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Day 01…

13 April 2016

Time: 10:17

And so it has started….Day 1 of 21 Days!

The words for today are…..CHOCOLATE and LION.

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My first thought for these words is to create an image of a lion in illustrator, then shade it or maybe retrace the lines with melted chocolate!! Time get sketching!!!

11:34

So….as I’m sketching I’m thinking there may be no need to vectorize the image.

Sketching so far…….choc_lion_01 copy

13:08

Sketching is done…i think! Have had lunch and bought chocolate.It’s time to start experimenting to see if painting with melted chocolate can really work. My plan if it doesn’t work will probably be to get various shades of brown paper, (which could represent different shades of chocolate), and layer them up on the various elements of the drawing to make like a 3d’ish looking lion!?

14:06

So….I have discovered that painting with chocolate is not a great idea! The texture of the painted chocolate is not going to be consistent enough for what I want to do…so I’m onto plan b….layers!

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To incorporate the chocolate element I will use drinking chocolate powder. When mixed with water it creates a water colour kind of effect. For the lion I think I might cut him out and layer up the elements with shades of brown paper….hopefully this will work!!!!! Time for tea first!! :)

17:14

All pantone colours picked, lions drawn, and drinking chocolate is painted onto what will be the background, waiting to dry. Gotta get cutting and layering now. Had a thought when I was drawing and I think it may be cool to paint his eyes with chocolate…..not sure…will see!!

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18:51

Its time to take a break and go see my kids. The lions head is starting to come together, will probably need another hour or two to fill it up.

Progress so far…..

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….ill be back!!!

22:51

I’m back…..briefly….I’m still working on the Lion! Hes almost done!!


00:00

Done!! (sorry about the bad images…the light situation isn’t too good at this time of night! )

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00:39

My computer decided tonight would be a good night to slow down!! Heres the very final image. The lights still not great, but lesson learned!

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Afterthoughts: So, turns out going old school is tough! Every element of the image today was hand drawn, hand made and hard work. It wouldn’t be one of my favorite images but its something different! Hopefully tomorrow will bring a vector image!! :)

Tools Used: Pencil, paper, paper and more paper, drinking chocolate and a very melted freddo bar!

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