Sunday, 13 April 2008

Shop update today and when things don't work out

Well now - the Monkey and Bear theatre appeared to be going well however - here's the back story. Generally speaking I always work out colour values for every aspect of an image/theatre before hand...Usually by doing a drawing and then digitally colouring it or using felt tips. The reason is that I always end up with one aspect not fitting with another, and then i'm stumped. The same thing happened with the new theatre. The background was fine, then I added bear and you could barely (heh) make out bear. So I put gold in the background. Fine...Then I added monkey, and the two of them seemed to come from completely different pictures. I could have sobbed... I didn't I just went and drank a glass of wine and hoped to find out the problem later on...I never did manage it. Here's some pictures!

Monkey on his own - vicious little devil eh?

Bear on her own - serene and sad


Somehow it just isn't working. It's actually driving me insane. Part of me logically realises that there are more layers to be added, more sea and also some circus bunting around the top....these things may mean it will come together. Unfortunately in a pique of - something - I ripped out the organ painting off he back and there's now a mess there....I really need to leave it alone for a bit! My other thought is that i'll repaint bear in monkey's browns and then they'll both occupy the same colours......we'll see, I don't think I can sit down with it again for a bit!

Anyway, I have some things to put into the shop in a sec. Here's a photo of the queen and I:

And! A jumping jack! He's a tatooed wonder - it's all very mystical

And finally, I leave you with a pic of monkey hanging around on the stand I use at Glasgow Craft Mafia fairs:
Hoping everyone is having an excellent weekend, i'm going to bust out of my studio and go for a walk in the sun.

11 comments:

Dumuro said...
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Lonnie Bullington said...

Lindsey,
Your little Miss Bear is to stiff for such a lively fellow as Mr. Monkey. Ms. Bear needs to respond to such a rascal.

littlerobot said...

lonnie,

you hit the nail entirely on the head! that's exactly the problem. Bear's meant to dance, and she just isn't....so, a new bear :)

Shadow Cat Queen said...

I absolutely love your work, you are a clever old thing ^;^
Happy Monday

Lonnie Bullington said...

Your welcome Lindsey. Love your He man.

MEB said...

Adore you attentively crafted work. Just found out about it through Craft mag's blog. Yowza.

MEB said...

Adore you attentively crafted work. Just found out about it through Craft mag's blog. Yowza.

dubuhdudesigns said...

I love your work more each time I see it.This piece is fantastic :)

Little Brown Sparrow said...

I agree with bear needing movement too. Perhaps also that she is so big and dark, she takes up space on one side but monkey doesn't take up anywhere near that space, and it is feeling wonky. The clock has such a lovely symmetry on the case, you might have to make symmetry inside.

Xiao Cha Bo said...

love your blog..it's nice automata.. wish i can have time to do such interesting things...

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