Thursday, July 31, 2008 ~ 0 Comments

I tried...

...really, I did try to post something tonight. But my computer crashed.

Pencil and paper don't do that. On the other hand, I can't post a pencil drawing without a computer either.

Oh the joys of the modern world.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 ~ 0 Comments

water spay bottle

More sketchy paintings! I should copyright that phrase. If you're wondering about the color scheme - I'm puting the objects on a stack of red boxes to get them up to eye level. The beige is the wall, and the objects are... the color of the objects. In this case, transparent black, which is a bit of an oxymoron.

It's a spray bottle I use when working with acrylics - a mixture of water and retarder that keeps the paint from drying out so fast.

v. useful.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 ~ 0 Comments

sugar rush

Just a quick sketch of the sugar dispenser - but I'm really liking the effect of this "sketchy painting" technique I'm using. It reminds me of something I've seen before. All you art history majors out there tell me what it is.

Yes, that means you.

It's not really my sugar dispenser - I bought it for J. for his morning coffee, as he needed something very simple to deal with. He's not good with mornings.

Monday, July 28, 2008 ~ 0 Comments

If I had a hammer...

... I'd hammer in the morning, I'd hammer in the eeeveeeeninnnnnggg... Ok, I'll stop now. I spent last night destroying a cupboard in my kitchen so I could put my new washing machine in - the mallet I was using seemed like appropriate art material.

I'm liking the sketchy painty feel to this (I'm sure "sketchy painty" is a real art term - like confetti). I think I'll try it again.

Sunday, July 27, 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Still working on it...

OK, it's been a while, I know, I know, but I'm still trying to figure out this cintiq thing. As you can see - I haven't quite got it yet. Although, I do have to say, there's very little of my artwork that can't be improved by scribbling on it.

And yes, it's another rubber duck - this one is for the hot tub - he lights up when you put him in water.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 ~ 0 Comments

I'm backkkkkk...

Finally - I've been playing with my new Cintiq for the past couple of weeks - here's a posting I drew entirely on it! It was going to be a pencil style drawing, but turned into something more like an oil painting... oh well. I'll keep working on it.

They're microwavable egg cups, in case you're wondering. I've lost the top to one of them, and yet, I still keep it around...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 ~ 0 Comments

New Toy

I got a new toy - actually, two toys - so I may not be able to post for a few days...