Thursday, December 23, 2010

My New Film Blog

As some of you may know I'm a huge movie fan and also a total geek.

Every year I keep a new film diary to keep track of what I have watched, where I watched it, and how I rate those movies.
I have decided that for 2011 I would put this diary online. So here it is...

http://cinematicvacations.blogspot.com/

Entries will be live from January 1st 2011.

Another kitty cat - WIP

Having little to do is great - I've been so productive these last few weeks!

I hate to think of what it's going to be like next year when I'm back at college. All these creative juices are bound to dry right up...

Anyway, here's a terrible photo showing the new small drawing I've started. Pleased so far.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Quick Sketch - Spaniel



Something a bit different again, about half hour, gel pen on paper.



Beautiful reference photo from hunny21-stock HERE

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sketchy



Again, being bored I thought I'd try something a bit different for me - a simple study of white still life.

Not looking too bad at the moment, but a lot of work to go. Terrible photo quality too so I apologise for that.


Reference photo here on WetCanvas

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sniffer - almost done



He's a one-armed bandit at the moment, but he's nearly there.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Window to the Soul


Very pleased with this. About 2 hours or so work, all in HB pencil on cartridge paper.
There are a few things I wish I'd done better, such as the eyelashes, but I got stuck and didn't know what to do.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Eye Eye!

Bored stiff at work today so did some drawing. Not finished but definitely well in progress.



Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Promises to Self for 2011

  • Make enough felt plushies (at least 15) to list on Etsy and make at least one sale before I go back to college in April
  • Complete at least one full size painting in acrylic (A4 or larger)
  • Finally experiment with the watercolours I bought an age ago
  • Do one finished drawing/sketch a month
  • Finish one amigurumi animal a quarter
  • Take photos and print them on hard copies once a quarter

All achievable? Let's hope so!


Sniffer update


Main body finished. 4 inches long. He's like a little sausage!!
Ears next, then legs, arms and tail.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sniffer in progress

Wow, I'm not letting up on this new crochet skill with my third project fully underway.

Let me introduce you to Sniffer. He's a small and friendly pup currently half finished.



I'm really enjoying this one and it's my first time changing colours on the go.

He should be finished shortly.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sid the Polar Bear is alive!


Here he is, all sewn together and finally finished.

He's turned a bit mischievious and keeps hiding in the Christmas tree. Naughty Sid!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Meerkat Dreaming

Here is a boredom inspired doodle - a meerkat dreams of his favourite foods





Pen on cartridge paper

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Polar Bear Update



So, I have now completed the body and have made three of the legs. It's still looking a little bit odd, but I followed the pattern so what can you do??

Onto leg number four today, then just two ears and a tail to go.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Stumpy McDoodle Finished!!

So, here's my first finished crochet piece. He's Stumpy McDoodle (although he didn't actually end up that stumpy!), and he was an enormous learning curve.


There are a lot of mistakes in there (mainly the fact that I didn't realise you had to weave in the end; I just cut them off so I'm expecting him to unravel anytime soon), but I am pleased how he came out for a very first project.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Improvements in Crochet - New Project!

After finally managing to teach myself the very basics of crochet, including circles and tubes (which believe me were the bane of my life until I got them right!), I have taken on my first proper amigurumi patter - this polar bear.


Here is where I'm at so far:



Looks like a fish, not a polar bear!! That is supposed to be his head and the start of his body.
Here's hoping it starts to look more bear-like as I continue!