Right. I'm sorry about this but it's long overdue, however if you would like to skip the rant and go to the good news at the bottom please feel free.
Rant- Ok, so I had strategically planned out my time in order to get things submitted to Macmillan's, and possibly scrape by on professional practice. Then yes- would you believe it- things go tits up. AS PER USUAL. Basically, I was doing my work onto Daler Rowney pastel paper, yes, fair enough? The way I was working was to use ink and then put down pastel and pen ontop of that and you have seen this works from the squirrel and owl I have posted in the past. So I need some slightly bigger paper to do my final pieces on, so i troop down to Birmingham's ONLY art shop, where unfortunately they have discontinued the paper that I have been using, however they stock a different brand of pastel paper, just a slightly different shade. So, slightly put out I purchase about 7 sheets of this pastel paper and just plan to deal with the different shades.
I finish one final piece on a blue pastel paper I had bought previously- all is well- and then go on to create another final piece on the new pastel paper, measure it out correctly, draw in pencil my double page spread and.....Yes you guessed it, the ink's ruin the paper and look terrible and there is no way I can even consider putting pen ontop because if even the base colour isn't right it's going to look damn awful.
Disheartened I convince myself the uni shop will be open, i pay to get into town and of course it is not. So...I'm pretty much screwed for entering Macmillans, its slowed down my flow of work because I've been knocked down from such high hopes so...yes...here I am.
A shitload of work due in, no paper to do it on. Sigh.
Good news. Good news. Yes this is needed, well first and foremost, I've been asked to do the illustrations for the next http://www.silkwormsink.com/chapbook which I'm really excited about, also there has come up the opportunity to work with a local band on a music video!! I'm waiting to hear more about this and hopefully will post up more info when I do.
When I went to visit my mum last week I managed to get a couple of lovely photos of my little sister :) She was pretty transfixed looking at my nose stud and so in that moment of quiet I caught quite a nice photo of her. My mum also revealed one of her favorite books and I loved it, it fits in so well with what I've been working on and the way I've been working so I thought I'd blog a few of my photo's of it. It's called 'Zzzz The Book Of Sleep.' A beautiful read, and my little sister loves it too. Hurrah, common ground already! A huge even of the day was my umbrella though...As I was going to the countryside I was rightfully prepared with my umbrella, but it turns out that they were Christina's favorite thing EVER..And so I lost if for the day....Yes, the entire day.
And to finish off my bog post here's a little sneak preview of a polar bear I've been working on, hehe! :)
It was my friends birthday and after a few failed attempts at drawing an impressive horse on her card, I drew a mildly impressive penguin. Hurrah! :)
We had a lovely evening bowling and I got a little bit tipsy. Things are looking up and I have high hopes on a few big things which I hope don't go too wrong! It's about time in my life for good luck though, so if they happen, I'll be sure to blog about them :):)
In the meantime there's much to be getting on with, one week left. arrrrrrr!