24 Dec 2008
My Cardboard Life is having a break over Christmas, but It will be back again in the new year (still on a daily basis hopefully)
In other Cardboard Life related news, I've gone and bought the domain name "MyCardboardLife.com" which will forward to the webcomics nation My Cardboard Life page. Maybe one day I will make a proper website for it, who knows. Until then, at least there's a more catchy web address for all to enjoy.
exactitudes.com is an extensive collection of photos documenting the dress codes of different social groups. Really compelling to look through.
Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek, a photographer and profiler respectively, created the collection over the last fourteen years both in Rotterdam (where they are based) and also in cities abroad.
Labels: Interesting websites
23 Dec 2008
This grumpy rabbit is more or less a sock monkey, with a few changes. It's made from thermal socks that I bought in Primark (It's the same pair that I used to make the hanging robot) I made the lips a bit thinner, an extra button for the nose, and made long ears instead of round ears.
I ran a thread through the top of the head and out of the chin, then pulled it a bit to scrunch up the face. That's what makes him look so cross (that and the down turned mouth).
17 Dec 2008
Another hanging plush thing, and another robot, combined. It's made of wool and cotton. I used some dark silver yarn which I chain stitched for the legs, which I thought was quite clever. I'm learning to crochet. Now that I've learnt more things, chain stitch seems like old news so It's not impressing me any more.
He's available to buy in my Etsy shop
16 Dec 2008
Are they having their brains swapped? Are they downloading their thoughts for safe-keeping? perhaps it's just a type of hat that people will like to wear in the future. I don't know exactly what this is supposed to represent. It's just a doodle, not much thought went into it.
14 Dec 2008
She's sassy, she's glamorous, she's got her own snappy sense of style and shes not afraid to show it. (Don't mention that she's only got 7 legs, she's a lil' sensitive about that)
I made this sassy octopus out of a pair of thermal socks which I bought in Primark. As usual, I improvised as I went along, but I think she turned out OK. The mouth is slightly beak like.
I added these buttons round the edge to increase the sassiness.
I'm going to add this super sassy friend to Etsy soon.
Another plush toy thing that I made last night. It's a sort of space/futuristic/robot man made of grey cotton and the face is made of upholstery fabric.
He's a little bit lumpy, but he keeps on smiling anyway. Whenever I make these things, I don't bother with a pattern or anything, I just make it up as I go along and see how it turns out (usually a bit shoddy, suprisingly)
I'll be putting this on Etsy some time soon, so have a look at my shop if you're interesting in owning something like this. My Etsy Shop
13 Dec 2008
I made this tshirt by cutting a stencil into card, and then painting acrylic paint over it several times onto a plain tshirt from H&M. I changed the shade of grey a couple of times to make it more varied.
It's going to be a birthday present for my Dad. (It was his 56th birthday on Wednesday!)
I tried to make one robot pink...and it failed. I was too impatient and used the stencil while it was still wet with the grey paint, so it mixed. It looks a bit like the robot is rusty or something.
Here's a strange little hanging turnip man which I made yesterday.
He's made with thick upholstery fabric which, I have to say, was a nightmare to sew for something so small.
This is what he looks like when hanging. One leg is shorter than the other. He's got stitches showing all over the place. He's a bit of a mess in general.
I'm going to put this for sale on Etsy soon. I wonder if anyone will want to buy such a pathetic item.
10 Dec 2008
I've used a 'My Cardboard Life' strip for Illustration Friday again. Sorry. I'll try not to make a habit out of it (how many times do you have to do something before its officially a habit?
The thing is, I had the same dilemma as last time. I couldn't think of any good ideas. The only idea I had was a drawing of two people side by side who in some way are 'similar'.
Here's the webcomic in its original home if you're interested. My Cardboard Life
9 Dec 2008
Four "My Cardboard Life" themed badges which I made with a Badge-it badge-maker! Available on Etsy
Plus, I've made some of the strips from My Cardboard Life into a physical comic book, printed in colour onto card. It's got a real cardboard man on the front. Also available on Etsy
Here's a colouring book I've made. It involves designing clothes and makeup for celebs, such as creating coordinated outfits for Girls Aloud, giving The Queen a sassy makeover, and crafting a beard for Gordon Ramsey.
I made it in a slightly haphazard way, I printed off some photos of celebrities, then traced them with tracing paper, then scanned that. The resulting pictures actually don't look a lot like their celebrity counterparts in some cases. Not to mention the fact that there is probably a very quick and simple way of turning a photo into just outlines on photoshop. I'm glad it's got a bit of a shoddy hand-made look about it though. (I'll keep telling myself that)
It's available to buy on Etsy