starchy sketches

Quick scribbles and thoughts from the life of pasta.

Happy New Year! (◕‿◕✿)

Sorry for being so update-dead. Q __ Q The school semester has started! I’m still working out my schedule, so I haven’t had much time to draw. The most I have drawn is my notes for immunology! That is an infected finger. And above is a stick man with a toe infection (and a liver).

What we learned: if you have a cut/bite/open sore that has been red, painful, and swollen for a couple of days, and you start getting a fever…get yourself to the hospital, son.

I also started another tumblr for all my class notes. Check it out! I periodically brain dump on there.


30 Day Drawing Challenge
Day Thirteen:  Comic

Today was my first day volunteering at the hospice.  Pretty powerful.

I tried something new with this.  I’ve had the idea for a long time and was scared to execute it until now.  I rushed it, so I may revisit this later.  I don’t know if it gets the point across.

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30 Day Drawing Challenge
Day Eleven:  Turning Point in Your Life

I was going to be witty and say that gastrulation was the turning point in my life, which is true, but it’s true for everyone, ha ha.  So the major turning point in my conscious life would really have to be my internship at Pixar last summer.

Pixar makes extraordinary movies, sure, but the people there are just really fantastic.  I was blessed to learn about 3D and the production pipeline at a major animation studio, but I was even more blessed to get to know some awesome people.  Like Michelle!  Go say hi, she’s amazing.  ♥  I don’t know where I’d be without her.

I guess, everyone was just so helpful and kind, and passionate about art and life.  It was a needed break from the drama and competition of college, and that was when I decided that was the type of person I want to be, and the type of people I want to be surrounded by.

Before last summer, I was pretty dead-set on becoming a doctor (a pediatric oncologist, since I was like, 10!).  And now I’m working toward art as a career, hopefully in the animation industry.  It’s super nerve-wracking, but exciting as well.  It actually took me some time after the internship to come to terms with wanting to pursue art, just because with something like medicine, you directly feel like you’re helping someone and impacting their life.  But then I realized, art does that too, yeah?  Art is what makes life worth living.

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P.S.  This is a re-working of the first sketch I did during my internship, I think I did it during lunch, ha ha.

Was everyone else really as alive as she was?

If the answer was yes, then the world, the social world, was unbearably complicated, with two billion voices, and everyone’s thoughts striving in equal importance and everyone’s claim on life as intense, and everyone thinking they were unique, when no one was.