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Sniffles And Sweets

16 Sep

I am such a wimp. I’ve got a cold and I’ve retreated to my settee with a blanket, aspirin and a big bag of sweets – Gummy Bears, my favourites (I rarely eat sweets except when I’m not well). I can’t work up the motivation to do any art while I’m wallowing in sniffly misery so I’m looking back through my archives of digital drawings to start putting them in order.

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This is a group of drawings I did from photos of foxes a few years back when I first had my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tablet, using a free app called Markers.

 

 

Mini Monos

2 Jun

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I spent today at the Creative Bubble artspace in the city centre. I’m a member of an art collective called 15 Hundred Lives and we’re at Creative Bubble all week with an exhibition of our work and each of us is doing demonstrations of techniques that we use.

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Today I worked on some new little monotypes, based on drawings I did on my Samsung Galaxy Tablet of foxes.

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I used Intaglio Printmakers oil based relief ink and tried a number of different papers; two by Saunders, a creamy smooth one and a white textured and also a smooth white cartridge paper and finally a lightweight tissue paper. Each gave a very different line, the tissue paper had the crispest but didn’t take textures well.

Rain, Rest And A Little Darling

24 May

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Last night was the opening of the Commensalis group show at The Octagon in Fringe Arts Bath. Husb and I went up for the opening night and took in some of the other venues as well – more than 40 shows in 15 venues until June the 8th and all for free! The traffic back was terrible and we didn’t get home until well past midnight. I’ve never seen so many cars coming over the Severn Bridge. It’s good that so many people are coming to Wales for the holiday weekend, but look at the awful weather they’ve come to. Mind you, it’s just as bad in England – typical British Bank Holiday weather.

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So Husb and I have had a quiet day. I’ve been working flat out since I came back from my residency in Pakistan, and I worked flat out while I was there, so today was a little lazy break. But drawing practice must go on. So I turned to The Fox Project on Facebook again and scribbled this little darling. He’s called Ben. He still has some of the fuzzy black baby fur on his face, with the typical ginger fur starting to show.

Foxy Again

21 May

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End of a long day and I haven’t done a drawing so I found one of my favourite Facebook groups, The Fox Project and did a digital sketch using one of the fox pictures as a reference. I drew into my Samsung Galaxy Tablet Note 8, using the Marker free app.

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Saucer Eyes

18 Mar

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Another day stuck behind a computer, phoning, going to meetings …… it’s a good job that I’ve committed to producing an artblog each day otherwise I’d never get any artwork done! I popped over to The Fox Project again for a look at their photos and came across a little cub with huge saucer eyes. Fox cubs also have impossibly huge ears. Just a quick scribble into my Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with a free Markers app.

Fox And Frustration

17 Mar

It’s been a frustrating day. I’ve been searching for airfares online since lunchtime and I’m sick of the sight of the computer! I haven’t done anything creative so I searched the photos of one of my favourite Facebook sites, The Fox Project.

I had a quick scribble. Here it is.

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And now to bed. Goodnight. 🙂

 

Foxy Finale

28 Feb

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I’ve been taking part in a Facebook daily drawing challenge for February and this is the last one. The month’s flown by. I’ve done quite a bit of practice on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and also been practicing drawing British wildlife from Internet stock photos. I’ve enjoyed it and I’ll probably carry on for a while longer. During the month I discovered how to do a slide show with the Galaxy, showing the development of some of my drawings, almost animations.

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hmmm…….animation…….there’s an idea………..

Bureaucracy!

27 Feb

Today was one bureaucratic mess! I’ve been planning something really big for months now and I was hoping to make it public today but bureaucracy has gotten in the way and I have to spend more time getting paperwork and forms together and travelling hundreds of miles to get the documentation I need. Pain in the neck!

So I’ve just had a nice cup of chamomile tea to calm me down, a toasted teacake to cheer me up (with Welsh farm salted butter, of course) and I sketched a fox. Quickly. And now goodnight 🙂

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