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Just a Minute in June

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Tawny Owl making a lot of noise :p Heard this owl during the week but couldn't get a good shot of it. If we hear it again we have to remember to turn the video on so people can at least hear what the owl sounds like :) This month went by pretty fast, hardly remember what went on lol Reading: Finished a few books this month; Sepulchre by Kate Mosse Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange Futuretrack 5 by Robert Westall Really enjoyed the Atwood book, very good and interesting read. Art: I didn't manage to get a lot done artwise. Finished a tattoo commission and started on a few things. Have so many ideas sketched out or written down I don't think I will run out of things to draw for a few weeks Watching: Who's Line :D Something to watch while drawing Music: Actually my music player has been on shuffle all month. Not really listening to anything in particular,. A bit of this, a bit of that :p From Kate Nash to Nickelback (and

Monday photos of the week June 29,2009

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daisyjune29a Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons More flower pictures for this Monday. People might be sick of seeing them but I love all the colours :D And I forgot the camera today going for a walk. Not that I wanted to be standing around in this heat taking pictures. Very very humid out :/ Red rose Mr.F bought me last year, the flowers are getting pretty big on it. :) Friendly little bee on a pink rose. Well probably not that friendly :p Only been stung twice and that was more then enough times for me :p More Daises :D This weeks Scottish word: 1. doup Answer to last weeks word: 1. sair heidie is sponge cake

The numbers are driving me insane....

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OK I am not good with numbers. At all. Which can sometimes be a problem but as long as I go over things a few times (more like 20 :p) I can get things figured out. I was never good at maths and my maths teacher in grade 9 only passed me because he was sick of teaching me and seeing me draw on the chalkboard :p (His fault for seating me next to it ;) ) He really did tell me this lol (yeah could also have something to do with a game a few of us use to play in class, but in my defence I never started it :p) The whole point of writing that is because I have spent the last 2 days going over forms for funding for College and am still not done with the maths parts :p But it will kill 2 birds with 1 stone because I can get my taxes for last year done at the same time :) So I haven't gotten a lot of drawing done, but almost finished the tattoo commission (had to redraw a part, wasn't hard and now it looks better :) ) and spent an hour working on the Foxgloves. Copyright Jennifer Rose

Foxgloves WIP Post One

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Not a thrilling blog title but here is the start to the Foxgloves on the black Stonehenge paper that Vic sent me :) The flowers drawn out and transfered and with the very basic highlights put in. There isn't a very strong light source for this, its very subtle so don't need bright white highlights on it. Put in some light pink/peach where the spots are. I am not going to draw everyone of those spots (I don't feel like going insane this week, maybe next week :p), just want to suggest them. Starting in on the petals, deco pink first (last one :/) and then a few layers of peach and yellow. So far I actually like this paper. Much better then white Stonehenge, it does take a lot of layers but the colour seems to go down quicker. Once I am done I will write a longer report on the paper. Some of the colours used. Mostly Prismacolors but I'm using a white Coloursoft and the Royal Purple Coloursoft. And where I am at the moment. I need to darken the inside of the bell, the

Creative Space June 25, 2009

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needtobeplanted2 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons These have to go somewhere in the yard. Running out of space for them, but I'm sure we will find some little corner that does not have any flowers in it. These are from the Inlaws. You know how sometimes when you plant seeds not very many come up so you plant a few extra to make up for the ones that do not grow? Yeah well this year almost all of the seeds germinated :p So there were over 200 Livingstone Daisies :p and a lot of other plants. I love the Daises but I am running out of room for them all lol So todays creative space is working in the yard and then I need to get some drawing done. I have to transfer the foxgloves to the black paper and work on my eagles from a few weeks ago. This container only had 5 daisy seedlings in it but its has exploded it seems :p Sweet peas :) We have a few more plants that haven't flowered yet and they so far seem to be different colours. I think the Inlaws have the blue variety s

Wordless Wednesday (mystery flower :p)

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mystery flower Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons

Monday photos of the week June 22, 2009

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Saw this flower walking to a grocery store, not as bright as it is here but still very pretty. Wish I had something to cut it with so I could try to get a cutting to grow :) It rained. No wait. It poured down rain for a good chunk of the afternoon. Little rivers in the street the rain was coming down so fast. But it makes for some nice photos once the sun come out :) Only the one plant has the white flowers on it, shame as they are really nice. And more fuchsias :) This pot is going to be just a explosion of purple and red when all of the buds decide to bloom. And Mr.F's tomatoe plants. One or two have died but the rest seem to be doing well. We did have some of the pots on top of the big drain lid to the left, but when the builder came to check the drains he said we are actually lucky that they drain lid didn't blow. Could have had tomatoe plants go flying 6 feet in the air :p And while I would think thats funny, I don't want to explain to the council why there are t

Black Paper

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Look what came in the mail on Saturday! Black Stonehenge paper from Vic :D plus a lovely little card and a really nice little art card. Its shiny :p I really do love how people that I have only met online are willing to share things with me, and I don't just mean material things like the above. So many people are willing to help when I have questions and ones that are not just art related. :) And the comments I get when I am feeling like crap are really really appreciated. So expect a review of the black paper in the coming weeks. I already know what I am going to be drawing on one of the sheets, and I figure might as well draw the foxgloves on this to put the paper through its paces.

Eye Spy ...

