Friday, August 28, 2009

From a book i picked up at a second hand store: The Home University Bookshelf Vol. 1 Fun and Thought for Little Folk. Dated 1938. Interesting isn't it? When did the middle finger become an obscenity in American culture? (notice the clearly defined gender roles - mother is home/love, father is strong and brave, brother will grow to be strong man, sister gentle/mild, baby appears to be made out of marshmallow)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

YES, its been a productive art day; Sketch dump! Cute can kill! and sketches from the master Albrech Durer, one of my favorite subjects of art history. the lady is a victorian ad, i thought she was pretty.

an oval picture so it can't all be fitted onto my superbly old scanner who does not like to scan small details like light colors therefore making my artwork look less than appealing. stupid scanner.

more practice with sewing skills. owl and kitty are done in felt and random fabrics i had sitting around.

Friday, August 21, 2009

One of my favorite new finds from the magazine section of Barnes & Noble: Stuffed magazine. A wonderland of superb softie artists and their products (most of which can be found on Etsy). i could only include a couple because if i put a photo of every plush critter i adored we'd be here all week.

Such awesome talent! it makes me jealous.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Contrast! why do i have problems with contrast! ahhh, oh well i'll mess around with skin tones a little more and add more contrast THEN i'll be happy with it.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Corset piccy not colored yet. why yes, this took a while to ink in. and it'll take longer to get it all into color ha ha.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Skeeeetches. Trying to be good and draw something every day.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sketching ideas for plushies; odd isn't it how it looks better on paper.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Little Monsters. It was time to get out the sewing machine and make up some more strange critters to join the flock. Mostly recycled materials, some ideas taken from Stuffed magazine (will have color pictures of this most awesome magazine soon.) The little weird people with the hearts are my idea though.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Chicks in corsets, not colored in yet. Still deciding between pen or pencil; i wanted to go for an old timey photo quality. my drawing is taken loosely from this ad for a Victorian Corset only, you'll notice my anatomy doesn't make you wince whereas the artist of this beautiful but deformed mermaid seems to have never seen an actual woman's torso. seriously, everytime i look at it i cringe; its like he stuck the arms on randomly and forgot her internal organs ribcage down. Ouch, the Victorian era.