Next Orme Art challenge.

One thing a bit more abstract. Thus is our autumn challenge. Each artist chooses a square and rgen we try and copy it as well as we can. I’ve chosen square two. Once everyone has done a square the picture is put back together and we see the results. Since this Picasso has such strong, bright colours I will probably use permanent markers to draw my square.

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digital background

Another doodle, this time a possible background for something, or even a stand alone piece of art. Created in ArtRage oils and sketch app, digital drawing. learning to use different tools in the apps. I did this a while ago. If I’m not learning and playing with things I get really bored.

that’s it for now, I really have tired myself out just sitting at the computer and typing. Need a rest. Phew! Plus I have not had an evening meal yet and I will have to cook it, might be back later if I feel a bit better.

cat and dragon doodle

A cat I drew for one of my projects last semester, I seriously need to tidy up my style a bit. Then I have been doodling again ….

Now I’m working on a cheeky dragon for a possible pin badge.

Question? Do you think people would be interested in buying a well drawn and crafted pin badge of a dragon? This is just a sketch…

What colours should dragons be?

My idea is for a spotty dragon, do you think that would work?

what should it be made in, metal or plastic?

Any ideas/ suggestions?

Designer masks?

Some things are still being sold despite covid19. I think I could design some interesting patterns to use on masks (and bags and tee shirts perhaps). I’m good at choosing colours and creating patterns. Maybe it’s an idea I should persue with one of the the online sales sites. I think the tee shirt idea is probably better but you never know…..

I’ve always been shy of having a go, but I’m going to research the whole thing a bit more over the next month. I know of some sites, ebay, etsy, then redbubble, spoonflower and square share or something? It’s hard to navigate them all? Will they charge a lot of commission? How do you market things? I will learn.

How do I sync my phone, tablet and PC?

I have had a thing from Microsoft saying I can sync my information ( My gallery on my PC, Tablet and phone are all different) or I could move stuff to the cloud? But I really don’t feel safe doing it. What if there was a solar flare that wiped everything? (It could happen) we think our digital information is safe, but who knows? The earths magnetic poles might flip, or I might drop the phone in the sea? so many worries. Last night I was wondering what would happen when I die? Will I be a digital ghost? A friend died last year and yet I had a reminder of her birthday last month. The grim reaper can be cheated digitally!

I’m in the middle of preparing for another 12 week semester on my college course. Life will be getting complicated again. I need to set up a website just for illustrations and artworks, probably a separate page here. Or perhaps on Redbubble or Square Space? any recommendations….

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Trying to design an enamel brooch

Work in progress. Digital drawings of a ‘spotted draon’. I’m thinking of doing something like this for a course project. I thought I’d try and do some working out. It I wanted to make it I would have to learn enamelling techniques and get a kiln to fire it in. But then I would have to cost it and see if its feasible. Or maybe I can design it and then get someone to make it for me? I don’t know. I have a friend who does fused glass, maybe she could help. Life is interesting….

Flowers

Used layout app to create this image of pink busy lizzies and a metal plant support. I just have fun playing with images. The pink and green are nicely contrasting colours, the smooth surface of the plant support adds more interest. The symmetry of the mirrored leaves and stems complete impossible and intricate patterns. They are natural and unnatural in equal amounts.