2009-09-23: Hedgehogs And Porcupines


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Summary: Robyn and Max talk about their art projects and other things.

Date: September 23, 2009

Log Title Hedgehogs and Porcupines

Rating: G

Xavier Mansion - Art Room

The Art Room has pictures of classic artists and small sculptures of famous pieces of art around the room. Any art supply you need may be found in this room, a large variety of paints, charcoals, markers, pencils, clays, canvases, easels, paper, and much more are accessible for the students. A large kelm is in one of the far corners of the room as well. On one side of the art room are a few sewing machines with a large variety of fabrics and sewing supplies for the students as well.

The only kind of homework Robyn enjoys is art homework. So instead of going to his room and pouring over math homework, he's in the artroom working on a scuplture for his art class. It's a bit different from what he usually scuplts because, well, it's pretty normal what he's making. Animals, that was the theme of this project and Robyn's working on carving and scuplting the face of a porcupine. He's a bit of a finatic when it comes to his scuplting to he's trying to make sure everything is detailed perfectly.

Max had taken his sculpute project a bit differently. Even though he had chosen a similar theme fr his presentation, he had chosen a hedgehog to sculpt. And given that his finite detail work is still on a novice level, he's trying his hardest to make a good looking Sonic The Hedgehog. The icey mutant's cold temperature keeps the small statue from crumbling over it's little skinny legs, which is the only advantage he has in this situation, as the rest of the body is harder than normal from the temperature.

Robyn looks up to rest his eyes for a bit, his hands covered with water and the grey clay. "Oh, I didn't realize someone else was in here." He says as he tends to get caught up in his sculpting and block out the world around him. "What did you decide to make?" He asks Max as he goes to brush back some of his hair getting clay in it in the process.

The chilly student's ice blue eyes look up before he gets a shade of red on his cheeks. "Oh…it's umm…don't laugh kay?" He says before revealing his project, showing off the not-so-perfect features. "It's umm, Sonic The Hedgehog…" Max's londe hair fortunatly is too short to get in his face, which is an advantge here. Max gives a hopeful smile to Robyn, hoping he won't think it's lame.

"Why would I laugh?" Robyn asks seriously since he knows how strange most of his creations are. Most wouldn't call making things like a spider with blades for legs normal. "I'm making a normal porcupine, nothing crazy for me today. I just thought the quills would be fun to do, to try to make it look like a full coat of quills on the back. And hey, maybe if this comes out well, I can make a scuplture of a woman wearing a porcupine quill coat, kinda like the skinny style of Cruela Devil or something." He says half talking to himself.

Max looks up at the prospect of the porcupine coated lady and nods. "Totally, one hundred and one porcupines." He says with a chuckle as he likes it. Looking to the hedgehog on the workspace. "I kinda feel…out of place in art. I mean, I like it, but I'm not that good at it." he quips, like Robyn, half talking to himself. The hedgehog doesn't look that smoothe, nor does it have great details, but there is effort and hard work in it.

"My mother is an artist so I think I kind of learned from her but she does more painting and drawing and I'm not as good at that." Robyn says as he looks through his tools trying to decide which one he wants to use. "I've always loved art and I think just because I have fun with it I've gotten better. And even if you aren't that great, as long as you like it and have fun, what's the problem?"

Looking back to his colleague nodding, Max gives a smile. "Yeah, I guess you're right. I just, you know. Sometimes get tired of being 'that cold video gaming guy'. I mean, shouldn't we know what we are going to do after high school by now?" Yes, serious moment for Max, though it soon flies off. "But I am having fun with it."

"As long as you're true to yourself, that's all that matters. It doesn't matter what others think as long as you're happy." Robyn says as that's what he grew up hearing from his Mom and Dad. And that might give some insight as why it seems Robyn is just happy to be who he is. "I dunno some of us know what we want to be some don't. We're still young, we don't have to worry about too much yet. There's still college after this. And who cares if you're that 'cold video gaming guy'. I'm that weird art kid, I'm happy with it." Robyn says with a big smile.

Looking to Robyn, Max nods. "Yeah, I know we're young. I guess I don't have to really be worrying yet." He offers up, looking to the statue he had sculpted. "Well, the weird art kid is a pretty stand up guy." He offers up, no one ever said people can't be nice these days.

Robyn smiles at the compliment and blushes slightly. "Well the icey video game kid is pretty cool himself." He says then breaks into a chuckle. "So you said you aren't that great at art, anything I can help you with, I mean you can always use some of my tools that I have that I bought on my own that they don't offer you here. I don't mind."

"Tell me about it, my roomie won't stop saying it." Max quips back suddenly. "You sure?" Max asks before starting to put his sculpture away. "Thanks, man." He offers as he's about to leave. "There's some stuff I'll probably ask you about later, but I gotta jet before I miss Kael." The icey mutant reaches for the door handle and pulls it down, opening it out to the hall. "Take it easy!"

"Oh, I didn't mean that as a pun or anything, cool, icy.." Robyn says shaking his head as he didn't mean to be funny. "Well take care Max, and sure, I'm willing to give you any advice you need." He says with a smile and waves. Once Max is gone, he goes back to work, carefully starting on the quills.

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