Saturday, 10 July 2010

continuing flibblyness

I have my brother visiting for the weekend, so today we went out to an activity farm and stroked some goats and fed the chickens and rabbits and ginueapigs. There was a big black pot bellied pig too but he was hiding in his plastic tub most of the time. Took some good photos, might use some to draw from. Good day :)

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Please not the dappy lions anymore!

You might have noticed.
That art a day thing didn't last long did it?
Main reason was I had a couple of long days at work
like wednesday, 8am to 6:15, then straight to dancing, then straight to cinema, then 45 minute walk home and then BED!
No way the first thing I think to do when I get home is say Yes Let's Sit Down And Update My Bloggity Blog!
So I didn't
and now it's been like 3 days
and I feel like a faaaaiiiilllluuuureeee
but not too bad because it's not like this is the end of the world
I've decided an art a day isn't really do-able
I mean I do draw every day
or at least doodle
But scanning it and uploading it an all
not so much fun
so from now on I'll post when I have the proper urge to
when I have something exciting and relevant
and not just throw pictures of dappy lions and such at you
god that lion was a bit crap wasn;t it?
I appreciate y'all for not saying anything
God knows I hate criticism
But I am always looking at my art myself
and I can tell if it is a bit dodgy
most of it is tbh
but some bits shine through :)
and you gots to perservere
cos the more art you make, the more there is to have a chance of shining
that's my theory
I realised at college and uni
watching my fellow pupils
not that I wish to be mean
but sometimes quantity IS quality
like you see one picture
it;s a bit crap
but if someone's filled 20 sketchbooks with it, and has framed one nicely
then you start to think there must be something to it
like that must be their STYLE
and who knows if they do that so much
they're bound to develop
and have it all figured out
and it'll count.


I'm not planning to throw quantites of crap at you.

But I wish to just use this post to say sorry I fell off the art a day bandwagon
But I WILL be posting more arts
and hopefully with this new mindset
they will be better.

Or at least not dappy lions.
x Britta

Monday, 5 July 2010

1st request art

'machines or rocky landscapes' was the suggestion last night, so here's a quarry with some scaffolding :) Might do something more 'machine'-y tomorrow, since I'll admit scaffolding is a bit of a cop-out. I based it on a picture I founded on the internet of a film crew (hence the scaff) in a quarry. I like the colours (dropper-tool samples from the original photo) and the dotty rock. Thoughts/suggestions anyone?

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Wizard of Oz - Brain *and* 'da noive'

I drew a lion with a very basic nervous system. Gah. I should really dedicate a bit more time to these drawings, and maybe fingure out a theme. So that I can develop, not just do a random thing each day, which fun though it is, doesn't make me feel like I've acomplished much. Maybe I should start getting people to request things? That would be more of a challenge. Any suggestions?

Saturday, 3 July 2010

doodle a day number 3

Just a quick one this morning as I'm working most of the day. After work I'm going straight to Poetry night, and I've actually written a poem for it for once! Never performed yet so I shall see if I have the nerve. It's a very long one, telling the story of Little Red Riding Hood. I shall post it tomorrow maybe if it hasn't been too traumatic! Anyway, back to the picture; It's a fox with cybernetic front legs, and his friend mouse who designed them for him. It's nothing amazing but I do think the fox is quite cute and charming :)

Friday, 2 July 2010

2nd day, second picture

Browsing through the internets I found this cute goat and decided he'd make a good 'art for the day' number two! I meant to just do a quick sketch but I think he ended up taking me about 40 minutes of tweaking and layering. He's still not perfect. I think next time something a little more free-hand will get more exciting results. I know goats have weird eyes anyway but this guy's are just ... bleh. Not even freaky devil goat eyes. Just dead.
I do like his little expression though, and the fact that he has his mobile number pinned to his ear so any goat laydees who like what they see can get right in there :D

Thursday, 1 July 2010

2nd post in as many days

gosh aren't I prolific?
if that is the word
I've seen a thing where people have a blog and they do a doodle every day
like every single day
including birthdays
including christmas
Could I do that?
do I have the commitment?
Do I have the ARTS??
only one way to find out :)
I'll do an art quickly to start it off...

It's a hyena
bearing in mind I didn't look at a hyena before I drew it
it might not look anything like a hyena
infact before I put the spots on, I was complimented on my lovely hedgehog
but it is half past midnight
and I am pretty pleased with my grouchy hyena friend
makes a pleasant change from all those horrible laughing-at-you hyenas
(stupid hyenas)
so I hope you like too!
This is it my friends!
The first of what will hopefully be a long and unbroken string of doodles
oh yes!
Definately won't be just drawing them in Paint
comments please :)

1st blog ever woooo

I was really into doing a blog
and then this was all more complicated than I thought
and now I'm deflated
like a forgotten beach ball
all colourful and fun looking
but ultimately useless

maybe tomorrow.