Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Lazy animals

Some more tests with ink and tea. I'm still trying to work out how to make a silhouette shape with subtle detail inside. The paper went all wrinkly. Can you iron paper, does anyone know?

I know, showing experiments is a bit dull, but I'll have lots of new paintings to show very soon to make up for it.

I'm in a show in December at Gallery1988 that has an animal-type theme, so went to the Melbourne zoo to take some photos to draw from. And OMG! Australian Animals are so fricken lazy!! So I guess the animals in my paintings are mostly going to be sleeping.

Emu falling asleep:

Kangaroo, asleep:

Koala...ALSO asleep. Although we don't expect much more from Koalas, really.

I went to the wombat enclosure but couldn't see any wombats in there, but I bet they were asleep too.

This little echidna-guy was awake and SOOO cute. I want one.


Diana said...

Gosh, I love your works >.< Even if they're just tests, they have always amazing colors!

About ironing paper, well, you could try with a piece of paper (other than your drawing) to try. I would recommend you to place the paper covered by a towel (of course flattened as much as possible to avoid new weird surfaces). I remember that this was an ironing method that some classroom mates used to iron their hair.

That lazy animals show looks like it's going to be amazing! Good luck and enjoy it!

Suzie said...

OMG that is so friggin CUTE! Hehe! PS - we need me to interview you again really soon because Le Boss wants me to re-work the articles by next week. Maybe we can have lunch on Sunday, or do it one evening after work. I'm, in Richmond so it's not so far from your place. You can cook me dinner :)

lilly piri said...

Haha! I love the emu. What a lazy bugger.

thetinylittlegirl said...

love your test work, so pretty!