Posts Tagged ‘Art Folio’

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451. I’m not sure if she’s a girl or a cat

July 13, 2011

Pen on paper, 10 March 2011.

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450. Butterfly, Autumn, Melbourne

July 12, 2011

28 March 2011

Nikon D90

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449. Butterfly, Autumn, Melbourne, Victoria

July 11, 2011

28 March 2011

Nikon D90

http://www.redbubble.com/people/flokot/art/6943113-1-butterfly-autumn-melbourne-victoria

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448. Butterfly on a Blade of Grass

July 10, 2011

Photograph, Nikon D90, 17 March 2011

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443. Corset Girl With A Giant Head

May 10, 2011

Ballpoint pen on paper, 14 March 2011.

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441. This Could Be Considered A Self Portrait

March 22, 2011

February 2011.

Photoshop.

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439. Lomo: Me, by an empty cricket ground

March 15, 2011

Lomo, LC-A+RL camera, 35 mm black and white film, approximately 2009 or 2010.

This is me. Photo taken by someone else, presumably my husband!

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424. Self Portrait

January 24, 2011

20 January 2011 – photo, Nikon D90, 50 mm lens

It’s been a while since I’ve taken any photos. Armed with a mirror and camera I thought I’d have a bit of fun on a sunny summer’s day… (Australia’s summer this time has been exceptionally wet, so any sunny day is an event worth noting!)

My singlet and shorts are new, bought from Supré. The hair colour (blue-black) is new too. And the belt is super cute, I bought it from Ozmosis. The singlet says “I ❤ Aus” on the front – Australia Day is coming up this week (26 January) and I don’t know about anyone else, but there’s definitely a sense that Aussies are becoming more patriotic these days. I see it as a positive. For a lot of us, we may be several generations Australian, and I see this movement as a way for young adults like me to say, yes, we acknowledge our various ancestries, but we are Aussie, this is who we are, it’s unique, it’s positive. Anyway, I’m rambling.

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My RedBubble Folio Cull

September 29, 2010

I am currently going through the surprisingly emotionally painful process of going through my art and t-shirt designs on RedBubble and deleting the least viewed / least favourited / least purchased designs. Hopefully the end result will be a higher quality folio.

I warned my redbubble contacts that I would be doing an art cull, asking them to favourite any of my designs they particularly like to stop me from deleting those particular designs. You don’t have to be an artist to have a redbubble account, by the way – if you like to look at good art, I encourage you to consider signing up for an account so you can see what different artists and designers are up to!

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418. Young Woman In The Flowers

September 13, 2010

August and September 2010 – hand drawn on paper, edited in Photoshop Elements 6 on a Wacom Bamboo Tablet.

It is with much joy that I have finally, after a long break, completed a new artwork. From beginning to end I worked for at least a month on this design, in between homework, essay writing and several nasty viruses.

The flowers in the image are inspired by examples of south-east Australian wildflowers that I found in a handbook to the Australian bush.

At the time of writing, I am selling t-shirts, postcards and greeting cards featuring this design. It can be found at my RedBubble Profile and Bubblesite Gallery.

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416. Work in progress

August 27, 2010

Here’s a screen grab preview of an illustration I’ve been working on for about two weeks now (in between study sessions and housework). I am hoping it will lend itself to a RedBubble t-shirt-friendly design.

The original fineliner outline was scanned and I have been using a brand new drawing tablet and Photoshop to clean and colour the image. It was inspired by a book I was reading at the time detailing wildflowers commonly found in Australia.

My desktop background is from Wikipdeia Commons and depicts Alamosaurus sanjuanensis. Just in case anyone was curious.

In other news, I submitted two short stories to a writing competition today. I’ve never managed to win so far but, as a compulsive writer, I’d be foolish to miss the opportunity!

August 2010. Hand drawn fineliner, digital editing.

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415. Dancing Cat

August 13, 2010

Pencil on paper, September 2009.

I am not sure what to write about this. I guess I wanted to draw something a little bit cutesy. I like cats, and think they’re cute. Hopefully,  I upped her cuteness level by adding a skirt and a curtsey.

http://flokot.redbubble.com/sets/107560/works

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414. Portrait of a Toy Penguin

August 6, 2010

Ink fineliner, September 2009.

This is a portrait of my daughter’s toy little penguin (fairy penguin). It makes the most incredible squeaking noise that I think is a fair imitation of what the real Little Penguins sound like.

http://flokot.redbubble.com/sets/107560/works

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413. Light on Stormy Sea

July 30, 2010

Felt tip marker on paper, October 2009.

I get a lot of enjoyment out of drawing with felt tip markers. Nothing quite beats their bright colours and strength.

http://flokot.redbubble.com/sets/107560/works

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408. Winged Horse

June 25, 2010

Fineliner ink on paper, 26 October 2009.

It’s a horse, with wings. Yes, I draw a lot of these! Napoleon Dynamite makes a lot of sense to me. Now for a Liger…

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http://flokot.redbubble.com/sets/107560/works

At the time of writing (June 2010), I have made gift cards of this design available for purchase from AUD$2.52 plus postage at http://flokot.redbubble.com/sets/107560/works/4008005-2-winged-horse-in-trotting-pose.

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403. Bat in colourful night-time

March 10, 2010

2009, felt tip marker on paper.

I like bats, and I like the night. I like the bright colours of felt tip markers.

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RedBubble.Com

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401. She’s green and otherworldly

February 24, 2010

Pencil on paper, 2009.

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400! Parade of horses.

February 17, 2010

Pencil on paper, 2009.

It seems somewhat fitting that the 400th illustration in my art folio would be a picture of horses, with a pegasus and unicorn joining the parade. For anyone that has been following my blog for even a short time will attest, I like horses and drawing horses. A lot.

My earliest blogged art folio pieces included mermaids and horses, way back in late 2006. Almost 4 years and 400 pieces later, looks like I’m still drawing horses and mermaids! I am happy to see that I have been able to explore new avenues (selling t-shirts, for example) with my art as I’ve hopefully improved and progressed. It has been fun interacting with other art and horse fans on the various sites, too, such as flickr.com and myspace.com.

This is one of my t-shirt designs that I recently added to redbubble.com. RedBubble’s t-shirt previewer (which I first spotted on the site early February 2010) brings it to life. I think it does, anyway!

Here’s the same illlustration as seen through RedBubble’s t-shirt previewer.

More info on this as a t-shirt at my bubblesite.

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398. Australian Soil II

January 27, 2010

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Photograph, September 2009.

More little purple flowers at the local cricket reserve.

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Redbubble.com Bubblesite.

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397. Australian Soil III

January 20, 2010

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Photograph, September 2009.

We live in a really odd suburb. To the untrained eye it is just another collection of old houses and roads and shops. Not a  whole lot else. After living here a few years I started to discover things – like the massive reserve with two cricket ovals, walking tracks and heaps of Australian native plants that is hidden at the end of our street. It makes me wonder just how I missed it. It’s tucked away out the back but the area is absolutely massive and a haven for people walking their dogs or jogging.

It’s very hot there, for some reason, and parts of it feel more like an outback desert rather than a southeastern suburb.

In September all these tiny purple flowers appear in the ‘desert’ part of the reserve. They’re really cute and add a lovely splash of colour in an otherwise brown, yellow and dry bike track.

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My redbubble.com Bubblesite.

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