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,

KONY 2012 misspaul style

So if you haven't heard, and have been living in some moss and mushroom infested enclosure for the past week, you wouldn't be aware of the current viral phenomenon that is the KONY 2012 campaign. Basically it is a group called the 'Invisible Children' who created this high quality informative and somewhat documentive video on the on going issue of Rebel groups in Africa enslaving young children as soldiers and sex slaves. It shines light on an issue that is nothing new to the African people, but came as a shock to millions of people around the world. Kony is the man behind the LRA groups and is one of the most wanted people. The video states a plan of 'attack' to make kony famous. Not praise him for his work, but to make him known to the people of the world for his crimes, so that the government will feel that the public cares enough to contribute to kony's capture.

Now, there is a lot of speculation about this campaign and the video. There are fundraising systems such as buying posters, tshirts and bracelets. Many people jumped on board of this cause as soon as they finished watching the emotional heart wrenching video, and who wouldn't! But when the people found out that not all of the money raised goes straight to the African people or the foundation, of course arms flew up in the air. Personally, I don't think that should take away from the issue and mission at hand, but sadly it seems the trend is already dieing down. And once again it seems some people have shyed away from he cause once thinking their pitiful ego was bruised my the media and a trend of following the sheep.

In saying that, I made this rendition of a kony2012 poster. I hand drew it and finelined, then took it to the computer for some refining and the adding of an addition kony poster, being the coloured insertion. I'm all for continuing the awareness of kony, but of course a lot more needs to be done. But isn't it magically wonderful to see your friends and colleagues all believe in something so worthwhile to share with one another?
Hmm, Have a think about it.

If you haven't seen the video as of yet, you can view it > here< And share with friends!
miss paul x

My apologies!

I have been ever so neglectful of my sweet joy of drawing. I hit a bubble which in-cased me in a total mind block of ideas and inspiration. Just recently I've been trying to get the ball rolling a bit, I will post some of my more latest work which you can expect some new shapes and shock horror, LOTS of colour! (I mean lots) I've had some new inspirations kick me back into creative shape these past few weeks, it took a lot of wondering and observing around the city streets to help this happen. I think a lot of my previous work was mono-toned to say the least. The same tune sung too many times. I wanted to continue with my specific esthetic of creating and drawing, but bring something new. Some prints, and again, vibrancy has been a big thing in new drawings. Bringing back the joy into what may have been perceived, as dark and gloomy work.
So I hope you enjoy what new and exciting things I have to show you! I sure am :-)
misspaul x