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?
One of the quickly scribbled, crude sketches from the planing stages of the most recent drawing…
This is my current kit: cheap plastic 0.5mm side-click mechanical pencil and three (the third is stuck to my index finger) erasers. Also, I’m pleased to say the new drawings are coming along quite nicely… You might be able to just make one out in the background.
Currently occupying my drawing desk in this unfinished state, is the above rough outline from my tattoo themed series. If it wasn’t for battling evil and dishonest thieves who disguise themselves as a webhost (the treacherous Solidinternet) and Mr Bill Gates with his horrible IE series of browsers, which are notoriously full of CSS bugs, it would probably be finished by now…