Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday snails

A friend suggested I do some snails for some stamps, which is rather cool as I have illustrated 2 children's books where the snails were the stars, even though in one they were more like the main course :)
Snails are rather interesting creatures when the weather is warm enough (usually summer) they swarm out onto the road here and you can't walk without hearing a crunch and crack and if you listen very carefully "ArGgggggh...."
Hope you have a good Sunday.


I had prepared this for Sophia's Sunday Sketches ( the triple S); however, it is canceled this week due to a family emergency. If you are a SSer take a mo and send her a little support. Sophia we are crossing out fingers, toes and antennae for your dad.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Doodling Competition

My favourite online bookstore, The Book Depository is having an art art competition of sort - all you need to do is go to the store, download the pdf, doodle in the space provide and send it back to them by 11th March. The winner get a rather cool selection of children books.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sassy Sweater on an IF-fy SS

Took a few moments from Family Sunday to get my daily dose of art :P I manage to complete to complete the sketch in colour so here is my entry to Sunday Sketches and Illustration Friday, now if Mr. Toast would have had a topic such as pink I would be all set :)
Hope you are having a great weekend. And pop on over to Sophia's Sunday Sketches to see the other fantastic artist and those at Illustration Friday too :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A little whimsy for Wednesdays

Okay it is not as whimiscal as my daughter's bird  - for a 5 year old she is wonderful with colours :)   I am attempting to make an "emo" little girl - like the ones I draw. All I can say is that this is attempt number one. While doing this I discovered  1. have no idea how to really add the hair - I did the front and then had bald spots in the back :)-2. there is a reason why a number of these things are low to the ground or sitting, and 3. shapes and proportions are important. So my learning experiment is for whimsical Wednesdays , come on by enter your whimsy and see the other artists'.
p.s. yes they are lego blocks supporting her.
p.p.s no my son has not discovered them missing as yet :)
ppps material used is white modeling clay with acrylic colour added to give it colour.  

Sunday, February 6, 2011

This and that on Sunday

 the bird
 the mouse
cutwork butterflies and flowers
A family crafty morning :) The bird and mouse were made with modeling clay (got tons of the stuff) by daughter dear and darling son and a bit of help from mum :) The cut work is something I did last night and this morning - testing out some designs I created. I actually really like the doing cutwork designs and the actual thing, but  it seems to have caused my finger to get a serious callus :( and that is only from doing it a couple of hours ( I discovered paper cutwork last week lol)

The cut work is my entry to Sophia's Sunday Sketches. If you got a moment pop by there and check out the other fantastic artist who take part in SS.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Playing with Missy's stamp :)

ahh I should be do many productive things today but Missy( Melissa Liban Illustrations)
had this cute digital stamp freebie, that I just wanted to try today. Isn't it a cute stamp. You can download it from her blog. She is also having a really  cool give away which is open for entries till the 17th. So pop on over.