Tuesday 28 September 2010

Old fashioned pram in applique

Illustration Friday's topic this week is 'Old Fashioned'
I nearly did a self portrait as I'm feeling a little out of date and out of touch with what's hip today!
There, see, I bet nobody says 'hip' anymore.
Well as you can see I went for an easier option, an old fashioned pram in applique.
If only I had an old fashioned Nanny to go with it, I might even get round to sewing it all together:)

Sunday 26 September 2010

Still life in black and white

This maybe taking the Thematic Photographic theme Still Life a little too literally!
A couple of dead things(a butterfly and a daddylong legs) and a scull on a bed of feathers, taken to the extreme in photoshop.
I may have got a bit carried away but it was great fun!

Wednesday 22 September 2010

Circus McGurkus inspired Illustration Friday.

This weeks Illustration Friday's theme is 'Acrobat'

Well,little Larry the Lemur is always pretending to be a circus performer, right now he's imagining he's an acrobat balancing precariously on the tight rope at dizzying heights, never before seen, in the big top of the stupendous tremendous Circus McGurkus.
And drum roll.....

Saturday 18 September 2010

Old celadon Lister generator

The theme is 'letters' this week on
Thematic Photographic
This is a photo of an old broken down abandoned Lister generator, well a piece of it anyway.
The reason it caught my eye is that the crackle of the enamel reminded me of the beautiful Chinese celadon pottery .
And I liked the backwards letters!

Monday 13 September 2010

Saturday 11 September 2010

Darling duckling

Thematic Photographic this week is 'Reflective'.
I've put up the close up 'cause I want you to see how adorable the little darling duckling is, but I really like the way the space around him emphasizes how tiny he is in the full photograph.

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Illustration Friday "Dessert"

Yippee, banana split for tea! His favorite dessert.

I'm still trying to develop a style, and work on backgrounds which I find really difficult. So this week the lemur was done in watercolour and then put into photoshop for the background.
I'm not sure if the two work together, what do you think?

Friday 3 September 2010

Thematic Photographic "Transportation"

The lemurs run wild at Fota Island wildlife park, it's great. They roam around in gangs, chasing each other and anyone with banana!
This fellow is hitching a lift from the rangers jeep, 'cause he knows that there's food at the end the ride.

Thursday 2 September 2010

Illustration Friday "Immovable"

Well I've done as much as I'm going to do on this.
Not cause I'm satisfied, far from it, I'm just tired of kicking a dead horse as they say, horrible saying really.
Anyway I did learn a lot about photoshop, like for @&*% sake don't forget to use new layers!