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Some initial sketches for a project I’m working on.
I’m consciously using coloured pencils to sketch with and it’s actually working out really nicely. Plus, not having to worry as much about graphite smudges evvvverywhere feels good!
Anyways, I wanna keep pushing on with these, make the images more arresting and pretty and meaningful- at the moment they’re just mood/pinup pieces!
Meet Dippy the tiny felt diny :) I drew out the plan over the weekend and spent a little time here and there on it. Teeny blanket stitches on felt with a purple tongue and embroidered eyes. Rose choker is elastic and removable and waistcoat snap fastens so it can also be taken on and off. I like making cute things :)
Reblobbing from main blog as I took this on Instagram haha. Go over for the original commentary :)
Some speedish painting done today. I know I need to focus more on color and environments, the only way to successfully do so being lots and lots of practice. For all seven of these I spent about 2-2.5 hours total in PaintTool SAI.
From this tutorial on making tiny books, I was inspired to have this mad project before the Xmas holidays to make tiny books (and customised art cards) for classmates on my course (I finished it on time, although the ATCs at the end were abit rushed because of coursework deadlines…). I had roughly the same number of cover color/variations and let everyone just pick out the one that they liked best ^^
The books themselves are all handsewn and glued, with cute origami paper on the outside and matching end papers to hide the cardboard I used to make them ‘hardcovers’. The paper is Daler Rowney 100% recycled 120gsm, cut with a craft knife and 4 holes for the sewing punched through with an awl.
If I had more time, I would have made the spines more distinct with a second layering of contrasting paper. However, as it stands, I’m pretty happy with the outcome for it being a personal project/venturing into bookmaking and coming out with so many tiny, but 100% useable, super mini sketchbooks!
I still have extra materials from this, so I’m going to have to make more soon, it’s pretty addictive to have a tiny library :)
(P.S. My first tries…)
Reblogging this onto my art blog as I’m pretty happy with the results of this project! Despite the crazy time I had to make it in, it felt good to see the reaction from people that I gave it to :)
From there, I’ve also been thinking about making little sketchbooks and stuff from ephemera/things that are normally thrown away, such as the excess envelope packaging of guitar strings for instance.
Tumblr is working for me now! <3 (as far as I’m aware..)
..have some rough colour concepts for a logo design thing :P
Stopping here because I need sleep and I don’t think I’ll be able to get this printed out in time for class :x
Steampunk Treehouse- Very rough colours thrown over my sketch to give an indication of the colours/mood I’m going for. Will need to look further at the ‘noise’ of underwater photographs and rays of light, as well as adding more coral/tiny fish, light speckles and bubbles. Considering moving the placement of the diver, adding shadows of more partly mechanic sharks/sealife (such as dapper crabs etc) in the background. Maybe some brighter colours and coral??
The ‘coral tree’ is based off of elkhorn coral and the ‘house’ I’m imaging is more like somewhat made of parts of a submarine (thinking about 20,000 leagues under the sea) whilst the diver is actually working (mining? exploring?) on the sea bed.
Speed painting, around 20 mins each to get back into the groove of using my tablet.
Sort of developed thumbnails/work in progress type things. Just uploading a clearer picture, I’m aiming for an underwater kind of ‘Steampunk Treehouse’ for the end I think. Going to look more into hydrothermal vents, coral reefs and media such as Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ (the grotto) and ‘Bioshock’ (game).
Going to do some underwatery speedpainting for color values/warm ups before working on the final piece later on tonight.