Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thank Jesus Puppy for Pinterest

So... somehow I got shanghai'd into participating in C's family Christmas, including a Secret Santa swap. I drew his grandmother's name and she is OBSESSED with cardinals. Seriously. Her house looks like a cardinal museum. I saw a mixed media project on Pinterest involving newsprint and a cardstock cut-out sparrow on a sparse branch about two months ago and it inspired me to make this 24 x 30 in. mixed media cardinal project for her. I sketched the cardinal out in my sketchbook with a black fine-point Sharpie to get the shape out on paper.
For the background I cut out the print sections from some (extremely) old medical journals I've been bizarrely saving since college & glued them to the canvas with Elmer's Glue-All. I used the stroke book. (Not sure if anyone's ever had a stroke in C's family, but if so, I hope they don't pay too much attention to the words behind the bird. I'm just saying.)
After waiting an appropriate time for the glue to dry, (read: it was still gummy and cold and I could feel it moving around under the paper), I free-handed the cardinal & a branch onto the canvas with the Sharpie & filled it in with black acrylic paint. Voila! Cardinal "painting" for grandma.
By the by... apparently in C's family, Secret Santa means you give one another gift cards, beef jerky, & pretzel rods, so needless to say, everyone was in awe of my gift. Glad to know I don't have to put in any effort next year.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

12.27.11 Scott Pilgrim WIP

A day late, but since I didn't do any work on Christmas, I bring you this new update with the same amount of work put in!

Like I said last week, since Nega-Scott is done, I'm going to narrow down the picture to just show you the progress on the character that I'm working on. So here it is!

Now, I'll tell you the truth: I'm actually further than this, but that's when I took the picture and I didn't feel like taking another one. And now, I head back to work while watching WWE Raw off my DVR!

Monday, December 19, 2011

12.19.11 Scott Pilgrim WIP

Hey! Look! I managed to come back in exactly one week as promised!

I have good news to share regarding my progress. Shortly after posting last week's entry, I actually finished all of the stitching on Nega-Scott!

So we've officially moved on to the next character. I decided that it would be the most efficient to move to the left and stay across the top of the project. That brings us to work on Trisha "Trasha" Ha in Crash And The Boys. Here's your picture:

Going forward, I'm going to keep the photos limited to the character that I'm currently working on, so this will be the last time that you see all of Nega-Scott until the end of the project.

Until next week!

Monday, December 12, 2011

12.12.11 Scott Pilgrim WIP

Hey! What's going on everyone?

So it's been [scrolls through past blog posts] OH CRAP, HALLOWEEN?

Well then.

It's been a while since I showed you where I'm at on my Scott Pilgrim project. Last you saw, Nega-Scott's face was kind of formed. Here's where we are now:

Rolling right along, huh? Well, back to work! Let's see if I can remember to post a new picture next week!