Fairies….Or Are They Goblins?

One of the ideas that has been incessantly nagging at me for the last six months or so is these bird-headed creatures. They just wouldn’t go away, I’ve even been dreaming of them.

These are all digitally manipulated photos. I drew the little critters and posed in them in various locations around my garden trying to find interesting undergrowth for them to lurk in. I’ve then experimented with adding textures and other imperfection to the images before putting them through the old photo filter in the GIMP. So far I’ve used pencils or pen to make the figures but I’ve been finding that the photos tend to wash out the details making them look very two dimensional and flat. I’m planning on trying paint next and see what effect that will have.

Concertina Book: Cup & Rings Vs Zig-Zags

I may have been quiet on the blogging front but I’ve been working away on various little projects to help me recover form the disaster which is uni 😦

A while ago I impulse bought (always the best purchases 🙂 ) a concertina sketch book and then kept on having different ideas about what I could put in it, finally settling on combing two favourite types of patterns alternating on the pages so that the book could be opened two different ways. I decided to use felt-tips, they’re fun to use as well as being uncompromising with the quality of the marks they make and the colours they come in… and this is the result…

I decided to decorate the front to make it easier to open it the right way…

nice contrast between the colours and textures of the two different patterns….

and these are the complete patterns…. first the zig-zags…

and then the cup & rings…