Sunday, December 30, 2012

Scottish Word of the Week

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This weeks word is,
1. dunt

Last weeks word,  sleuch, means to drink noisily.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Hooking We will Go....

squares5
And now to put all the squares together....

I had wanted to get a few rows done today, but I have no feeling in my right hand, and I have no idea how to crochet left handed. All the crochet work has sort of messed my hand up, little frustrating since I do have to draw this week. Should be better after I get some sleep, and if not, I have a lot of books to get caught up with. Or I could just be really lazy and watch a bunch of movies :p 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Seeing Double

tiger wip #2

Small update to the tiger :) Its actually a lot darker then this but the camera is really messing with the tones.


sky's twin?
10 month old collie John saw walking Sky. She looks so much like Sky, right down to the spots on her muzzle. Could be from the same place, hard to say, but besides Sky having more white on her face, they could be twins.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Oops

It is an oops, but I actually like how it turned out :) I had the plate facing the wrong way, remembered after to make sure it was right way up for the rest. I kind of wish I had of used blue ink, would have really messed with the eyes :p

The park is flooded! Over a foot of water in some places. Sky hates that much water, but there was a spaniel that did a running dive in it, looked so happy to get wet :p

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Stripes?

Yay! Off for 3 weeks :D Time to be lazy...

well not really, lots of non-college drawings to finish, including this tiger. This shouldn't take that long, and then I need to finish the owl I started and then maybe get some printing done *crosses fingers*

Just hoping it doesn't rain the whole 3 weeks. If it keeps up like it has today, its going to look like Waterworld soon :p

Monday, December 17, 2012

Wonky

An etching idea. I really should use a ruler when drawing totem poles, it looks like a drunk carved it, or the tree was really bendy :p


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Shocker!

I drew something :p Line art for a tiger, probably going to draw it with graphite. Would use coloured pencils, but don't want to take weeks on it :p

One week until Xmas break, 3 weeks off. Yay! but that also means its closer to my birthday..booo :p

Thursday, December 13, 2012

On Fire Cut Up


So this, was cut up into little 2 by 2 squares. Its very abstract and looks nothing like the original, but I like it :) Assessments were today, but we wont find out anything until next week :/

And now I can sleep, no more staying up till 3 in the morning to make sure everything is done :p

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Red Fish

Managed to get a few prints of this, not sure how many yet as they are hanging up to dry and I don't want to touch them. Might just be one that lined up properly, but hopefully there is at least 2 so I can either keep it or put it up for sale.

Assessment for this block tomorrow, which is a good thing since I really need to clean. The house looks like a bomb went off :p

Monday, December 10, 2012

Busy Busy Busy

Getting a bit cold out by fuzzydragons
Getting a bit cold out, a photo by fuzzydragons on Flickr.
with college work, and thankfully I managed to get most of it done, yay! We have assessments this week, so had to make sure that I had everything I needed done.

Just didn't get the printing done. Tried to print at 2 am and nothing was working so decided I probably should be in bed lol. Hopefully get the printing done in the next 2 days, even if I have to use a hair dryer on the ink. Not going to do what Ingrid does with wet prints, my luck I would start a house fire :p

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Fish Take 2

charcoal fish by fuzzydragons
charcoal fish, a photo by fuzzydragons on Flickr.
The first attempt at this drawing didn't really work out. The fish looked good, but the vase was too long and once I saw that, it was all I could see.

This time, the vase is the right size, (I think :p).

I'm getting charcoal everywhere lol

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Round and Round....

My hand hates me now :p This is just a test print to see if I need to do anymore carving for the first colour pass, doesn't look like I need to carve anymore, (thankfully :p). So now to mark up the registration  and do a few, probably 6, final prints. Hopefully I end up with at least one good print I can use *crosses fingers*

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

More Lino Fish

A small reduction print for college, really just a test piece to see how the red, white and black go together with the fish design. Looks all right, so now to finish carving the bigger block, and haven'nt cut myself lately :p

Wordless Wednesday

Really wanted a donut:-) by fuzzydragons
Really wanted a donut:-), a photo by fuzzydragons on Flickr.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Reverb Day 4

Todays prompt, "How are you going to celebrate your self this festive season? "



 By getting drunk?? :p


Actually, I will probably spend most of the time sleeping and trying to get over this chest infection, a.k.a. the plague. So not much celebrating going on.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Ice on the windscreen

Ice on the windscreen by fuzzydragons
Ice on the windscreen, a photo by fuzzydragons on Flickr.
It snowed last night, but not enough to make a snowman :(





Another daily blogging activity, with prompts for the month :)

The prompt for today, and for me it seems fairly obvious. A cure for MS would be nice. Not having to worry about if I am going to wake up and not be able to walk, or lose all the feeling in my hands. Hell, I would be happy if they made a pill for people with RRMS that I could take, yes, there is a daily pill now, but it is for very active RRMS. I am really sick of having to inject myself 3 times a week,(yes, I know there are people that have to inject themselves many times a day), with the addition of the bleeding disorder I look like I have been shot in the stomach and butt :/

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Ural Owl #1

Started to colour the little owl :) He or she, still needs a lot of work so that the marks look like feathers and look more fluffy.

