Since we FINALLY had a weekend without snow, I opened le Studio Garage this weekend.
Unfortunately I didn’t have D around to help me, because there was a lot of cleaning to do. Tons of leaves and dirt and everything else that blows around the neighborhood and into my garage had to be swept out.
I also discovered that my sonic anti-mouse device apparently scares mice to DEATH and not just OUT THE DOOR, because I found a dead mouse actually STUCK to the floor which I had to scrape up with a knife. EWWW.
After that I was so grossed out that I had to hose out the whole garage, and then the neighbor’s AC unit just to be nice, and then the cobwebs off the front of the house and the patio chairs just because by that time I was just having fun playing in the sun with the water hose.
After all that and some wine with the neighbors, I started in on this season’s first piece. Last season, I had started playing with Copic markers at the end of my process, so this season, I decided to start with them. Here’s a sneak preview of what I’m working on – stay tuned or follow @yiddle on twitter to see my progress.
Got a wee bit done on Lollipops tonight. Sorry for the crappy pic, it’s raining out and the lighting wasn’t so hot in the garage
LOVE my new setup I can sit in bed with the Cintiq and have my reference pics on the screen across the room. Made a wee bit of progress on this one tonight.
Fought off mosquitos this morning long enough to get layer 1 of Lollipops started. I’m having fun with layering and playing with mimicking my digital painting process. The finished piece will have 5 layers of glass, including the stained glass background.
Finally finished a painting last night! No pics of that one yet (it’s still a surprise) but this is a digital sketch I did this afternoon for the next one. I’ve been thinking of lollipops since I woke from a dream where all I could remember was the phrase “The big lollipops have to be on different teams”. Excited to try out some new materials and techniques on this one, more details soon!
I needed a diversion from the moon bunnies. I know I need to just sit down and finish that one, but it feels flat and icky and I don’t know exactly what it needs so I’ve been putting it off. Tonight I thought I should at least paint something, and this is one I’ve wanted to start for a while; my sister, doing what she does best, loving up one of her babies. I got a good start (see first image) but there’s a bunch of shape changes I still need to make before I start refining (see second image).
- Love, WIP
- Love, things to fix