Saturday, August 30, 2008

Work is ready,Summer is over

I never got around to doing my tee-shirts for a few reasons. For one, I've never done them before and while watching a friend do her's I didn't think it would work out so nicely especially with delicate line art. I also didn't want to invest more money than I already have into this, my funds are very low right now. Looking back over the summer, my very last summer before I hit the real world. I did a nice body of work and am getting a lot of offers. I did get in and win an award in the SOI show, and had two gallery shows, one international.

I bought all these pens and pencils and such to play with. My teachers keep telling me to use ink, but I honestly don't like using ink at all, nor do I especially like how it looks. The goose picture I did my normal drawing, then went back with a brush pen, which I've done in a few other pieces and people really liked them, I don't like how it looks. The fairy picture (oh and the wings are on vallem paper- will put together when I scan) I used some kind of carbon pencil or something. Why didn't I think of it before, its so obvious. I'm also going to try charcoal pencil and start to shade things a bit with another piece, but I can't find a good brand. Charcoal is so chalky... I wonder if they make a smooth charcoal pencil.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pink and Pomegranate

I've had this blog a while, I'm so bad at posting things. I like to stay in my head... I've done a bunch of stuff over this summer, I have yet to post it to my website either, but its all over the place.
This is my current project. Two sets of two to be silk screened. Its for my upcoming show down south in September. This along with the other seven paintings from the previous show in Sydney earlier this summer. When I'm not sick anymore I'll go to the print lab. These are just the digital layouts.

I think I'll be doing tee-shirts too, but only one color of the line art. I don't really have time to do 3 color tees on like 3 different sizes and two different sexes. If I don't get better soon I may not even be able to do the tee-shirts :(