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There's Gonna Be Good Times by Julia Walck

This past weekend I got to hang out with some of my favorite people, which is pretty cool because we're very rarely in the same place at the same time. We found a photobooth and kind of sort of went a bit overboard on photos.

When I look at these photos, I can't help but play this Jamie xx song in my head.

I also finally made it out to The Broad; we waited in the standby line to get in, which wasn't too bad but I'd recommend going prepared with tickets. 

Here's me standing in front of an Ellsworth Kelly (RIP). 

Blue Pen Drawing | Shayna Colvin by Julia Walck

I started this blue pen drawing of Shayna Colvin back in 2013, and finally finished it a few days ago! It really only took about 4-5 sittings, but I never got around to doing it. I was looking through an old sketchbook and came across it and thought, "I'm going to finish this tonight." I drew for four hours straight and now here we are. 

Here's a video showing a bit of the process that goes into my blue pen drawings, and some progress shots below. 

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Split Decision by Julia Walck

I used to dye my hair crazy colors all the time. I've had it orange, yellow, purple, blue, red, pink... You name it, I've probably done it. 

Since I colored my hair so often, I gave it a good little break of 2 years in between all the craziness. I decided it'd been long enough, and had my good friend Jessika Turner dye my hair last weekend. I wanted something different and more pastel this time. Cotton candy came to mind and the idea was born. From that point, there was no going back. 

The process took 8 hours. Not long at all right? Well you've got bleaching, waiting, washing, drying, coloring, waiting, washing, drying, coloring again, styling, and finally finished. Even after all that, I still had a few green-ish streaks in my hair. Because you know, blue and yellow (bleach) make green. Jess was so awesome that she touched up those problem spots for me today and it's perfect! (all of these photos are before the touch-up, but they still look pretty good right?)

If You Give a Bird a Peanut by Julia Walck

This is Bob. I know his name because the worker in the Desert Garden Conservatory feeds him peanuts on the daily and calls him over using his first name.

Bob is a Scrub-Jay. These birds have such distinct colors about them... their white necks, and deep, azure blue feathers are beautiful. 

I snapped this shot of Bob pre-peanut snack. He was being a bit of a ham posing for the camera, I just had to draw him! 

Prismacolor, micron, and Photoshop

Prismacolor, micron, and Photoshop