Sunday, 29 November 2015

Punch in Art Stix

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is punch, and this... is scribbly. Scribbly kind of day, really. And Art Stix are pretty good for that kind of mood.

I'll be honest; I've never seen a Punch and Judy show except for little snippets on television. I have a feeling that I wouldn't have liked them as a child. I was too neurotic to cheer on the random "killing" of hand puppets, I'm afraid. Maybe you have to be there in the moment? Ah well, at least this idea prevented me from scribbling a bowl instead.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

City in watercolour

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is city, and I'll likely edit this post before I put it there because it's a pain posting from the phone with a quick phone scan. Edit: decided not to edit.

Anyway, this is pretty much what the city felt like to me when I first moved to one from a small town. My neighbourhood was ok, but downtown was completely overwhelming and didn't feel like it was made to human scale. And if you could find a sliver of blue sky and sunlight, well, that pretty much made your day.

I'd intended this to be the first layer of something more elaborate, but as I was waiting for it to dry I realised that it already said city to me. All I did in the end was to add a black dot.

That's me, of course.

Just for interest's sake, below you'll find the doodle I did when I was deciding how to approach the prompt. Guess I was having a vague shape day in general.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Branches with chickadee

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is animal. And this is another week of me making myself slightly uncomfortable.

I just don't know where manipulated photos fit in my personal art, you see. I've no doubt that there's art to it, just as I've no doubt that I've put some work into this and made some choices. I almost want to show you the original so that you can see the differences, but in a way that bothers me even more. You know, like I'm a five-year-old trying to prove that colouring outside the lines makes it my picture now.

Ah well. That's as may be. And if I get time later today maybe I'll do something that involves actual paper and I'll feel happier about the whole thing.

A bit of discomfort isn't a bad thing anyway, I figure.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Bouquet in acrylics

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is bouquet. And this... is where I normally put some long winded explanation of what you're seeing.

I'm not going to today.

Frankly, it always makes me a little uncomfortable to post my abstracts (yes, there are plenty more that you haven't seen). It makes me even more uncomfortable to try to explain them. Suffice it to say, then, that I knew what I was going for here, and that it isn't random.

Um... the end.
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