Saturday, 23 May 2015

Floral Collage

I used a candle as a wax resist, watercolour paints and recycled stationery for the collaged yellow flowers.

Monday, 4 May 2015

More Pages from my Sketchbook

More drawing practice - inspiration from the book '20 ways to draw a cat and 44 other awesome animals' by Julia Kuo

I'll not be blogging for a little while but I will be back.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Stuffed Panda

Canon have a website where you can download and print 3D animals on paper for free.
I tried out a small rabbit, quite fiddly but cute. I thought it maybe interesting to try an animal with fabric instead so I increased the size and tried it out. It was quite tricky as the fabric frayed, so I tried it with this panda using evolon which doesn't fray and stitched it together rather than glueing. I painted the features on. I'd only printed out the head to see how it went but decided to continue with the body....but I must have written down the size I'd increased it by wrongly... it wasn't going to fit the head. So I just made a simple body out of a spoiled t-shirt. His face his cute but could do with a bit more stuffing, as for his body....poor thing.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Patterns and Motifs

These are my version of drawings found in The Encyclopedia of Patterns and Motifs - these being Peruvian textiles. And these are some with various alterations.
I drew a picture of an onion being chopped and a watery eye for an illustration Friday contest, the word strong I think, but I didn't like it so I didn't enter it. I've since done a paint job on the top. I used a hand made stamp to make marks and painted over when dry. I used brusho inks and it could be used as a background page now.