I've finally had a chance to upload everything over the weekend and semi-update my website.
1. New puppets
there are two empathy monsters there who have huge ears to listen to you when you want to talk and also, they'll zip up their own mouths when you want to talk so they won't give any unwanted advice or interrupt or say things that just make things worse. they are the best listeners ever. ;)
2. new art now, i played around with this one in photoshop a bit. i'd love to know which of the 4 you like the most..
2. adjusted in photoshop
3. adjusted in photoshop
4. adjusted in photoshop
which do you like best? thanks!
this was done on canvas with a thick border and used lots of tissue paper to create cool textures.
i enjoy the softness of this painting.
(this last one isn't new, but i have taken better photographs of it, so sharing it again)
i love this one a lot. it shines and sparkles when light falls on it, shame you can't see that in a photograph.
3. new art journal entries
i documented the creation of the art journal entry with the swan in it in this art tutorial video on altered photography:
4. (yes, still not done yet!) - New Book Illustrations I am illustrating for a book called 'Grace Ann' which is about a doggie with only 3 legs.
these are sketches for other chapters
mmmh, on my work machine, the colours look a bit off, gonna work on that a bit more.
so, this is possibly the biggest post in the history of the world of all blog posts evah, and i commend you if you made it all this way! :D *claps*
i'm just glad that i finally had a moment to share it all.
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Workshop 1 - World of Whimsy This course will run for 6 weeks with a full length video & pdf file per week! Course skill level: beginner & intermediate Course fee: $65
Course outline week 1 - 28th feb 2009: composition, layout, design of your piece week 2 - 7th march 2009: how to draw main elements of your piece & inspiration week 3 - 14th march 2009: shading and filling in your elements week 4 - 21st march 2009: background & layering week 5 - 28th march 2009: embellishments, definitions & borders (frames) week 6 - 4th april 2009: adding inspirational, uplifting messages to your art (also learning about fonts!)
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