22 May 2008

fancy shiny things...

...the photo ain't the best. the idea for these was sat on the to-do list with everything else for ages and i finally decided to just get on and do it. i played with a piece of lazertran waterslide decal paper first and then used the fancy paper that required the elusive spray varnish. me and Katie found the varnish in hobbycraft about three weeks ago but i still couldn't bring myself to print on the fancy paper back then in case it went pete tong. one sheet of A4 has covered, a teapot, two egg cups, two mugs, milk jug, small plate and a large plate and two little coasters. i created the design by in potatochop at random so not to get obsessive with the planning of it all which would have taken me forever to do and kind of did the same for deciding what went on where and why. i wonder if mr weasel would use them in his teashop?
sentimental value...

...mr robotington asked me to draw him a poster so he could stick it up all over the place in order to find his favourite button. i told him he could choose a new one from the button box but he said he was not giving up on trying to find the one he lost as it means a lot to him. since beginning this story i have found it difficult but i refused to give up with the wish to tell the story that i set out to do. i think one day it may be a complete actual story but for now i have just got into the swing of telling it in some zig-zag way through single narrative illustrations. i think this has been a very good learning curve for me as i kept thinking too literal when it came to creating a story in a book. it took me a while to hand draw the above text in tiny circles and i cant wait to do another poster next week in my own free time away from the pressure of completing work for uni modules.