Sunday, May 30, 2010

Day 140.

Wood and sky.
Over the last few months, I see the art cycles I go through,
going from one medium to another. Exploring and creating.
Every week or month results in a series of personally rewarding images.

Thanks for visiting.
(posted 10:03 AM)

Sunday theme: transparent character.
I tried a couple of takes on this one,
couldn't get into it this time. I tried a
retro cartoon thing with the Genie in
transparent mode, not communicated well.
You win some you loose some.
(posted 8:20 PM)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Day 139.

Experimentation with photo.
(posted 12:23AM)

(posted 2:15 PM)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Day 138.

Feather Cat Snowflake.
(posted 10:15AM)


I've got the math figured out now.
Cool combination with ink and digital.

Girl Friday.

Girl Friday 2.
(posted  7:19 PM)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 137.

I thought I would try the same application
to typographic forms.
Very interesting results.More experimentation and
exploration to come. Where can I use these
images? These are done for fun and to learn
something new.
Thanks for visiting.
A snowy day in May, 2010. Had a little time to do
some ink doodles. No particular theme,
just wandering in my imagination.
(posted 9:03PM)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day 136.

still have to do the math.
(posted 1:32PM)
This is a little closer.
Still have to get the formula right.
(posted 4:40PM)

First two versions were done on CDX5.
This version is on Photoshop.More refinements
are needed to polish this technique, still
interesting results.Like playing with an
overly complicated kaleidoscope.

Thanks for visiting.
(posted 8:39PM)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day 135

Fish,onions, potatoes and winged toad.
I complete some of these colouring pages
when my wife and kids are in bed. Sometimes
I'm half asleep and maybe some of the subject
matter reflects my thoughts and experiences
of the day.Potatoes were planted with
Gramper yesterday and we talked about
skewered salmon. The three different cats, toad,
 bird and Flower Girl fire juggler...are
waking dreams, coming to the surface.

Thanks for visiting.
(posted 11:12 AM)

Experimentation with reflection and repetition.
(posted 6PM)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 134-200th post.

200 hundred posts on this blog.
Still more to come. This is the most productive I've been in a long time.
I'm getting some projects done along the way, and have begun new ones.
Hopefully all will see publication by next year, if not sooner.
I will keep you all up to date on this blog.
Thanks for visiting.
(posted 6:47PM)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Day 133.

One of my abandoned pages, this one got along further than the others.
Some of the characters look a little too evil for a kids colouring book.
There are worse things out there, but I am aiming for a family friendly
book. I got five out of twelve done this week. A good start.
Thanks for visiting. GarSeeYa!
(posted 9:38 AM)

Sunday themes are back with the Daily Blogger.
The chosen theme is "favourite Disney moment or scene".
This was a tough one, since there are so many
to choose from.The early Disney movies I saw were
the classics:Snow White,Bambi,Pinocchio,Dumbo...
but I have to go with the short film: "The Old Mill" and
"Fantasia", for one special moment,
 it made me love animation and creating art.
 That continues to this day.

 Thanks. GarSeeYa!
(posted 10:45 PM)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Day 131.

This is the most structured page of the series, so far.
A flip page, rotated, two directions of up.

 For publication, I am considering a calendar format,
so pages can be separated for easier colouring.
Pages would be printed one side at 11"X17",
using heavy weight paper.

(Any thoughts on the format?)

 Thanks for visiting.
(posted at 10:15 AM)

This one got away from me. The EVIL DOC hijacked
the colouring page, and demanded I complete his picture.
The test tube looked evil-nasty, so I gave in.
Please note: EVIL DOC has encased and
bound Girl Friday in the iron suit.

(Taking full advantage of the
Kuretake brush pen.
Posted 6:37PM)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 130.

I've included a few literary characters, see how many you recognize.

 I received the new brush pen today.
I'll apply it to the new colouring page to see the difference.
 GarSeeYa! (posted 11:15 AM)
New brush pen came in today. I've tried it out.
It requires a soft touch and control. Patience and practice
is key to mastering the tool.(side note: the fibre tip on other pens
gives more resistance on paper, its stiffness gives a little more control.)
It came in a fancy wood box, with three ink cartridges.
I also ordered a PLATINUM ink converter. I still
need to buy the ink. Any recommendations for inks?
The brush gives me more variety in line weights,
a more expressive line.This pen will be a constant
in my pencil box and many sketching sessions.

Thanks for visiting.
(posted 4PM)