Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Painting in Progress

This painting's still in progress. There are a lot of stages it went through already, which helps add to the texture. The lighting's is bleaching the photo in the top right corner, but that's kinda nice, maybe I'll lighten it.

The big face on the left was based a little on the Curio robot, but it's starting to look a bit like Eve from Wall-E.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Happy Snow Days!

Watch out, I'm going to get you with a snowball!

There hasn't been snow like this in Ireland since I was a little kid. I'm remembering what it was like to play in the snow 'til your gloves get soaked through and your fingers go numb.

Yesterday Stephen and I made a snowman out the back of the local Starbucks (and the back of Subway too. Okay, maybe we're not in Ireland, this could be anywhere). I scrounged around in the rubbish and came up with two Volvic bottle tops for the eyes, which couldn't have been better. Stephen called him Paul Newman since they are blue.

We got some photos of the two of us holding Paul Newman's hands, thanks to a couple who were passing, but only some of the photos would work on my femputer. Well, Stephen has them, let's see what he posts.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Near Death Comic

Stephen's started something magical and I'm very proud, like peacocks. It's his first graphic novel and you can follow the creation process on his blog. It's deadly!

We're currently enjoying the snow, sleet, hail, lightning and thunder from our warm apartment. You can usually see the city past this victim of the economic downturn pictured below.