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Urban Sketching: Intercontinental Hotel

Here I am sketching with the group

Black and White


Here I am with the Melbourne Urban Sketcher group!  I really enjoy sketching at different locations on Saturdays.  I get to see different areas of Melbourne, I get to draw and the company is lovely!  I've been having a great time and this isn't something I draw a lot of at all but I've been most inspired by it.  The pic above is the Intercontinental Hotel on Collins Street.  I don't have a brick red.  Everything I have is either too bright or too dark.  I also don't have all my pens with me when I draw, I kinda guess which colours I may need.  So the results are cool but not always accurate.  I don;t use any pencils either.  Straight pen. It forces me not to be too precious and to try to get it right the first time.  More or less.  Or fudge it.  Either one.


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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: 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.

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!