Monday, April 11, 2011

More Quillings

Hello internet people!

I should really do some drawing or painting, this latest batch of art is all quilling. But fear not, once I'm done typing today's blogpost I'm going to paint!

So here's a suggestion from my friend Karlyne:

It's Disney's Stitch! He looks a lot like a bulldog, but I think I like it.

I wanted to quill the CatBus from Totoro, but I didn't have anymore dark brown paper. So instead I quilled a whole bunch of little cute things. My favourites are the apple and the teapot.

Also, this Friday (when I get money again) I'm going to get my hands on some resin and test some of these out. Well, I'll make a throw away test first before risking any of my nice quillings. The point is, these all might be wearable soon! And once they are, they'll be for sale. I'm thinking that I'll sell them as pendants and the people who buy them can supply their own necklace. That way it's cheaper and easier for everyone. :)

Hm, what else do I have to say? Well, I just finished listening to every episode (so far) of the podcast Kiss and Tell. It is so damn good. And it kinda makes me want to do a podcast. Although I don't know who I'd do it with or what we would talk about.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dr Sketchys and Whatnot

Dr Sketchy's was tonight! I wish it was on more often, it's so damn good. I should find another life drawing class as well...Hm, I think I say that every time I go to Dr Sketchy's.

Anyway, check it! Arts.

I got there early, so this first one is just a doodle I did while I was waiting for Dr Sketchy's to begin, a little bit of art therapy. I really like how it turned out, I should explore it further and turn it into a finished piece rather than just a doodle.

And here are the better sketches that I did tonight:

I managed to do some nice drawings tonight. As well as some pretty awful ones. But hey, that's how life drawing goes.

Aaaand here's some quilling.

The Beast from Beauty and the Beast. Such a pain in the ass to create! But he came out so well.

And Cinderella. A much easier design.

I can't wait to get my hands on some resin and see how it goes protecting these babies. I want to wear one around my neck.

And here's a little concept image for My Sister's Voice. (The graphic novel I'm working on.) I have been neglecting it too much this last week. Time to get on that shit!

Well, I'm off to bed...or off to prepare some canvases...


PS. I get to sing a solo at choir. I'm pretty excited about it. :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Super Nova and Other Such Things

Well, for someone who doesn't have a job, I've been pretty busy this week! Mostly I've been doing social sorts of things, meeting new people and all that. And it's been pretty great! I must do more of these things.

Choir practise, QUT Queer Collective screening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, parent time, Sprinkl (a creative networking group) and Super Nova were all the highlighting events of this week. And tomorrow I'm going to see 'A Cat in Paris', a feature length french animation. Joy!

Super Nova was pretty damn great, I came away with about a million billion business cards and flyers of a lot of things that I'd like to check out. As well as some amazing art by Ben Templesmith. Seriously though, so many things and artists to check out now! There's some pretty great local talent in Brisbane. And I definitely want to check out the Brisbane Quidditch Group. :D

Also, next year I totally want to share a table with someone at Super Nova. So friends, I'm putting it out there, it's just an idea right now, but let's Super Nova it up next year!

Speaking of friends, it was so great to see so many friends at Super Nova! It was just lovely to catch up with people, especially people that I hadn't seen in a while/ages.

Although while I was at Super Nova, I did manage to make myself ill in some way. I blame the sun. I was standing outside in the sun for quite a while in order to get in and when I made it in it was pretty hot and crowded. Combine that with no lunch or water and you get a Lex who very nearly passes out. x_x Or perhaps my friend Jarrod is so manly he made me swoon.

Well, that's enough talk! Time for some art:
It's Snow White! I quilled her using paper and I really want to turn her into a necklace. I'm going to coat her with resin, get a metal loop to attach her to a necklace and test her out. If she's sturdy enough I'm going to quill more necklaces and put them in my Etsy. :)

And here's Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. :) She shall also become a necklace!

That's all for now, I need some more rest, that sunlight sure takes it out of me.