Thursday, June 26, 2008

Inspire Me Thursday: Bringing Child's Art to Life

The topic over at 'Inspire Me Thurs' this week is 'Bringing Child’s Art to Life'.

"This week, let us be inspired by South Korean photographer Yeondoo Jung’s series Wonderland, a collection of amazing photographs in which he brilliantly brings children’s crayon drawings to life. "

I know! Cool, right?
So cool, I had to give it a shot.

So here goes.

Exhibit A:
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Felt pen/Markers on paper

made by a little me a long long time ago.
(I don't remember exactly when this picture was made, but I think it would be safe to say its from at about 11-14 years ago)

Exhibit B:
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Digital Vector

It's reproduction by the 23 year old me of today!



Are you thinking you like the original one better?


Yeah, me too.


More drawings from the early years below:

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The paper is a bit yellowed due to years of storage (found these in a truck full of books at my grandparents place) but the scan really isn't doing some of those florescent marker colours any justice!

I'm thinking I ought to frame one of these.
I'm kinda partial to the last one with the turkey/peacock bird and strange creature in oranges and blues.

What do about you?



Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ratlion's MOO


I did'nt blog about it at the time, but I was the Illustration Friday/MOO Haiku winner in a draw held back in March.

It's been fun to see the updates of the other winners on the blog, and with the last of my free pack of MiniCards, Stickers & Postcards arriving yesterday, I figured I'd share too!

Love how my cards and stickers turned out. Thank you so much MOO and Illustration Friday!!

I think the illustrations on the three different rows of postcards pretty much define my 3 main styles at this point, which is to say I both enjoy and am comfortable working in all three. Now if I could only figure out where exactly I'm going with it all.


Also, 2 of the 'face' stickers are the same one's that won in the Laptop Sticker Competition awhile back. I think I really like how they turned out.

There hasn't been an illo on this blog for awhile and I really haven't any idea why. Just been thinking a lot lately (where am I? What am I doing? etc. etc.) and the more I think, the less answers I have. Which can be frustrating. Hopefully I'll draw something soon!

Thank you so much to everyone who's been coming around and commenting on my posts (you know who you are). Your comments brighten my day. Really.


PS: My apologies for the crappy photograph! It was taken on the coffee table in the late afternoon light on a cloudy day and looks a bit weird to me, but I decided to go with it anyway!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What I've Been Upto (On & Off) This Last Month & Inspire Me Thursday:Find the Art in the Everyday

Dusted off my SLR last month and decided to start
shooting film again after a gap of over 6 months.
Below are a few of my favs. from the resultant photographs.

He looks like he's going to cry.
(Yes, he's THAT fed up of having a camera in his face.)

Cupcakes in the making.

(Maybe this would make a good diptych with this one? :D)

Portrait of a friend.

Sad puppy?
(Not sure about the composition and how the eye on the right is cut.)

Laughing Buddha.
(This little guy sits in my flower pot and gives the plant in it company.)

And I thought I'd killed it.
(New buds on the plant that I thought I'd killed.)

What do you think? Do you have a favourite?

Friday, June 6, 2008

#5 Leo

I give you Leo, staring intently at the door for no reason.

Oh, no, wait.

There WAS a reason.

I ought to say, I give you Leo, staring intently at the door 'cos I was staring intently at him, waiting for a response to my 'What is that clothespin doing there?' question (He loves chewing them to pieces. We're down on quite a few clothespins around here).

It's typical Leo. He can never look you in the eye when he's in the wrong.

I don't know.

Maybe he thinks that if he looks away, I will too?

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Everyday #5

The blue cushion was made by Mom,
the elephant was embroidered by Grandmom.
I LOVE the print on the cushion on the back. I found the fabric in Chennai and Sis made it into a cushion for me.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, I don't stitch.
Those genes totally skipped me for some reason.


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Illustration Friday:Worry & Baby,Healing Sketch#16

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Text reads:
Gatsby is a cool (and worrisome) baby.
He wears a derby over a busby and enjoys a daily game of rugby.

( Derby: Also called bowler. A stiff felt hat with rounded crown and narrow brim; Busby: A full-dress fur hat of varying shape, worn by hussars in the 19th century and by the foot guard regiments of the British army; Rugby: A form of football played with an oval ball.)

I may have over-thought the rhyme with this one. And I think there's a lot more happening in it as compared to the previous illustrations in this style.
But I had fun doing it and figured I ought to post it before I tinkered with it any more!

I've been wondering about this style lately.
While its a lot of fun to work with, I wonder if it would work when adapted to say something like a children's book.
Also, is it something that could be enjoyed as a print that could be framed and hung?
Or is it limited by all the text?

What do you think?

(Any feedback would be much appreciated, as always!)



PS: Here's another sketch I did a few days back, based on the topic of baby.
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