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Wordless Wednesday (cow tending his plants)

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85/365 30.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons

Just a Minute in September

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84/365 29.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons I'm playing along with Jenaveve and her just a minute meme. hmm kind of hard for me to think of things for this month. Been so busy with college, I don't remember whats really happened. Reading: Finished 3 books and working on 2 more. Read Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly, Flesh by Richard Laymon, Exit Music by Ian Rankin. Sad to say that all of them, even the Rankin book were not very good. The Rankin book was better then the other 2,but still left me feeling like something was missing from it. Sleeping :p probably not as much as I should be. hmm might have to hit myself over the head with a hammer soon :p Learning:.....not actually sure if I am. I do like my teachers a lot which makes a huge difference. I probably am learning, just too tired to think about it lol Drawing: naked people! ;) other things too, but a lot of it is too big to bring home. Working on a simple Halloween dragon and still working

New post from Skeebie

So the cow has made a new blog post on his new blog, which all you lovely people can see at http://skeebie.blogspot.com He loves to read peoples' comments, but is feeling a bit lonely right now as no one has left him any comments on his blog :-( So I'm sure he would love it if someone left him a comment or 3, at the least it would stop him from bugging me to check and see if any comments have been left on his blog every 2 minutes ;-) Hope you all enjoy my blog >> Skeebie the cow.

Anyone for a bbq?

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82/365 27.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Don't think you would get more then a hamburger if the dragon sneezes :p Almost finished with laying down colour and then I can wet the paper down. Some places might end up being really muddy looking but that is half the fun with experimenting. Never know what will happen and sometimes the results are great. Of course when my experiments turn out, I often forget how I did something :p Copyright Jennifer Rose Phillip Mr.F played mechanic today, changing the oil, spark plugs etc. I really wish I had of thought to take a picture as his hair was caked in oil :p Actually kind of cute :) You can def. tell its fall now. While it was nice and sunny today after a grey morning, there is a bit of a chill in the wind and a hint of frost on the cars at night. Thermal socks and underwear time soon. ok maybe not that cold here, just wear lots of jumpers outside, unlike the women we saw today wearing just a long jumper and that was

Vroom Vroom

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81/365 26.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons hmm probably dangerous letting the cow drive :p (and how is he controlling the pedals? o.0) Got a car today, so hopefully never have to hear about car parts again :p It was under what we budgeted which is a good thing since we have to tax it at the end of the month. Really need to think of a way to thank Mr.F's parents for the money gift. And with that short blog post, off to bed *yawn* (hopefully art tomorrow, should be close to finishing the Halloween dragon)

put me down!!

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80/365 25.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons A bit of a pet peeve of mine(the idea for the photo was not mine). Dogs have legs for a reason. Stop carrying your dogs people. Of course if there is a medical reason for it, there isn't a problem. But I have found that the dog is usually used just as another fashion accessory :/ Simple Halloween drawing this year. Pretty sure I wont have time for anything really elaborate and detailed. Always later or next year. I've done a smaller version of this before but thought it would look better bigger. This is on Bristol and I am using it as a bit of an experiment. These are the water soluble pencils. I know the paper will take a bit of water but I am curious how these pencil will act on the paper. So it could all very well go all wrong and I will end up cursing a lot :p (I think I've put the shadows on the dragon on the wrong side..oops :p)

creative space september 24,2009

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79/365 24.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Homework :/ :p And I don't know if I am even doing this right. But I am at the point of not really caring. I am sorry but the things we are doing at the start of this class are things that people should have learned in grade school. I know not everyone has the same education, but if you don't know basic shapes at this point I think there might be a problem :p On a more positive note I got these coloured overlays today to help with reading and I am amazed at the difference they make. No more jumbled squished together letters that are blurry in places. See, people assume that since I am a fast reader that I don't have any problems reading but I never really stopped to think that the way I could see letters was odd or something was wrong with it. But I think I just adapted to read fast, the same way I have had to adapt when people ask me questions about left or right. If someone asks me to point to their right hand fo

Wordless Wednesday (too early for Halloween?)

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78/365 23.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons

Eye Spy ...

