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Photo Reference practice 03 ( Iddy )

First victim of portraiture.  I really need to make smaller eyes and I am really rusty when it comes to drawing realistically.  The face needed to be longer and eyes smaller.  Ah well, that's the whole point of practicing, right?

 This is my friend Daniel Waghorn and we've been friends since 1999 when he did the musical score for a film project at Uni.  Since then, I've been going to him to put music to my animations and the occassional web design help.  His website is: Neon Twilight.

I remember when I used to draw faces all the time and I keep getting told to do my math or more "important" subjects at school.  It never really mattered if I got good grades at sport or wasn't a proper subject.  Now here I am...20 years later...still doing sport and art.  I only use basic maths and it hasn't hurt my budgeting skills or my ability to pay my bills or charge what am worth.  I wouldn't know where to use Calculus or Trigonometry and the lack of that knowledge has not hurt me at all.  I use a bit of basic science mostly for first aid, muscle recovery and I have always like biology.  I don't speak my native language nor care about the history of the country.  I  always did well at English at school.  So essentially, the things that I have always been passionate about are still the "subjects" I use in my day to day life.  I just no longer have people telling me that it's a waste of time and being free from that is absolutely awesome.


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Hi, hi! 

How are things going?  Thought I would touch base.  My first week and a bit at work has been quite full on.  Lots of work to do for now.....will see how that goes.  Rob and I went to Sushi Jiro at the QV last weekend for some delicious sushi train.  We love sushi train.  I especially wanted to draw the scampi nigiri and the spicy salmon nigiri.

I also drew my fatty boombah kitty, Hanzo.  He is on a diet...but it's going to take time to lose weight, so he's still fat.  I need to lose weight too.  I really need to lessen my sugar and certainly exercise more. 

Working on some test animations tomorrow.  Should be good fun!

IF: Burning


This is my illustration for Illustration Friday and the theme is Burning.  I wanted to do something simple with bold colours and I went for "burning passion" and why not?  I think it's the type of burning most people wont mind at all.  This was illustrated in Flash.

I bought two awesome fashion books today: Dreaming of Chanel and Dreaming of Dior.  I would definitely recommend them!

IF: Mail

"Peggy was so surprised when she discovered that........"

This is my submission for Illustration Friday: Mail.  Thought I would leave it open ended for everyone else to fill in the blanks.

I haven't been able to submit for two weeks because of freelance work and it feels so nice to have something up for this week.  I am still on fashion illustration mode and enjoying it a lot.  Done in Flash and tweaked in Photoshop.