Wednesday, though I get my Monday and Tuesday homework done way before then. But I'm learning a ton and do enjoy all the homework, lots of drawing. Anyways, this past weekend was spent working away on homework/film stuff so I could spend Monday at Disneyland with several other classmates. Monday was a holiday, and CalArts was closed so we bolted off campus faster than you could say, "Happy Indigenous People Day" lol. Well, Disneyland was great, exactly what I needed. We arrived at 9am and spent the next 12 hours at the Happiest Place on Earth! Rode Indiana Jones and Space Mountain twice, among all the other rides. Splash Mountain was unfortunately closed all day due to "technical difficulties" but otherwise, all 8 of us had one magical time. Throughout the day I sketched the tourists, so here's the display of Disney-goers:

One particular highlight was found at the Tiki Room. During the show I started watching the crowd more than the whistling parrots or flowers. I highlighted the observation below:

So we have three classes of audience members: Those that are usually spell-bound by the show. The parent and child who were swaying to the tunes. And then this one guy who proceeded to PLUG his ears and try to sleep. This didn't work, he was constantly shifting his position and shoving his fingers deeper into his ears trying to block out, "Let's all sing like the birdies sing!" It was a big contrast compared to the mom and son who sat in the row in front of him and highly amusing.
After a second round of Space Mountain, followed by the Buzz Lightyear ride which happened break down mid-way through and resulted in us blasting targets for a good 10 minutes before they fixed the problem(I got a score of about 350,000). We ended the day with hanging out on Main Street and enjoying a good dose of coma-inducing waffle-cone icecream, followed by more sketch-time:

Look at us go! Anyways, I'll get some classwork up later this weekend including some updates on my Daffy Duck animation.


Cindey said...

i remember the mom and kid in the tiki room! I was watching them too! (with an artistic eye, not a creeper eye) You came back with some great sketches though- I never seem to have the energy or concentration to do sketching when we go to disneyland... maybe next time! I will try harder.

E.A. said...

Awesome stuff here, and especially considering you had mere minutes to do this!


Cali said...

Hey lady!!

Just scrolling through your latest posts;

I'm astonished at your progress. very impressed with your lion and that darn duck (I HATE drawing ducks. The beak gets me every time). Anywho, miss you tons, hope you're having a blast!!