Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Fairies and Goblins

I wrote a while back about how I was going to make lots of fairies and goblins for decorations at my wedding this year. Well, I finally got around to making them all. It was actually a couple of months ago that I made them all but only just got around to photographing them. I think I made around twenty something in the end- my original plan was to make hundreds but yeah...that was never going to happen haha.

I don't think these fairies will be a big feature or anything at the wedding- there's not enough of them and they're not big enough but I hope they will be a nice little detail that people will notice. 

Now I just want to put a disclaimer here as well: a couple of the poses the fairies are in are blatantly copied/heavily inspired from other poses/fairies I've seen by artists on the internet. But it's not like I'm selling these or anything, I just made them for my own personal use for the wedding so I figured that was ok.

Those were some of my favourite ones that I made.

Here they are all together:

And some more details:

It was a good excercise in trying out some different ways of drawing eyes actually.

Let's hope they all stay in their box and don't fly away before the wedding on midsummers day!

Monday, 21 April 2014

a walk in the woods

The other day we went for a walk in the bluebell woods- we were just at the right time because all the bluebells were out and it was nice and sunny too. Celestine came too, she loves the forest. She wanted to wear her flower crown and visit some of her tiny fairy friends who live inside the trees there.

Friday, 4 April 2014

evening trip to the toyshop

I have been practicing my 2d work. Was quite pleased with how this one turned out.  I think I still have a long way to go on it though.

The dinosaur kiddies have been on an evening trip to the toyshop. They bought dinosaur toys of course!

I still find working in 2d quite difficult and it takes me longer to do a 2d piece than it does to do a 3d piece but I am going to keep practicing!

The only thing though is that often when I look at my 2d picture I just think- this would have looked better and more exciting in 3d. I think I am a 3d girl at heart but shh!

This week Hnery's dad stopped in on his way home from Europe. He brought us Belgian Easter eggs from Buges! We couldn't help opening them early. They just looked so good all wrapped up in a white box with a yellow ribbon. Celestine was especially pleased because inside the big chocolate Easter egg there were lots of mini Easter eggs perfect size for her. Well, almost perfect size- if perfect size is almost half your height! 

Also my friend Carol from Belgium sent Celestine a tiny necklace she had made herself. Celestine is very pleased with it and has been wearing it ever since. It makes her feel bohemian because of the feather. I think Celestine rather fancies herself a bohemian/one with nature kind of summer. She wants to dance round campfires with flowers in her hair and swim in wild lagoons. She has even made me buy a book for her about wild swimming- all the best places to swim in wild and secret places round England and she is insisting I make her a tent. So that is on the agenda.