Work in progress #ippweeklycreate

Today’s Photoshop background collage of the single sketch made in #ippdailydraw – this is a 45cm repeat but just the first stage. I used Illustrator to Live Trace and imported the sketch to Photoshop.

So far I see this as a potential fabric design, it looks quite Chintzy!!

I carried on… and this is what I ended up with last night.

© Gabriella Buckingham 2012

I can see mistakes in lining up in this close up and the whole thing looks rather confusing but believe it or not I feel I’ve learned something and considering this whole design is made up of just one sketch I don’t think it’s a bad result. For a professional job I’d do it very differently!

© Gabriella Buckingham – this shows the 45cm repeat

© Gabriella Buckingham – this shows how it might look as a fabric design but the actual print would be quite large not as ditsy ..

So there you have it. I might now go right back to the beginning and do something with a coloured background. Then again I may find I have to leave this experiment here.

What do you think so far?

This was the original sketch for those that didn’t see it:

© Gabriella Buckingham

#ippdailydraw – After Dinner sketch. The last one of August.

Here’s my last sketch of August. I can feel the seasons change today too.

It’s the last day of #ippdailydraw 😦 I haven’t done a momentous final piece – it’s a loose scratchy observation of the dinner table and a brief look at my daughter before she finished her food.

I found my ink pen! But I wonder if I’ve ruined it pulling over the page… it doesn’t flow so easily and I have to press quite hard.

How successful was the project  – drawing every day for a month? I definitely feel that I am less daunted by drawing and believe it or not less judge mental about my own work. I worry less about the result and more about whether I feel a true interest in or love for what I am depicting. Certain subjects were energising and are the start of new things!:)   That’s why I am looking forward to going back through this month’s sketches and developing a small body of work or a single piece inspired by one of these sketches each week in September ( #ippweeklycreate) You can read all about that here.

What did you get out of it? Do send me your favourite drawing or drawings if you can’t choose and I will aim to have the showcase up on Monday or Sunday. Don’t worry if you miss the deadline as I will add you later in the week.

The hache tag #ippdailydraw will still be there for any one to add to in the future! I’d like to know your opinions as to whether I keep the current Flickr group open – and would you be likely to continue the odd drawing and add it to the group? Or would it be best to start-up a new general one?

Thanks for taking part – it’s been inspiring X

#ippdailydraw August 29th 2012 -my studio plus notice of opportunity

Here’s my attempt for today – which I partially like… it’s another section of my summerhouse studio. Read on for information about the ippdailydraw opportunity…

I thought it would be really nice to have a showcase page on my blog of one piece of work from each person who has taken part in ippdailydraw with a link to a website of your choice and a couple of sentences about you underneath the image. With that in mind – if you’ve taken part, please be thinking what your favourite two pieces might be. Assuming you want to join in – entirely optional.

Then over the weekend ( I will be in London on Saturday) send me a couple of choices by email with your details so that I can chose one for my site – oh the power!!  I know not everyone is a tweeter so I will try to alert the Flickr group but hopefully they will see this blog too. I don’t want to put my email up here but you can either DM me on Twitter or contact me through “get in touch” – i’ll reply and you can email me your images. I am not really power crazed so if there is one image that you really want me to use you can just send me that 🙂

Also I am pondering on a less time demanding but still fun or interesting project for September. I’ll let you know when I’ve decided on something and hopefully some of you and some new people will want to join in. I’d be doing another showcase for this and all future projects too.

Only two days left!!