Thursday, 28 October 2010


Remotely Operated (underwater) Vehicle

After questioning Pete what you'd do to investigate deep sunken things - apparentely this is the way!

Pics from Wiki. I unfortunately haven't got one at home to do lifedrawings of.

(Although now that I think of it, I think I do have some photos of similar things from Stockholm's FANTASTIC diving museum :) )

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Drawing Journal

It's all about paint mark and line.

Drawing journal is current college project. It is meant to be researchy-connected to our main project for the year. I decided to just do a series of drawings that will be connected with my main project by a theme, and also use it as a field for researching and working out the way I will draw/paint the final illustrations in. Some of those drawings I like quite a lot, so I decided to put them up here :)

It is all drawn in a little journal book which I made specifically for this purpose - it has days of the month marked on each page. Some of the drawings in it are just on one side, others are on both - but since it is a book, there will be a line dividing it in the middle. For the first time this doesn't bother me :)

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

(almost) November

Following a request by Group 2 Gosia, I am dropping painting (not really) and putting up some more of THIS.

This one here is first one in months series I started and this is November. I also have January (or February, need to decide still), but it isn't scanned yet. I kind want to make diaries or calendars with these things... But we are yet to see what comes out!

November always makes me think of Day of the Dead/All Souls Day and visiting graveyard - which is what we always did as a family to visit my grandfather's grave. Also that's when the Autumn kind of ends and Everything Dies!! Probably just hibernates, but that's nowhere near as dramatic.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

New layout!

Oh the glory of the new layout! I wanted something new and something Autumny - at least more than the last one.

Also check out the TWIN SISTER (although not identical twins) layout I made for Riennahera!

Now I should just crack on with new website design for my portfolio... Hmmm.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Jam, baby!

I am thouroughly regretting not making any jams this year. Although last years delicious strawberry-rhubarb was a bit of a failure, as it never sealed properly (so I had to have lots of strawberry rhubarb jam within 3 weeks, which was best before time suggested by my jam master - granny J).

Instead I painted some... I really like the colour scheme in this one.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Wolf Hat & some website talk

Ohhh, he's angry!!! I wish I could be where he is. And have the hat.

I am really struggling for good walk areas near where I live. The closest thing is the Canal, and you can have really pleasant walks along there. I need proper FOREST though. One you can go in and get a bit lost. Back home there were loads of forests you could go into, finding old cementeries and walking surrounded by trees for hours! In Edinburgh - the local places are nice, but they all seem pretty busy. Pentland hills are great too (got lost there quite a few times, hihi), but then they are a bus drive away... The world seems to be against me today.

On the less interesting note, I am planning on changing a few things on the website, menus, portfolio bit etc... And I spent about 5 hours today messing with code, preparing it for the changes and there is actually almost nothing noticeable about it, apart from the portfolio bit which might seem a bit bare/cluttered now (to be changed soon). At least the actual changes will be now well easy to make... Once I get round to do them.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Bees, Zombies and a Haunted Bathroom

The other 3 illustrations for the same project as wolves (which was to illustrate 4 out of 10 bizarre stories). I do have some studies for those final illustrations too, but they are nowhere near as exciting as the wolves ones!

The stories were about: bee beards, a new course called Zombie Studies and a bathroom that was posessed by Satan (or so believe the owners) who apart from watching people wash would turn off the heating in the room. Shocking!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Wolves - the final illustration

Final illustration for the wolf thing. It's an illustration for a text about this couple that lives with a pack of wolves... There weren't many details in the text on how it is technically meant to work. The person that wrote it was more keen on making fun of those people, as opposed to giving accurate information.