Fox the Cat

2000 (Sept) Fox
"Fox the Cat, 3 Sept 2000. Pencil on plain paper.

This was one of those rare times that I was able to sketch an animal on the spot. Usually such attempts resulted in half-finished outlines 'cos the animal wouldn't stay still that long (ok, I can't sketch that fast is more like it).

SSEAYP 2001 series: Flower #6

SSEAYP 2001 - Orange

One of six watercolours pieces I did for my SSEAYP 2001 voyage.

The entire series:
SSEAYP 2001 - Whites2SSEAYP 2001 - GreensSSEAYP 2001 - GoldsSSEAYP 2001 - WhitesSSEAYP 2001 - RedsSSEAYP 2001 - Orange

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SSEAYP 2001 series: Flower #5

SSEAYP 2001 - Reds

One of six watercolours pieces I did for my SSEAYP 2001 voyage.

The entire series:
SSEAYP 2001 - Whites2SSEAYP 2001 - GreensSSEAYP 2001 - GoldsSSEAYP 2001 - WhitesSSEAYP 2001 - RedsSSEAYP 2001 - Orange

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SSEAYP 2001 series: Flower #4

SSEAYP 2001 - Whites

One of six watercolours pieces I did for my SSEAYP 2001 voyage.

The entire series:
SSEAYP 2001 - Whites2SSEAYP 2001 - GreensSSEAYP 2001 - GoldsSSEAYP 2001 - WhitesSSEAYP 2001 - RedsSSEAYP 2001 - Orange

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SSEAYP 2001 series: Flower #3

SSEAYP 2001 - Golds

One of six watercolours pieces I did for my SSEAYP 2001 voyage.

The entire series:
SSEAYP 2001 - Whites2SSEAYP 2001 - GreensSSEAYP 2001 - GoldsSSEAYP 2001 - WhitesSSEAYP 2001 - RedsSSEAYP 2001 - Orange

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SSEAYP 2001 series: FLower #2

SSEAYP 2001 - GreensOne of six watercolours pieces I did for my SSEAYP 2001 voyage.

The entire series:
SSEAYP 2001 - Whites2SSEAYP 2001 - GreensSSEAYP 2001 - GoldsSSEAYP 2001 - WhitesSSEAYP 2001 - RedsSSEAYP 2001 - Orange

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SSEAYP 2001 series: FLower #1

SSEAYP 2001 - Whites2

One of six watercolours pieces I did for my SSEAYP 2001 voyage.

The entire series:
SSEAYP 2001 - Whites2SSEAYP 2001 - GreensSSEAYP 2001 - GoldsSSEAYP 2001 - WhitesSSEAYP 2001 - RedsSSEAYP 2001 - Orange

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Working round a laptop problem

Zim tries to resolve a "NTDLR is missing" error on a laptop. Apparently it's still not working but it's an example of a Creative Learning process:

My first problem: taking out the HDD from the laptop. Never done this before… Took a step back, looked at the thing and decided that the HDD should be the little block next to the battery. But I couldn't find the button to release it!

… In the end, googled a hardware manual from internet, found a product manual from Compaq. Figured out which screw to release the HDD.

Good luck, Zim. Wonder how you'll eventually solve the laptop problem.

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Painting a Gundam model

This is the first of my series of "Creative Learning" posts. The actual posts aren't necessary my own. I'll be looking out for stuff that others write about, that show the "How To" for creative works (defined broadly) and/ or learning about something new.

HGUC RX 178 TitansThis one is by ToyCon, on his attempt at painting a Gundam model primarily with spray paint:

My first attempt at using spray cans only for a Gundam kit. Always loved the Titan's navy blue and was glad Anchor ($3-4, available at hardware stores) actually has a premix. Other colours that I applied include black and orange yellow. The greyish blue(?) and red parts were simply flat coated.

Nice pics. Maybe his next attempt he could show how spray paint is applied.

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HOLOGRAPH MAGAZINE – Literary Graphica

Here's a site folks who illustrate, and write, might be interested – HOLOGRAPH MAGAZINE:

HOLOGRAPH MAGAZINE is a Seattle-based online literary and visual arts magazine. It is a free, volunteer-operated showcase for literary and visual art fusions. HOLOGRAPH publishes the works of emerging and established artists and writers.Our contributors combine literature and visual art, each enhancing the other, in pieces that bring across inventive concepts quickly and engagingly. We call this "literary graphica."

For example, we're looking for illustrated prose or poetry, short alternative comic strips or graphic novel excerpts, and art that uses text and typography as visual and/or conceptual elements.

Here's more:

What Is "Literary Graphica"?
Contributors to HOLOGRAPH combine literature and visual art, each enhancing the other, in pieces that bring across inventive concepts quickly and engagingly. We call this "literary graphica."

Worth giving this a shot. First, I must see if I've got anything good enough to submit… the featured works are pretty good stuff.