Wednesday, October 19, 2011

And so it is...

It's been a bit quiet on the blog-front for a while now, but there is a legitimate reason. The reason is that I have been busy building my own website, to showcase all of my work - from graphic design, to fine art, to photography.

The website has now gone live. As a consequence, I will no longer be updating this blog, so instead to stay up-to-date with my work, you will need to visit either my website, or my Flickr photostream.

But, since I am big on nostalgia and hoarding things, all previous blog posts will stay here. I hope you continue to follow my work as I move on to bigger and better things!

Cheers, Cat!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Watercolour Paintings

Once again, I've failed at staying up to date with my Flickr. I've recently uploaded a few of my watercolour paintings though, which is something a bit different from what is usually in my photostream. I almost always base my drawings on a photograph or visual source. I find this adds a lot of realism to the sketches.

Having just bought a watercolour Moleskine notebook, I have been really enthusiastic about painting again. These paintings use a variety of mixed media, ranging from Faber Castell Prismacolor pencils, Faber Castell PITT artist pens, watercolour paints as well as an element of digital painting.

Friday, May 20, 2011

18/52 - Essay writing at the lake!

First of all, details about this photo. Click here for an explanation of the lack of action in my Flickr and blog over the last few months...

Today I was sitting inside, writing an essay about censorship of art, and I couldn't help but think that it was too nice outside to be stuck inside... so I got out there!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Digital Painting

I've been trying my hand at something different. This is my first attempt at digital painting, using shading and photoshop. I've experimented by drawing with my Wacom Tablet previously, but not for shading and this many layers.

It is a portrait of Amanda Palmer, solo artist, blogger, performer, and singer of The Dresden Dolls.

Friday, January 21, 2011

17/52 - Polaroids and a Fedora

These 8 Polaroids were part of a pack that I bought in bulk on eBay for the Polaroid camera I got for my birthday last year. I was extremely disappointed when none of this pack worked, because the seller had sent me film that wasn't appropriate for my camera. A rather expensive and annoying mistake to make. I am yet to find out if I will receive any film as a replacement, but at least I got one cool photo from this otherwise useless pack of film!!

16/52 - Twisted Tree

Our drive home from Melbourne was far more enjoyable than the drive down, because this time we drove during the day, so there was lots of cool things to look at on the trip, rather than a vast expanse of black and three lines on a road. This tree was one of many really awesome, twisted trees that we saw on the drive, but it was by far the coolest of the lot.

15/52 - Fountains and Shadows

While exploring Melbourne's sights and sounds we found our way to the National Gallery of Victoria, and went inside for a quick look. The entrance has a gigantic fountain / water feature which sits behind a huge archway, and inside there is a row of statues similar to this guy. The Gallery staff judged me a little bit as I stood there giggling at Terence posing on the other side of the water, but they probably thought I was giggling at something else...