I had a go at drawing a self portrait yesterday...it didn't really turn out looking like me and not just because I don't usually wear a fox around my neck! But it was fun, back to the drawing board with that one I think!
A late night drawing that I inked and coloured this afternoon. I've got this book called Cartoonimals out from the library which is about how to abstract animals into cartoons and I've been practising drawing cartoony cats. My own cat has to be deeply asleep before I can draw her, otherwise she will attack my pen, but she would look pretty cute in a pair of fishbone pyjamas!
I've been printing up some bunting to decorate Mr. Millicent Crow's upcoming mammoth album release tour, based on images that I've drawn for the album cover art and associated bits and pieces. There's a dog, a gramophone, a lyre of Orpheus (based on a brooch Mr. Millicent Crow wears most days) and a pocket watch. Here it is being tested out at home:
It'll be adorning halls, bars and maritime museums from Auckland to Milford Sound over the next couple of months; tour dates are here if you'd like to come along...
These monkeys are all finished and clothed and getting ready for new homes with some friends' new babies. At the moment they're pretty inseparable, but soon they'll be off to the post office and one will be off to Dunedin:
And the other one crossing the ditch to Melbourne:
So they're going to have one last cuppa together:
Show off the tail holes in their overalls (one of my favourite parts of the pattern):
And pop off to the post office.
Safe travels little monkeys!
They're from Fiona Dalton's great book Hop Skip Jump: 20 Eco-Friendly Toys to Sew and are the "Monkey Man" pattern, the same as this one. The wool suiting they're made out of is some that I got in the great "Postal Stash Rehash" and the faces are the last of an old woollen blanket that I've got so much use out of. Must scour the op shops for another blanket that's seen better days! And make a monkey to live at my house...I'm thinking black polka dot overalls to match one of my dresses!