Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mother's Day Cards

OK so I'm a little early, but yesterday I didn't have much to do at work to do so I got to work on some cards! I've made three so far. One for my Mom and both Grandmothers. I'll probably be making one more for Chris' Mom as well.

So in this one I started off with cutting out the boarder, then I made the tulip tops by taking a 5x5 cm origami sheet and cut it in quarters so they would be smaller. Then I made the handy little basket and drew with marker some leafy greens. I just added the ribbon as a finishing touch I think it finishes off nicely.

This one I started much the same cut out the boarder but I adjusted the sides to be a bit thicker making the window more of a square. I looked up the red rose and vase (which is actually a green tea cup with a little spin) on the Origami club website listed in the previous post!

So by now I was getting sick of making tulips and flowers! So I made a butterfly! The doily (sp?) like trim is actually a design puncher I got for my birthday! Really cool, I love it! Makes me look like a Pro!

All the boarders are from a paper kit I bought at Micheal's. It has a bunch of different paterns, colours and papers which is great for little things like this.

-M

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Paper

So here's some Origami that I've done in the past. There all done on the same size paper about 1x1 in. The Crane was probably the hardest because it was so small, not to mention the instructions were written in Japanese. The Dress was from a book I bought called "Minigami" which is a great book for simple origami. And the Fish is from a website Origami Club




Friday, April 18, 2008

Sneaky

Alright, an hour later and I have some recent drawings for you hot off the scanner!

I did these the other night after a really good natural high I got at Life Drawing. Unfortunately my subject thought I was playing peak around the corner ... then attack! So here's some ruff sketches of my cat Trowsers.
I've always found it hard to draw animals but Trowsers makes it easier with the coloring on his face. He has a very defined mask around his eyes that really help with identifying him right away.

more on the way soon!

-M

This is not a Test

Hello Internet!

Welcome to my first ever blog! I can't guarantee I'll be good at it and I can't guarantee that I'll always be spiffy, but I do hope you enjoy snooping and seeing what kinds of things I've been drawing!

Some of you may know that I've been taking some Life Drawing classes lately and its really gotten me pumped up about drawing all over again. Sadly that's about to end so I was kicking around the idea of having a blog, something to keep me excited! And here it is. I'm sure most of the things posted will be from the recent Life Drawing classes and Cat sketches. But over the summer I hope to go to the Toronto Zoo and get a wide variety of sketches for you to enjoy.

Well, 'nuff talk! I guess I better get to work and start scanning!
Cheers,
Michelle