Tag: art

Sketch Prompt Jars and Travel Cases!

You might have noticed we got rid of the pillows, necklaces, toys and prints. You might have seen our bunny buttons change on the front page. This is all part of a revamp, focused, refined visions of who are and who you are. We have realised we have accumulated a community of artists, creatives, writers and fellow book lovers and we thought our products should reflect this. To start us off in this direction was the release of our Travel Sketch Cases.

These Travel Sketch Cases are created from old hard-covers from second-hand books. The insides have been replaced with two sections – one section that holds an elastic to keep your journal or sketch pad safe and secure, while the other has been transformed into two pockets – one for brushes, pens and other tall items and the other for shorter things like erasers, sharpeners and paint tubes. You can use the hardness of the book to lean on as you sketch on the go!

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Squirrel Mad Hatter Art

Mad Hatter SquirrelAs a holiday project, I thought I would branch out into mixed-mediums and spent a couple of days creating a piece of art, using a variety of mediums.

I started off picking an animal. I chose the squirrel. From there, I did a variety of reference sketches, observations and character creations, until I realised my new character would be the best Mad Hatter character, from Alice in Wonderland.

I created the final artwork from a mixed of mediums, the base being a Masonite Board, the squirrel is clay, painted and then sealed with two types of varnish, and then the hat is from bard cardboard, denim fabric, regular cotton fabric, feather and paper, the bow from stretch fabric. I used wire to keep the bow in shape. Finally the eyebrows and whiskers of the squirrel are created with fur, that has been dyed with fabric paint.

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