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Day 06…

Day 6

10:24

I’m back with more crazy words today……Elaboration and Cat!!!

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What a combination!! As usual time for tea and sketching!!

Oh….my mammy is home from down under today…woohoo….welcome home mam!! :)

11:11

And so for the first time ever I am going to try illustrating a cat!! This word definitely came from somebody who went to offset this year, where it was all about cats!!

12:15

I’m zentangling a cat!!!!! Gonna listen to some Ocean Colour Scene and get lost in patterns!!!


12:46

Its gonna be a long day…

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…I couldn’t decide whether I wanted his ears to have the same patterns….but am thinking I like my zentangle stuff to be kinda random…so their gonna be different!

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17:11

Still zentangling….I wasn’t really happy with the first cat…so decided to do another one!

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18:35

And so…one zentangled cat later…..

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…..then…..while I was taking photographs water dripped onto my picture!!! Typical!!

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….oh well!!

Am gonna take a break now and go see my mammy!!! I might come back a bit later and maybe scan my picture in to tidy it up in Photoshop!!

20:33

I’m back and ready to do some scanning….the cat has dried out!! :)

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While I was taking photos I thought I’d share this with the world…..

This is the mac lab where we do our college work every day!!

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…now this is where I sit…..I am slowly taking over the whole wall!!! :)

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Time to scan a zentangled cat!

21:12

So…while I’m waiting for the cat to scan….I have been sorting files into folders and getting images ready to start making a stop motion for each day!! Surprised myself at how organised I am….

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lets see how long it lasts!!

Im also messing around with a scan I had done….but had cut the cats ears off!! :)

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I reckon if I could get the curves right it could enhance the black areas. I think it just makes to cleaner and better for when on screen!!

21:32

I think this is it for today!!?? Am probably going to think about it for a while…I don’t know if its enough on its own or if it needs a background!

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21:51

Am gonna be kicked out of college soon so am going home to get tea and think about the image for another little while!!

23:20

And thats it for today….a zentangled cat! I was running out of time today so decided to just leave him on his own.

Afterthoughts: Todays words were tricky….I actually had to google elaboration to find out the actual meaning. This is what I found…

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First of all I was thinking of a character, like a male cat with a smoking robe and slippers wearing a top hat and surrounded by female cats….kinda like a cat in elaborate clothes and stuff…..then…..I actually read the meanings and from this I decided to zentangle a cat. The words detail and perfection stood out and so I thought about the patterns and process involved in creating zentangle designs. Then obviously I would draw a cat!! :)

If I could do this project again I would definitely use a different kind of cat, this was a tough angle to do!So….now there’s a cat in my collection!!

Tools used: Pen, paper….and a little bit of Photoshop for showing the image on screen!!