Yes, I’ve been planning that pun for a while. 😛

Simon Neil in silhouette, drawn from a screenshot I took of iTunes Festival 2012.
Prismacolor pencils on black paper.
About 12 hours total, finished 28 March 2014.

Simon Neil

Charles Spencer Chaplin.

New portrait!

Charles Spencer Chaplin, the brilliant actor and director, circa 1918. Source was an original, promotional, silver gelatin (greyscale) photo print I recently acquired. Since there are very few colour pictures of him, I went from common knowledge and imagined the hues. Prismacolor pencils on 11×14″ Bristol board. Finished 04 February 2011.

It didn’t really turn out as well as I had hoped, but I just keep reminding myself that I drew this from a black & white photo…

Feeling: thoughtful thoughtful.

Oooh, the sparkles!

Finished today: Another Musey pendant! Obviously inspired by the cover of the Knights of Cydonia cd single. Made for a friend. Acrylic paints and gloss varnish on black paperboard, glass prism bead. Full length approximately 6.5cm.

Paul McGann Has Gorgeous Eyes.

And that is much of the reason I have drawn his portrait.

I do wish colour representation was consistent with electronics…

New Artwork, Poor Lighting.

I painted the background colour on these two canvases over a year ago, and just started working on it again a week ago. Silly me! I like how it turned out. I am very pleased with it.
However, I am not pleased with the way the photo came out. I have very poor lighting in my room, and had to set up two lamps on either side of the painting. Still, it turned out a bit dark. Also, my camera doesn’t like the bright turquoise background colour – it insists on turning it a strange blueish hue. Photoshop doesn’t do much for it either.. it looks pretty bad on my screen, and I have no idea what it’ll look like on yours.
Oh well, you can see what I meant, anyway. Too bad you can’t see the true, vivid paints.
Clicky the preview image…

Feeling: Cranky cranky.

My Desk is a Mess of Colour.

Every once in a while, I will look at one of my portraits, and realise “holy shit, *I* drew that!?!”
And then I mentally beat myself down for seeming to have too much of an ego moment.
It’s wonderful and strange to me, to be looking at a portrait I would absolutely love to have on my wall, and know that it was drawn by these tiny hands with crooked forefingers. 😛
I dunno. Just thinking aloud there.

My friend and I have been getting into more artsy craftsy stuff lately, just to keep the boredom from getting us down. We started out making accessories for our Doctor Who action figures. She made a few really cute Jammie Dodgers (my 11 is now holding one), a fob watch, an apple, and 8’s leather bag from the 1996 movie – all out of SculpeyIII.
I started out making a fez for 11, but I tried and tried and couldn’t even get the shape symmetrical, let alone staying on his little head. So I gave up on that and made a Doctor-sized version of one of Matt Bellamy’s guitars – the Glitterati. I absolutely adore that guitar (I cheer when the techie brings it out for soundcheck before a gig). The mini version is almost as cute. I need to make a strap out of ribbon or something for it so the Doctor can actually hold it. *lol*
Anyway. I posted a picture of the MiniGlitterati on my Facebook. Within hours, I had comments from almost every Muser friend, wanting one. One gal mentioned a necklace. So, I set to work on a MicroGlitterati. I now have 8 orders from friends, some wanting both the Glitterati and the Seattle (which is a matte black version of practically the same guitar). It’s tedious work, but it’s a lot of fun. These things are so cute.
I just wish the 3 web clients who owe me money would remember to put their checks in the mail, dammit. I have to get a few small things before I can finish these pendants, and I am broke. These clients have conveniently forgotten to pay my invoices that I sent TWO MONTHS ago.

As if I haven’t been painting enough, I am going to do my nails now.
Thanks for reading. 🙂