prepping steins

[igp-video src=”” poster=”http://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/stages-new-gamer-steins-in-progress-far-left-are-handled-medallioned-and-drying.-middle-are-just-tri.jpg” size=”medium”] Stages // New gamer steins in progress! Far left are handled, medallioned, and drying. Middle are just trimmed, waiting for handles and medallions. Far right are in line for trimming as I wait for the clay to reach perfect balance of consistency. Next when bone dry, they will be into the first kiln firing, then glazed and into their final firing. All the while, hoping these new experiments work out after all the stages come to pass. The process cycles on and on. Do you have a project that keeps you humble? . . . #ceramics #potteryprocess #wheelthrown #pottery #artpractice #d20mug #calgaryexpo


drawing exercises

[igp-video src=”” poster=”https://chasingfirestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/book-learnin-got-a-book.-doing-stuff-from-the-book.-making-comics-from-lynda-barry-is-really-fun.-sh-1.jpg” size=”medium”] Book Learnin’ // Got a book. Doing stuff from the Book. “Making Comics” from Lynda Barry is really fun. (she is @NearSitedMonkey on instagram). Five stars, would recommend for back patio drawing thus far in that I actually sat down and drew something fun and didn’t get all angsty and serious about the darned thing. This is me as an astronaut. I strayed a bit because I lost focus when someone was yelling for me. Note: Rarely does one yell for me when I am not doing art. When I am lonely, I should hold a pen or paintbrush, then wait… Anywho, focus is wibbly wobbly at the best of times. This is fun. Do you have any drawing practices that you go back to to free yourself? . . [image description: Open book detailing a drawing exercise and on top, 4″ x 6″ index cards with the top card with a black ink drawn line frame, titled “me” with the date July 11, and a black inked cartoon figure of a woman with short curly hair in a headband with an astronaut helmet and suit against a starry sky. ] . . #drawing #practice #artpractice #comics #artist #penandinkdrawing