Saturday, November 29, 2008

Another Screengrab

Today's shot:

Friday, November 28, 2008

Monster Bookswap

Spread 2 of Juan and I's bookswap :) His arm-y man on the left and my battle snail on the right.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Work In Progess

So much for posting everyday ...

Here's some screengrabs of something I'm working on (deadline on Monday! eeps!). Hence the not posting ...
It's an intro sequence for a pilot of a music show.

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All Flash and Photoshoppery.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Here's my sign-in page for the moleskine portrait exchange (blogged HERE). Five days left to do my actual self-portrait eek!

Staedtler Pigment Pens

Saturday, November 22, 2008

EDM (Day 95) #10 & #11

Not too much to say except that I skipped #9 for now as 'organised chaos' intimidates me and my apartment is strangely neat and clean right now.

These were fast (10-15 minutes each), I just really wanted to get some 'real' sketching done. Once the next two CRAZY weeks are over (2 deadlines!) I want to start sketching outdoors despite being equal parts afraid and annoyed with the idea of people bothering me while I am drawing.
Also, I love my watercolour pencils. So mess free! (that's if you discount the errant purple dot underneath the glasses)

EDM#10 - Hands
Juan was watching "I, Robot" quite comfortably on the couch so I thought I would draw his pretty hands all folded together. But NO! A few seconds after I started the drawing he started playing with his Nintendo DS (that he won at the Out of Controller exhibition :D). So rather than tearing my hair out I kept drawing. Which explains the weird fingers coming out of the DS screen.

EDM#11 - Eye glasses
I've had glasses for a bit over a year now. Karma totally strikes back cos I used to make fun of my dad when he ate a bowl of noodles and they steamed up and he'd be pretty blind. I thought it was hilarious at the time. Now ... not so much ... they also fog up when I open the oven door without turning the fan off first.
Other than that, I really like them. I actually think I look rather strange without them now although they sort of take over if I try and wear eye makeup (which is very rarely anyway).
And of course, they are purple.

Bic biro (fine) and Derwent Watercolour pencils.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Further ink blot experiments. I'm don't seem to have as much fun drawing faces (which is to say I am no good at it which should actually mean I should stop trying to avoid it like a demon) as I do drawing critters.

Here I present for your observation a Spanish Sumo Catfish and a Coiffed Ba-Looper.
Obviously I did no research into what fish actually look like.

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Collage, watercolour, pigment markers and letter transfers.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Doodle Blots

Blog resolution #92847
I'm-a-gunna try and blog everyday no matter how trivial/fugly/underdone my doodles may be.

Taking Judy's idea from my previous entry I started to explore the world of ink blot faces yesterday night in front of Survivor Micronesia (Fans vs Favourites ... I'm gunning for Ozzy). But then after a couple I decided I wanted to draw some critters instead. The bottom right is my favourite. His name is Stanley.

Watercolour, graphite and ink.

I will progress onto actually using watercolour paper soon instead of cheapy thin paper (the heads on top bled through THREE pages!). This looks like it could develop into an addiction.
Fun times!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Postcard Swap

After the bookswap fell through I joined a postcard swap! Much less time/commitment involved hehe
Here are the ones I've received so far (just waiting on one more!):

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Top row: Judy Beck Lobos and Libbi Corson
Bottom row: Kelly Anderson-Radcliff and Janet Burns

I'm totally gonna steal Judy's idea of ink splotch people. Looks fun and addictive and a great source of mischief! And I love the variety of colours in Kelly's pumpkins ... mmm pumpkins ... I wish Australia had a larger variety of pumpkins readily available. I would say the same for potatoes but I recently found a great potato vendor at the Queen Victoria Markets who even has a chart of the different kinds of potatoes he sells (about 15 different kinds on a good day). He is my new best friend :D

... But back to the postcards: here are mine all ready to go! Will post the actual cards on the blog once they have been received so as not to ruin any surprises ;-)
It's so nice getting snail mail that is not bills or electoral propaganda.

Thanks for the postcards girls! xx

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Hummingbird ACEOs in Shop

A couple of new pigment markers later and suddenly there were a couple of hummingbirds floating around my lounge room.

If you would like to give them a home, they are up for adoption at My Etsy Store (JoFoLand) EDIT: sold!!!

Elementary Experiments

Very elementary! The guy on the right I got inspiration from watching "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" oddly enough. The other is a cake/dessert from a photo somewhere on Flickr!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

New Skyline ACEOs in Shop

Made a set of black and white cityscapes - New York, London, Sydney - for the shop using some recently purchased pigment markers (my new best friends!). I was going to do Melbourne but couldn't find a nice photo of the skyline so reverted back to good ole Sydneytown.

I also received the box of 24 Derwent watercolours from eBay I've been waiting 3 weeks for (grrrrrr) and am experimenting with them joyfully! All the benefits of watercolour without all the tubs and tins and cleaning up and over squeezing paint onto the palette, it's a win-win for me as I have never been the greatest painter (colour mixing is just not in my bones). Be assured these experiments will most likely make an appearance in the shop soon :o)

All cards below are available for purchase individually at

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