Monday, 24 September 2012

Images of the day

Images of the day

Digital stamp - stripes

digital stamp - sitting dragon

Still having trouble getting good quality digital linework. These are my last two attempts - The dragon didn't work very well as the drawing I'm tracing from is a lot larger than my usual aceo size so I need to fiddle with brush size etc to stop the lines looking too chunky. 
The cat I tried scanning in at 600 dpi instead of my usual 300 - not sure if it made a whole lot of difference :s

Thursday, 20 September 2012

image of the day - little devil

Image of the day
digital stamp - little devil

This one probably needs a little more tidying up than the previous ones. My tablet/stylus stopped responding towards the end of my drawing time and there wasn't time to restart the computer and get it working again before I had to go off for the school run. Still - it's probably enough to be going on with for now :)

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Image of the day - cat's choir

Image of the day
digital stamp - cat's choir
This is what I managed to get done today. To be honest I'm surprised I got as far as i did - I was expecting it to take a lot longer with there being 3 cats instead of one ;)

Monday, 17 September 2012

Image of the day - bathtime

Image of the day
digital stamp - bathtime
Today's attempt at linework - as before, it probably needs some last minute fine-tuning. I am trying to get each image done as well as I can in the 2 hours or so I have spare before going to pick the little one up from school. When they're all done to a somewhat similar standard I'll go through them and give a final polish.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Images of the day

Images of the day

Digital stamp - alley cat

digital stamp - angel cat

Over the last week I've been working on adapting some of my images to be used as digital downloads. It's taken a fair amount of work just to figure out how to get smooth(ish) linework happening. These probably still need a bit of last minute tidying up but I think I'm getting there. The watermark may change - I haven't figured out what to call my website - to - be yet so I just used my usual internet nickname :)

Anyways - just put these up for people to see that I am still working, but my aceos have had to be pushed to the back burner for a while :) I've had to take a break for the weekend as I was starting to get a blister from using my tablet stylus so much but hopefully back to work on Monday.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Aceo of the day - Chinese whispers

Aceo of the day

whimsical houses - Chinese whispers

Part two of my two part commission. This one is based on China - A great wall, curious panda and mountains of carved jade :) 

For the next few days i will probably be making a start on the process of maybe getting an online store set up for digital downloads so there wont be any new Aceos for a while - unless I get bored ;)

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Aceo of the day - Passage to India

Aceo of the day

whimsical houses - Indian Palace

I was asked by one of my e-bay buyers wether I could do some aceos based on India and on China. This is part one of the two part commission - India. Spicy colours, Indian elephants and a splendid peacock :)

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Aceo of the day - spacewalk

Aceo of the day

whimsical houses - spacewalk

This one was another suggestion from the other half. It's my attempt at a tribute to Neil Armstrong who sadly passed away recently. A bit daft maybe but at least our son liked it :)

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Aceo of the day - Back to school

Aceo of the day

whimsical houses - back to school
Seemed to be a pertinent subject as most kids went back to school today. :)  Luckily for him - our little man doesn't start back till tomorrow because of a teacher training day. He's looking forward to going back to be honest though, I don't think the miserable weather has helped much this summer.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Aceo of the day - zoom zoom

Aceo of the day

whimsical houses - zoom zoom

This one was a suggestion from the other half. No idea if i drew the right kind of cars as I'm not into any kind of car racing, but it looks pretty cool so that's what matters :)

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Aceo of the day - Moo!

Aceo of the day

Whimsical houses - Moo!

It's been a while. I have done a few more aceos but I haven't gotten round to scanning and posting them. I will scan and post them over the next few days. 
I have also been in touch with someone who suggested making a website to sell my designs (uncoloured )in the form of digital "stamps" or digital downloads for the crafting and card-making market. I will begin working on that once the little man goes back to school on Sept 5 so I may not be posting/painting as many aceos for a while but I will still be doing them but probably at a slower pace and maybe not daily :)

Anyways - this one was inspired by my son's visit to his great uncle's dairy farm. Moo!