Friday, 29 August 2014

Valparaiso favourite places

Really not how I had envisioned this map at all. 
After spending so long making the pencil sketches, then completely re-doing them to make my first coloured buildings, I realised I was spending far far too long messing about.

I would like to make another map pronto, but this time in the way I had imagined it from the beginning.
I loved my pencil sketches, but they were really constricting in the end.
This was the best I could do with them, I tried colouring them (see previous post) but that looked pretty terrible as well.

Sometimes I think you just have to admit defeat and move along

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Valparaiso coloured buildings

A different way of working up my Valpo building sketches

House sparrows lino

A small print of 4 house sparrows and some dog rose

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

La Sebastiana - Casa de Pablo Neruda

One little building left, 
finished before I decided to stop this way of making them

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Ciao Valpo :(

So I coloured these tiny buildings from my pencil sketches but..
they've all lost something.
I loved the pencil buildings so much

I'm gonna scrap this idea and return to the original sketches. 
A learning curve but frustrating nonetheless

I won't be returning back to Valpo this year, so looking at this project again is making me pretty sad.
My laptop is also struggling to do even the basic of tasks 
this is all adding to the rubbishness of today

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Friday, 8 August 2014

Skylark lino print

Another small lino print, this time of a skylark bird