Ah yes, I know you probably think I’ve been holding out on you a little. Dangling the carrot. Well today is your lucky day, it’s time for a completed drawing to make its interweb debut. Those with a keen eye and a decent memory may remember a previous post containing one of the preliminary sketches that helped shape the final drawing. It’s also featured on the back of a recent batch of business cards I had supplied by the lovely folk at Print Together, a “green” printing service who use 100% post-consumer recycled stock and vegetable based inks.
I had planned to post this last image sometime ago, it seems it slipped my mind though.
The same corner from a previous entry in a much more completed state.
My studio is currently without any form of conventional cooling; not good when combined with the recent Melbourne heat. Hmm, I feel that this is something I really must rectify soon. I kicked aside my fragility and strong dislike for this weather, mopping the sweat from my brow and other regions with the sleeve of my t-shirt, and somehow managed to survive a lengthy drawing session yesterday — making some decent progress on the new drawing I might add. Please refer to the supplied photographic proof accompanying these words. These shots are just of the right-hand side… The rest is looking rather splendid and much more finished (I generally work a drawing left to right). Being the tease that I am, images of other areas of said drawing may surface on the interweb sometime in the distant future.
In other news, I assisted a very young person I know in releasing a small limited edition story book titled “A Toothbrush”. I’ve been able to hang onto a few copies and will be making them available for purchase either through this website or from a wonderful local designer store located to the west of the city named Mandrake and Willow soon.
Detail of the new drawing. She’s a little further along now.
Yippee, my camera is finally again back in my possession! So as promised on Twitter and Facebook, here are a few happy snaps of the latest drawing! It features a litter of puppies, five of the little guys to be exact. At the risk of sounding like a broken record… Let me say that I am really excited by it’s progress so far. Heck, I am extremely happy with the slowly growing pile of recently completed work sitting beside me. I wrote off well over an hour the other day just looking through them all. Starting to organise a few things for next year, stay tuned!
In other news: UPS are having trouble locating my large format scanner. The tracking number I have been supplied by the vendor is of no help, it’s returning invalid. Doesn’t seem like it even made it to the depot… I must say, the whole situation seems rather suspect to me.
A sneak peek of one of my recent drawings which I completed last week.
Since my last post I have been occupied searching for a suitable space to relocate the studio (no luck yet), sustained injury, stepped back in time with a tedious dose of slow “capped” internet, melted some solder and laid down a decent amount of carbon graphite polymer with my trusty mechanical pencil.
The recent completed drawings are starting to pile up around here and I must say I am extremely pleased with how they are turning out, very pleased indeed! Would love to show you a few but my current scanner is being a tad temperamental at present, seems I am in need of a new scanner. Does anyone have a working Epson 10000XL laying around they are keen to dispose off?