Monday, June 25, 2012

A loving gift.

The large-ass-tiles are back people! So I have been super unmotivated to do anything creative lately. I got stuck in a routine of work everyday and hardly any socializing, feeling like I had no time to just chill out. So I'm currently on annual leave and enjoying the nothingness that I'm achieving. But after a conversation with 3 separate people, it occurred to me that I really needed to find my touch again, and do some of my old recognizable work. I have to say, it was relaxing and is a step closer to feeling like my old peaceful self. Good stuff!

So this piece is actually a gift for my partner Tom. Just a little reminder about his vampire-like sleep cycle, I'm sure his mumma would approve of me doing this! So I got a large tile, that was actually an off white, sand sort of shade. So I did and undercoat of white with acrylic and let that try and then applied a second coat with a hard bristled brush in small 'box like' brush strokes for texture. Drew it on with pencil then went in with .5 and .2 fineliner and posca paint pens in black to finish the whole thing. Hopefully I can get back into the groooooove and post some more stuff soon! xx

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Meet the boys of the band Ever Rest! This was just a little somethin' something' i whipped up one night at home..Throught I'd get my creative juices flowing and I've always wanted to draw a group of people together, and I thought a band would be a perfect way to do this. So from left to right, we have Tom, Chris, Kris in the center, Adrian and Tom aka Bartha. I highly recommend you check these boys out, awesome entertainers! You can find a link to their facebook page  > here <

Happy drawing! miss paul x

Monday, March 12, 2012

Just a little bitta fun

These silly things were done awhile ago out of
boredom. Flipping through a Frankie magazine
I saw some reaaal potential for me to 'misspaul'
some things up. So that is exactly what I did.
This image here on the left displays some elderly women having a sweet little group hug, or perhaps
some hippie drum circle sorta thing going on..old
people and pot teacakes? It happens. Anyhow, regardless of what they were doing, I turned their sweet little teaparty into some demonic and humorous rendition of creepy creatures who are the best of friends.

I continued to flip through this Frankie magazine, finding no interest in the articles or generally anything it had to say, But I did enjoy the texture of the paper, and the way the images were printed. They also did have interesting photography so I continued to rip out pages and have my way with them!

For all of the images I painted over certain areas in white acrylic paint, then used 0.1-0.5 fine-liners to add details and lines. Again this was done a few months ago, so it is similar to a lot of my old pieces, and isn't following my new trend of colour! No need to be disheartened!
Enjoy the rest of my images, and until next time :) misspaul x

Oooh La Love,

Everyone welcome another colourful misspaul child into the world! This lovely piece was done surprisingly fast and I didn't have too much of a mind block with it. The words on the 3-d shapes read 'Oh la La, I've fallen in love, And it's better this time than ever before'. These are lyrics from a Foster the people song titled "I would do anything for you" which you can check out here . Listening to this song just really does give you that warm fuzzy feeling inside, especially if you have one significant person who really fills those shoes. I like to call them, darling shoe-fillers. Haha, but in all seriousness, this song was a great inspiration for this work, the girl displaying an innocent clench of her hands together, as if staring at her love themself. The heart in the eye taking most of the space, reflecting that she is overcome by the feeling of love. Since the girl is enriched with such a lovely and vibrant feeling, I mirrored that with a vibrant shirt, however still keeping that solid black continuous throughout the work.

This piece was done on an A3 sized card, the image taking most of the space as I do enjoy the larger scale drawing. The drawing was first done in pencil, and outlined in 0.1 fine-liner. Once the drawing started to take shape I used a pigment oil-base permanent fineliner to colour in most of the black spaces, and thickly outline certain lines. The hair of the figure however was done with a uni-posca paint marker, as was the two geometric shapes. The print on the shirt I used coloured pencil with just a light shading, keeping it quiet soft in application.
Until next time :)
misspaul x

Sunday, March 11, 2012

What a fancy face you have!

Well i do say..that is quiet the face. This illustration kookie as always, but on a more lighter note don't you think? misspaul drawings are always odd and can be hard to read the mood of the piece of work. But this drawing is obviously one from a positive place. From the bright colours to the goofy and innocent face of the feature, this is a drawing that I wanted to evoke a cheeky, charming-ness to.
So on this piece of work I used 0.8 Fine-liner and 0.1 fine-liner. The colour is all coloured pencil, (yeah I know, ouch on the fingers!) Most of the colouring was done with a 'suffocate the paper' sort of technique. Where gripping the pencil became one of the most painful experiences ever.. The large area around the letterform, in the aqua was more pleasantly applied by just lightly smoothing the pencil over and doing a few layers of colour. Inspiration for this piece would have to come from two things that are obvious dominant features in this work. That being print, and skulls. I read a book recently called 'the book of skulls.' or flipped through, to be completely honest. It's a book featuring pictures of, well..skulls. Candle skulls, sculptures, posters, graffitti, all things skully! I thought it was pretty cool, and then mixing that with some interesting prints I've grown to love, the more mondo-mexican circus sort of prints really catch my eye! The colour is again, I find very positive and fun. And who doesn't like creating something fun to look at and feel about!
Until next time,