As I posted ages ago, I'm off to the University of Gotland
for a few weeks to do a course in life drawing. My flight is tomorrow. My room is all empty and I'm feeling somewhat excited/nervous at the thought of what this summer will bring. In no way would I expect a 10-week life drawing course to be some kind of miracle medicine and revolutionise the way I draw, it's much more of a long-term process, but it's a step in the right direction and hopefully there's still some of the momentum from Twelfth Night going.
My awesome landlady has managed to find me a job at an old folks home. Not so exciting job, but it should pay well. All I know right now is that I will need my driver's license. Considering it's been about 4 years since I touched a steering wheel, the re-learning curve might prove interesting though... O_O I'll be pulling night shifts mostly, which means more money due to the late hours. :DD I'm relieved to think that paying double rents this summer will be bearable after all.
I'll be hitting Gotland on Sunday, but before then I'm stopping off in Stockholm for a few days. On Friday morning I'm visiting Ateljé Stockholm
, which offers tuition in how to draw in the old academic tradition. The tuition fee is pretty steep, and I doubt that it's right for me right now, but it will still be interesting to see what they offer. And then on Saturday I'm really excited about meeting the awesome people at Studio Yokaj
. As a little plug for their series Kick Off!... volume one just one a prize for best comic in 2008 in Sweden!
Now I'm finally going to pack my computer into the box and kiss it goodbye for a good while. My trusty old laptop will have to get me through the weeks on Gotland. My landlady doesn't have internet, which worries me slightly, but hopefully I should be able to connect at uni.