Saturday, 27 November 2010

Ballotin in pen and ink and soluble graphite

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is savour. I wanted to make sure that I did something for IF this week because I've skipped a couple, but savour? Didn't really do it for me. Too specific, maybe. I like prompts that can take me in weird directions, I guess.

Anyway, in keeping with the upcoming season (and to keep from missing yet another week) I decided to go with savouring the anticipation and give you an unopened ballotin. Gotta love the promise of those things. You hope it's going to be chocolate inside and if it is you know it'll be the good stuff. Maybe if you're lucky you'll even recognise the colour of the box (I can practically spot the copper-coloured offerings of my favourite chocolaterie from a mile away. And that's even with me being so nearsighted...) and know what to look forward to. Even if you don't, a shiny ballotin tied with curling ribbon is almost always something to look forward to.

This was a pretty quick sketch and the camera's flash has washed out some of the graphite shading, but I think it still gives the idea.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

MORE "ART"!!!!!!!!!!

Do caps and exclamation points make it any more exciting, the ol' mixed media mess book?

No, I didn't think so.

Don't worry, I'm fully aware of how ridiculous the whole thing is. It's still fun, though.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Wrappers in pen and ink

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is afterwards. I think that for a lot of us this is a pretty familiar afterwards left behind by Halloween.

Thought I'd play around with contours a bit today. Sometimes it's just nice to look at the lines and not worry too much about the actual object, I think.

And yes, of course I had to eat the mini candy bars. I needed a subject, after all.
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