Level 3.1

….to celebrate moving from level 4 to level 3 (or level 4 with takeaways as I’ve heard it referred to) I have decided to share the end pages of the new sketchbook that are “obscured” by “template B” in the last post….

…( I also realised that the image doesn’t reveal the true nature of any of the pieces that I’m currently wondering why I started in the first place and that there was absolutely no reason to keep this experiment in alternative uses for “template B” under my hat)….

…(oh yes…there’s more than one of the damn “template B” things)…

…(a lot more)….

Pre-loading Projects Pre-Holiday

…it all starts in that damn sketch book…

…just one obsessive scrawl in the corner of a page….casually re-imagining that skull and crossbones design thing you’ve been chasing around…(and around….and around)….

…and then….you add another idea involving bits of scrap ply you still haven’t re-cycled since closing the record shop…..(just below ANOTHER octopus)….

….head back to the flies to flesh them out and make them more patterny….

….realise that they could be a good “venue” for those marvellous acrylic metallic, paints they sell in handy test pots at a local paint shop (…er…national chain of paint shops…big ups the Resenes folk)…

…get said acrylic metallic paints…

…get serious with the acrylic metallic paints….and the afore mentioned skull and crossbones design thing….

…suddenly wish you hadn’t done that in your sketch book instead of maybe committing it to some form of less pagey media….

….console self by going out and collecting a-lot of metallic test pots to further experiment with colour combo’s…..

…film the whole damn matter so as to get the glitter affect through to the slightly confused….(“what is he going on about these acrylic metallic paints for, looks like flat colours to me”)….

….prepare for “relaxing” holiday in Kokonga….painting metallic flys on all manner of things, 24hrs a day or until made to stop….

…see you all in a week or so with (hopefully) some results….

…(some areas of sketchbook pages blurred to protect other ideas and aid concentration on the idea at hand)….

…(thank you…you’re welcome)….

: P

Another Lump Of Art Stuff

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https://www.tumblr.com/reblog/184974071118/WsbFmlSD?redirect_to=%2Fdashboard

…and if the link don’t work for you….

..and at a jaunty angle…

…titled “all that’s left in the trophy cabinet for the coming generations”…

…subtitled ” Doo…ooo…oom”

….shields from ply….attached to piece of bed-spring frame….

….ready for the next project.

I Wasn’t Going To Say Anything Until A Few More Pieces Were Finished

…but….

…I had these wooden plates/platters just lying around and time on my hands…

…and…

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…pencil, paint, pokerwork the skull & bones…

…repeat for the patterny bits…

…polyurethane….

…I’m calling it “Toneware”.

Oh That Old Thing

…yep, this is the one ….

….the one that was an off shoot of another one that took up too much of my “allotted” drawing time and threw my schedule/story arc awry…Scan 217

 

…this took waaaaaay longer than I was expecting…

…but I’d do it all again just to draw skulls & bones, over & over again.

…(tomorrow…the thing which launched a thousand delays & by default becomes my 500th post).

Normal Transmission May Not Be Resumed

…here is a test pattern to look at while I try to figure out wether that rather strongly worded post about my dissatisfaction over the NZ Govermnentzillas decision to pass a spy law by a slim majority has had me blocked to NZ viewers…..

…2 days….no NZ flags showing on my stats page…

…uh oh.
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…any kiwis in the house?…

…gimme some love….

…or my paranoia will get the better of me.

 

….(4 NZ hits in the the first 20 minutes…phew, “they” aren’t out to get me….yet…)…

Things To Do With Your OCD

…you can make up patterns…Scan 106

 

…then fret that someone will point the inconsistencies in your work….

…I look forward to your correspondence….

….(don’t press send for a moment longer….I’m enjoying the anticipation).