Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cooking with Photography

This blog will teach you how to make bland, boring photos into a tantalising concoction of visual deliciousness!

Take 6 average photos, such as the ones pictured below. No need to worry if they're undercooked, we can fix that up later.

Walkway 3

Staircase 1

Walkway 1

Add photoshop generously, judging the amount by eye. Watch the colour, it should lighten when nearly done. Flip to get the desired effect.

Red Door Join

Stairs Join

Walkway Join

Most importantly, don't reveal your secret recipe to anyone, or else they will realise that you are no good at photography (or cooking), merely crafty.

Garnish with a pinch of evil laughter.


Monday, September 15, 2008

September Monster Slacker

I realised I forgot to post up my photo of my final fibre arts display, like I said I would. *slaps self on hand* How much more irresponsible can you get? Not posting what I said I was gonna post. I can't be taking this seriously enough. I mean, it's the internet, for goodness sakes!

Killer Heels Display

I just got my marks back today, and I got 90%... ^-^ So that's all good! I'm currently working on my Photography brief, which is due on thursday, so here's hoping I can bluff my way through that one. I really know nothing about photography, trying to learn how to use a D-SLR in 3 weeks is pushing it, I think.

Posted with much love (and need for sleep)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

September Slacker

Here's the update I've been promising. I'm not sure what took me so long... Here's a sample of my life drawing from the last 3 weeks.

2, Week 6
10 minute willow charcoal study. I like this one :)

1, Week 6
10 minute black and white compressed charcoal study. I want to kick myself for starting in the center of the page. Why do I always do this?

2, Week 5
Pencil outline study. Sorry it's so faint, you might have to click for a closer look.

1, Week 8
Indian ink and bamboo pen 60 second study. I'm proud of this one hehehe

2, Week 8
Indian ink, pen and wash 10 minute study. I think this is my favourite at the moment.

3, Week 8
Another 15 min ink study. I love the way her face turned out, although it was accidental ^-^; The pen I was using had the tendency to put the ink in the wrong places, hence the overly heavy black shadows on her thigh and tummy.

Well, there you have it! I'm really loving bamboo pens atm, it's so much fun! We're using them in our drawing class too, I'll post up my line excersise drawing when it's finished. I heart lines!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Custom Kicks! With bonus Vans Tutorial

I have been wanting to do this for AGES. Absolutely ages. And I finally had an excuse, thanks to MAKI, who ran a contest to win their new book.

Do you want to know how I made them? Really? You sure? It's top secret stuff... Ok then, here's a little tutorial for you!

Step 1. Draw monsters on paper to see how they look.
Monster smush!
Step 2. Draw monsters on shoes with pencil. Begin painting with fabric paint.
Step 1
Step 3. Paint more.
Step 2, 2
Step 4. And more. Don't give up.
Step 3
Step 5. Outline monsters with fabric marker.
Vans and Fabric paint
Step 6. Set paint with hairdryer.
Step 7. Wear.

I have a bit of a thing with monsters at the moment. I'm going to wear these lots in the future. Vans are so comfy, too! :)

I also have pictures from my final Fibre Art display, and my latest life drawing class, which I'll put up soon. Yay for shoes!