It didn’t quite win, but this is my submission for the 2016 Edinburgh Comic Con poster competition.
I was a little sad it didn’t get in… but that was quickly brushed away when I realised I now have a sexy geeky piece of artwork to flaunt!!
What do you think of it? Who’s your favourite?
I wrote a post about Gemma Whitby’s commission a wee while back, and my next one has arrived in it’s new home safely…. so here is AFP Patreon’ Patrons Commission two!
For those that need a wee reminder….. I’m a member of a completely wonderful facebook group, set up for the Amanda Palmer Patreon’ Patrons. It’s beautiful, and real, and the best community I’ve ever been a part of.
So full of love…… I wanted to do a thing.
I’m really excited about my current Zendoodles, so that was the thing I decided to do. Give away three commissions, to anyone who liked my picture. Oh, and while I’m here I’d really like to thank everyone who liked my page, and to everyone who liked the picture but didn’t win…. fret not! I’m planning on doing more of these giveaways in the future…. stay tuned!
This one is Faith Galvan……. a girl who is running with the blue-wolves!
Last one is not too far away from her new home… will post about it soon!
As well as my collection samples I’ve been working on designs for Ondine’s tail. First I tried out some knitting samples…. they didn’t go so well!
My woollen ones weren’t bad… but I am no expert knitter!
And when I started off knitting with wire… it just wasn’t the kind of effect I want my tail to have. Don’t get me wrong, I quite like these samples…. I just want Ondine’s tail to have more density, more fluidity, and more substance.
So I moved onto weaving! My fluffy rainbow woollen sample went quite well… so well I think I might whip up some more of these woven branches… and perhaps pop them up in my Etsy store!
Now a small rope weave…. this is it! This is the tail…. just much larger and with added silvered inclusions.
Oooo excited now! Can’t wait to make up my loom and get to work!
A wee Rotary walk to see how the new road bridge, ie. The Queensferry Crossing, is coming along. A lovely sunny walk… but Ill give you a wee bit of advice… DO NOT go when it’s windy!!!
If you follow me over on Facebook/Twitter you’ll know that I promised a few Onine updates…. so here is update no.1!
I collected up some oceany photography that I had on hiding in my desktop, some from France, Russia, Sweden, Denmark and the rest I took while out on a little inspiration gathering trip to Musselburgh. I’ve printed, and traditionally cut and paste these photos into my sketchbook and added some exploration drawings around them. From these, I’ve sketched lots and lots of design drawings for my collection, and for my tail piece! Yay! Plans for each are coming along wonderfully… now if I could just stop being ill I could work harder!! Will share lots of photos of my samples with you in the next post, but for now, here are some of my sketchbook doodles…..
I’ve written up my first draft… I’m just going through it with a corrective eye at this very second! and I’ll be re-writing it a few more times over the next few months to make sure it is as perfect as it can be!Might share a little excerpt with you…….
I introduced Ondine yesterday, so today is a little inspiration for the project!
We got off the bus, popped in for a sneaky ice cream at Luca’s and wandered down the river to the sea.
For February the weather was rather glorious; not a breeze in sight, a few whisps of cloud but mostly blue stretching through the skies and weirdly warm. Warm enough to take my shoes off and curl my toes around the sand while we had our little picnic.We, well I, beachcombed up and down the sandy shoreline as Bailey darted about after other dogs and my brother whined for me to hurry up. After, I had picked up as many shells, sea glass, bones(!), seaweed, and other assorted gems as I could carry in my pockets, we dragged Bailey away from the water and carried on with our walk.
A brief stop at a playpark, yes, we are children!
And then off down the John Muir walkway. I wanted to walk all the way down to Prestonpans as I knew it was more of a rocky shoreline and I would get some great imagery for a part of my story that featured a plethora of rocks! But we had left it a little to get our arses out the door, so it was rather dark and we didn’t quite make it all the way long… but there is always next time!!!Look at all the stuff I collected!!
Currently sorting through it, and using them as drawing inspiration… might even make a few samples or pieces from my collections (keep your eyes peeled in my etsy store!). For now… a little more writing.