Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The Owl and the Pussycat Organise

I had such fun making this little
concertina book of
The Owl and the Pussycat 
(very abridged!)
from Lisa Patencio's Soul Food lesson.

I totally failed at photographing this book
as it should be (the light is dreadful again 
today) so flattened it out and scanned 
it instead.  I hope you get the idea.

There was lots of paint rolling,
stencilling and stamping for the background,
on which my very basic owl and pussycat
characters fall in love.
I really need to loosen up with my 
character drawing -
Lisa made it look so easy :/

From the same background sheet I've got 
another 5 books and I'm looking forward to 
having a go illustrating
 some of my own stories :)


The next Life Book 2014 lesson was with
Kelly Hoernig,
and we were tasked to pick 3 favourite things
and create a journal page with them.

Kelly created a beautiful vintage inspired page,
but being a child of the 60's/70's I am always drawn 
to the retro images and colours of that time.
I based my page around the comic book image of
the girl that I've had in my stash for a million years,
waiting for the right project to use it on (NOW!).
I also chose flowers as one of my favourites 
along with colourful sweetie wrappers.

The comic book girl has my word for 2014
always on her mind! 

Onto the next lessons!



BadPenny said...

These are both so funky & happy Jo.
Love the pussycat !

Used-to-Bees said...

Great when you finally get the right chance to use something from a stash! Your colour choices make up for the general drabness round these parts...

Virginia said...

Oh they are gorgeous!

trisha too said...

NICE pages! A "real life" friend (as opposed to an "imaginary," ie, computer friend), called me today, and was telling me about the Soul Food classes.

What a coincidence!


Linda said...

love the colors in your whimsical book and I really love that comic book image with your page. You sure are having fun with your classes!

Carmen said...

I love your owl and pussycat - for such simple figures their expressions say so much. Very mischievous looking!

I also hoard images from magazines and postal stamps for 'best'. I love what you did with this one!

missy k said...

Lovely work Jo....

The image of the girl is gorgeous...

Karen x

Eileen said...

You're doing well with your lessons and staying organised.
I like the owl the best :-)