Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dwaggins and schtuff

Blah. This thing is finally done! My pal, Nic, asked me to colour the cover of a comic he is doing work for (his girlfriend drew it, he did the flat colours and sent it to me to do the rest). I happily obliged. However, after the fact, I can safely say that if I never have to colour and render a five-headed dragon again, it shall be too soon.

And I really wish I could draw clouds like Matt does. You lot should all go look. Look at Matt's clouds. They so pritty.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I hate doing self portraits. I really do. Buuut, we were assigned to do one in my Computer illustration call, so here is mine.


It burns us preciousss.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Quick announcement

Oi! Anyone want to come to a Fala-party?

Details are here, at my other blog;

Hopefully, I'll see some of ye there!
Hopefully an actual art post will follow this one either today or tomorrow!
. . . Wheee!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The future, the distant future (with a side of vegetables!)

So, first something incredibly off-topic . . .

For anyone who might be interested, I have created a second blog in addition to this one on healthy vegan eating on a student budget (it is not oft that you see all three of those adjectives in one sentence, eh?). As you may or probably do not know, it is no meegly task eating vegan as a stoo-dent. Lumme, it's hard just eating healthy when you're a stoo-dent on a shoo-string budget. So yes, even the carnivores might get a few useful tidbits out of this. Go and have a look, you know you want to.

VEG(to the)TABLE

And now for something completely relevant.

Over winter holiday, my best friend Carlea and I started onto yet another of our collaborative efforts in story writing. This one was a film-noir style murder mystery, set in the year 2332, during a futuristic version of the Prohibition. In one scene, Klausz, a rookie cop, suspects his work partner of treachery. Said work partner is a veteran detective with cyborg appendages, known as Pascale. Pascale's secret laboratory is secured with a palm pad which scans one's hand before granting access. In order to enter his lab, Klausz knocks Pascale unconscious and severs the detective's cyborg arm so that he might take it wih him and use that hand to gain access to the lab.


And here are some character sheets I drew up quite hastily whilst in the lobby of the oral surgeons', waiting to have my wisdom teeth yanked out.



Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Brightest and Best

So, how was everyone's holiday? Mine was full of family visits, food, doctor's appointments, television, being cold, drinking soy eggnog (aka "Snog"), singing Auld Lang Syne, and getting my wisdom teeth yanked out. Hurrah! Now that my face does not bear quite such a striking resemblance to that of a freshly laden hamster, I'll post and show you lot some of what I was up to whilst I was away.

This was my Christmas gift to my parents. I made the figures in Sculpey clay, then painted them with acrylics. The boxes and cardboard all came from our recycling bin and were painted or papered over.


To give an idea of the scale;


The three Magi;




Joseph, Mary and the man of the hour;


The manger/creche (not quite finished as I ran out of time);


I also made a segmented box to store everything in and drew a legend on the lid to show which compartments the figurines go into;


And the whole job is collapsible . . .


. . . For easy storage!


Happy 2009, all!