April 28, 2010

Obi Book

I made this for a friend's birthday recently.
The cover is a vintage silk obi, the signatures sewn into the fabric with waxed thread. Red silk ribbon around it and two types of paper for the signatures; a delicate, mottled parchment paper and a lovely smooth, cream, 160gsm, archival paper.
She loved it :)

I've got a few of these made in various sizes and fabrics and am still making more, the problem is, sewing the signatures into the silk is a time consuming process as I don't want to leave any marks on the silk (so no pen/pencil marks), just the pages and the thick, sturdy silk obi. I use a small template for each one, but it still becomes a somewhat trial and error to get the needle through in the right spot, sort of thing.
Maybe one day, i'll come up with an easier, faster way. ^_^
I'm planning on selling these on either Etsy or Artfire in the near future (or when I have more stock).


April 23, 2010

Bob Girl.

Another work-in-progress (to add to the hundred or so other works-in-progress I have sitting on my hard drives).
So far, I like her hair. :P

( coz it's quicker :3 )

The title has absolutely nothing to do with this pic.
Vector WIP.


April 8, 2010

DA Addiction Fail

I caved and rejoined Deviant Art.
Epic Fail.

Don't expect to see the link here though. :p

Not that it'll be that difficult to work out o_o

April 1, 2010

Green Dress and Pigtails - WIP

Another work in progress. This time painted in Painter, just for a change. :p

I finally managed to buy myself a legit copy of Painter, albeit, it is Painter X (11 is out, if i'm not mistaken) but this version serves me just as well. Besides, too many fancy options tend to overwhelm me.
I haven't painted using a Wacom tablet for months (and that doesn't include digital sketching, which i have done XD) since I've been focusing on working on my vector skills of late, so I was feeling a little rusty, but at the same time, it was somehow exhilarating, been able to paint with brush strokes and blended colours again (my first love) rather than lines and joints and fills. Not that I have anything against vectors, in fact, I've grown to love working with them.
This painting was (is been) created on two different computers (one at work then at home) which ended up causing me all manner of problems as I'd forgotten to import my brushes and settings to the new home computer. Eh, been the lazyass that I am, instead of going back and importing them, I instead forced myself to find a work around.
Now i just have to make sure I stay interested otherwise this poor painting will go the way a lot of my work does when i don't finish it within 2 or 3 days: the 'unfinished' archives. :/

Also, apologies for the terrible resolution, I thought i'd installed photoshop on this computer but either i forgot or it vanished into digital nothingness O_o. Painter JPG conversions are always rather crap.


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