Friday, September 28, 2012

New Blog

So, I doubt if anyone reads this blog now, but if you do know that I've moved on to a new (and hopefully my last new) blog. The website is daniduckart.blogspot.ca. Lots of cool artwork there. Not so much fine art right now. I'm working on my illustration portfolio now. If you move to this blog great, if not I wish you the best!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

OMG it's a new post with pictures!

Your eyes do not deceive you... I really am making a new post! I try not to use what I call netspeak in posts, but O-M-G just describes the craziness and maybe even the shallowness that has kept me from posting. First off, my scanner has officially died... I think. The program opens up just fine, but it doesn't seem to want to scan anything. I've tried new drivers, jiggling the cord and banging on it a bit. Nothing seems to work. I am going to try a sledgehammer later. In any case all my photos will be photos of a questionable quality from my phone.

The other major thing that's been keeping me from posting is this terrible terrible cold I've had. Actually, I think it's two or more terrible colds that have been back to back. It's been over a month now, and I hope this is the last week. I can't really take anything for it for my babies sake. Oh how I miss medication!

In any case I do have some new photos of a painting I've been working on. It is similar to the last painting I've posted. The large one was a bit skewed and I tried to compensate for it, but I'm not sure if it's quite right. The other two should be the right size, though they are a bit darker. I'm hoping to get both these paintings done in time for Christmas!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Unfortunately I haven't been blogging as of late. My scanner died on me a few weeks back, so I haven't been able to scan anything into the computer. I've also been sick with a cold for three weeks now and haven't been able to make anything to post. I'm not sure if the cold was brought on by the scanner's disrepair or both events were the act of some vengeful god. One thing is for certain:

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Look at the Baby!


I know, I know... it's been a while since I've posted. I've not been slacking (at least not to the limits of my ability). I've done a lot of work that couldn't be posted easily because I was working on a canvas too large for my scanner and my phone wouldn't pick up a decent image. 

I know I should have posted that I have awesome stuff I'm working on, but no one can see. I could have described the process in detail and done a neat little picture for you in text. Instead I decided to post this much too late taken with the mediocre digital camera on my cell. I command you to ignore the time periods and the quality of the picture and enjoy what I am now able to post. It's not finished yet, but it will be soon.

Easy way to get by all this is to look at the baby. Look. Are you looking yet? Good. The baby wants you to bring me a coffee. No? I'll get it myself.  Some people...






Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Works in Progress



I've been very busy lately and haven't taken the time to post. Every day is busy for me with having a baby, but the last few days have been particularly busy. 


Saturday I went to Surrey Public Library's grand opening Ceremony. It was nice but very crowded. Not the time to check out books but I did manage to check out a couple of good books. 

Sunday I went to Word on the Street, a book and magazine festival, in Downtown Vancouver. It was a horrid windy/rainy day. It was cold, and I'm afraid some of the books and magazine's didn't make it. Luckily I saved a stray picture book from a fate worse than book death (no, I don't know what that means, but it sounded good). There is a lot of fun things to buy there. My favorite part is buying the book bag for $20 and filling it as much as I can stand to carry-- something that's almost impossible to do in the pouring rain. I have a ton of magazine samples now, many of which I can use to send submissions to later! I was lucky that my son slept through most of the event in his stroller. My husband also had an especially good time because he met up with three friends he hasn't spoke to in a long time.

I've not been idle during my non-posting days. I've done sketches for a couple of paintings I'll be finishing in the near future. I'm sorry about the poor quality of the scans. I promise better quality in the finished pieces! 

Edit: Just wanted to add a quick note about the quality of these drawings. These drawings were done very lightly because they will be painted later. Being so light in colour it was hard for even my photo editing software to give a decent contrast to these drawings. It also doesn't help that I have a cheap scanner. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Portrait of David

I've been working on this drawing of my son the past couple of days. I keep wanting to go back and add change things. It will never be done if I don't stop now.
I'm now off to start another portrait!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Artist ADD

Maybe I just have Artist ADD, but today I have a strong urge to push aside the illustration work and do portraits. Baby portraits in particular. My son is getting so big and I want to make sure I have a few pictures of him. Photos are nice, but a painting or drawing looks so much better and lasts longer. I'm working on a drawing of David now so hopefully I'll have a drawing to show within the next couple of days.