we can fly a kite
in the past few weeks, the weather has been so nice – so heres a drawing about it:
thanks to Charlene Chua over at Illustrophile for featuring me on her art/illustration blog. it’s just getting started but she’s already posted up a lot of great folks, it’s an honour to be amongst them! i’d also like to welcome everyone who checked out my TCAF post the other day, and thanks to Christopher Butcher, Heidi MacDonald and all the other fine folks who mentioned my blog with respect to the festival. i’m looking forward to TCAF twenty-ought-nine.
more pictures of birdies and such after the jump:-)
caw-caw!: this time around, i used gouache instead of acrylic paint – i think i like the feel of it more.
here are some of the things i used to do as a kid during the summer, like flying kites and going fishing (although not for birds). thinking about those nice days and looking at how good the weather has been made me want do it all over again.
seeing as how the past two pieces featured a circle and a square, i wanted this one to have some kind of large triange. i did a few roughs working out everything from large carrots, to inverted pyramids and dunce-caps, but at the end i thought that maybe a big balloon worked best. sometimes you just know when piece is working out and when it isn’t, i’m sure you know what i’m talking about.
this was supposed to be the last in this series of long format drawings, it has been a fun challenge trying to work within these constraints and also working on a series. looking at some of the more positive aspects of the themes i’m looking at. i’ve since come up with a few more ideas that are too fun to pass up so i may come back to these again.