Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
I couldn't keep away from the Lego for long, so here's a drawing of some. It was actually quite a challenge because if you get the proportions wrong, it doesn't look like a Lego man anymore - we're all so familiar that we almost 'know' the correct proportions. Anyway, there are definitely some incorrect proportions here but...
Monday, 28 January 2013
To be honest although I love the aesthetics of the cassette tape, and piles thereof, the repetitiveness bored me quickly - my main problem when creating. I would definitely prefer to work on producing an image like this digitally.
Sunday, 27 January 2013
OK, time to stop messing around with Lego; time to get my drawing skills bettered. A Drawing A Day for at least one week is the plan - got to be disciplined.
Have been watching Attenborough Africa on the BBC and have always loved drawing animals; what better place to start could there be?
You'll have to ignore the attempts to draw pronking Springbok - that's probably a challenge for another day!
Saturday, 26 January 2013
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Monday, 21 January 2013
I've been interested in the micro scale Lego models that some folk make. I thought with a minuscule amount of Lego it would be easy to do some builds of my own. Turns out you actually need a wide selection of bricks to choose from to do it well. I definitely took my vast childhood Lego collection for granted!
Anyway, I had a little play last night and made some sort of evil jungle lair.
Saturday, 19 January 2013
Friday, 18 January 2013
Is the lack of creativity a result of that, or is that a result of a lack of creativity? A vicious circle I suppose.
The only thing I have done really is a quick flyer for a church event but didn't have as much time to spend on it as I usually would spend:
Monday, 14 January 2013
Today, with a group of kids, I made a K'nex clock. I had no idea if we could make it work when I set the task, but we were determined and worked through the problems we encountered. What we ended up with is a clock that, with the turn of one handle, sets the hour and minute hand in motion simultaneously.
The only problem is that a 12 hour cycle only takes 11 rotations of the minute hand! Obviously, the main problem here is the size of the gears available, although I dare say with many more standard K'nex gears linking in various ways the mechanism could be made to work correctly.
Saturday, 12 January 2013
Meant to post this last night but accidentally posted it to the steampunk blog I created for school purposes!
Had a little pre-bedtime Lego session with Isla (the two and a half year old) and I made this and she named it - 'It's a Geckoon'.
Haven't been very creative today but have had a nice day anyway.
Thursday, 10 January 2013
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
I had to ensure that they knew what a Traction City should look like or else they'd be confused for the rest of the book! Anyway, whilst not a work of art, I enjoyed picturing the book's description and may well use this as a preparatory sketch for more futuristic Sci-Fi goodness.
Click to read the Wikipedia page about it.
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Well, I have been creative today, did some drawings inspired by the fictional biography I wrote and posted yesterday, but am not happy enough with the results to show them.
Doing this has been great but it's made me realise that although I have quite a lot of creative ideas, I lack the skill, patience and time to remove them from my head on to the page, or into reality. I know that part of the reason I'm doing this is to learn and hone skills but it's frustrating, especially when there seem to be folk out there who can just so easily knock out quality pieces without trying!
Creativity is fun, but it ain't easy. Perhaps I need to stick to one technique for a while instead of flitting around, flirting with whatever I desire, but then, would that become stifling and would it stem my creativity?
Monday, 7 January 2013
Saturday, 5 January 2013
It is simply a box with five compartments containing heads, torsos, legs, hats and hair and accessories. It's a simple thing which will bring new life to old minifigures (or Lego men as they were in my day). You could even extend it into a fun-for-all-game; something along the lines of Minifigure consequences with each player adding something extra to the figure?
Below is one of my daughter's creations - a hideous Uruk Hai/Businessman/Victorian Lady combination.