Thursday, August 31, 2017

Finished Site Dragons

Finally finished the artwork for my site redesign, took long enough. I need to move things a little and add the category images to the inner circles in the body and then start to put the site together which hopefully is the easy part lol

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Falcon #8

Finished most of this wing detail, still need to shade it of course. Darken the underside of the wing a bit too.
A close up of the face area. Really need to darken that eye since falcon eyes look pretty much all black. Next unto the fluffy body feathers.

Scribble Picnic-Curly

This weeks Scribble Picnic theme is curly and of course I first thought of a twisted up dragon and then thought of designing an image for the joker card in a deck of cards. I might do some others and then just have to decide how to colour them. Either vector in Illustrator, or I will paint them digitally in Painter. I don't have time to do a whole deck of cards, maybe after Uni. Would love to do a whole set of tarot cards too but once again, probably after Uni lol.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Falcon #7

Some work done on the longer wing feathers. Need to darken that area and the head still, maybe add a bit more feather detail. There are more feathers on the other wing to do, plus some fluffy body feathers to do.

I think the next etching is going to be smaller than A3, but then I usually end up working that size again even after thinking never again lol

Music Monday

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Weekly Book Wrap Up

The Tomato ThiefThe Tomato Thief by Ursula Vernon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Enjoyable short story. I have always liked Ursula's style of writing. Full of fantasy and lore elements and interesting characters.

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Can read it here for free :)


Jennifer's bookshelf: currently-reading

The Lie Tree
tagged: currently-reading
In Cold Blood
tagged: currently-reading
War and Peace
tagged: currently-reading

2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge
Jennifer has read 27 books toward her goal of 40 books.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Busy Busy Busy

So busy watching Sky so she doesn't jump and hurt herself more, getting time for art is hard. So I am going to have to stop my left handed sketch challenge at #176. A lot longer than I thought I would get, I just don't have the time and will have even less time once uni starts back in 2 weeks. And this means I will have to stop with the Sunday Scribbles, and before its even had a chance to get going. But the dog comes first really and then Uni work and I will be pretty busy with that work. Less projects, but bigger ones to work on. I can still work on an etching as long as I remember to bring the sharp pointy tool with me since I can work on a plate anywhere or time.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Falcon #7

Why did I pick an image with so many feathers?

I really like how all the feathers can look, but they take so long lol And of course I wont learn. The next one will probably have more feathers. I do have an idea for framing the actual plates. Without having  a press, I need to do something with the plates so they are not just sitting around until we get around to building a press. But that isn't going to happen for awhile, too much else to be done before that.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Falcon Update #6

Obviously busy looking after a dog and making sure she doesn't do much, but did manage to get as bit of work done on the wing feathers. I am just putting in the dark and basic shaping of the feathers right now and will then add more shading once the details are finished.

Extreme close up of a wing section. Lots of etched lines..,going to go insane.


Ouch and for once its not me with the injury, its Sky. :( And the vet seems pretty sure its a cruciate injury, which really sucks. John set up a few funding campaigns to try to get help, and normally I would not ask, but could people have a look and share the campaigns for me? Any little bit helps us a lot to help her. Sharing helps just as much since the more people see it, the better. She is getting an x-ray today to asses the damage.

I took this photo actually just before she hurt herself, so she went from this happy dog to a limping one. 

Gofundme campaign

Justgiving campaign

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday Scribbles


For todays scribbles, 3 more left hand sketches. I will probably be posting the whole of the week's left handed sketches on the Sunday now, since I go back to Uni in 2 weeks and wont have the time to do them everyday. Seven sketches is a lot to post in one day but I will try to make them small.

174 is a Saddle-billed stork, a big bird it seems.


A tiny finch for this sketch and back to the big birds, an Ostrich for #176.