Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Haloween!

My girl and I were doing some artwork this morning and we decided we needed to do something for Halloween, even though we don't 'celebrate' it here, but to show support for those who do! 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Illustration Friday - Racing

When I saw the topic I couldn’t help but think of the Melbourne Cup which is an iconic event here in Australia and is only a bit over a week away.

It’s the 150th anniversary of the cup this year and we Australians love any excuse for a party and a bit of fun. It’s known as "The race that stops a Nation" and even if you don’t gamble, many people have a little 'flutter' on the cup.

So I thought about the theme and my take on the cup and I couldn’t go past fashions on the field and the tradition of race day hats’s become quite a big part of the day and they often range from the amazing to the absurd. I’ll let you decide which of those categories this one fits into although I’m hoping the former….

This is image has been produced from a straw blown picture I did when my little girl and I were playing with paints one day, I stuck the original underneath to show her humble beginnings because I like it when people show some of the progression of their work. I thought I would give it a go.

Title: Race day fever and it is a Mixed media.

Friday, October 22, 2010

A sunny day

I have spent much of the morning going through my computer art folders but I can't just do that, I have had to do a bit of art in the process. At least my tidy folder filing system will help me find them again. :)
Its a lovely spring day here today.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Foxy lady

A quick digital sketch. I wasnt happy with "Frankie" for illustration friday so before I could down tools for the night I had to do something I felt okay with. This is it.

Not much of a blogger

I realise I have not been a great blogger of late, going back to work really slowed me down. I have also been busy designing some ACEO cards for sale once I find the best place to display and sell my wares.

I must say my goal of trying to do a least some painting everyday whether it is digital or other is really good practise for me. Often they are quick little bits that just get my creative juices flowing but its enough to keep art in my day and it fits into my busy schedule. I thought I would pop up some of my sketchbook pages.

They are non too fancy or even my best but I had fun doing them. The colours look crappy but ... I havent mastered scanning images at the best resolution yet so any advice would be welcome.

This is one of mine and my girls. She did two of the buzzy bees and made names for the ant and generally acted as my art director on the others.

Illustration Friday - Spooky

I don't know if he is that spooky... we know the story, maybe the spookiness relates to the people coming behind him with their pitchforks and flames.

Having said that, in relating him to childrens illustration it would be for older children.

Im not really that happy with this fellow so have been doing a bit of digital doodling in relation to the theme.

Little witch number 2. Still not happy, I love the theme of spooky so feel quite frustrated with my piccs. Never mind, had a minute so played some more...

The back gorund is an old trial from a while ago.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Lady Mouse Performs

What a lovely day we have had, good friends, nice food, relaxation and laughter. Wonderful. Add to that a bit of art a the end of the day and you could even say perfect!
Lady Mouse Performs is the end result of a water colour that went bad saved by a bit of a digital touch up and lots of loving attention.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Illustration Friday - beneath

My illustration this week relates to 'what lies beneath' and the Jungian concept of "the shadow" aspect of personality and the unconscious. It is often the part of us we dont want others to see and we may not even recognise it ourselves.

Pen and ink with a tiny dash of digital (red areas)