illustration friday : simple
Saturday, February 11, 2006, 09:12 PM - General, Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday
This week, I think people could get away with murder, more so than I did with my "cat-chair". hehe.
So here it is. It is simple, perhaps, c'est tout!
I might have another go at this one...
So a little update on my foray into bugging galleries and making descisions that come out of my mouth and take action... So I went to the gallery down the road: "Gallerie l'Espace du Dedans", and after looking at most of my photo etchings, took a few on consignment. She takes a whopping 50% commission, but I am not known here, and can't claim anything except being new in this town, so I have to start somewhere. So this was a good thing.
Apart from that, having my usual dilemma about money and why we need it.
illustration friday : chair
Saturday, February 4, 2006, 05:30 PM - General, Relationships, Work (The Man), Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday
This week we seem to have a slight mixture of topics. I was given this idea of a person being a chair. I immediately thought it had to be some type of cat. So here is my chair, it is also a cat and a card for the person that gave me the idea. Not a bad deal for them. Hopefully they like it.
Since going to the screen printing studio, I seem to have more ideas moving, and have more motivation to do work in my own time. In fact, I have had it with working for money all the time. It is really nice to have money of my own every month, but I am turning into a cauliflower and becoming bitter about it.
So, I am going to talk to Buyse when he gets back from his holidays about perhaps if he knows someone, or even if I can help him one day a week (unpaid or otherwise), so I don't feel like I am wasting my life away. So I might "Down Shift" to 4 days a week. I think it might be a good idea. I am going back to Australia at the end of March for a holiday, so it would be good to start this idea after that I guess. We see what he says. I work for money like a demon until then.
I was so motivated today, I spoke to one of the gallery owners in my street this afternoon! Be shocked!
conan Vs bear
Sunday, January 29, 2006, 08:41 PM - General, Relationships, IllustrationThis afternoon, after two weeks of a form of procrastination, or thinking, whichever you want to call it, I decided to knuckle down and do my illustration for Conan Vs Bear that was suggested I do, from one of the guys that run the site. Not really knowing who Conan O'Brien is, I had to have a look see, kind of recognised him, and did my illustration:
Pretty happy with it. Don't think it really looks like him, I made sure he had the hairstyle and that's about it. Decided he should be an Indian Deity. The Bear doesn't look too fierce either, but hey! It is my interpretation, it does the job for me.
The bear is playing with his food perhaps?
I was happy to actually do a REAL illustration, not that drawing in ink isn't really drawing, it is just that this is not the type of illustration I have done for a while, so it was good just to concentrate on that.
Apart from that, my Sunday has been pretty uneventful. Went for a walk, ate, had a nap, read a bit (Watched my man obsessively trying to read all the Narnia books in one day)... pretty thrilling. I suspect, what can you do it is honestly too cold to do much else.
illustration friday: Glamour
Saturday, January 28, 2006, 08:42 AM - General, Illustration, Illustration Friday
Here is my submission for illustration friday. Again, it is an older illustration with my Queen Cockatoo (my favourite bird, apart from the Kookaburra of course). Her glamour, is, of course, the fact that she is wearing a crown of sorts. I would love to hear some crazy Australian birds screeching or laughing or whichever noise you choose to call it.
illustration friday : sea
Sunday, January 8, 2006, 08:37 AM - Work (The Man), Illustration, Illustration Friday
This is an old piece I did that is the only thing I can conjure up in my mind about the sea. "The Sea" is a touchy subject in our household at the moment, because of the lack of it.
After a two week break, was back at six hours of grammar company again on friday. The one that gives me the meal I don't eat. I told them that I was "allergic" to lots of things and prefered to bring my own food. I still got the platter, so I kept it, took it home with me and gave it to a homeless person. It was kind of embarrassing how greatful she was. Was pleased I could put it to some use. Hate wasting food.
Coloured the last illustration friday piece, and have decided I liked it more just as a pencil sketch.
C'est la vie.
This blog entry cracked me up today...