Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Princess problems, puzzles and pencils.

Dear internet.  It's been pleasant talking to the wide open spaces.  So now just a little thinking out loud via blog post.

Countdown to Disneyland.  Contemplating my Princess history.  Every little girl does it.  Their first princess movie and the ties that it creates.
The "Completed" Aurora was done in 09 and was from a coloring book.  I did the details in pencil. PENCIL! Oh the shame.  A little older and wiser now, with much more experience gives me new plans for a larger, cleaner Aurora, complete with face and fingers.  If it works out then woodland creatures are out.  
The process I use has changed in some ways.  Now I draw these faces over and over, and some parts work in one drawing and the rest works in others.  The one part that doesn't change is taking the drawing(s) to the light box and making a puzzle of it.  Good thing I like puzzles.  Some pieces are obvious but when it comes to folds of a skirt it is important to label them.  Time to take the scissors out.  Admittedly I could cut pieces straight from the drawing using the light-box but the paper I want to use is too thick to see the drawing even with the light.

Once upon a dream...


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Don't wake the knight.

If at first you don't succeed... should you scrap it all?
So I'm working on a personal project. Hoping to put it in art contests locally. (Along with my lovely mermaid.)

And I hated the foreground.  It had just too much green!  Brown patches helped so much.  The dragon needs the glory.



The beauty has been given a library.  It took me three tries to make a face I love. (Curse my never had a lesson on faces, portraiture, etc.)

To get her proportions right I used a silhouette from a screen grab.  Not perfect, which is why I'm still cheap.  When it's completely original I feel justified with more compensation.  So for now a sweet friend gets her favorite princess moment.  I also confess it's a favorite of mine.  (Which inspires me to make my own favorite moment.  Time to dig up my pictures of Aurora and Phillip.)


Finished Tardis

I know I know I've posted this before.  But this time the colors are right.  Nothing else but a blue box.  And my countdown to the Christmas special.  How much would you pay for my blue box?

Unrelated side note: I have business cards! Staples had a undeniably good deal.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Apologies for the bad photo.  Just thrilled my first princess is working out so well.  Off to make her a library.


Friday, November 2, 2012

Mad man in a box.

Nerd status is firmly secure.  All hail Doctor Who and those who travel with him.  My childhood was entertained by this crazy man and his long scarf.  My father loved it and so my nerdom began.  I have found so many Doctor fans that this seemed like a way to join us together.  I apologize for the camera phone pic but I finished it only minutes ago.
I do have a confession.  I rarely use my cricut for craft projects.  I didn't want to have the police box sign look written so I cut out the words on black paper and laid it over white.  I also printed out the pull to open sign on cardstock.  I would do it again too.
Already have a request on facebook for one, and I have no clue what I should charge. (Nice problem right?)