Friday, December 30, 2011

Let it Snow,....

well, its more like sludge now, but things were white for a few minutes before it really started to rain. I'm good with a light dusting of snow, really don't want the snow we had last year. Way too much snow for around here, people don't know what to do.

3rd pass, which doesn't look that different from the last one :p

Thursday, December 29, 2011

2nd Pass

This is going to take awhile :p I probably shouldn't show wips of reduction lino cuts, one mess up and you really can't fix it :p Current count of prints is 6, but I might end up with only one if I mess up.

These were supposed to be for a print exchange, but while I can get them done in time, I don't think that they would arrive on time because of all the backlog of mail from Xmas. hmmm maybe next year and at least I should have some nice looking prints anyway :)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Cream of potato soup made with soy milk and bacon. A creamy soup I can eat. Do you know how hard it is to eat out sometimes when you are lactose intolerant? It can be almost impossible :/ Forget ice cream, only can have the cheap stuff that doesn't actually count as ice cream :p

Anyway, Xmas is over for another year...Yay! :p And there is no snow in sight, double yay! Haven't really done any artwork since I went on break from college, but I have all kinds of ideas in my head. Need to make a mask, so will have to get dirty and gooey with paper-mache and feathers. Lots of feathers.

On to the next year, where I don't really have any goals, other than finishing college...think that it

Thursday, December 22, 2011

More Creepy?

I have no idea why I am producing works of art like this, but I like them :p

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sketchy Naked Person

Last day of college before Xmas and it was life drawing in the morning and mixed media in the afternoon; which I missed as I had a meeting to go to, I don't think I have actually been to one of these classes yet this block due to meetings and being ill. I have a lot of work to catch up on, but at least I have a few ideas in my head to work with.
I'm trying to be quick with life drawing, but at the same time you cane tell that it is still a person, its not too sketchy. I think I've found a way to draw people that I enjoy finally.

Flickr Faves

Whats that? Timmys fallen down the well again? meh, leave him there :p

For more faves, head here 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Scottish Word of the Week

This weeks word is: gowan

Last weeks word, flit, a few people got this one right :) It does mean to move house, either properly or in the middle of the night :p

Friday, December 16, 2011


For someone that went almost 30 years without drinking, I seem to be making up for lost time :p Not really, but I do like some of the ciders you can get here. This one is pretty good, still love the toffee apple one tho

Its not all odd drawings and alcohol here :p Pretty happy with this life drawing, yeah OK so the face could use some work, but I like how the arms look.
This was supposed to be a wolf, but it looks more like a cuddly dog :p

I have mixed media this block, so will pretty much just be making a big mess and acting like I am back in preschool :p

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Drip Drip Drip

Yeah, take from this what you want :p An odd looking horse skull, very odd.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Flickr Faves

Its the butterfly dog :D Otherwise known as the Papillon. I think these little dogs are really cute, pretty much one of the only little dogs that I like :p

For more faves, head over here :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Back to School

Still coughing a bit, but feeling much better than I was, so back to college I go. *starts humming a tune....*

Lots to get caught up with, so out comes the watercolours as I can get stuff done quick with them. Besides the speed factors, I do really like the finished look and think I'm getting a lot looser with them with all this practice.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Scottish Word of the Week

This weeks word is flit

Last weeks word, peely-wally means pale or unhealthy looking

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Making a Mess

One dark purple print :D
I think this look so cool :D I'm messing around with lino and canvas, really just making a mess with no thought to what I am doing, but there was paint left on the plate so decided to pull a paper print or 2. This is one of the results.

And just so people don't think its all playing with paint right now, when I'm not coughing I am working on this leopard :)

Friday, December 09, 2011

Round and Round Finished

More of the carousal lino cut :) Here I started to cut away the lino,
Finished cutting away the lino. Now originally I was going to cut away a lot of the block, have it so that it would look like a colouring book print so I could colour the areas in, but I changed my mind again :p I could still do that when I get bored with this block tho.
One inked up block, sort of, needed more ink...
One print proof :) Really like how the flower on its nose looks, might look neat with a gradient over it. I did pull a "real" print but its still a little too wet to take a pic of or scan. Hopefully tomorrow. 

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Year of the Dragon

Ingrid had sent me a link to a print exhibition and I had forgotten about it until she mentioned it again a week or so ago. Saw this ref. photo online and it gave me this idea. Probably insane of me to try to make reduction prints from this, but meh I'm full of pain medication so probably not thinking clearly :p

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

First snow of 2011 - 2012

Hmm pavements are now white outside :/ I HATE WINTER!! unlike Mrs F, who loves it....strange strange strange girly.....

Flickr Faves

*cough cough* This weeks dog is the Old English Sheepdog :) Another dog that if you want fuzzy and fluffy, will take awhile to groom. I don't think I've seen any lately, but thankfully you can not dock their tails in this country any more. There is no reason besides cosmetic (OK, if the tail is broken, I could see then).

And *cough* I have a chest infection :/ Since Sunday I have been mostly sleeping, actually, mostly coughing :/ Couldn't have waited until the 20th when college goes on break? I have to miss a week because I can hardly go 5 minutes without coughing :/ blagh Can't even really draw since I have to stop to cough :p

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Scottish Word of the Week

snow in the mountains now :/

Pretty sure I've used this word before, peely-wally, but its how I feel today

Last weeks word, haddie is a haddock

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Merry HoHo Finished

Done on drafting film. Colouresofts, I find work the best on drafting film, glides across the surface better then polys or prismas. Still not 100% comfortable with the film, but I'm getting there.

I do like how if you put different backing paper behind the film, the whole tone of a piece changes....
Its too dark with green behind it, and I had red behind it, but you could hardly see the green dragon. Now onto a few dog portraits and to think of a few mixed media projects for college....

Friday, December 02, 2011

Round and Round

Decided to do a WIP of how I do a linocut print :) Its either going to turn out or turn into a mess :p

First I draw an image that I like. This was going to be another reduction print, but I've changed my mind since I originally drew this. But I still like the drawing enough to use it.

I then put some tracing paper on the image and use a soft pencil trace over the drawing lines. You can see that I have changed the colours to different line thickness'.

Then I tape the tracing paper to the lino. If you are going to be printing words, remember to flip them or when you print the block the words will be backwards :p Rub the paper with something hard, I use a ruler. This will transfer the lines onto the block if you have pressed hard enough.

You then end up with an image transfer on the block that you can either go over with a sharpie to darken or just start cutting into the block right away. :)

*crosses fingers for the next step :)

Thursday, December 01, 2011


It is a little odd not seeing snow on the mountains. This time last year we had over a foot of snow, but no sign of it yet. Not that I should complain, I'm not falling on my arse  :p