Thursday, May 29, 2014
Now, woodcuts are one of my favorite mediums, Dostoevsky is one of my favorite authors and Claire is one of my favorite artists, so naturally I had to have one of these prints.
Claire noticed me drooling on Facebook and offered an artist trade! Now for the other part of the story. My other friend, Nicki Doo (whose blog I cannot find, sadly. Her lettering is incredible) lent and then gave me a how-to guide to medieval illumination! I only just unpacked it, and oh! How excited I was.
So! I am using the techniques in the book (sort of... lots of improv) to create an illuminated initial for Claire, and in return I shall have a beautiful woodcut.
Of course, this is nowhere near done. But this is my first time leafing! Very pleased with the leafing results. Very excited to do more of it.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Once it was dry I tinted some latex with acrylic paint and voila! Boobs!
Tomorrow I'll work on smoothing the fabric at the edge of her neck, and probably start the anchoring on her feet.
LOOK AT IT! It's beautiful! I have 8 electric outlets right in the top of my desk to plug all my things into and they all turn on and off with a switch under the desk! I have shelves on which to place my supplies and I have drawers in which to place the supplies that don't fit on the shelves! I have 8 feet of workspace, and an extra foot and a half that flips up at the end if I want it! I have so much space I ran out of things to put in all of the drawers available to me! And soon the vast wall above my space will be either a fabric wall or an inspiration wall... haven't decided...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Struggling a little on the face paint job. The stylized lighting in the top image is very strong, and while I want to include the colors from the label in her paint job, if I make the lighting the same it will really limit my photography options.
On the other hand, I'm very pleased with the body. I made a lot of mistakes with the foam/skin on the Strong Man, and I am not going to let that happen again. Where the Strong Man's foam was held together with very stiff hot glue, this little lady is held together with some very loose stitches. She's much more flexible, as a result.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Since getting this tattoo it has been my dream to get it fixed. Here are the early stages of what I am thinking. If you have any feedback, please give it to me now, as I have learned tattoos are permanent and I'd like to know the glaring flaws BEFORE I have them eternally etched into my flesh.