I love Bioware's Knights of the Old Republic. If I were possible to forget a game and replay it just to experience it for the first time again, this game would probably be it. I think it's the one of the first games I've played where I was so engrossed with the story that I found myself with the controller glued to my hands as day turned to night then turned to day again. I'll never forget the exhilaration I felt during the major turning point of the game. Plus Darth Revan is quite possibly the best Sith Lord out there (I'm kinda excluding what they did to him in The Old Republic...)
Feeling drained from a whole bunch of stuff, I sketched out Lisbeth Salander from Girl with the Dragon Tattoo just for fun, and to get my creative juices flowing again. I meant to post it in my previous entry but I was not satisfied with how it turned out, so I went back and redrew her.
I had a pretty rocky start when the new year rolled in, but I'm re-collecting myself, and pushing up the hill to get back to where I was at. For my Romeo and Juliet project, I'm still going through the process of switching story beats to fit the time/setting I wanted. A few days ago, I thought it was all smooth until I came into roadblock, but hopefully it's just me over-thinking into reality. Fortunately, I have character designs that are heading into where I want them to be. Meanwhile, I have been doing random things to get back into the flow.
Here are some studies of films I've been watching to get myself into the setting of my project:
Both of them are from The Butler, but I've also watched The Help and A Bronx Tale.
Other than the studies, I've gone out sketching with my friend, Catharina (her blog.), in Santana Row/Valley Faire.
I also went to the Anders Zorn exhibit for a second time as well. I just really wanted to take in as much as I can of his works while I still have the ability to look at them up close. His watercolors are just outstanding. Additionally, I went with a couple of friends to the Eyvind Earle Gallery in Carmel. I regret not being able to paint/sketch more while I was there but at least I saw some amazing paintings!
I also had jury duty for the second time within two months (because I accidentally asked for a postponement). I used a better part of my time working on my project and drawing the back of people's heads.