Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sugar Skull Bunnies

This all started when my eight year old invited me to draw with her the other week.  She drew a flowering lily pad reflecting on the water and I drew this Easter egg, sugar skull inspired bunny.  Over the next few days she continued practicing lily pads, and I decided to follow her lead and work on improving my bunnies. 

I colored my first two sketches with colored pencils and liked them less as a result.  I like coloring with crayons more and that gave me the idea to turn my sketches into coloring pages.

I used Adobe Photoshop, which I’ve been slowly learning on a need to know basis. This video was very helpful, although I kept to using basic lines.

Now I can mess up as much as I want, the kids can color them and you can too. 


Friday, March 8, 2013

Zombie Juice

Zombie Juice, fresh squeezed from the ripest zombies. It’s 100% all natural juice with no added sugar.

Have you seen this woman?

She walks in beauty, like the night   
    Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
    Meet in her aspect and her eyes: (1-4)

                                 -Lord Byron

I lost some of my labels and this is one of them. The others I’ve been recreating on an as needed basis, but this one I haven’t been able to remake. I can’t remember where I found this vision of beauty and I’ve found no other that’s suitable to take her place. The best I can provide is a scanned copy.

Besides being fond of the Zombie Juice spokes model, I’m also partial to the contents. This would be floral water gel experiment #253.1. I was curious if egg dye tablets would dissolve. They do not. I kept the bottle in a pan of hot water to keep the gel liquid and all I managed to do was evenly distribute the tablet granules. To give it a little color I dripped some red food coloring along the side of the bottle and while it was still liquid I blew bubbles in the gel through a straw. Long after the gel had cooled the granules sunk to the bottom like bloody bits of sediment. I guess I should’ve added “Shake well before use” to the label.