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.
lost at e minor
Wednesday, May 3, 2006, 09:10 PM - Art/Design, IllustrationSo today, after being told that they were having some problems with my site (strange), I found my pictures and profound comments on Lost at E Minor, (right at the bottom of that link). I am pretty impressed. Makes me sound like I have got my act together... (see I refrained from swearing!). So I am pretty happy about that.
illustration friday : under the sea
Sunday, April 30, 2006, 11:31 AM - General, Damn Carnies, Illustration, Illustration Friday
WATCH OUT FOR THE PLESIOSAUR SEA MONKEY!
So here is my illustration friday for this week. I have been slowly constructing it in between cooking for and kind of entertaining a heap of Parisians who have converged in Lille for birthdays. It is nice they are here, but it isn't very nice weather this weekend, just to give Lille more of a revolting reputation. The dinner last night was a sucess. It will be nice not to cook for eight people tonight.
I started to cut collage pieces out for it, but... it looked out of place, so that's it for this week.
little postscript: my husband thinks he looks stoned, all the better to look out for roaming carnivores!