Sunday, September 29, 2013


I just felt like drawing this week, and by the time I was done, the characters I drew looked a bit like the people I knew. I'm so creative!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

English Breakfast

Here it is. Finally finished and finally uploaded! Dan and I talked about doing a cutout of a meal, and since I've been missing English breakfast (that I can no longer get since moving to the US), Dan decided it would be a funny cutout art.
As per usual, Dan's the concept artist, and I think I did the rest. I have been having the hardest time with the colour settings on this machine. And after days of trying, I surrender! I might try reinstalling Photoshop because the same image would show different saturation depending on what software I'm using. Bah!
Anyway, I think this came out ok... I think.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Spot The Difference - Halloween

Here it is, another spot the difference - Halloween edition! See if you can spot all 12! (Sketch, and flats done by my better half)
The answers can be found here

And here they are, printed. Not to shabby, huh?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Baby Chameleons

My husband loves Chameleons and he wants to get a terrarium one day to raise a few baby chameleons. We still want to find a more permanent place to live, and until then, he will have to be happy with these cutouts.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Printer Colour Calibration

I have been working on an English Breakfast cutout piece for a while. The colouring and shading is now finally finished. And I now have to spend hours trying to set the colour settings for the printer and see which option gives me the best result. Oh fun times... That and trying to align it correctly for the Silhouette to cut these shapes out is going to be a challenge.

Check out the finished cutout!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Male Wingtip Shoe Cutaway Cutout

Here's another cutaway cutout of my duckling series. The flat illustration can be seen here. It had to be changed a bit so it could be constructed with paper.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Dan's Presidents

After over a year Dan has finally completed his 43-presidential-caricature-sheet. No matter how much he sped up during the last few days, the style remains the same, and he has captured their essence in the simplest forms.
The best thing about this of course is that it's educational. And that you can see every one of them in one specific style (and in colour!). Dan has also been learning more about them as he created this series. You can read his trivia on his blog here.

Personally, I like how this sheet shows the trends throughout history. Long hair, facial hair, big collars, small collars. Bow ties, regular ties...etc. And he did such an awesome job with the likeness of all of them (except for Reagan, eh Dan?).

Thursday, September 05, 2013

New Gigantic Toy - Canon Pixma Pro-100!

Oh yes. A NEW toy. Silhouette Cameo wasn't enough for us. After doing research on printers for about 2 months I got this baby for about $200 this week. Woop woop! And this printer is the biggest "desktop" printer I have ever seen. It's about 27 inches wide. Just look at my phone I placed next to the box as a comparison!
 I had to rearrange our apartment just so I could fit this fat thing near our computer desk. And look at how impressive our bookshelf looks now. Most of our books are now in the bedroom - they're no longer wanted!
 This is the very impressive looking view of the ink tanks. They come with lights! It's just like Christmas!
Well, it took about a whole day to rearrange the apartment and the rest of the evening to set up the printer, so I haven't had any time to print anything out yet. But I'm just happy looking at it.