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76/365 21.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Something I shouldn't eat but do anyway :p (favourite food would work) Kind of a long theme lol Cindy has picked me to choose a theme for Eye Spy this week, so thats my choice. Could be your favourite chocolate bar, some decadent dessert or a 5 course meal that leaves you so full you can't move :p Hopefully not something that if you eat you end up in the hospital though o.0 I have a huge sweet tooth, which is a bad thing :p And made worse with the fact that chocolate taste sooo much better here. I am trying not to eat a lot of sweet things but every once and awhile I have something sweet. Mr.F's parents are giving us an early anniversary/xmas present. A little bit of money to try to buy a cheap car. But I am going insane hearing about car parts :p I'm not a car person at all. As long as it runs and isn't a van I don't really care lol (Mr.F in the background *goes to look for a van*):p

Another Pink Bird

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From this: To this: So much easier to take care of and it should also mean the vacuum will last longer because its not sucking up giant balls of hair :p Its shorter in the back, looks longer in the photo actually. I added another project to the monthly sketch blog . I thought there was just too much of a wait between projects and it gives people that might have missed the first project a chance at the second one. For this project the photo was provided by Chrissy . Decided to use coloured pencils, but its the ones that you can wet after if you like. I love them :) All the look of a watercolour, but half the work. Yes thats being lazy, but why spend lots of time on something if you don't have to? The pencils dry. Went down smooth, the lighter colours seemed to need a few extra layers to show up, but they all blended well together. (this is a photo) Copyright Jennifer Rose Phillip And the finished scan. Nice bright colours that blended well when wet but were easy to control. N

Good Way to Brain Myself

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73/365 18.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons So yesterday was interesting. It was supposed to be painting class yesterday but I didn't do much painting. I have a perching stool to use in life drawing class, handy thing to have when I need to sit down for a few minutes and nice to have to sit and paint on. Now this is what I think happened, not 100% sure though. I lent over to grab my pallet and I must have leant over too far because the stool went over and me with it. Landed pretty hard and to add more the back of the stool whacked me in the head :( And I could have lived with that because things like that happen to me all the time, but of course my body decided "hey lets burst into tears like a 5 year old" :/ But I was laughing and crying at the same time. I did more damage to my knee then my head at the time because on the way to the bus in the morning I almost did a face plant but luckily Mr.F had a hold of my hand or I would have went through the barber

Wordless Wednesday (2 of me?)

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71/365 16.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons

Naked Man!

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70/365 15.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons ok not really :p well it is but you can't really tell its a man lol So I needed to write this blog post out by hand before I typed it to see how many spelling mistakes I make. But if I only stick to words that I know how to spell, not sure how this will work. But it has made me remember how bad my cursive writing is :p So more life drawing today. Watched a video featuring Maggi Hambling, was interesting. Reminded me of high school though. You were always excited to watch a video in class. Meant you could fall asleep and no one would notice :p I used my sketchbook today for a few of the drawings, so get ready to laugh :) These are really rough but thats the point ( I think...). The other drawings I did are too big to bring home now, maybe later. I did one drawing in different greens and the teacher suggested it looked like the green giant :p After that all I could think of was it looked like a dead green giant because of

6 Feet Under

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So when Mr.F went to St.Cyrus the other day he came across a grave site, with lots of old stones still standing. If I go with him next time, I am really going to have to remember to bring some paper so I can get some rubbings off of the stones and maybe read some of them easier. The whole place looks like a good place to spend a nice day walking around (and time spent trying not to fall off the cliffs :p) And there is a waterfall which would have probably been insane last week with all the rain we had. The lawn is still getting taken care of, but not sure if anyone would still be buried there. Would be a pretty place to be buried though :) A few old stones, some of the stones that Mr.F took pictures of are pretty worn, but for being over 200 years old they are in pretty good shape. Anyone want to guess what this says. I can't figure it out lol

Eye Spy ...

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a season's change. Truthfully I don't really notice a season change this time of year. If it wasn't for the fact that it starts getting colder and we have to start turning the lights on earlier (and in a few weeks, by 2 in the afternoon they will have to be turned on or we will be walking around in the dark :/), I wouldn't notice it turning to fall. Not a lot of the leaves around here change colour and when they do if you blink you would miss them :p I did think it was strange the first winter I was here that the grass was such a vivid shade of green. Its odd seeing bright green grass in the winter when you are use to seeing brown brittle snow covered lawns. I guess I could say seeing the flowers all dead in their pots could be seen as a season's change. But really who wants to see a bunch of dead rotting flowers? So have a picture of the beach at St.Cyrus that Mr.F took the other day. For more Eye Spy head here This weeks theme was chosen by Lisa

