Posts Tagged ‘art’

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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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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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429. This Could Be Construed As Romantic

February 14, 2011

Faber-Castell pencil on paper, January 2011.

Happy Valentine’s Day?

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428. Uncertain Footwear

February 12, 2011

Ballpoint pen on notepaper, January 2011.

The writing at the bottom says, “What kind of shoes would Death wear?”

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421. Some stuff in my head

November 24, 2010

Pen on paper, November 24 2010.

I haven’t had much chance to draw, to write, to do anything really, lately. So here’s one of two little sketches I whipped up in between lunch and study today. Click on the image to see it in a larger size.

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420. Turnip

November 24, 2010

November 2010

Some more fun! This theme was suggested by  a friend of mine when I lamented that I was stuck for ideas!

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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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Beauty

September 27, 2010

If I can’t be beautiful, can I at least have the capacity to create something beautiful?

All right, I know, that comment alone goes against everything I believe philosophically, rationally, sociologically, historically, spiritually and scripturally about the true definition of beauty… but sometimes, looking at beautiful photographs of beautiful women in my general forays into art/photography land leaves me feeling a little bit crushed and hollowed out. Why can’t I look like that?

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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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Happy person with house, spider, and astronomy

August 20, 2010

Felt tip marker on lined folder paper, A4, circa 2009.

Illustration by N. aged 5 years.

Maybe it’s the biased mother speaking, but I thought this was super cute!

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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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412. Suburban Evening

July 23, 2010

Ink fineliner and pencil shavings on paper, February 2010.

I love blackbirds singing in the evening. I love the feeling of connectedness that comes from seeing street lights shining in other parts of town from the windows at the back of our house. I love the bats.

I was trying to capture that sense of both belonging and the fall of night. I get this strange feeling that I’ve posted this illustration before!

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

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410. Feeling a bit Australian

July 9, 2010

Coloured pencil on paper, October 2009.

There’s a popular Australian kids’ song about a kookaburra sitting in an old gum tree. I don’t know why I thought of it, except that the tree here is gum tree-esque and there’s a bird in it. Not a kookaburra, though.

I wanted to capture a sense of the Australian summer. It’s usually hot, but in recent summers it’s been awfully hot. Living in south-eastern Australia means that the weather isn’t usually too bad, but it can swing to some crazy extremes in summer (December-February) and winter (June-August). So, while we’ve had temperatures in the high 40s (degrees Celsius) in summer, we also have had temperatures as low as 2 degrees Celsius in the last week. We have a saying in Melbourne: if you don’t like the weather outside, just look out a different window. More often than not, it’s true. Grey storm clouds out the kitchen window and sunshine out the bedroom window is a common enough occurrence that I started taking that saying literally!

On the topic of Melbourne, I wish I could demonstrate how it’s pronounced here. Maybe one of these days I’ll have to make a video of me talking about Aussie-isms (with my rural Victorian accent I sound more ocker than my “cultivated” husband’s city private school accent that other people mistake for being British)… and yes, I can do a fair impression of Strine. For the benefit of my multicultural friends, though, I often have to speak in the cultivated accent… though some of them find my ocker accent pretty entertaining. Ah, funny. I love being Aussie.

Oh, on pronouncing Melbourne, don’t think mel-born. Think mel-b’n. I hope that helps. On pronouncing Australia, think oss-stray-lee-aaah, not oz-strah-lee-ah. Hmm. This is why phonics doesn’t work so well, right? 😉

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

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