I thought I'd draw Emma Peel from The Avengers and Ms Parker from The Pretender (who was slightly based on Mrs Peel) for naarmamo today. I'm not that happy with it but I'm not doing anything else now. I played with the background, thinking I'd go for a 60s-style op-art effect but in the end a fairly plain one looked best.
That's Parker in the icon. I must make an Emma Peel one.
( Peel and Parker )
I picked two favourite female characters from Glee for naarmamo today. They're the wonderful Mercedes Jones, who doesn't get anywhere near enough solos (her "I bust the windows of your car" is magnificent) and the love-to-hate cheerleader coach Sue Sylvester who would probably win gold in the snark Olympics even against House and Avon.
It took me ages to get her expression right.
( Mercedes Jones and Sue Sylvester )
I decided to draw two gorgeous and very capable woman today for naarmamo: Abby Sciuto and Ziva David from NCIS. I'm only about 8 episodes into season 3 and so far Abby doesn't like Ziva for not being Kate, but this may change I hope so. I adore Abby, and I like Ziva a lot. She's tough and funny.
And happy birthday to blencathra! I hope you have a great day. :-)
( Abby Sciuto and Ziva David )
For naarmamo today it's a Thai wooden cat, not as stylised as they usually are but still with that fairly distinctive arched look (see the blue one I did last year). It's slightly carved around the eyes and tail, varnished, and painted. I also have a set of three black and gold ones.
( Thai wooden cat )
My three-day headache got worse today (I think it's sinuses) and when I got home with Jasmin, I went to sleep for the rest of the afternoon with her curled up on my lap. I still feel rather crap. So I needed something very simple for naarmamo, and this vase is, though it's hard to do highlights on white. I bought this for 10c from a garage sale because it looks Art Deco, but it's actually more modern than that, I assume. It's Japanese, stamped underneath with "JAPAN" and three kanji characters. It took less than five minutes which was all I was up for, but it gives an idea of its simple design.
( Deco-style vase )
And now I'm off to bed.
It's another SF ABC for naarmamo today. Meh. I'm not that happy with it, but I like the Kk. I drew a whole other one with only bits of a kraken seen through two portholes, but it didn't turn out at all the way I'd imagined so I decided to start over, which meant it had to be fast as it's getting late here.
( K is for kraken )
A bonus naart for Friday the 13th (which it still is in some places)! This is what I should have posted for naarmamo; I am slow. This drawing however was very fast (10 minutes) since she's a cat of almost Japanese simplicity. She looks like marble (I have a matching white one with dark streaks upstairs) but she's made of marlstone which is rather like soapstone in feel.
( Black marlstone lucky cat )
Considering the date, I should have done something Black Friday-related for naarmamo but I couldn't think of anything, so here's another of my cat ornaments. I bought this elegant cat a while back, then my brother, who had never seen it, gave me a vase done in the same style and colours. It was hard to get the parts where it was wrapped in straw in the kiln right, but this gives an idea of what it's like. It's 23cms / 9' tall and stands by my Art Deco lady who's about twice the height.
( Straw-fired clay cat )
For naarmamo today it's time to play with Artrage 3 since I've now sorted out the tablet problems it was having. Last night Jasmin jumped up into the bookcase above the fridge (as she often does) and went to sleep there. She looked so cute I went to get my camera, but of course she woke up. The photo was cute enough to have a go at drawing though.
And a happy birthday to bramblyhedge! I have you have a great day. :-)
( Jasmin among the books )
Today's entry for naarmamo Art Making Month challenge is another Science Fiction ABC.
Artrage 3 borked my tablet settings and I only realised today after a reboot that as well as proper cursor positioning and automatic eraser, I had also been missing sensitivity. No wonder I found the faces on Day 1's ABC (insects of unusual size) so hard to do. I'll have to contact Artrage because though I have version 2.5, 3 has some extremely cool features including watercolour and a lovely technical ink pen, and I want to play with them. :-(
Anyway, on to another ABC. Today's letter is N.
( N is for Nessie )