Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Random creative distractions

Sometimes its just nice getting off the computer and do some creative things with my hands. Maybe thats why I've been so drawn to crafting and sewing in the past few months. I made this fabric basket (from Amy Butler's In Stitches, excellent book!!):

I'm also a secret anime/manga fan, I don't talk about it too much here but I can see it influencing my work more and more. This past saturday was free comic day so it was off to the comic shop. Besides the free comics, Mathboy and I wanted to pick up a plastic model to build, just for the fun of it:

Ok, we thought we would get a small one just to get our feet wet. This little guy is only about 2.5 inches tall and was super easy to put together. Thought it might be harder since the instructions were in Japanese. The gun actually shoots! How cute!

I think after taking these little creative breaks, I can go back to my illustration with a fresh eye and perspective. So I guess I am off to draw some robots...!


Claire Louise Milne said...

Love the fabric box! I can't wait to try something from Amy Butler's book, there were so many great patterns in there.

Ken Chandler said...

Cute project, and robot. Many congratulations on the published works, and the mailers. they look great!

cameo said...

Free comic book day is the best isn't it? :) What comic did you get?

Emila Yusof said...

Cool basket, Chicken Girl!

ming said...

hey, Ive been here before!

I'm here again because of your interview in monday artday. Very inspiring.

I like how you're very down to earth.

thanks for the inspiration and the interview!

and all the best with all your future artistic endeavours!

Pati @-;-- said...

Hi Jannie! I loved ur interview at Monday Artday!

Have a great week :)

Claire said...

Adorable robot! And nice interview over at Monday Artday.

Alina Chau said...

Soo CUTE!!

Pickledog said...

Neat robot! He's cute and deadly.