I’ve finally done it. I’ve been procrastinating about it for ages, but I bit the bullet today and got it done. I’ve made a Facebook Fan Page for myself, for art updates!
Admittedly, it doesn’t have a large amount on it yet, but that will change, with a little time. First thing was first though – a nice cover image. The sketch is one I did the other day, and I added the colour today, to bring it to life. I think it worked out pretty nicely, don’t you?
So what are you waiting for? Check out Kat Johnston on Facebook!
Just another picture of rabbit ears… They’re fun.
You know, some days, I feel like an utter fake. The pictures I put up here, they are just two second sketches, in most cases. Then I go browsing some of my favourite blogs (and a few new, as well), only to find people using their web spaces to display the most beautiful works, in progress and completed. Meanwhile, my little corner of the internet is chock full of things drawn on scraps of paper. Now don’t get me wrong, I like things drawn on scraps of paper, but I feel soooo inferior compared to some out there!
What is even more frustrating is this. After over 6 weeks of construction, of builders in and out of our house to fix things at the instructions of the owners, I still have a studio filled with boxes because parts of our house have had to remain free for the builders to come in and tear down walls and ceilings and paint and so forth. I am just so sick of it. I couldn’t even navigate my way into that room if I tried and it is driving me nuts. Throw into that the fact that we have been paying full rent while they come in and disturb our lives to this gigantic degree, and I’m at the end of my tether. For a job that was quoted ‘five days’, this is dragging on way too much… and the disturbance to our lives is above and beyond merely intrusive. Bah!
Because I am seriously too lazy to maintain two blogs. I know, I know, I should really learn how to maintain the two, but it is harrrrrd… so occasionally you’re going to get something like this sneak through. Besides… I’m really proud of this sign! I mean… come on. How cool is this sign, guys?
As many of you may know, I maintain a little hobby business in Second Life, and as a part of that, I am holding a little competition. Sanu has held four ‘quests’ since it opened (I’m not including the mini-quest… it was just a space filler!), and there is now a competition on to see how people have been inspired by them! The rules are simple: make an image inspired by one part of a story, and go to town with the creativity. The images will be posted on the Sanu in SL flickr group (which can be found here) for everyone to see, and the grand prize winners will get a whole swag of goodies. Full rules and all that can be found in the Sanu flickr group discussion section, too.
So anyhow… that is my bit of creativity for this morning, though the sign was started last night. Something was just off for a little while there, and it had me stumped, but now I think I have it looking rather snappy. Yay Sanu!
Edit: I’ll have to replace the image with a properly resized one at some point, because the automatic resizing that occurs when a larger image is used on the blog has made some of the smaller text blurry… and it isn’t actually blurry! Uhhh… so… ignore the blurriness, ok?
Finally! Finally I get to play around properly with prettily coloured sharpies… all over someone’s back. Started with the heart and went out from there. It grew!
I’m actually really loving playing around with sharpies on people doing these ‘sorta not really permanent marker tattoo’ thingies. It took a little bit to get used to the way the coloured sharpies work and blend, but I think I’m starting to get the gist of it. When given the chance, I think I have a far better idea of how I’m going to draw a phoenix on a certain someone – though they’ll have to give me a bigger area to work with this time! Please?
In celebration of working with pretty pretty markers, I’ve created a new category for such things, entitled ‘Body Art’. That way they don’t just get thrown straight into the ‘Sketches’ category and that’s it. I figure that my friends will lend me forbearance for a while longer to draw all over them, so there is a fairly decent likelihood that I might post more pictures of them here. Yay for friends who tolerate my eccentricities!
I think that’s about it for today… enjoy the picture, and I’ll see you tomorrow. Phew!
Ok, so I probably won’t get any awards for awesome post titles this week… but that is ok. I’m posting fairly early today because I’ve just had the owner and real-estate agent for my home come over and poke around all over. I understand that it needs to be done – there’s a decent amount of damage, caused either by the storm or their own on-going neglect to maintain the place, but that still doesn’t make me any more happy about it. There have been enough visits in the past few weeks that I am about ready to go ‘You know what? This is enough. Give us two weeks unbothered, ok?’
But enough of my grumbliness – lets push that aside, shall we? Today I’ve drawn a bunny! Bunnies have a wonderful way of making me smile, even when a morning has not gone incredibly perfectly. I felt that after having my home invaded, the only real way to get a pick-up may just be to draw one of the furry little things.
Mission accomplished. I am actually feeling a decent amount better after drawing a bunny. It is a pity that such things can not solve all of life’s ills, isn’t it? Have a flu – a bunny will fix it. Have a hole in the wall – drawing a bunny will fix that too. Want to plan an assassination attempt – I suggest you call the very friendly folks over at ‘Brutal Bunnies for Hire’. They’ll take care of every single one of your assassination needs.
Ah well… the world doesn’t work exactly like that, but it would be nice if it did.