Friday, February 29, 2008

late at night, when the world is dreaming

The entire contents of a jar of Star Anise (15g).
EDM challenge 143; draw a herb or spice. Illustration Friday; multiple.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

can you point me a direction i can take my shoes?

Just a quickie. Yesterday I had such a need to draw. I was craving drawing like a junkie who needed a fix. Actually, that's not a good analogy. I don't want to see drawing as an addiction. That would make it a negative thing, and drawing isn't a negative, it's my saviour for God's sake! Besides, I have enough to deal with with my annual Creme Egg addiction. It's bad. I'm buying them by the box - half a dozen at a time.

I started this in the car and finished it at home. It's not great, my knees look weird (I am sitting down, by the way) but anything to keep my mind off those Creme Eggs.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

a little green...

...some turquoise and a teeny-weeny touch of red.
Everyday Matters challenge 116, draw something green.

Monday, February 18, 2008

i drove all night

I got out of bed to draw this late last night. I couldn't sleep. I drove for six hours yesterday. Do you find it hard to sleep after a long distance drive? When you close your eyes are you still behind the wheel? Weaving in and out of all that traffic? Putting your foot down on the accelerator and not taking it off? Not caring what's in your way? Feeling like you could just drive off the end of the earth? No? Oh. Right. Ok then. Oh.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

cherry oh baby

I'm on my travels again. So far I haven't picked up a pen or pencil. I have delivered some belated birthday pressies though. A couple of my drawings have found new homes. And, I've been taking lots of snaps. In fact, I've been getting a bit carried away...

...and if you've got nothing better to do with your life, you can see some more of this stuff HERE.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

mamushka mamushka mamushka ya-ya

This is an old won. Here is the orijinal. I thoght, back then, that it wus a bit boarin so I added the backgrownd. I'm knot shore wether I pre-fur this new vershun or weather it's wots known as ovur eggin the puddin.

My Blogger spell cheque as stopt wurking, does anywun no how to ficks it? Hepl?! I reelly knead it.

Friday, February 08, 2008

i am lost inside your pocket

This week I lost my marbles. No. Seriously, I did. And, not just because I went and did this drawing all over again. When I completed it first time round I knew that there was something wrong - the marble. Back then I drew it from my head, when really I'd prefer to have the subject there in front of me. Knowing that I intended to re-draw it I went and bought some marbles. It took me ages to find the perfect blue one, one that looked a little like an eye. After all, the marble is the punch line in this picture; it's the cherry on the cake, so it had to be right. So I selected the perfect one, bought the bag and then proceeded to lose them. Annoying. Very annoying.

This is one reason it's taken so long to complete this drawing - losing my marble. I spent hours on Flickr getting lost in stunning photos of marbles, but to me, the one in my drawing still looks contrived. There are a few other new additions to this picture, since the original; my favourite being the corn plaster. There are other things that became subject matter out of desperation to finish the drawing, like...erm...well I'll let you find them.

Anyway, you know the drill; click on image to enlarge.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

paint your palette

I love the 1970s. Does it show?

This little drawing actually began as a study for one of the two bigger drawings I am currently working on. I've been trying to introduce some colour into my sepia ink drawings but I'm not, like, convinced that it's happening, man.