23 April 2010

on a painting roll...

...after positive feedback from the husband about the first painted lion, even though he is slightly biased, i carried on and made another. this time, i just threw some paint down, then cut out some roughly pencilled shapes and glued them altogether. i am quite happy with the experiment side of things. i did get very tense before but i quite like the fun of painting and collage. i feel like an explorer. i next have to paint a background. i think i have a plan of attack but i am off to the pub now in search of some cherry beer or two.
in painted form...

...a little experiment from this afternoon with the paintbox and brushes. i enjoyed the first bit of painting but then i got quiet anxious and unsure if i even knew or in fact know how to put colour down, what colour where and next to what other colour and how to correctly mix the said colours together. i just put the shapes down first as suggested and then filled him in from there. i started to ease up towards the end but his face was a major stress out. looking at him 'in person', he is a little bit darker and up there he looks a tad bright yellow. i am going to take a food break and return to have another go. i may have to search the interweb for some 'tips'. i am going to the print room next week so I have decided that I have a few days to come up with a 'layered colour design from the sketchbook of working story ideas.

UPDATE - New stock now at
PAD in Preston.

Plush Screen-printed Teeth - £3 each.
Plush Screen-printed Raindrop Badges at - £2.50 each.
Various Small Illustrated Badges - £1.50 each.