Saturday, May 26, 2007

returning to the sketching

originally uploaded by sigh clone.
Thought it was time to get the sketchblog back to what it was originally intended to be... an online sketch book... so here it is... (but the scanning won't be the best since I'm traveling and don't have access to a scanner so they'll just be photographs or sketched instead) ... as I'm trying out the email to flickr route to do the posts... hope it works

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Fields of Gold

So she took her love,
for to gaze awhile,
among the fields of barley
In his arms she fell as her hair came down
among the fields of gold

Pastel on paper

Saturday, May 12, 2007

amber inspiration

pastel on paper

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The sketch book is dead ... long live the sketch book

as part of stream-lining my on-line existence (trying to get rid of the time consuming bits and stuff that just waste bandwidth) ... i've decide to kill off my original sketchbook ... its not actually the original which was in MSN groups but they threw it over to world groups because it had NUDES ... yes people without clothes ... no one had visited it for years so its gone... but that leaves a big hole since flickr only has my recent work so i'm working on a more refined sketch book using googles picassa web albums and a version on my notebook to managed the big mess that is my electronic scapbook of my work ... so softly ...softly I will create some on-line albums with my earlier images this blog for links there ... BUT remember there may be NUDITY!

Nudes & Torsos

Monday, May 07, 2007

soft 25 hours of flickr (the rejects)

soft 25 hours
Originally uploaded by sighclone.
Yes this is heavily based on Dali's persistence of memory (better known as the soft clocks) ... i had been invited to the 24 hours of flickr rejects group and realised I had missed the whole thing due to other things taking my full attention on saturday... when i noticed they just had a black icon (at least it wasn't an undefined grey bot) ...and the whole time draped over the tree of life thing hit me ...

By first I must set the scene, I'm having a late night coffee in a cyber cafe and I didn't have much at all to create with... certainly no art gear ...well expect a felt pen... so i scribbled the back of a flyer. Instead of digitizing.. I photographed it on my phone ... uploaded it using bluetooth (with about 5 minutes of frustration in the process) then found the usb port on the cafe computer, and plugged in my memory stick ... with it's portable apps system and specifically gimp.. converted the image to black & white, with a couple of bits to edit and then colour fill ...viola, about 10 minute later my idea is on flickr and uploaded as the group logo overnight...

not bad for an old bloke ...I have even impressed my self

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Is this really me ...

I decided I needed a new, more web 2.0 style, buddy icon come profile pic ...Maybe i'm geting old and grumpy but those folk without a profile pic or even some descriptive text all get assigned to ignore land these days ...too many little annoying trolls and otherwise antisocial types seem to hide in the guise of anonymity ...ok they can do that but the will not be accepted as my friends

so conversely I want other to see me as a little creative, not to complex and basically harmless you think this suits me? ... do you even care?

Friday, May 04, 2007


"Should good girls wave at a bligmobile"

car(toon) for Cherrie Exx

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

what are you doing?

In line with my scaling down for better portability ... I've become a twitter(er) ...its a little strange to describe ... some call it a microblogging ... basically you just use the web, email, IM or even SMS from your mobile phone to answer the question "what are you doing?" ... and then the fun starts BUT beware it can be addictive and expensive on OZ if you do i via SMS ;)

... so if you are interested you can now see what I'm doing, and countless thousands of others are up. look way down the bottom of the righhand side of this blog and you will see the RSS feeds of my stuff and a twitter feed that cube-head roll around the net ...boring yet! or maybe you's like to join in the conversation?