Thursday, June 6, 2013

My creative space: cabinets of curiosities

It's so easy to overlook things that are right on our doorsteps, isn't it?  I realised the other day that despite working just a few minutes walk from the museum, I had only visited it once in over a year.  So I decided to make an effort to go there more to draw, and I've started with drawing the huia.
I've spent a few lunchtimes drawing these slightly bedraggled beauties - and getting a few weird looks from people.  I think drawing in public is a good thing to practise though!
The cat guarded them for a while, sadly the opposite of what would have happened in the wild:
And now that they're fully inked they look like this:
and this:

Now I'm playing around with them in Photoshop, making them into a design to be printed on fabric.

 I think it'd be great to have some huia fabric to make into pouches and bags and bits and pieces.

So hopefully I'll use that treasure trove of inspiration more often - I might draw some exotic butterflies next!

Joining in with "my creative space" over here today.

Happy Thursday!

1 comment:

  1. These are beautiful :) go you Em! I would love love a pair of trousers in that fabric :)