illustration friday night: don't
Sunday, August 5, 2007, 07:43 PM - Relationships, Music/Books/Film, Work (The Man), Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday Night
This is my piece for Illustration Friday Night, as the title suggests, and I shouldn't assume you are all morons who read my blog. I actually never assumed, so don't worry, don't get a complex. I could be writing away to myself here, then who would be the moron?
I have been hiding in the house all weekend... almost. Not much of a stereotypical Australian, I am pasty, and hide from the sun. I love the heat, unless over 40°C with no wind, but put me in the sun and you'd swear I was some sort of creature of the night (I hope the people at work don't read my blog, they already think this, and not a day goes by without some bullshit vampire / gothic comment). Anyway.
I watched John Safran Vs God in one sitting today (sent to me from my crazy friend Mandy Ord) I finished a few pieces of work, fixed and actually signed some work (My God! What's wrong with me?)... and boring domestic stuff you just don't want to know about like buying food. I hope my man is actually enjoying his holiday in Spain, because I certainly am not... entirely. damn my CDD! (That would be a Contrat à durée déterminée... Merde).
"congratulations on being able to be creative..." ummm.
Thursday, August 2, 2007, 07:07 PM - Music/Books/Film, Work (The Man), Art/Design, Illustration, French
This is one of the first illustrations I have finished for work, but it isn't really finished here because there is an element that is added that isn't launched yet, and because I signed a bloody contract that said they owned me basically, and if I publish anything without their permission on the internet etc, they can come and get me. I accept that, but it is super boring. For this reason, I gave this illustration, in this form, to one of the people I work with, and well, I am going to continue to do this.
Supposedly, due to the conservative nature of the company I am working for, the title of this post is the compliment I got yesterday. It is true, I was pretty surprised when they told me to do what I want, in my style. I guess I have been enforcing illustration on them since I arrived. We see what happens in September when the 'zine is published (it is an in-house publication).
So, the other "compliment" I got today was (while I was trying to do some painting at work instead of working all night for them) that I "débrouilles bien" with illustration. Now, I found this mildly offensive, because French people use that verb débrouiller when they are talking about your crap language skills or something that perhaps you are not very good at. Umm, I figure the person is not good with her turn of phrase, because she has said things to me before in the past, and well, to be honest, I wanted to slap her. So on that note, I shall go away.
I am starting to look at ipods to replace my sad little ipod. It had a good life, I bought it in 2005... it lasted over 2 years with me dropping it, kind of badly a couple of times, using it everyday etc.
I am also looking at covers for this one.
bit of subversion
Friday, June 22, 2007, 07:23 PM - Animals, Work (The Man), Food, Vegan/Vegetarian, Damn Carnies, Language
So, today I am waiting for the colour printer to print my enormous file, and there is a Japanese Design magazine sitting there, from 2005. I see these strange looking Japanese men in their meat propaganda T-shirts and a girl with a cap on that say "killer"... I fucking hope they are joking.
As I can't read Japanese, I can't tell... but something tells me they are... I hope. So I whipped over to the other side of the room, scanned the relevant pages, just so I could share.
Yep, I am going to REALLY swear in this post instead of pretending as I normally do (because, if the truth be known, I swear like a sailor if you let me)... so I have made my own subversive versions of the above comics:
I couldn't help it I'm sorry.
Someone want to tell me if they are joking?
métro... boulot.. ECO
Thursday, June 21, 2007, 08:53 AM - Work (The Man), Illustration
So this is an illustration I did for a campaign we are running here at Décathon. It was a bit quick and dirty (it took me about 20 minutes to whip it up), but everyone seems to be happy with it. Note, i got on this bus this morning, and it seems it is a "bon idée"... but I was in the bus with one of my collegues and that was it. I asked the driver how many people in general get on the bus at a time... two. Pitiful. The French like their cars too much.
I am actually here, but... + Carousel Mag Launch
Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 07:24 PM - Relationships, Work (The Man), Art/Design
So, here I am to entertain, as such... I have been working like a crazy person, for someone else, sadly. But now I have escaped for a week, and am in Brittany with my parents and my man. The sun has come out after a week of rain and bad weather, I managed to get burnt already, as we managed to forget various things worrying about getting my parents organised and into the car, this means forgetting hats and extra pieces of clothing and all sorts of other useful things, like the flash card reader, (I did actually do an image for signs for Illustration Friday, but no matter). I have managed to do some work, coerce my man into doing my Ern Malley translation, and my mind is thinking about doing work for me again. Sadly, I have to go back to work...
Today, we went to the Mont Saint Michel, it was beautiful... apart from the hordes of tourists and the trinket shops and the bad crépes we ate at lunch, but sadly, that's how life is in a high tourist area.
OH... if your in Montreal, your invited to go to the Carousel launch, if you can't read the invite (above), it is at the Hero Gallery on the 1st of June. Leave a comment if want more info.