Monday, 27 July 2009

Tuesday Taggers - Week 10 - Swirls and Curls

Yet another Challenge Blog my mum threw my way to get me going [really, I think she just loves my company and wants me to sit beside her bugging her for stuff and messing up her craft room all the time ;D]. Tuesday Taggers - Looked like fun so I gave it a shot.

For some reason I don't plan stuff a lot, I just go with the flow, so this somehow turned out to be a Spring-time theme.. I worry about myself sometimes.. The rabbit, the only way I can explain, is probably inspired by The White Rabbit from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - which is still stuck in my head for whatever reason. It took me quite a while to make him look anything less than sinister.

All background designs, drawings and wording by myself =]

The Corrosive Challenge Blog, Challenge #22

So, I was sitting over my lovely mum's shoulder while she was blog-hopping, and she suggested I check out TCCB, because it's apparently to my taste. And well, she was right as usual. I couldn't resist but to give their challenge a go. The theme was based on 80s Jem dolls. I decided to do a sort of pop-art take on my character Melly, who's only been featured on my DA account. Blue hair suits her =]

So anyway, yus this is my attempt [Pop-art explosion, face/mic and random doodles all by myself]:

Brilliant challenge if I do say so =]

Friday, 24 July 2009

Something Completely Different [Month 3 - Week 11]

I suppose there's no real excuse for my absence. I have been doodling quite a lot and have even encouraged a friend or two to give me a hand. So I will hopefully be putting some stuff up in the shop soon [and as I side note, I would also like to mention I've been had away with my CSS and HTML scripting to create a completely different, easy to use page for my selling].

Nevertheless, I'm here, and with a postcard covered in my own art =] As I just couldn't resist the challenge over at Something Completely Different

First of all, I'd like to mention it's completely inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Heart no Kuni no Alice [if you haven't heard of the latter, don't worry, not many have =D]. The Two characters are the [mad] Hatter, and the March Hare. The March Hare personified like with Heart no Kuni to be partly human. I should probably also say, for those interested, they are known as Blood Dupre and Elliot March in the manga.

The foremost centre image is Blood and Elliot and a tea-pot gushing tea, done with fine-liners, felt tips and a mix of a few pro-markers.

The background [just behind the first layer] was done with acrylic paint inspired by zooKa from DA.

And the furthest background is made up of cut playing cards and drawn playing cards [by myself]. Upon some are quotes from Carrol's book.

["Why is a raven like a writing desk?", "Twinkle Twinkle little bat, how I wonder what you're at. Up above the world you fly, like a tea-tray in the sky-" "Twinkle twinkle twinkle..." and the name of the postcard and chapter which features the two, "A Mad Tea-party."]

I also was inspired to place a few tea-rings, drips and butter stains. Brown shades in promarkers where used in the centre to create the illusion of the rabbit hole.