Sunday, September 26, 2010
Well...there are things I'd change, it's not on wood, it doesn't really stick with the original theme and it's only A4...but at my stage, beggars can't be choosers!
And I love Chris Whelan so much for scanning the work in for me...can't wait until we swap him for Sue.:)
Some new work, just rough...I'm sticking with the pink paper for the minute.
(Forgive me my old friend Brown-I love you, but sometimes it's hard to see what I'm doing and you don't take colour too well!)
I'm naming this boat after one of the sweetest, coolest little girls I know.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
I always worry about the delicate mental balance, but now I think I'm starting to lose my mind. I was sketching a hare last night and suddenly I saw him as a bicycle. This has suddenly opened up a lot of new options to me. The picture I'm uploading here is only a rough, he needs to be more vehicle-like and less like a hare on a bike.
Also, the bike is painted horrifically, but I'll work on that!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I know I'm a bit of a creep, but my cat killed a rat and it was absolutely fascinating looking. She had laid him out at the door like he was precious and when I strolled out for a cigarette...well I got quite the surprise. I find his feet and claws the most interesting-look at the length of his nails! And the colours are incredible. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a rat crusader...if he had been alive, I'd have dropped dead. But there's something about his claws that are distinctly human and I couldn't help but feel sorry for him (I'm just assuming it's a boy too!).
On a positive note however, I paid a little visit to the Dead Zoo and made friends with the nicest men ever who work in there-photography is prohibited, but not for me! We got chatting, they put me in touch with the head man and I can take as many photos as I want...there's more to this story, but that's for another time and (less public) place. :)
This is a homage to Seanna Ryan by the way!
And Jack is my lovely model!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I love animals, but I'm starting to get so fed up with turning them into headpieces! I really need to step it up a gear and start plotting out compositions and roughs...it's all in my head, but that's not much use really. I don't even have a proper image for the Signal Arts catalogue...I'll have to send them one of these poor little roughs. I have two new sketches to put up here, but every time I try and photograph them they look dreadful...so I'll just upload one joint photo, taken from a safe distance. The bird lady isn't even finished, but whatever...baby steps!
Besides half arsed sketches, I've also been hanging around with my beloved cat Belle (all in the name of research), trying to get her to believe I'm a cat. She wasn't fooled.I also saw the most amazing, disturbing plastic animal masks that I'm going to buy and ,they don't know it yet, but I'll be photographing my siblings wearing them (and Chris too...plus Seanna if I can nab her!). Orla will probably be off being an enemy to the state and frolicking about in England!