The theme for this week Daily Creatures has been envelopes.
I always have so many lying around, and I usually recycle a bag full of them every week! So to celebrate Earth Day I’ve decided to reuse them instead of recycle them.
I particularly like long envelopes, my drawing tend to work better in DL shapes because of their verticality.
And I’ve made the most of a set of fresh new pens with nibs of different sizes. I’ve been drawing so much that I’ve worn out the old ones, what better excuse for a trip to the art store to buy new supplies?
As you might have noticed by now, my weeks and series tend to be very…varied. They can run from five to eight days and pretty much start any day of the week. I like a bit of structure, but I found difficult to follow even my own rules.
So here they are, Creatures from 111 to 116
Another lovely Creature joins the party.
It’s a triumph of blue, to match the Lady’s eyes and dark skin colours for the make up and the decorative swirly tattoos.
The overall effect is that of a bird-like creature, a magnificent, vain, but shy creature.
And, as we are playing games and masquerades, the Creature in question is actually more like a bird of prey than a bird of paradise. But she enjoyed playing the part for the occasion.
This is the last painting for the series, for a little while, but there’s more masks to be portrayed and this chapter is not closed yet.
I will keep you posted on the developments.
The scanner is up and running, and having now plenty of time in my hands, I have managed to scan and upload all the Daily Creatures to date.
During the last two weeks at work I didn’t have any pressing job to do so I have spent most of the days doodling away. I have actually filled a whole note book of patterns, creatures and ideas.
The Creatures of these series are heavily influenced by those doodles.
I’m setting up some changeable installations on my studio walls, putting together little paintings, prints and cards.
Here are the first two.
I started the Daily Creature project as a spur of the moment thing, without thinking what kind of commitment that would imply.
I have regretted it a few times, but I never thought of giving up -I have started it and I’m taking it to the end!
So we are now at the 100th Creature. Only 265 to go.
Here’s the round up from the last week.
Resuming the series.
For this painting I’ve decided to go as far as I could from my usual choice of colours, and it’s definitely the pinkest Creature I’ve ever painted!
Has been done with lots of irony and if you could see how the Lady usually looks you wouldn’t recognise her. But, like I’ve mentioned before, this Party was all about creating a different look for the Creatures, for once taking a different mask and disguise them in unusual ways. And I think I’ve succeeded in the task.
The theme for this mask was a frivolous, ‘marieantointtesque’, extremely pink vision. I enjoyed immensely creating it and the Lady Creature enjoyed wearing it.
Even if for just one night.