I really enjoying colouring feathers, especially on coloured paper. The base colour really helps with the shadows on the feathers, all you have to remember to do is to make the marks in the right directions.

This, is now cut into 2 by 2 inch squares and the squares make a much nicer painting then the whole piece. Once I have them mounted I will make sure to get some photos to post here.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Monoprinting

Monoprinting, when Jen makes a big mess everywhere :p

Ink on a plate and then scraped away with a palette knife. I really just wanted to see how the print looked, so its nothing exciting to look at but I do like the effect you get from lifting the ink off the plate. Will def. be doing this again.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ouch

Managed to stab myself twice carving this, and I am nowhere near done. So crossing my fingers I don't stab myself too many more time, would have to buy more band-aids :p

Going to be 3 colours, white, red and black. I think the design would actually work better done as a silk screen print, but we are not doing screen printing this block :(

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Third Attempt

I've made 3 mock up masks now for one of my classes and I like bits and pieces from them all but not the masks by themselves :/

Why did I have to be Libra rising? Why couldn't it have been something simple to make a mask out of, like Leo? Or one of the other animal signs? That would have been easy :p

Monday, November 26, 2012

Time to Laugh

I have never tried to draw myself before, at least I don't think I have, and we needed to for life drawing class. I need to practice :p

It was due last week, and it was done, just missed class due to the chest infection which is not going away :/  I don't sound as much like Darth Vader anymore, but my right lung is burning and I am still short of breath. Really hoping it clears up by Friday, if not, its another trip to the docs.



Saturday, November 24, 2012

Owl WIP

Started an owl drawing today, I start with a very rough placement of where things go.
Then I put in where the eyes and beak or going to go.
More refining the lines and placement of things.
And the finished lineart. I haven't decided if I am going to do this in coloured pencil or graphite yet, but either way its a lot of feathers to colour.



Friday, November 23, 2012

Fuzzy Finished


Finished little swan :) I could put some more water ripples on the paper, but I think they would just be distracting, so I am calling this finished. And now onto something else, yeah probably a bird or horse :p

Thursday, November 22, 2012

On Fire

More totem poles for college. I like how this one turned out, it does look like things are burning. Now,  to work on some monoprints and my lino fish.

My lioness got into the winter show at the local gallery, so yay, but I still sound like Darth Vader when I breathe :p

Monday, November 19, 2012

An Apple a Day.....

it sort of looks like an apple :p A very oddly shaped one. Tissue paper over a wire armature. There is going to be a small light inside, so it glows in the dark.

I have some kind of plague :/ Feel horrible and my chest is killing me. Whenever I do go to college, I just end up getting a cold/plague, because there will be that one student who shows up sneezing and coughing, even when they should be staying away from the public. And just my luck, I get sick :/

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Test Print

So did a few test prints of my little fish so I could see how the black lines will look, and if they need any adjusting. I think it looks fine and now that my bigger sheets of lino have showed up I can start carving the bigger image :) Must remember to get more band aids in case I cut myself :p

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fall Totem

So, I need one A2 sized painting for a class, decided to do a few trail runs before the final piece. Taking a few ideas from my sketchbook, this is the first trail run. I really like the background, the colours turned out great, not too keen on the totem pole. Besides being lop sided :p it just doesn't go with the background.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Line Drawings

So, in one of the classes today we did a bunch of line drawings. The above is a blind contour drawing, and it looks like a fish, yay! :p OK, well it sort of looks like a fish :p

And then it was onto modified contour drawings,
hmmm this vase is starting to be the bane of my exsistense, such difficulties drawing such a simple little object.
A continuous line drawing, which I really enjoyed doing. I really should do more work like this, its good for the brain.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Really Fluffy Now

Started on the body of the little cygnet, doesn't look so odd now its not just a head :p

I do plan on putting some water ripples on the paper, wont fill the whole page, but it does need some hint of a surface or the swan is going to look like its floating :p

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cthulu?

I need to make a mask out of paper for one of my classes that illustrates my rising sign, which is Libra. It couldn't be Leo or something easy? No of course not. The problem I was having was that there really are not that many phsical characteristic to go from, mostly mental ones. But I have figured out something now and the final mask shouldn't look too much like Cthulu when its done :p

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fluffy...

I am horrible at thinking of titles :p But did manage to work on the swan :)
You can see how different levels of light really effects the colour of this paper  here, its a lot lighter here.
And where it stands at the moment. The rest shouldn't take too long, it was just the face that took a long time. The body that does show up here is mostly just browns and gres, so easy enough to colour.

Friday, November 09, 2012

New Friend

I made a friend :-) by fuzzydragons
I made a friend :-), a photo by fuzzydragons on Flickr.
Made a fuzzy new friend, would love to have one but don't have the space or the energy to take care of one properly :/

I have been drawing, but a lot of it is for college, plan on working on the swan tommorow. Really need to finish it, but now I want to draw this gorgeous dog :)

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

No Longer Evil?

Starting to look a bit more fluffy now. The right eye is too low, but I will try to fix that with some shading. I am glad I have a lot of white pencils,takes a lot to cover over the colour of this paper.