Friday, October 11, 2019

Turkey card

Now posted in my personal web site the blue sweater with shinny stars. 

Butttt oh what's this a lovely card I made last year with a Thanks Giving theme. 
I felt bad last year for missing my friends birthday so I made her this lovely card featuring this makeshift turkey in the tradition of children's craft art. OK they usually make it out of a hand prints but this is like the whimsical version for grown ups. 
I used a fancy fall leaf from a Chinese/Japanese maple as the tail. The leaf was preserved last year. Then I took scraps of construction paper shaped it in to the other parts of the turkey. Before I glued them on, I coloured patterns of feathers, face and other things that you would see on a turkey with coloured pencil and markers. I glued them all on a scrap of water coloured paper cut and folded in to a nice card, but not folded in the usual way. Picture a wet floor sign. I kind of was going for something different anyways. Pretty pleased with the whole results. Needless to say she was quite pleased too. And oh yeah I did remember to give her a nice card (another home made)this year for her birthday. I made sure I didn't forget. Wrote it on all kind of calendars and it does help to make things a head of time too. 
Anyways Happy Thanks Giving πŸŒ°πŸ—Canadian version. But its also good for the American version too. 😁

Monday, October 07, 2019

Stars on my sweater.

Once again here we are in sweater season and still finishing up on the many things I had to do this year with my yard. Not to mention all that house work. I do it all by my self mostly after all.
Anyways here is this simple but lovely fixed up sweater. Well its not entirely used but something my mom couldn't wear I guess, so she gave it to me. I couldn't just leave it be, cause for one thing it made me feel awkward. Well you know "grandma wear?" Anyways I just didn't sew it all together and make this sweater. But none the less I did kind of sew on a pattern of stars on it cause well the blue reminded me of a dark blue sky that stars would love to be in. Also I had this really nice sparkly yarn just calling to me to make something of it. And here it is. I know I should have used one of those round sewing hoops to keep things steady and then the stars would have been more uniform. Oh well lets just call them more on the abstract side. Its still a nice sweater anyways. 
Next post, a nice Thanks Giving card made last year. As always will post this in my personal web site when I can. 


Friday, August 16, 2019

Quick link annoucement.

Updated some outdated links in the side panel. 
Please enjoy! 
Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Friday, August 02, 2019

Just some stuff for a moment.

And back from the many tasks I have to complete this season. If only for a moment. 
Whats new? 
Updated the personal site with Carved Style Easter Egg Resurrection version 2 Set and added a few links for some previous works in progress and or experiments. Just look for the link in the side panel. Come on? You know you wanna-a. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Carved Style Easter Egg Resurrection version 2 Set

Now out Carved Style Easter Egg Resurrection version 2 Set cause I felt like it. Actually just very busy this season with over due yard work and other things so a bit behind on personal things like presenting latest finished projects. 
None the less same theme, just a slightly different style design. Enjoy.  😊
As always will be featured soon in my personal website. 

https://www.canstockphoto.ca/carved-style-easter-egg-resurrection-71846087.html
 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Update post.

Now posted in my personal web site CSEERS. You know? the carved egg project? πŸ˜‰
Yeah I know slow. But trying completing a bunch of things at the same time.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Carved Style Easter Egg Resurrection version 1 Set

New and a little late for Easter but just in time for next season's Easter. 
A new carved style Easter egg set The Resurrection version. It features the cave tomb where the resurrection of Jesus took place with door and angel all in a stylized art work egg carving design. Bonus it also comes in chocolate. Too bad, you can only eat it with you eyes. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜
Comes in regular mono tone, polished with gradients and chocolate version. Another set featured soon. As always it will also be featured in my personal web site too. 



https://www.canstockphoto.ca/carved-style-easter-egg-resurrection-69869111.html
 Polished with gradients version isolated and close up πŸ”Ί
Just the angel reg egg version isolated close up πŸ”Ί

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Classic Tomato Plant revised

Yet another Classic Tomato plant vector. But this one is altered for those who want more of a simplified version. The original featured much more tomatoes and more such as flowers and a container it was growing in. Also other stuff too. I will not be featuring this version in my personal web site or have samples shown here but you can see the original versions that I made a few years ago.......Here. 
And here.
To honestly purchase a copy and download. You can do it here.πŸ”»
https://www.pond5.com/illustration/107231346/just-classic-tomatoes.html

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Neon Lights Barber Shop 7

Here it is the final installment of the Neon Lights Barber shop sets. 
Currently working on an Easter themed vector. It was a set type I worked on before but with a different theme then the chicken version. It probably won't be completed by Easter at least the phase 2 part but at least phase one I'm hoping to complete before Good Friday at least. Its pretty intricate and that's why it takes unusually long to complete. But patience will be rewarded. 

https://www.canstockphoto.ca/neon-lights-barber-shop-set-7-67844189.html
 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Easter images on an envelope 2018

Its almost Easter and oh tomorrow Spring Yay! For once I'm actually sharing something that is Easter and spring related. Some lovely rough drawings of various spring related characters on an envelope that I drew on. The greeting card was store bought this time and for the same good friend. 
Drawings done in black pen. No extra colour added this time. 
See last post for more card related stuff. 




Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Neon Lights Barber Shop Set 6

Now out NL Barber Shop set 6. Now with all kinds of tool goodness you would normally find a barber shop utilizing in neon lights form. Also viewable on my personal web site soon. 

https://www.canstockphoto.ca/neon-lights-barber-shop-set-6-67107028.html

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Christmas card 2018

OK lets get this over with. I know I really should wait until next Christmas or at least July. But if I don't post it now, I may never will. I have a bad habit of getting side tracked and well then things fall on the way side. Oh but don't worry I'll be showing something Easter-y next time I show off card related stuff. So please bare with me.
Here is another card I made for the same good friend. I decided to utilize some of those leaves I collected last fall, along with a few other bits not relating to fall.  I think the most impressive of all the card design was my lettering. It really turned out really nice. 
This will be one of those thing that will also be featured in my personal web site since this is a completed project.  This card design is inspired by an old vintage card I got years ago in my child hood from my relatives. I liked the card design so much that I decided to make a similar one for my friend.






BTW the lettering is hand made and done by hand. πŸ˜‰

Friday, February 15, 2019

Neon Lights Barber Shop set 5

Now out Neon Lights Barber Shop set 5. And now you can grace you place with my dreadlocks and Afros collection. 😊 Its will also be featured on my personal web site soon as well. 
https://www.canstockphoto.ca/neon-lights-barber-shop-set-5-66170363.html
On another note you may have noticed that my what amounts to a small personal T-shirt shop has been closed for awhile. I placed an "under construction" sign in its spot. Well I really was never happy with the store. I had used CafePress for a number of years and felt that it was more of a hassle to have. Never liked how they had a policy of only have a few t-shirts per store. Plus their design algorithm/platform was more complicated then it had to be. Over all if you wanted more freedom to use the site and its things, you had to sign up for their premium services.  Blah and then after awhile I sort of abandoned it. 
Currently I'm trying a new to me place and it has more of what I like and how I like. Hopefully soon you will see a new store with a new name with a new link to in the side menu. In the mean time I'l probably share links to new and experimental things with my artwork on them until I fully open the store. 
Thanks for reading, looking and until next time.  πŸ‘‹πŸ˜Š
 

Friday, January 25, 2019

Its now or never

Its now or never. This should have been posted about two years ago but it just get pushed back again and again, so I give up. I know its not Christmas anymore but I assure you they're really not that Christmassy but kind of. The following images were sort of Christmas/doodle gifts for a friend that I drew on an envelope. They're not highly developed but they do have some nice shading and are great drawings to see how I go though the process of drawing characters, loosely at least. Normally I like to paint these up or other est but as is are still really nice to look at. Besides I was going for fun and spontaneity. BTW she really enjoyed the drawings too. 😊
Because these are loose character drawings in the raw they will not be featured in my personal site as is,  but I am contemplating on adding a link to them in my personal site in the future.  
In the mean time enjoy. 


 Drooling happy dog drawing 2017
 Drawn with ordinary black pen and loosely coloured with coloured pencil. Drawings on a envelope as a gift or Christmas greeting for a friend. 

 A little sleeping bear in a Santa cap. 2017
Drawn with ordinary black pen and loosely coloured with coloured pencil. Drawings on a envelope as a gift or Christmas greeting for a friend.
 
 Two goofy and curious penguins take a peak.  2017
 Drawn with ordinary black pen and loosely coloured with coloured pencil. Drawings on a envelope as a gift or Christmas greeting for a friend.

Friday, January 11, 2019

The unusual home made light box

Darn I think I deleted the original copies of my home fries pics before I could save them to permanent storage. Oh well. No biggy. Technically still have a copy in one of my bloggs for future projects of something. 

Anyways as promised here are pics of my unusual home made light box. (finally shown after several years) Made with lots of recycled stuff such as cardboard and styrofoam sandwiched together with home made white glue. Recipe found here. Then covered or wallpapered with more recycled paper that I saved long ago from my school days. In those days we used lots and lots of paper. We also did a lot of useless homework too, hence the crazy amount of paper. Then I sealed it with some shellac I guess, then painted it all up. I chose red and covered it with some goofy fun labels to make it all sciency but spoofy Otherwise I wouldn't have cared so long as it did its job. Earlier I had purchased a string of nearly pure white Christmas lights LED's of course. Since I couldn't find those string tube lights I used those and secured them on to a removable platform just in case they ever needed to removed. I already had a nice acrylic piece of plastic on hand to use as a surface for things that require tracing.  
Why didn't I just purchase one at the store? Because I already had plenty of materials and plus its environmentally sound. Plus those light box/tables you purchase at the store cost more then they should. Especially around here. So its a win, win, win situation. 

 A fly got into the shot. πŸ”Ί
  Close up of the fly. πŸ”Ί
 Side shot. πŸ”Ί
 Front shot. πŸ”Ί
The other side shot. πŸ”Ί
What it looks like when plugged in with the plastic cover on. πŸ”Ί
Again lit up. πŸ”Ί
 What it looks like when not plugged in with cover on. Paper is placed on top for tracing when plugged in. Its easy to see the object underneath for tracing.πŸ”Ί
  What it looks like when not plugged in another angle and without cover. πŸ”Ί
Just another shot of it. πŸ”Ί
 What it looks like on my work surface. Although because its pretty tall, I have to use it on the floor. I could not make it any less shorter to accommodate because of the lights I used. πŸ”Ί

Monday, January 07, 2019

Neon Lights Barber Shop Set 3

New year with some almost new stuff. Actually finished these months ago. None the less another lovely and handy set of barber shop related signage in the style of my neon lights series. 
Also viewable on my personal web site soon.  😊

https://www.canstockphoto.ca/neon-lights-barber-shop-set-3-64602768.html