Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Junkyard in Progress

Hello world! I'm drawing. And writing. That's why you don't hear from me much at the moment. Here's a re-cap, anyway.
I am working on the (for me) most difficult part of the new picture book, the part where you can see a lot of background. Busy backgrounds confuse the heck out of me, so I decided to build a model this time.
Here's the model:
model junkyard
Here's the drawing, well, one of them. I've still got to do a good few more this week.
junkyard drawing
Due to materials available at the time, this junkyard features an unusual amount of strangely futuristic debris. In fact, I just took the box marked "spaceships" off the toy shelf and grabbed all the broken parts. I don't think it matters much since the story isn't set in a specified time or place, but I do expect some questions about it on future school visits.

I've almost finished the comic script, just one chapter to go, which I'm going to plan a bit more before I write it so I won't forget to tie up any loose ends.
I'm cranky, mostly because I experimented with social norms again and shaved my armpits - you never know with local social norms, one should try everything, English tea for example was a good surprise - and let's just say it was a mistake in many ways. (And if you're saying eurgh I didn't want to know that you are probably exactly the kind of person who insists on such nonsense in the first place, so I'm glad you're uncomfortable too because I SURE AM.) I'm also always cranky when I am writing something difficult, so if you phone me up don't be surprised.

On the good side I discovered how to make badges with my lovely sewing machine, and am now cutting up the offcuts from my Moomin dress to make Moomin badges for my friends.
moomin badge

Oh, and, Octocat is my favourite thing I've seen in months and I don't know how come I haven't seen it earlier. I'd write a full review of it if I had time, but as it is you just have to go and watch it if you haven't yet.

OK, signing off, more writing and drawing to do.

3 comments:

Sarah McIntyre said...

Yay! That patch is SO cute!!

Hey, do you have time on Monday evening to come to the Laydeez Do Comics session near Brick Lane? No worries if not, but I figure if no one comes, we can just go for a mango lassi and draw stuff. I e-mailed Ellen, too, so that could be fun. :-D

http://www.nikjep.demon.co.uk/layindex.htm

Good luck with them backgrounds!

Viviane Schwarz said...

Oh yay of course! I'll come to that :) Brilliant!

The patch I made for you is even cuter, honestly.

Sarah said...

Yay! Gary said he'd come, too, as one of our honourary laydeez. :-)