Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 24

Old to New: Taiko figurine

Awhile ago, we had to replace an old-style fluorescent light starter in our bathroom. Niki mentioned that it looked a lot like the little Japanese drum character from the Taiko No Tatsujin rhythm games, as they’re both cylindrical with two “eyes” on one end. I kept the little starter, thinking I’d make it cute at …

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Jul 23

Felt flowers I

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The weather has been pretty miserable lately, so I’ve been doing a lot of indoor activities. I’ve had these gorgeous felt brooches made by DesignedByJane to my Pinterest for awhile now, and I decided to try to make something similar. It required that I learn how to do a chain stitch, and I found this …

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Jul 12

Rediscovering pencil crayons

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Spent my first day of vacation drawing (and subsequently straining my shoulder) and gorging on nectarines… my idea of a good time :) Tried something new– changing the order of “blue pencil sketch – pencil outline – ink” to “pencil sketch – blue pencil outline – colour pencil.” It’s an interesting effect, but the blue …

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Jul 06

Spaced Out, Part III

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Ink, digital   Getting a little obsessed with astronauts and space exploration! Learning to use Painter right now, and it’s made life much easier in terms of colouring and textures.

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Jul 06

Surf’s Up

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Ink, digital An accidental tribute to my idol, the great Commander Chris Hadfield? :D

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Jul 05

Spaced Out, Part II

Spaced Out, Part II

Pencil crayon on cardstock. Been doodling a lot of these teddy-bear-legged little figures at work. They’re cuddly-looking and comical, and really rounded. They’re fun to draw while listening to yet more language learning tapes…

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