Tuesday, 9 November 2010

too much celery..

i was sat in sbux waiting for chris to finish work and facebooking on my phone when i saw vickie's status saying "too much celery". i thought it was cute so i drew this:
i do rather like my graph paper moleskine

Thursday, 4 November 2010

japanese chin

a shitty semi close-up photo taken on my phone of my drawing for part 2 of the list project. this is a japanese chin, i have named him Moyogi.
i'll post about this properly when i have a decent photograph of the entire drawing and the fur detail around the mouth.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

a spot of tea, a spot of drawing

drawings done while sat having a lovely cup of Regents Park blend in Yumchaa. intended for submission to Caffeine magazine.

minor delays

the skinny female model is my favourite for lifedrawing

nuff said.

wood engraving prints

for the first section of the list project i made some little japanese bound books with prints on the front. my words were chokkan, moyogi, ishi seki, hokidachi, sabamiki, kengai, and kabudachi... which are all forms of bonsai trees like "informal upright" etc
the books are 5cm square each, and although i don't really like these anymore i'm still pleased to have learned how to do a new print technique through making them.

here's my first attempt, you can see from the general fucked-ness that getting the hang of the wood engraving tools took me a while! (about half an hour lulz)
here's my 5 woodblocks i used for my actual prints, you can't see the images all that clearly because i cleaned the ink off them with white spirits so i didn't have to worry about getting it all over everything carrying them around after doing my prints.
but here's one of them close up, the ink caught in the grooves so y'all can see what it's like.
and here's 5 little finished books. joyyyy.
i don't really like them anymore, but oh well.
i especially don't like the one on the far right, i disliked that one from the start really! i might leave it out of my final piece when i hand it in. stupid hokidachi, nobody likes you. go away.