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Urban Sketching: Fitzroy GardensCook's Cootage
Hi! Was Urban Sketching with the sketchers today at Fitzroy Gardens. It was lovely and I would have loved to have drawn inside the Conservatory but it was too crowded. Inside is extremely pretty though. Gorgeous flowers. Today was a lot of fun and I thought I would change it up by not drawing in my regular long format book and no markers! All watercolours today on my antique book! I must say that I am running out of pages in my book and need to get a new one. Or I could draw on normal paper for a while and not freak folks out on how am desecrating a book. Yes, this book was printed in the 1930s, a proper antique but seriously...it was all tatty already and I bought it specifically to draw on since the pages were pretty thick. Now to find another book with thick pages again....or music sheets. Been wanting to draw on old music sheets....
"Little Benny is off to remedy a pest problem" Howdy, When the theme "Remedy" for Illustration Friday came about, this came to my head. I suppose I always had a thorough and maybe a tad bit on the overkill side when it comes to remedying certain problems. I got bitten by bedbugs while I was in an Austrian hostel and this is exactly what I wanted to do...eradicate the nasty little creatures from the face of the planet. This is hand drawn and then scanned into Photoshop for colouring. I went hiking again today. Went hiking in the rain and mud in the Dandeong ranges and treated myself to scones afterwards. Not a bad day at all. Keeping active and having a balance between work and staying at home all the time and just trekking outdoors really helps me focus on what I need to do.
You know what the nastiest predators are? The ones who look cute and friendly! Dont you want to hug these guys? Look at their big smiles! Take a wild guess what they have in they're lil sacks and what they're going to do with them. I imagine that these guys mugged a few storks in the way..... My entry for Illustration Friday ! Yay! I love what I do. I love drawing and animating for a living but sometimes....sometimes I wish I was in something steadier and am not always looking to where my next gig will be coming from. I enjoy and have been very lucky as a freelancer and hope to be able to keep it up. Thinking of getting into 3D and perhaps games..that would be fun! I have a few more weeks before I leave for Japan. Very excited!
Did you know that if you give someone 6 red roses it means " I want to be yours". It would certainly increase your popularity with that person. My first school of flower fish. Did you guys notice the bunnies? It's nice to travel with company. I went and sold my zine and a print of this image at a zine fair today. I've never done it and I had a great time and sold a few things too. Anyone interested in this print? There are still some left! Send me an email and we'll work something out ;) I did find it interesting that people didn't notice that they were fish. I shall label the signage next time. I am thinking of releasing a limited edition picture book of this series. I am currently working on a pair of Bluebell fish. I also trained today. I had McDonalds before training. Note to self, never have that junk ever again. Meh, I was silly and in a rush to get back to the Zine fair. I paid for it at training though. Much work needs to get don