#465

Hai guys! I’ve been absent for a bit lately due to the unfortunate system that is our current internet and my unfortunate health issues. Fortunately, we will get better internet soon, and my virus is going away so I’ll be left with only my usual illnesses… Yey.

As for the arts and crafts, I have continued my creativity through this tough patch, and they might need disinfecting.

My main source of inspiration was in the form of a YouTube video by Monique Renee about how to draw faces. Despite doing some life drawing classes, and creating characters since primary school, I still watch these instructional videos to see how others work and learn new ways to break down objects into shapes. I hadn’t seen a tutorial with this method in it before, and after sketching a few versions, it is an effective method for creating a good looking face, that you can vary easily to create different people. (Although this isn’t a problem for me, I have more trouble drawing the same face twice.)

Here are some of my attempts using Monique Renee’s method of drawing faces in various stages of completion.

You can find the Face tutorial here.

I miscalculated the amount of time I hadn’t blogged for, and have a bit more to show you, but I have forgotten to photo it all. When I remember, I’ll try to show you guys all the things, but I think I’ll end it here for tonight.

Thanks for watching! Bubye!

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#403

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Playing with ink this morning.
Just wanted to pass along a link to a YouTuber that I found, who I think is amazing. He has funny sketches, and awesome art as well as inspirational speeches and tips. I think he should get a load more likes and hopefully we can inspire him to make more videos.
You can find him here, at Dino Tomic on YouTube, and he has links to his social media there.
I really should get around to making some videos…

#288

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Watch this video!
I was looking for a video on wet felted hats, and this video by Jack Rabbit Hollow came up. Very funny, informative and great tips. Even if you don’t like felting, check it out. See if you can count all her hats 🙂
Gosh, it was good. Now, I’d better go to bed…

#218

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Today I was watching YouTube videos while I attempted to recover from the heat, and was watching videos from the gorgeous BayleeCreations. In one video she mentioned that she super glued printed circles of the copic colour numbers on her copic ciao markers. I thought this was a good idea, especially since all but three of my markers are the ciao type. All other copic markers have the number printed on the lid, and since the lid isn’t always a good representation of the marker, it’s hard to tell, without picking it up. Each copic colour has a name, but the number system gives a better idea about the colour. It’s explained better elsewhere, but each colour has a family initial, (for example, R for reds, G for greens, BV for blue violets) after this is two numbers. The first is saturation. The higher this number the duller the colour. The second is brightness, and the lower the number, the brighter and lighter it is. This is why when you look at a copic colour chart they aren’t all in order, and you may find a 34 goes better with a 24 than a 33. This is meant to make it easier, but it takes a bit of getting used to. So I decided to label my markers. Instead of printing the numbers out, I punched a bunch of circles with a regular office punch, wrote each colour while holding the circle with my finger nails. It felt a bit like playing tiddlywinks, as they flew all over. I also had to make sure the fan wasn’t directly on me, either, as that would end in tears. Once written out, I glued them to the marker lids with glossy accents. I don’t have a good reputation with super glue, so I was avoiding using it.

If you’re interested in copic colouring videos, check out Sandy Allnock’s YouTube. She has amazing copic skills, and creates cards that focus on colouring to create awesome scenes. She also has a blog and does a load of things with the Simon Says Stamp company.

Day #31

Busy busy busy. My hands are sore from writing out all the cards today. There isnt a picture because everything I did today was writing, or working on cards for people that could read this 😛

So I did some embossing, gluing, stamping, cutting and writing. While I was doing this I watched the Frugal Crafter on YouTube. Her name is Linsey and she has some great ideas and tutorials where she draws or crafts or has tips on making something cheaper than it would be bought. She speaks super fast sometimes and has a great energy.