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a sign. This week theme was chosen by Jenaveve over at August Street Signs from our walk the other day, just your everyday signs nothing special (and trust me, I looked for odd signs but couldn't find any). The bane of almost all the drivers in the area. They don't slow people down, and you get the neds in their cars seeing how fast they can go over them and how much air they can get. I did have to laugh though when one went over a speed bump on their moto and did a face plant :p serves you right I've actually seen a caravan parked here so the sign doesn't work :p What are they killer lorries? Going to run us down for blood? I don't want to! :p I will have to ask Mr.F if these are the buses that have a habit of catching on fire o.0 Kirriemuir, better known to me as Peter Pan land because I can't pronounce it :p So its either on the right or its in hell, one or the other :p (its actually a really nice place :D ) I wish there was the same thing for cats

Creative Space June 18,2009

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Creative Space June 18,2009 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Decided it was about time I started to finish up that pencil wrap I started weeks ago :p Need to measure out the spaces for the pencils and re-do the the binding because I messed it up :/ Hopefully I can can find the right thread. I think its in the big box of fabric and if thats the case its probably been eaten :p I am still working on the tattoo design, hopefully get that all drawn up tonight and then start shading it tomorrow :) Yes its a fast turn around rate but I like to get commissions done as soon as possible so I don't lose them :) And I do love drawing tattoos for people :D I am going to ask the lady who commissioned me for a picture once it is all healed, which I might post here :) A few years ago I had someone contact me on Elfwood asking if the could use this for a tattoo. I said sure :D I am honestly fine with someone getting any of my work done as a tattoo. Its nice when someone asks but really t

Watercolour Paper

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I have used a lot of watercolour paper as its easy to find in most stores, its a nice white paper to use and because there are so many variations in the paper both hot and cold press, I don't think you could ever run out of paper to try. I have found that a lot of watercolour paper is pretty soft so you have to be careful when it comes to scratches or marking the paper because it will show when coloured over. There are huge differences in textures between hot and cold pressed paper, and even between different companies. You can either get sheets of loose paper, bound paper in spiral books, pads that are glued together at the sides, and sketchbooks of different sizes. I prefer buying loose sheets so I can cut the paper to the size I need, but for travelling I actually prefer the glued pads over the sketchbooks as I find them more sturdy and they last longer for me. I just drew some simple shapes for examples and only am posting the paper I have examples for. Langton watercolour pa

Monday photos of the week June 15, 2009

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This month is just flying by! 15th of June already o.0 It poured pretty much all day today :/ Great for the flowers and veggies but not so great for wanting to get fit walking around town. I could just use an umbrella but its been so windy that the umbrella ends up inside out and that defeats the whole purpose of the umbrella :p meh its only rain I'm not going to melt (well at least I don't think so.....). Short blog post today of some of the plants in the backyard. The veggie patch from the stairs. A couple potatoes, beans and the lots of onions. The strawberry plant and then the peas which have started to grow pods :D so will have fresh peas soon. and hopefully some strawberries if the birds don't get to them first. A few of the fuschias that we were not sure survived the winter but thankfully they did. I love the pink and white one, the flowers get huge on it :)

Eagle Update

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Clematis in Mr.F's grandparents backyard. Taken with my cell phone so not the best picture as the lens was pretty dirty :/ I thought all the petals were gorgeous, never realized there were so many types of Clematis. His grandparents have been married 50 years. o.0 almost unheard of now. Copyright Jennifer Rose Phillip I have been drawing, just things that I can't post as they are for a commission for a tattoo design. The idea for the tattoo is a good one, well thought out. Not that there is anything wrong with getting a tattoo design that is from a flash book, but I think it means more when its something that you have taken the time to think about and either draw yourself or get an artist or the tattoo artist to help you draw. Might lessen the chances of running into someone who has the same tattoo which I think would be embarrassing. And why spend the rest of your life with something on your body forever that someone else has? (ok not forever with surgery but even then the s

Comment System

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Dinner for tonight :p No not really but this was pretty good :) It was such a nice day out today that we spent it in the yard, weeding and planting some more plants. Mr.F put his pumpkins in the ground so they will either die or take over the whole garden and we will get eaten by the mutant pumpkins :p I could think of worse ways to go out, but I think being killed by veggies would by high on that list :p ok so technically a pumpkin is a fruit, still would be an embarrassing way to die. I could just see "Killed by rabid pumpkin" written on a gravestone with little pumpkins with sharp teeth carved next to the inscription :p I can't imagine what someone would think seeing that 200 years from now. Maybe that the veggies at dinner time fought back? I have had a few questions about how to use the comment system on the blog now so I thought I should make a quick post explaining how :) You don't need to sign up with JS-Kit to use it, you can sign in as a guest :) The only

White Paper

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Continuation of my paper list. White paper today, not including watercolour paper. Not much that I can write about white paper, its white :p Ok so when using white paper you don't have to worry about the colour of the paper changing the final colours of your pencils, what you put down is what you end up with. Generally easy to transfer your drawing on white paper either with transfer paper or a projector, unlike with coloured paper where you sometimes have a hard time transferring your image onto the coloured surface so your lines will show up. Most people have some kind of white paper around so its easy to find in the house or in a store. You can have problems sometimes getting proper values on what you are drawing because there is not a base colour to work from and it can take longer to colour your drawing because you might need more layers to make up for a lack of paper colour. I generally tell people that ask me what type of paper to use and they are just starting out with CPs,