Borp borp borp. I still haven’t started drawing. Procrastinaynaynaynaytion.
After over 4 months away from illustration and graphics it’s about time I whipped my ass (pencil) back into shape!
I literally haven’t done any considered/fruitful creative activities since the day of hand in on the 16th May and it’s safe to say my brain has turned into somewhat of a blamange.
So, I’m going to bite the bullet and hopefully get back into illustration again. Now if I can just stop procrastinating by blogging about the fact I’m going to do some drawing and just do it then that’d be great…
Just before I get on with it I’ll let you know what I’m going to do.
One of my 6 projects for my final year of uni was The Book Illustration competition from the House of Illustration. I had to create 3 illustrations and a cover for Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber. This year it’s Aldous Huxley’s A Brave New World. So, I’m going to do it again because the story sounds awesome and it’s a format that I’m familiar with to ease myself back in.
Today I’m going to read the first two-ish pages (maybs the first chapter) and then get stuck into some drawing based on that.
Now I just need to find where I left the book and away we goooo…
Tomorrow night boiiiiiiiiiiii!
Banana Peel Trucker Hat (for bananas)
My kids were grumpy at breakfast this morning, so I had this idea to make a quick banana peel trucker hat for the banana to wear using the peel of the banana. This cheered them up and it made the banana look relatively hip.
How to make:
1 or 2 bananas. One to make the hat, one to model the hat. This could also be made using one banana. Carve the shape of the hat using an x-acto knife. Leave one of the banana peel sides longer, to make the rim of the hat. Most bananas come with a little sticker. Use this sticker to serve as the logo on the hat, if you want your hat to have a logo.
Simple project, takes about 5 minutes yet the memories will last a lifetime.