Thursday, 20 January 2011

Day 13 - Photography

Finally back up to date!!!

Today my boyfriend and I decided to go for a nice afternoon stroll

Turns out the town we live in has a little reservoir (which now just seems to be used for fishing) and it is so pretty. Today was so frosty too! Even in the afternoon sun.

I had a lot of fun taking macro shots of ice and frost.

I discovered a new love today....


Day 12 - Masks

I'm having a Masquerade themed party for my 21st birthday and today I started making decorations! I've started with masks, because they are essential! They are just basic right now, but I'm going to jazz them up with things like glitter, beads, ribbon, feathers and whatever else I can find!

I'll post some photo's of the finished items :) I'm hoping to make loads, but we'll see.


Day 11 - Digital Sketching

I tried a full body sketch in Open Canvas today. I find it really hard to draw big stuff on the PC.....I'm a traditional artist by heart and I love being able to feel what I'm doing. I also like to turn my page as I'm sketching to help me get smother lines and such. I tried this on the computer anyway though!

It's the infamous Harley Quinn :) One of out friends has been down lately and he seems to like her so this is for him. I am hoping to finish her at some point, but I've got a lot of colouring practise to do first.


Day 10 - Silly Stuff

Well today I was finishing the unpacking after my Christmas trip and came across the gift my sister gave me :) It was a LUSH gift box! If anyone has had a gift box recently from LUSH, you will know that they no longer use popcorn t keep their product safe, but something made from potato starch that looks a lot like multi-coloured "Wotsits". I've seen photo's of daft little sculptures that people have made from this packaging and just had t have a go!!

I have no idea what it is....


Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Day 9 - Digital Art

Drawing on the computer is something that is entirely new to me. I've only been doing it for a week or two and I'm finding it really tricky, but I'm determined to make it work for me!

I actually have a mini-shop to sell some of my creations and one thing that I don't really have right now is a logo, so, I set to work with my new found love of my tablet <3

It looks a bit lame right now, but my boyfriend has promised to tidy it up for me at some point :)

New skills for the win!!


Day 8 - More Painting

Today I did a lot of painting on the dragons I made on day 5. They took so many coats of paint! I also got to play with Metallic acrylics paints which I love, they look beautiful.

Here's one, he's green with copper flecks on his body and pure copper awesome on his spikes.

And this little guy was a special request from my other half <3 He requested that he be red, like the Welsh dragon.


Day 7 - Ink

Ok, I know it's not actually day 7.....sorry. Although, while I haven't been posting every day (we've had a busy few days) I have been crafting every day so I will be slowly posting each creation throughout the day. :)

Day 7 I spent the afternoon visiting a family member and, while I only got home at around 8pm, my chosen craft for the day was a poor choice. I had decided to do a Japanese style watercolour painting. It didn't take me very long to realise that watercolour is actually a very slow process, what with waiting for layers of paint to dry and such, and it took me even less time to realise that I'm far to impatient ha ha.

I stuck with it however and the next day it was finished.

It's far from amazing, but I do quite like it :) I used Japanese inks that my parents bought me years ago.