Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Creative Tuesday Bubblegum

Ned is not pleased!


Please dispose of your bubblegum thoughtfully, this has been a 'Ned' community announcement.

The creative Tuesday word this week is Bubblegum ( in case you haven't figured it out :P) See the other interpretations at http://creativetuesdays.blogspot.com/

Excuse the dullness of the photo of Ned, its 0630 here and I'm doing this while getting ready for work. I've had the illustration done for days. There is something to be said about doing things last minute


xx Janet

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Illustration Friday - Grounded

Well, when I received the notification of this weeks Illustration Friday prompt I just happened to be reading a shoe catalogue (well going through it, I didn't actually read it per say) and dreaming about all the lovely shoes I would love to have. The word grounded just seemed to fit so I sketched a pair of shoes by combining attributes of a few pairs I particularly admired and there you go!
I must say though, I infrequently wear real heels these days so I may not stay 'grounded' too long (or the wrong bits of me would be hitting the ground) if I did get these. They were lovely though...


Then I was having a bit of a play in my sketchbook and Clara popped up! She wanted to try ice skating but felt the safest way to do it was without skates to begin with.....Mmm looks like she has a bit of a thing for shoes too this week.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ive moved back on to my art room

Well, you may remember a little while ago I was saying how happy I was with the new shelving going up in my art room. Its all done now, with even more shelves and a bit of tweaking here and there to give me maximum space and usability and I am soooo happy!
Its probably 88.9% restocked, I have a few more things to arrange but I just wanted to get in and paint so the 'unpacking' is on hold!
I love it, I love working in there and I feel like I can just relax and paint or whatever I need to do without going looking for things! Yah!
Oh and I must say, I promised my daughter some time ago it was a shared resource so I should be saying "our art room" (mind you mummy does hide the 'good supplies' just yet.
Thanks again to my wonderful husband...



I even have a drying rack... Yah!

And a couple of daylight lamps - they really are great!

A sketch form my sketchbook just because.... I cant stop painting in there :-)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Creative Tuesday_12 Days of Christmas

Mabel and the girls where extremely proud to have been chosen to play the 3 French hens in this years rousing rendition of the 12 days of Christmas.
(Apologies to any French viewers for the terrible stereotyping.... )

For Creative Tuesdays 12 Days of Christmas theme. Pop along to the Creative Tuesdays blog for a look at some other renditions of the theme.


Monday, January 2, 2012

I love the internet!

I love that I can wake up in the morning and think - mmmm I would really like to do this.... and pretty much whatever it is I can learn right here, right now on the Internet. Today it was creating a seamless pattern from an illustration. This ones a bit rough but I just wanted to have a go at it...

A bevy of Kelvins!

These were my tutors for today, Much thanks to the authors.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDiTE4Fe_24 ( a very simple little video tutorial - you might want to go forward to the actual photoshop part)
http://www.designsponge.com/2008/05/welcome-julia-and-how-to-make-a-repeat-pattern.html (on papaer not photoshop)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Illustration Friday - Highlight

The highlight of Kelvins week was Sunday, that was Roast day and it almost always meant a little something extra after dinner.