illustration friday: now the impatient monkey wanted the cake...
Saturday, May 27, 2006, 08:39 AM - Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday
The topic is cake by the way.
So this is another experiment to make sure I can still draw in a variety of styles and mediums, maybe next week I need to go back to completely digital?
and this image gave me a chuckle, perhaps it is more the looks on their faces more than anything.
(That's our idiotic prime minster, John Howard by the way for all others that have yet to be subjected to his antics).
Friday, May 26, 2006, 06:44 PM - Vegan/Vegetarian, Art/Design, Illustration
So today, I spent some time doing my own thing.
Even though they were in my head today, E suggested I resubmit some things to threadless (those are the above submissions). They are yet to be approved.
Illustration Friday turns out to be "cake" I find out after making Jennifer Shmoo's (that is a form of alias, she won the best blog from Peta for her vegan lunch box blog ), fluffy white cup cakes. Yummy.
inspired! kind of...
Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 07:30 PM - Art/Design, Illustration
Last night I became automatically inspired for the sketchels.
So, considering I am completely enamoured by my dancing monkey at the moment,
I am going to reproduce him.
How will I do it?
I have just broken him up into various layers, not CMYK or anything techincal like that, but as if I was chosing particular colours to screen print him, (maybe that is a different type of techical?) I actually haven't finshed, because i don't want the marks on his body done by a computer pen.
I am going to screen print a couple on canvas (primed) and another 20 or so on paper, and send one to the sketchel people and sell the rest.
Why the hell not!
I wanted to print him for a while, so that is what I am going to do.
"The banshee" is screaming over the road, the joy of having the window open!
whaleless and illustration friday: fat
Monday, May 8, 2006, 01:27 PM - Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday
Firstly, I am going to promote my illustration friday, which I think looks like I didn't think about it much, but I honestly did. I had the idea of the old ride on or pull toys of dogs, goats, horses, or whatever... with a pig in an egg shell, something I still might do, but the pig/fat thing was a bit boring, so I got all inspired by the fresh clove of garlic I bought yesterday, which is also pink. Sad really my brain sometimes. So this is the result.
Then I finished the Whaleless idea I started last night at 10pm. I submitted it. We see what he says.
At least I did something productive today, considering it took me so long to get out of bed. Still raining.
Sunday, May 7, 2006, 10:06 PM - General, Vegan/Vegetarian, Art/Design, IllustrationSo an update on that cake... man it was good!
No photos as camera went to Egypt, that camera has been more places than I... perhaps.
I was searching for whales on the internet to make sure I was actually drawing my whale generally right for a stylised whale, and decided to google myself (that being benconservato)... kind of scary the trail you leave by using the same name everywhere. Ohhhh! I am scared...
Did find out something interesting though... those sketchels that I "donated" to Jeremyville in 2004 are finally on the internet to buy.
I get no money from it, so don't be impulsed to buy on my account. Not unless you want an original artwork, made by me over many days during the winter of 2003/2004 (that, as I recall, you can take out of the bag anyway if you so desired), and a satchel all for $150USD. The money was going to a cause, and I forget what it was now. I am into contributing again, if I am cool enough... never sure.