Archive | July, 2007

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19 Jul

Ecstacy
Ecstacy
Originally uploaded by kathrynlinge

  1. Lifedrawing
    I have found myself a new lifedrawing group, and have attended the last two weeks. It’s a bit different from the class I was doing in the UK, as it’s not a class per se. There’s no teacher – you just turn up, draw for a bit, and go home. There’s a couple of disadvantages to that. Firstly, if you’re doing something wrong, you kinda have to work out what that is by yourself. There doesn’t seem to be *so* much exploration of alternative media – mostly people seem to be using pencil/charcoal and I think it could be easy to get into a rut where you turn up every week, do the same thing as last time, then leave again. I’m going to try and set different exercises for each class and I decided in the class this week (on Tuesday) that I’d try and concentrate on drawing heads and faces. Most of my efforts were pretty crap, but I’ll keep practicing.There’s a couple of advantages too, though. Firstly, it’s really really frigging cheap! $7 for 2.5 hours, plus a glass of wine (red) or oj. Also, I’m not locked into any sort of course so i can attend or not as I like. Everyone seems very nice too and there’s a good spread of people attending. The picture featured here was from my ‘Head and Faces’ class, but the head wasn’t really obvious from my spot so I went for the whole body instead.

    This group is my first foray into the ‘art community’ here in WA. I look forward to finding stuff out.

  2. Comics
    When I got my new computer, it came with a program called ‘Comic Life’, which allows you to make up comics from photos, etc, etc. Never did I think that I’d actually use it, so I’m glad I’ve had the opportunity to do so 🙂
  3. Book
    Oh, yeah. And Ben Peek’s new book Black Sheep is now out. I have plans to read it in about 2.3 books time…
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My MOO cards

8 Jul


My MOO cards
Originally uploaded by kathrynlinge

I got MOO cards made up from some of my recent artwork and am really pleased with how they turned out. While the scanned/electronic artwork turned out perfectly, it is pretty obvious that some of the others were just photographed. The white background of both naked pink man and naked blue boy (aka ‘boy with tumpet’) has come out grey. However, they were both photographed under *way* non-optimal conditions so it’s hardly surprising. It’s something to work on, if I decide I want to reproduce more stuff.