Some Kingston Love

One of my best friends from high school came to visit me in Kingston this weekend. One thing that we loved to do back in Vancouver was to visit cute cafes and draw the buildings outside. We chose to settle down in a cafe across from Kingston City Hall. Though the drinks and atmosphere was mediocre, it had a perfect view of city hall for a quick doodle.

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My friend kept telling me how much she loved Kingston, and she reminded me of how beautiful the city was. Kingston is subtle and welcoming. The city was underwhelming to me when I first moved here as a gal from big cities. I learned to love the atmosphere here. People are more humble in Kingston, and life moves at a slower, more manageable pace.

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Peep a drawing of me drawing.ย ๐Ÿ˜

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I highly recommend cafe hopping and drawing in public. It can be taunting but you may surprise yourself with what you come up with. Show your town or city some love. And happy doodling. โœŒ๏ธ

Noodles in My Doodles

My fondest memories of drawing as a kid was doodling. It wasn’t sketching still life or painting landscapes, but rather drawing anything that popped into my head, all over the page until the whole thing was covered. I like to describe this type of drawing as a “visual sensory overload”. It’s also unique because it peeps into the inner thoughts of the mind. Everything you draw has a significance, whether it is symbolic or you just like the form and structure.

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This quick doodle was done over the summer. And even though I haven’t made a sensory overload drawing in years, there are still some common themes in my doodles. They always include 3 things: floating hands, skulls, and food.ย I wonder what that says about me. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Keep calm and doodle on. (Or study if you have midterms like I do. In that case, good luck!)

3. Handy

Check out that adductor pollicis! The hands are one of my favourite things to draw. You can easily recognize someone by their face, but the hands are unique to each person as well. I know mine like how people know their own faces by every wrinkle, line, and little quirk. Like Joey with his hand twin from Friends, he understands the beauty of hands. Too bad it didn’t work out for him. ๐Ÿคฒ

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Here’s some inspiration from SBN if you are having an artist block. Honestly, just grab a pencil or pen and be your own model.

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Until the next post. โ˜•๏ธ

2. TRICEPing

Tackling the shoulders once again. The human body never ceases to amaze me with its complexity. The skeletal muscle unit for my anatomy course is going to be the death of me. Comment if you agree. ๐Ÿ˜†

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My schedule is getting more and more packed. I haven’t been drawing constantly for the past few days, yikes. I am thinking of giving myself a goal of 50 drawings. There. I said it. It’s official. 48 drawings left to go!! ๐ŸคŸ

Give me brains.

I think I found my calling…I LOVE MY ANATOMY CLASS. I sound like a complete nerd but even the textbook is pretty cool… The anatomy lab where we got to look at cadavers was incredible. I never thought I would get to touch and handle real human organs and bones! The first day of class (not going to lie but I felt a little faint), everyone gathered around the cadaver and we all got to hold a human heart in our hands!!!

I’ve dabbled in anatomical drawings before but I never found any good resources to draw from (imagine my search engine history: “human hand without skin”) and frankly, I didn’t know what I was drawing. I am so grateful for my prof and all the resources that he has given us.

This week we are learning about the human brain. Oh boy, there’s at least like 89190481 different structures that we have to memorize. I labelled like 3 things in my drawing. Kudos to people studying medical illustration. You have my admiration.

BRAIN3Ttyl. Back to making small doodles of the brain and all its lobes, gyri, sulci, and other good stuff. ๐Ÿ’ช