Monday, 26 January 2009

huge art post! it's been a while.

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Now, l'art.

I've finally had a chance to upload everything over the weekend and semi-update my website.

Sooooo.

1. New puppets

empathy monster
empathy monster
hoot
soft fleece bunny
fleecy baby tiger
empathy monster

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..

1. original
my flower garden

2. adjusted in photoshop
my flower garden

3. adjusted in photoshop
my flower garden

4. adjusted in photoshop
my flower garden

which do you like best? thanks!

friends

this was done on canvas with a thick border and used lots of tissue paper to create cool textures.

sailing full painting

close up:
sailing crop

i enjoy the softness of this painting.

you are worthy

you are worthy - crop

you are worthy - crop
(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
art journal 2009

art journal 2009

art journal 2009

art journal 2009

art journal 2009

art journal 2009

art journal 2009

art journal 2009

art journal 2009

art journal 2009

art journal 2009

art journal 2009

art journal 2009

art journal 2009

art journal 2009

art journal 2009

art journal 2009

art journal 2009

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.

grace ann

grace ann

grace ann

these are sketches for other chapters

grace ann sketch

grace ann sketch

grace ann sketch

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.

love to you guys.

20 comments:

  1. love love love!! all of it!! except your journal pages!! and not for any bad reason, i just get reasonabily confident about mine and you go and show those!!! tut tut!! adore the illustrations!! now i want to adopt that as a new hobby too!!!!

    Mwah


    Hannah

    xx

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  2. Wow. You weren't kidding with hug...

    I think I need a bright orange empathy monster. He just look slike he'd be a cool dude.

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  3. huge* not hug :S Silly editor

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  4. Wow! This was one awesome post! you inpired me to make a big post about some of my latest doodles that I've done.

    I've been trying to practice drawing closed eyes, boys and hands... :P

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  5. woho.. I saw those journalentries.. Congrats and good luck on the awesome journey you have ahead. It is truly amazing..

    yeah, almost forgot,, great tutorial and love the update!

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  6. ha ha hannah! doooon't let my pages knock your confidence, pleaeaaese (i do the same though, sometimes i see someone's art and go; ok, i must stop making art now, but it is SO the wrong approach!). love that which you don't love, as it teaches you!! <3

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  7. rhomany - eheh - huge and hug are both good words!

    orange empathy monstah is for sale if you're interested! xxx

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  8. artiste nouveau! always glad to inspire! gonna drop by your blog and see!!! xoxoxo tam x

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  9. mahlin! thanks for your wonderful feedback!! xx

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  10. Wow, you've been busy! I love it all, especially the art journal. In regard to the new art 1-2-3-4, I like the original, #1, best.

    SOOO glad I found you this past weekend!

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  11. Hello Tam! I love the little poppets!!! I love the kitty with the brown and white stripes! Of the four pictures, I like the last one.

    I also LOVE your art journal pages!!!! They are fantastic! I will be drooling for a long time! (Are you pregnant??? How awesome if so!)

    THanks for the awesome post!! I've missed your art!

    Kristin

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  12. Love, love, love all your journal pages (as always)!! :)

    I like #4 the best!!!

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  13. Great work Tam!
    Thanks for sharing!
    I'm a big fan of japanese
    tissue paper also here.
    I am making a "Brag book"
    with altered photos, and
    on one of the page I
    used tissue.

    Mariette xox

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  14. hey dear kristin!! thanks for your wonderful feedback! :) glad you're enjoying the journal pages and puppets! :) it was actually you who prompted me to post them, i finally had a minute!! :) thanks again angel! x

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  15. thank YOU DI! :))) big hugs to you! xxx

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  16. oooh Marriette, do you think tissue paper and Japanese tissue paper is the same? I'm all curious about your tissue paper!! pls link me to your "brag book" if it's up! thanks sweets! x

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  17. Ha i must try to remember that sentance!!! getting better at it tho, my worse problem is going, god i must not make a list in my journal, or i must not journal in my sketch book i need to stop worrying about where everything goes and just do everything in the first place!! Tam your an absolute star!!

    Mwah

    sparkles and sunshine

    Hannah

    xxx

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  18. My favourite is the third picture - because of both the collar and the extra patterns on the dress.

    Your puppets look great - I see you have sold several which is good news.

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