I can relate…

Black and White Snapshots

"Black and White Stuff" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/3.2, 1/125 sec, ISO3200
“Black and White Stuff” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは

Tonight I decided to put my Fujifilm X-T10 in black and white (yellow filter) film simulation and take some snapshots around the house, using the 35mm f/2 WR lens. It’s a lot of fun!

またね~

"Black and White Snapshot" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2, 1/60 sec, ISO6400
“Black and White Snapshot” Cedar Park, 2018
"Black and White Snapshot" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2, 1/125 sec, ISO5000
“Black and White Snapshot” Cedar Park, 2018
"Black and White Snapshot" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2, 1/50 sec, ISO6400
“Black and White Snapshot” Cedar Park, 2018
"Black and White Snapshot" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2.2, 1/125 sec, ISO1250
“Black and White Snapshot” Cedar Park, 2018
"Black and White Snapshot" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2, 1/125 sec, ISO1250
“Black and White Snapshot” Cedar Park, 2018
"Black and White Snapshot" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2.5, 1/125 sec, ISO2000
“Black and White Snapshot” Cedar Park, 2018

Today’s Illustration (Sixteen, Clumsy, and Shy)

"Sixteen, Clumsy, and Shy" Illustrator, 2018
“Sixteen, Clumsy, and Shy” Illustrator, 2018

Here’s an illustration I did after listening to one of my favorite songs: “Half a Person” by The Smiths. On her headphones are the lyrics, “Sixteen, clumsy, and shy… that’s the story of my life.” Although Morrissey is referring to himself in the lyrics, I think many of us could relate.

Give the song a listen! 🎶

To see all the sketches I’ve been working on, you can check out the Flickr album “My Sketching Journey”, or my Instagram account barron.sketches which I created just for posting sketches, watercolors, and stationery items.

"Workstation" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO500
“Workstation” Cedar Park, 2018

Sushi Feast

"Nigiri" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 18mm, f/4.5, 1/7 sec, ISO1600
“Nigiri” Austin, 2018

こんばんは。

This evening we celebrated Bay’s recital performance by going out to eat at his favorite restaurant, Komé Sushi Kitchen. The recital was actually last week, but our schedule was so full that we had to postpone the dinner until tonight. Anyways, we feasted on many of the dishes we always get, such as kaki-furai (fried oysters), ebi-furai (fried shrimp), camembert tempura, a few of the kids’ favorite sushi rolls, and a nice variety of nigiri.

But we did try a few new things. Yesterday, the Komé chefs broke down a whole tuna from Japan, so we enjoyed some of the sashimi from that, and it was the first time for me to try the duck breast and foie gras sushi. It was amazing! We also got the kani cream korokke (creamy crab croquette) which was delicious.

"Camembert Tempura" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 52.7mm, f/4.5, 1/8 sec, ISO1600
“Camembert Tempura” Austin, 2018
"Kani Cream Korokke" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 55mm, f/4, 1/12 sec, ISO1600
“Kani Cream Korokke” Austin, 2018
"Big Rolls" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 18mm, f/4, 1/10 sec, ISO1600
“Big Rolls” Austin, 2018
"Sashimi" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 18mm, f/4, 1/8 sec, ISO1600
“Sashimi” Austin, 2018
"Duck and Foie Gras Sushi" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 42.5mm, f/4.5, 1/6 sec, ISO1600
“Duck and Foie Gras Sushi” Austin, 2018

I hope you had a nice Sunday!

またね~

Saturday Shopping and Sketching

"IKEA" Round Rock, 2018
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.9500000476837mm, f/0, 1/inf sec, ISO0
“IKEA” Round Rock, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going? Today Bay and I went to IKEA to do a little shopping, mainly for a light for his room, but also I wanted to find a clipboard for drawing. We found a nice light for him, but I didn’t find a clipboard, however, I did find this wooden hand which, although labeled as decorative, is realistic enough and poseable so I should be able to use it to practice drawing. Comparing it to my own hand, I can see that the wooden one lacks some the main curvature where the palm meets the bottom of the fingers but I think it’s close enough. At any rate, it’s pretty cool to look at!

"Wooden Hand" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/80 sec, ISO3200
“Wooden Hand” Cedar Park, 2018

Later on, I did a quick sketch and refilled the ink in a couple of my fountain pens. It’s fun to be semi-creative, even if they are just quick sketches and scribbles. I really enjoy it, and it’s so liberating for me not to always be pursuing perfection.

"Sketch" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO1250
“Sketch” Cedar Park, 2018
"Sparkly Emoji" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/125 sec, ISO5000
“Sparkly Emoji” Cedar Park, 2018

I hope you had a wonderful Saturday!

またね~