I love drawing but I don’t draw as much I would. I took a little challenge: draw or sketch every day (if possible) in a sketch book. First day…
A little experiment with a simple portrait from a photo. I try to simplify the shadows and strokes for a modern and dynamic rendering.
A tiny illustration today… just to say hello!
Any idea to fill the bubble?
I’ve already published this one on this blog french version: http://art2toon.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/degonflee/
My husband’s cousin is a fan of the “Walkind Dead” series and other zombies. For his birthday, I threw myself into the achievement of a zombie drawing from photo with some personal touches.
The final version would be printed on a hoodie…
I just received the hoodie today :
It’s about five years since I opened my first custom clothing online shop on Spreadshirt.fr, Boutique du Toon , followed by a shop on Spreadshirt.com Toon shop, then Zazzle.com Toon shop (or zazzle.fr or zazzle.ca depending on your country of residence) thanks to my lover’s support.
Then, during a meeting with other makers in Wellington I discovered the endless possibilities of laser cutting (cardboard, wood, plastic, leather, felt) through the Ponoko site in various “labs” in New Zealand, United States or Italy. I began to design objects for home like candle box, mobile, trivet, coasters, fridge magnet. Some are availables on my Toonshop showroom.
Beside this drawing and designing activities, I started to expose in Clermont-Ferrand, in the tea room of my parents, photos I took in Canada earlier in 2009. exhibition photos on the Toon Shop Facebook page. I’m thinking to distribute new prints of these photos and more… to come in 2014!
2012, Spoonflower is arriving on my activities board. The website allows printing patterns on fabric. I realized among other cushions with coffee grounds available on my page Emjy’s shop. New designs are coming for 2014, if I can find some time after my job and family activities.
Finally, for 2 months, I began to create crochet beanies for children, knitted christmas stocking and watercolor postcards. Thanks to friends support here and there, I participate to my first Christmas market (happiness to communicate face to face with a customer). The remaining caps and some new products are now availables at the workshop shop Identi-t.
As I did in January 2012, here is a brief overview for 2012 and 2013 of the best sellers on the online shops: boutiquedutoon on spreadshirt.fr, toonshop on spreadshirt.com et toonshop on zazzle.com.
More than 8 months without a new post on this blog … these are the joys of motherhood 🙂
Here is a note in related to the birth and especially pregnancy. Like in artistic creation, the life creation is a physical and mental processes. The gestation period is long accompanied by many questions. And then it is birth, the separation of work and its author. This new one takes off, lives its own life, regardless of its creator.
This painting was made from scans using acrylic medium.
During one of our acrylic painting courses, we were lucky to paint a nude model. The poses were very short: 30 seconds, 1 minute, then 3 minutes. The purpose was to reproduce the figure and movement. It was 3 hours of lessons fairly intensive.
First series of exposures: 30 seconds to 1 minute
Second series of exposures: 3 minutes
Third series of exposures: 15 seconds, moving, 15 seconds. The two figures are overlaid
Last ones: 3 and 5 minutes
New medium for this last course: wood. This medium absorbs the paint which dries therefore faster … even working in thicknesses as I do every time. For the first time, I ended up with a relatively dry paint.
Creation – acrylic on wood
I especially liked the inspiration provided by the plank. No blank page, but already drawing shapes, history from which create new shapes.
I finished the course by experimenting new painting techniques: brushstrokes, tapping, mixed colors (yellow – blue – white), scratching the paint with a pencil …