Saturday, May 28, 2005

sketching from photos

originally uploaded by maja paja.
trying to sketch from a photo is a bit stressfull still.... i think i try to copy things to much...

this self portrait of maja with inspiring eyes.... they totally bewitched me and i just had to sketch her

Friday, May 27, 2005

merci beaucoup

I'm now a Pro...
Originally uploaded by sigh clone.
I'm now a Flickr Pro... thanks to a nice appie... as in the horse breed appaloosa (which is not an apple... as illustrated)

being a pro will mean i don't have to panic about file sizes and bandwidths so much... which means higher resolution images... well i'm very pleased

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

a raven beauty

a raven beauty, originally uploaded by sigh clone.

Watercolour... sketched from a photo... it's of a wonderfull lady called raven... a very competant photographer and artist, with a wonderful eye for beauty... this sketch has already become my most viewed on my flickr account

Contacting Me

fir those that worry about these things... you may have noriced i removed the contact me section from the right hand column... its a security thing, i'm trying to stop spiders and bots reading my email address and buggering this blog with spam posts....

if your a real person and want to contact me (or send me a favourite photo to sketch)... i do appreciate honest feedback... you can find my contact details under my blogger profile

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

yet another BBW icon

originally uploaded by sigh clone.
I'm moving the BBW icon /logo /avatar /tag collection over to my MSN sketch book... if you are looking for a profile pic, or logo for ypur website, they are free to download for such personal use.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005


i decided to check on my progress in the blogshare game...

blimey... i'm in the middle of a bit of a disaster... after wrestling back control of my blog, i'd managed to become a bohemian so I settled into spending everything i had like a proper creative soul... well it worked.. about 10 days ago I had approximately B$215million and growing... suddenly i'm down to my las B$120 mill... how quickly we fall... and that's not all now i'm also a pornstar... don't laugh...

I would welcome any advice on how a pornstar is supposed to behave... financial that is!

right click mania

Flickr, the service I've been experimenting with, as a better way to house my images... is changing... its been taken over by yahoo... and it has also removed its flash wrapper from the main photo display page.... so what does that mean in english.. it means the viewer can easily download an image by just pressing the right click on the menu and selecting save image as.... this is creating a lot of discussion

the issue is an interesting one as a lot of folk confuse being "able to copy" with "copyright". and anything displayed on the internet is also "able to be copied" from the interenet. why publish any of your precious works on the net.... they will always be fair game for the unscrupulous to copy...

I want my images protected by copyright so why to i post here... well the answer is easy I want to share them... i need people to see them... the internet is one hell of a big art gallery. I've been thinking about copyright since I began posting... the artist in me one day hopes that I can sell sketches and perhaps even support myself with that income... but i know that will not occur until my work is known and appreciated... i expect that will take time... I like the way the creative common licenses are both worded and organised... and will support them as my way to effect a legal copyright the works in this blog... the downside is i don't know how enforceable those licenses are

i do think that the net is a wonderful place and the vast majority of users do use it wisely... but it does make copyright of anything published on it difficult to enforce. Copyright is a legal concept of ownership of intellectual property.. as far as i can find out it was developed during the 17th century england to protect mainly the fashionable painters of the time... it was designed to stop other from profiting from an artists work... yet today copyright, particularly in the record and film industries does the reverse, it ensure that most money goes to the "industry" not the artist themselves. did yahoo buy flickr beacuse it was neat? or to get acess to all those clicks and the money such traffic can generate?

Monday, May 16, 2005

Donna glows

Soft Pencil (4B)

watercolour & coloured pencil

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

BBW logos

originally uploaded by sigh clone.
I have been noticing that there is a bit of a debate going on all over the net about using other peoples images on your profile... well I decidied to build up a set of simple, but hopefully tasteful, bigger ladies that anyone can copy for their private use in their profile.

Monday, May 09, 2005

the three graces

...after Rubens

Friday, May 06, 2005

Goddess of Willendorf... in chocloate?

originally uploaded by McManly.
in my web wanderings I came across a marvelously original chocolate company. they have recreated a number of deities in chocolate, needless to say my favourite Chocolate Deities: Goddess of Willendorf... yes you can order them over the net

Thursday, May 05, 2005


why not try this... if you have a few spare moments... and a steady hand... thanks to lotta for finding it

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

a dreamlike treescape

originally uploaded by brandelion.
there are lots of creative folk on the web... when you start looking... & know where to look... this surreal landscape is by a new flickr friend... her blog goes but the unusual name of paddle, paddle... she has even visted this blog (see soft rock)

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

my new blogger template

recovering my blogger template, and particularly the little bits I had put on the right hand side, was becoming a technical nightmare for an old bloke... then I found the beautiful blogger templates by Richa who has the unusualy named blog The Emotional Pumpkin

the blue period continues

butter in watercolour and some pencils work

Sunday, May 01, 2005

a raven beauty

a raven beauty

This is a watercolour based on a photo, sent to me by raven