sightseeing cow

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66/365 1.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons The cow and Mr.F went on a day trip to enjoy the beach and the nice weather while I was in College, bastards :p The cow is going to be getting his own blog (like I need another one lol). Just need to think of a name for it. Any suggestions? So college....is um college? To tell you the truth the only class I enjoy so far is analytical drawing but its only been 2 weeks. Life drawing class is interesting, not learning anything new, but having problems putting what I do know into drawing the human figure. I don't know if I will ever be able to draw people well, but I will be happy if I can draw them well enough that it doesn't look like ET has landed again. I do like that we have a male and female model, makes it a lot easier to see the differences in the body shapes when you have the 2 different sexes to draw. Oddly enough the class I am having the most problems with is 2D, which is pretty much design work. I did have a fee

creative space september 10,2009

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65/365 10.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons My creative space is a simple still life set up for my 2D class. Need to have all kinds of shapes in it, and if possible something to do with our theme. So there will be a little dragon in it to go with the legends theme. No idea if it will get finished but at least its a start. And my creative space yesterday was finger painting :D :p ok not really it was expressive drawing and since I figured it looked like a 5 year old did the drawing, I might as well act the age and dipped my fingers into the ink and used them instead of a paintbrush :p Got ink everywhere, oops. This was the one that I drew in class (2D), but figured since I have a sewing machine pretty close to the one in class I would set up a simple drawing at home even if just for the practice. I didn't get this done last week, was having problems with my hand and getting the angles right on it. I do have a lot to write about how college is going right now, but wil

Wordless Wednesday

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64/365 09.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons

Scottish Word of the Week September 7,2009

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62/365 07.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Where did the day go? o.0 Time flew by today and now its time for bed :p This getting up at 6:30 4 days a week is going to kill me lol its not right to be up that early! :p On the plus side...actually I don't see a plus side about getting up that early lol This weeks Scottish word: 1. jawbox Answer to the last Scottish word: 1. pokey-hat is an ice cream cone :) (hmm wish I had ice cream now....)

Who is that?

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61/365 06.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons So this little squirrel popped into someone's photo and is now an internet phenomenon (ok maybe not but its worth a laugh :p) The cow decided to get in on the action (I really wish I had of taken that picture because its such a wonderful place to visit, but I got it off of a stocksite with the intention of painting it)(make your own here ) Copyright Jennifer Rose Phillip And an hours worth of work on the horse which doesn't show much. Still putting in the muscles and the basic highlights and shadows. Going to look a little odd until I start to really darken the shadows and start to flesh out the shape. I usually work left to right so it feels odd working right to left on this. And I think I have figured out a theme for college. Ingrid's suggestion of Tarot really started my mind running for themes. I thought I could do an occult theme, have lots of things I could use for that to draw but then I kept thinking (yes

Hmm am i going to die?

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59/365 04.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons I really want to design my own tarot card deck, but would have no idea where to start. There are so many themes I could pick that I have no idea where to start. Speaking of themes I need to pick one or 2 for college. For the one class she told us that what ever we brought in, make sure its transportable and its better to pick a theme that we would love. hmm I know I could find a small horse that would fit in the lift, but somehow I don't think that would go over too well :p well she did say small and easily carried :p They have this old Singer in one of the rooms so I thought I might pick sewing as one of the themes. I figure there are so many things in that theme I could draw it might work well. If not I need to spend the weekend thinking up a theme that will lend itself to lots of drawing and something I have in the flat or can get cheap at the charity shops (hmm don't think I will find a pony at the charity shop :p)

creative space september 3,2009

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58/365 03.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons The cow doing what I should be doing *yawn* So college is..um..hmm interesting :p Its fine but just really makes me want to go home and draw something realistic :p But I do plan on just forgetting everything I know (well ok maybe not everything) so that maybe I can loosen up my style of working. Not necessarily loosen up my style itself, but maybe get a bit quicker, make sketching easier? And my teacher said to me that the person who interviewed me was really impressed by my portfolio, yeah no pressure there at all o.0 The thing is, I see the shapes in the human form just as I do when I draw animals or still life items, but for some odd reason I can't get my mind to link the shapes to the human body. I know it should come with practice, time will tell of course. And Ingrid, shock upon shock we have a male model ;) I thought I was supposed to be in today in the afternoon, but the college messed up the time table, I was suppo

Wordless Wednesday (still too small for a carriage)

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57/365 02.09.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons