Sunday, 18 January 2009

Flowerish Something in Play-doh

This is, indeed, a Something.

Or a Nothing. That fits too.

I was just playing around out of sheer frustration. About what? Doesn't matter. The result was something vaguely flower-bud-ish, I guess. Sort of pseudosunflower, in a way.

Oh, and the purple tinge is entirely an artifact of the photoeditor. I hit the quick fix button, and decided that maybe I liked the way the artificial purple went with the flowerish Play-doh.

Whatever works, right?

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Wild Rose in Play-doh

Yep, more Play-doh.

This is meant to be Alberta's provincial flower, the Prickly Wild Rose (Rosa acicularis). It's not entirely accurate, but then I should point out that it's MADE OUT OF PLAY-DOH.

Yep, more Play-doh.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Glass with marbles in graphite

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is Contained.

And here I bet you'd thought I'd lost my marbles. Nope. There they are, right in the wine glass.

This really, really quick (and boy, does that show) doodle was done for two reasons: I realised that it had been ages since I did anything for Illustration Friday, and I also realised that I hadn't even opened my new moleskine sketchbook yet.

Newish. Does a moleskine still count as new if you've had it for a couple of months?

The drawing of the glass is really wonky, but there's an explanation. Well, two. It's a wonky glass in real life, and did I mention that this was a quick sketch? As in, I'm ashamed to admit how few minutes.

Ah well. It's still better than a kick in the pants.

Friday, 9 January 2009

Shells in Play-doh

Yes, I did warn you that the play-doh would make a return appearance. Play-doh is about my speed, you know.

Today's offering comes courtesy of yesterday, when the high windchill meant that I was unexpectedly housebound again.

For more whining about the whole housebound thing, go visit the other blog. I don't need to be whining in two places at once, you know.

So why shells? Well, the real things were on hand.

So why do I have shells on hand? In case I feel like sketching them, of course.

You've probably noticed that I haven't felt much like sketching lately, but when I do it's important to have things with interesting shapes on hand or I get a little jittery.

Yes, I do realise that I'm weird. Thank you very much.

Anyway, the two photos are because the one with the flash came out clearer but the one without shows the texture better. Not that the texture is important -- it's PLAY-DOH, after all -- but since I took the time to put in a little texture I thought I should point out that the texture is there.

I'm going now. And if you do happen to follow the link to the other blog, I didn't post yesterday because I was housebound and making shells with play-doh. And I haven't posted yet today because I've got actual work to do. I'll try to find something to blather about later in the day.
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