Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Green Leaf Hopper

While putting together my bug collage, this little guy got left out.  The veins on the wings mimic the veins on a leaf perfectly.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Just the Flame

I moved in a little closer on the candle from yesterday's post and brightened it up just a little.  This would make for an easy and interesting vector project.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Cat Belly

This may look like a candle to the casual observer.  In reality it will eventually be the belly of my steampunk cat with a steampunk goldfish "swimming" inside.  Several glass "bellies" were tested for the steampunk cat.  Some were too thin, too fragile, or not shapely enough.  This one is the right size with the right shape and has the right "temperment".  And this candle smells like fresh-cut pears.  Yum.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pedal Car

I have several pedal car Christmas ornaments and thought it might be cool to try recreating one or two using vectors.  This one is a 1938 Garton Lincoln Zephyr.  I know I have 3 or 4 projects going on all at once.  Why do I do that to myself?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Extra Creepy Extras

Since I've been lax in my postings lately, here are some bonus creepy crawlies I happened upon this past year.

Cricket Parts

Most of my cricket line work was separated and duplicated.  These line drawings are taped onto the color paper/cardstock.  I use an X-acto knife to cut out all the shapes using these line drawings.
On a personal note, after 20 years of using X-Acto knives, I've never cut myself.  Not even once.  Now you know I'll be slicing the tip of a finger off any day now.


Friday, January 4, 2013

Steampunk Cricket

Sorry for the gap in posts.  I really needed a little break.  This project should be done in a week and the steampunk cat will be done by the end of the month.

This is the line work for a steampunk cricket.  It will be a paper sculpture with "metal" leaves and a cricket with antique watch parts.  I looks great in my head and hope it looks just as great when it's finished.  The background shown here is just to dress up the sketch a little.