Monday, 4 May 2015

More Pages from my Sketchbook

More drawing practice - inspiration from the book '20 ways to draw a cat and 44 other awesome animals' by Julia Kuo

I'll not be blogging for a little while but I will be back.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Stuffed Panda

Canon have a website where you can download and print 3D animals on paper for free.
I tried out a small rabbit, quite fiddly but cute. I thought it maybe interesting to try an animal with fabric instead so I increased the size and tried it out. It was quite tricky as the fabric frayed, so I tried it with this panda using evolon which doesn't fray and stitched it together rather than glueing. I painted the features on. I'd only printed out the head to see how it went but decided to continue with the body....but I must have written down the size I'd increased it by wrongly... it wasn't going to fit the head. So I just made a simple body out of a spoiled t-shirt. His face his cute but could do with a bit more stuffing, as for his body....poor thing.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Patterns and Motifs

These are my version of drawings found in The Encyclopedia of Patterns and Motifs - these being Peruvian textiles. And these are some with various alterations.
I drew a picture of an onion being chopped and a watery eye for an illustration Friday contest, the word strong I think, but I didn't like it so I didn't enter it. I've since done a paint job on the top. I used a hand made stamp to make marks and painted over when dry. I used brusho inks and it could be used as a background page now.

Friday, 24 April 2015

All Kinds of Fish

Drawing practice below. 
Above. I've combined the fish with a photo of some transfer printed fabric which was based on the sea

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Bees and Flowers

My entry for the 'Bees' Spoonflower fabric contest. 
Go to the site to see and vote for your favourites.

Monday, 20 April 2015