Double Down Paintbook Saturday

…..because I’m not 100% happy with this image….

…it’s a bit sparsey for my liking….I think turning the skulls in particular directions opened up the gaps between a bit much….

…looks fine if you lean into it…

….but…yeah/nah and on to the next thing….

…also…. feeling “didn’t-post-last-week-shame”….

…so here’s a paintbook bonus….

….initial plan with template “superimposed”….

…and it ends up looking like…..

…whole thing will be circular if I get time to take it further….I think I had lazy-susans in mind…

An Exception To The Back Log

…template “d”…

…at least I think it’s template “D” … template “C”, currently in use in the sketchbook, is the one back there on the post-it notes…yep, must be template “D”)….

….and this is what it’s for….

…a quick study on A3 paper,  in water colour before I move to board and paint…

…(major props to wordpress artist Nick who mentioned using water colour on his latest stuff…that triggered “hey, I need to see if this idea works and know it won’t fit in paintbook and I don’t want to take weeks doing it at A3 in paint that takes 40 minutes to dry between applications so why not see if you can make a new medium work”….result!…you can find Nick at 

https://lifethen.com/

…thank you Nick…)…

…detail?…why of course…

…shit…guess I’ve committed to this being the next thing I work on….

P.S…..first time in an age that I’ve posted something within one hour of finishing…

Sketchy Wednesday II

….Flies!….

….Flies and Skullsncrossbones!….

…(lord knows what they make of this at work as I busily scrawl in the book and eat with my mouth open)….

…more “template B” madness….

…very satisfying to discover that the other motifs that you favour fit into the pattern that you’re playing with….

…mmm…four coloured pen….

So Busy Building Something For An Up-coming Project I Almost Forgot To Post Another Annoying Teaser For That Thing I Finished Ages Ago

…is it me or are these titles getting longer?….

…anyway….

…template “b”…

…and associated noodlings….

…will inevitably lead to paintbook…

…I’m still working on those frames….

…promise….

The Beginnings Of The Big Secret Project

…or “How To Stall For Time When You Haven’t Finished (…finished?…ha!!…barely even started!…) The Fucking Frames Like You Said You Were Going To”…..

…(hem hem)….

…let us reach back, way back, thru the mists of time….

…almost exactly four years ago I had been reading a nice new hard bound copy of the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft (no Frag, no relation to the sauce) and came up with idea that the summoning of elder gods like Cthulhu’s Dad, Yog-Sothoth, was the sort of thing that went on at C.W.I meetings….

….(…lord help me if the my Mother or her cronies at the Country Womens Institute read this….I’ll be straight in the cauldron with the eye of newt….)….

…another (almost exactly again) year goes by and this gets added to the sketch book….

…what can I say…September/October are dark times indeed (with lots of eyeballs) in the southern hemisphere….

…for the next two years I became “distracted” by skulls and crossed bones and flys….

…however…

…on the 27/10/2019 this happened….

…was looking for something a little “calmer” than the Extinction Level Advent Calendar with rotating bugs, as committed to paper at the top at the page (still hoping to get back to that at some point), and had had a retrospective dig thru the sketchbook and thought the eyeballs from the first two images would work nicely as a repetitive motif….

…should of seen it coming really….

…and that was the ten days of brain storming that heralded the coming of the “Big Secret Project” and gave rise to “paintbook”…..

…now it’s another year down the track…. the world is a vastly different place and I still haven’t finished those fucking frames…..

…”paintbook” ??….

…the first rule about “paintbook” is….

… “we don’t talk about paintbook”…

…(maybe next week we could talk about paintbook)….

…(now ….about those frames)….

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)….

Lockdown 33

…that’s right…there’s no lockdown 32…

…spent the weekend (a long one to commemorate Anzac day) revisiting the stressful holiday project….

….still stressful….so no photos….

…as of midnight (3 1/2 hours ago) NZ is on level 3….

…not much change for me except a welcome increase in freight volumes and hopefully a return to my usual hours soon….

…having adjusted my body clock to one routine the temporary shift to finishing after I’ve usually eaten dinner and going to bed an hour after I’ve eaten has sucked….

….(I am getting a bucket load of painting done though)….

….(nothing I’m willing to share in its entirety yet)….

…(only some of said things involve “template b”)….

…(and nothing involves any colours called “melting moments”)…..