Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Colour block Tuesday!

An idea from http://toffany.tumblr.com/
I realise I'm not quite as good at it- messy! But oh well, time to improve after assessment.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A short procrastinationish blog

So I paid a visit to D'Arsy Thompson Zoological museum. They didn't have what I was originally looking for, but I decided that since I was there I might as well take a few reference photos. The lighting wasn't GREAT, but I was still hesitant to use flash... In the end I whopped my ISO upto about 3200... That SEEMED to do the trick.
As I say, you can totally get a glimpse of me with my camera reflected in the glass. However, it was the best I could get, and I'm still sure it'll make decent enough reference.
Frog skeleton

And exploded!

Flaky chimp.

And I never realised just how big a crocodile skull was. Foolish, I know, because it would stand to reason they'd be large, but I've never actually been up close to one, so I wouldn't know....

I really love the insect illustrations in this book! I just felt unhappy that  I couldn't touch it. I wanted to touch it!

Picked iguana! Yum. In all seriousness, I find the position of pickled animals somewhat captivating- so peaceful, and yet so morbid! It's the kind of pseudo foetal position that really gets to me- I wonder what their last thoughts are.

I'm just glad I had enough camera battery; I meant to charge it last night, but forgot! I had a 30 minute charge this morning, as I got ready to go.

A little bit of albatross head.

A sea pen! I want to write with one of these. It would be so cool if someone crocheted one to go on the end of a pen. I would love them forever.

This makes me sadface. :-( Still cool.

This is one of the most ironic uses of Comic Sans ever.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014



Saturday, 12 April 2014

What do you do?

Still working on this. PS and ID are driving me crazy with how slow they're going!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Worms worms worms!

Another load of (quickedy quick!) sketches I turned into repeat patterns this morning. I also screen printed them (all in a morning's work!) but they didn't turn out so well, because I made them extra small, which is a big no no when screen printing. Still, I'm sure they'll look ok, and if I have time, I'll reprint them larger!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Yorkie Scottie

Another one of my nationality dog doodles- more work coming! Watch this space!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

I'm a busy bee

I've just started layering on the paint for my characters, I've got a few bits and bobs to mod, but I THINK I'm on track! It's just frustrating waiting for paint to dry in this FREEZING flat.
Hi res scanner vs low res phone camera.... Hmmm.