Thursday, May 18, 2006

"What you get isn't always what you ask for...


... just bear that in mind when you ask for a puppy next Christmas"

And that's the last piece of original artwork from FRANKENSTEIN'S CAT that I'm going to whack up onto the blog. Like the previous three it's one of my favourite images and was a lot of fun to do (hope that shows in the painting). Yet again the green and red stripe obsession appears. I know. I'm sorry. Whoever said "red and green should never be seen" was clearly talking out of their patootie! Shame I never got to do the sequel book I had planned for FC: HAMSTER & HYDE - it culminated in a giant 60ft hamster riding a fairground bigwheel!

Been hard to find time to work up posts on the blog, you might have noticed, due to having been making lots of appearances at schools holding various workshops. As much as I love working with kids (and I sincerely do, believe me) I'm hankering to get my teeth stuck into some writing. Time for more time juggling!

6 comments:

dragonhead said...

I love the texture (especially the green box). What kind of paint/medium do you use?

Jo Bling said...

It's all acrylics on heavy watercolour stock paper. I'd love to be able to replicate this via a computer package like photoshop- indeed it's something I'd like to tinker with in future.

dragonhead said...

Just regular acrylic? No gel medium or gloss added?...because that really is an awesome green box.

dragonhead said...

On a totally unrealted note, just read the book again. I think I am going to buy another copy of it so that I don't mess up the pretty moose drawing. :)

jobeykowski said...

If you were to go digital maybe Corel Painter would be a better option than Photoshop. I haven't got my hands properly messy with it yet but from what i've seen there are some interesting brushes and you can make the paint react to the canvas or water colour paper you've selected.

http://apps.corel.com/painterix_uk/product/brushes_guide.html

Jo Bling said...

Technophobe that I am they all scare me witless, although having seen what some artists can do with them I feel I'd be a fool to not have a go.