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Friday, September 2, 2016

Hermit Bear Leonie Wrestles Vector Art II [AUG2016]

Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

More Vector art learning in the past month :0 


    Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

    BurpDoodle: For Love and Justice!
    It was International Sailor Moon Day during the first Friday of August so...I'm late D:
    Dedicated to Lauren and all the peeps who like this series! :0

    I grew up with and was really into Sailor Moon (among many other things) during primary school; did terrible fanart for it for a while then. I just decided to give her a large poofy dress this time ;)

    A different approach with this one in Illustrator. Making my own wall patterns and tackling with the colouring :S Still need to do heaps of practice before I feel any good at this program because I struggled here more than the Love & Fun Machine piece :0

    CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:
    Feeling of Lack/Internet Culture: working towards happiness VS happiness with what you have
    (feeling insecure about SuperListenMode comics & social media sharing)

    Friday, August 5, 2016

    Hermit Bear Leonie Tackles Vector Art [JUL2016]

    Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

    This month shall be about learning and rambling about it. 


    You know, the usual ;)
    And I'm being terrible at vector art.
    Out of my comfort zone!

    Hooo here we go!

      Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

      My Neighbour Totoro fanart
      Had an awesome & understanding person at work in mind when I did this practice :0 Cute Totoro family!


      CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

      Friday, July 1, 2016

      BurpAvatars: The Case Study & Time to Retreat [JUN2016]

      Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

      My dear reader!

      It is time for an investigation!!

      What investigation you ask?

      Well we're going to see what's going on behind the curtains on...

      BURPAVATARS!

      Did I learn anything? 
      Is it a dead project now?

      So let's get going, shall we? ;)

        Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

        BurpAvatar Test Stickers! :D
        First time I tried printing stickers! 
        It's hard guessing what people would like versus what you like at times so I stuck with the latter.
        I gave these out to kind and amazing people around work! 
        It's interesting that people went for the fanart or "glamorous" ones first! Note that these art pieces weren't made with stickers in mind so some of them probably don't suit as stickers? 
        Some were too scared to take my self portraits; but I didn't mind because they're so stylised :0
        Keen to do it again someday so watch out for my twitter if you want!

        CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

        Friday, June 3, 2016

        What are you so afraid of? Managing insecurities [MAY2016]

        Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

        It's June already! :0 Hello Winter! 


        And gosh, my blog posts are deep in there lately!

        Especially now that I'm not a hermit (as much) anymore and am around people more skilled than me! 
        Striving to grow into a better person...even at a turtle-like pace!

        Thanks for bearing with me! :0

          Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

          Went for something relatively simple this time (:


          CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:
          What are you so afraid of?

          Friday, May 6, 2016

          Five years ago I wrote a letter to my 2016 self & BurpAvatar Exploration P3 [APR 2016]

          Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

          Diving deeper into BurpAvatar styles! 


            Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

            BurpAvatar Test & Art Study
            Poofy and regal! :0

            CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

            Friday, April 1, 2016

            Somehow Slytherin // Being both Ambitious and Afraid of Greatness & BurpAvatar Exploration Pt2 [MAR 2016]

            Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

            Let's talk about dreams about greatness and reality... 


              Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

              It's weird. When I was in my teaching career and did the Pottermore quiz, I was sorted into the Hufflepuff house; I was in a different state of mind (a more hopeless and sad one). Doing it now again landed me in the "cunning, ambitious, resourceful, shrewd, determined" Slytherin House. Whoa! 
              I don't know if I'm any/all of these things (because you can't take the quiz too seriously)! 

              Whelp, I'll just try my best to keep progressing and making art for people and for myself :0 
              Making the most of what I have. I'll let you judge for yourself if I'm any of these things.

              Since I'm "sorted" and as an eternal learning student, I went along with it ;)
              I'm quiet, invisible and reserved anyway in person so who cares hoho

              CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

              Friday, February 5, 2016

              Thwip! In goes my arrows (Linkle) // Fanart & HermitBurp Introspection on Despair and Resilience [JAN 2016 Part 2]

              Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

              Ah two blog posts for January! 

              But this time it really is about what happened during January. 
              Hence why I've pushed it forward to be published in Feb.

              First Friday for every month from now on! Wee!

                Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

                Thwip! In goes my arrows | I tinkered a bit with Linkle's design
                Morbid title? Maybe! Fun fact, she was originally designed to be Link's sister.
                And she still has an obvious "I'm Link's little sister/My name is Aryll" vibe. So adjusted her design so she's more older looking (late teens/early twenties) with a more calmer and confident aura.
                Like many others I still don't like Linkle's name and I'd rather call her Rinku ;D


                CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

                Saturday, January 16, 2016

                Orry-Kelly: Dressing Hollywood ACMI exhibition (BurpPhotos)

                Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

                Another photo blog post; for visual inspiration!


                This time just pictures under bad photo conditions (no flash allowed) and the lighting is dim and rightfully focused on the exhibits. 

                And I have a camera phone so the photos were terrible.
                So I photoshop'ed the best ones.

                  Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

                  The amazingly striking visual for this exhibition

                  Sunday, January 10, 2016

                  Ai Weiwei & Andy Warhol Exhibition at NGVMelbourne (BurpPhotos)

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                  This quick special post is thanks to a special, wonderful lady (Lauren)!

                  She treated me to a visit to this exhibition (plus lovely hugs and fanta) (: 

                  And I just wanted to put up a handful of the photos from today.
                  It's not all of them and I don't want this post getting too long haha

                    Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

                    The Monster I created at Andy Warhol's Photobooth
                    I didn't know what I was doing; who is this?! :0 
                    It prompted me to do silly things during the snaps so these clearly show how not-photogenic I am & unflattering haha
                    This happened at the Studio Cats section...it smelled like cats, the walls were cats, everything was cat themed but there were no real cats. Instead, just many happy kids with their families taking over.