When I posted my Animal Alphabets update last year, I mentioned I wanted to go back to a few of the Fan Art series ones that I missed.
Well, I did do Road Runner, and I did Wile E. Coyote as well. I’m not sure where I got this idea – I’m pretty sure I saw a half and half image on Pinterest somewhere a million years ago and thought it was a great idea.
These two characters were absolutely perfect for this.
I love this piece so much. I really want to do more pieces in a similar style. Some of my planned pairings will be fine – like Jack Skellington and Sally.
But I’m not sure how Sulley and Mike will turn out.
Since I’ve started blogging again (and keeping up with it so far, yay me) I’ve updated you on the Animaloonies challenge I do regularly, and the Animal Alphabets one, and the Scribble Into Art one. But there are more art challenges that I do regularly, so lets update you on another one.
The Colour Collective is a Twitter that posts a pair of colours every week, for you to use as a palette and post your art on the Friday. The last update I did was a year ago – I’m really good at this blogging thing.
These are going to be in no particular order, because until recently I just collected them and used them randomly, rather than doing them every week.
I did a couple of pieces where I used two palettes.
Then in July I decided that since I’d collected a whole bunch of palettes that I still hadn’t used, I’d start a series.
I embarked on a Zentangle Colour Collective Alphabet. Each letter has the first colour of a palette as its main colour, then a Zentangle pattern over the top in the second colour, with the pattern name beginning with that letter.
I’m not complete yet, but I have used all the colour palettes I’d collected, so now I’ll be doing them weekly as new ones are released.
And that’s up to date! Except…. that when sorting through all my images I found these three palettes.
I could have sworn I’d done all of them, but I have no corresponding art for these three in the blog folder. It’s possible I just forgot to copy them, so I’ll have a look through my Procreate and do another post later.
If you noticed a major increase in digital art in recent posts it’s because I finally got an iPad this year. I got it in February, and there was gonna be blogs about using it, and learning new skills and stuff. But then.. well, I’ve already gone over that.
I will be doing some posts about the digital art, but I just wanted to do a photo dump first. Because I found fluffy brushes. They’re so awesome!
These first three were tutorials by Bardot Brush that came with a base sketch.
And then these ones were tutorials too – but without sketches. They’re by Fooarc.
I have a cupboard full to bursting of projects I’ve collected to do blogs on. When I buy these things I fully intend to do the blog right away. Sometimes I even do. But most of the time they end up consigned to the cupboard never to be seen again.
Recently I culled the contents of that cupboard, and moved what projects I kept to somewhere most visible in the hopes that I’d see them and be reminded.
One of the things I found was this.
I have absolutely no idea when I bought this. Or how much it cost. I do remember though that these things have pretty awful reviews.
It seemed decent enough on first opening. It came with a nice selection of tools, including an almost full rainbow of thread.
The snips looked a little bit mucky, but they’re pretty good. Nice and sharp.
And then I took the machine itself out of the bubble wrap.
Maybe it has fabric in it for display purposes. Or demonstration. But I suspect it was a return that was just send back out without checking.
Let’s give it the benefit of the doubt, put batteries in it and see what happens.
What happened was that the thing had a life of its own! It didn’t matter whether I switched it on or off, or locked it on or off, it just kept going. Occasionally it would stop for a few moments. Lull you into a false sense of security. Then it’d be off again like a wild animal.
So that immediately went in the bin.
Time to go back to the shelf of forgotten blog projects.