October 31, 2009

Navy and Pink

Latest little book I worked on, just a prototype at the moment though, I accidently missed a signature for some reason lol, must have been too eager to finish! XD
This one was made with thick navy blue silk card, floral patterned pink card for the end papers and off-white parchment paper. The binding is in waxed cotton in a similar pink to the floral papers. Little pink crystal bead for decoration.
Yes. I like pink ^_^.

Oops, bad colour adjustments in this shot ^ ... Bad Vee, BAD!!

My favourite thing about this book is that the end papers sit just a little past the covers when the book is closed, it gives a peek of that lovely, contrasting pink and balances the pink bindings. :)
That's all for now.


October 21, 2009

Hoarding - First it was silks, now it's paper

I really can't help myself can I; if it's pretty and hoard-able and comes in various lovely patterns and colours, then likely I will hoard it. XD

Current obsession is paper.
I ran out of room in my little quarters so I'm having to make space by making my shelving go up.
It's working rather well ^_^ Need MOAR SPACE!!

New shelf number one: Expensive decorative papers, mountboard, vellums and relaxing bookblocks.

Shelf number two: Bulk lots of decorative papers, handmade papers, paper pads and bookbinding books. Also stamps, nik-naks and out of date calender fail.

Currently working on.

Doggy approves.


October 18, 2009

PE Fairytale Exchange

PE (private exchange group) 'Fairytale Exchange'.
Painting of Ary Makabe for Xanedrian. ^^
Image is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Wild Swans (one of my favs).

Clicking on the image is a must for detail. :P

Painted over a pencil sketch in Painter.
References for the swans used (duh, I'm not that good).
Lots of rather time consuming rendering but fun and relaxing change of pace for me lately.
The story this is based on can be found here: http://www.andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheWildSwans_e.htm

I'll be adding more close up and detail shots later this week, but for now it's 3am and I have to work tomorrow (today... in a few hours... x_x). G'night!


October 16, 2009

Pamphlet Book Swap - Photos

My first book swap at the BookArts Forum was a hardcover pamphlet, which I'd never made before so it was both fun and a learning experience!
I love making these little things, it's so addictive.

Now that I've received confirmation that my swap partner received the book (and is happy with it, yay!), I can post a few of the photos I managed to take just before I sent it (I only remembered on the day I was sending it so didn't get a chance to look at the pictures till now, thus some are a little blurry, apologies ^^' ).

Materials used were:
Japanese silk paper in pale pink, reinforced, for the spine
Pink vellum with a cherry blossom design for inside papers
Dark grey metallic paper with white fans design for the covers
Cream metallic paper for the endpapers
130gsm, textured, cream coloured calligraphy paper for the book block
Vintage silk from a Japanese kimono in gunmetal grey for the slipcase.


October 12, 2009

A Post About (almost) Nothing

Oh wow it's been a while since I updated last :(
I'm still here, just working a lot, trying to earn the monies to spend some time in Darwin for Christmas this year! yays!
Hectic and overcrowded work schedule means not so much time for the crafty/arty stuffs, so all I can offer right now is a few snippets of works in progress, so I at least don't look like such a tool and post a blog about nothing lol.

Colour test for a character portrait

Initial sketch for an ACEO style artwork.

Hopefully, I'll remember to update this place more often, I actually do have a few other natural media works ready to scan, but scanner and I have a rather tumultuous relationship (ie. I hate scanning).

Take care.

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