Circle Explosion

Posted by Laurel Green on November 25th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Circle Flower 3

Yeah, that’s right. I’m totally obsessed.

Part of me wants to draft one of these babies and paint it in real life, but it would take a long time to do and it could, quite possibly, drive me insane.

Stop the Insanity

It would take less time to do one that is only eight colours like this one. I have to get some larger transfer paper to pull in off, though. Or, tape my current transfer paper together. Hmmm…

Circle Addiction

Posted by Laurel Green on November 23rd, 2009 at 6:57 pm


I’ve always been obsessed with symmetry. Circles are food for this obsession, because, no matter which angle you choose, as long as you slice them straight through the middle, both pieces will always match. Same thing with spheres. The only problem is that both are sort of hard to construct in real life, especially spheres. I would like to try and sculpt some, though.

Gieef Lives

Posted by Laurel Green on November 22nd, 2009 at 8:04 pm

Kill it with Fire

So they’re rebooting Power Rangers.

We used to play “Power Rangers” on the playground at recess in kindergarten. It mostly involved the boys arguing over who got to be the Red Ranger and the girls arguing over who got the Pink Ranger.

And then they introduced the Green Ranger and everyone wanted to be him, because the Dragonzord was AWESOME.

Later on, the Green Ranger became the White Ranger and he wasn’t as cool anymore.


Brontosauruses were Crazy Awesome

Posted by Laurel Green on November 21st, 2009 at 6:22 pm


One day, Brontosaurus, awoke in his 5 billion dollar mansion. He pushed aside the 7 scantily-clad theropods strewn across his bed, dressed himself in his finest diamond filament fabric pants and went for a ride in his hobo-drawn carriage. His was a life of luxury.

Being rich and successful, this sexy sauropod was up to his ankles in dames. (The dames were, of course, part of the genus “fruitadens” and, thus, only reached his ankles by piling many on top of each other. That’s a lot o’ dames.) Sometimes he wondered, though, whether his life was actually worthwhile. Maybe it would be better for society if he contributed something to it, other than good looks and illegitimate children.

He decided, that very day, to become a veterinarian so that he could help save the lives of the many sauropods, theropods and ornithopods that were his buddies (dinosaurs were treated by veterinarians because they were animals). He wouldn’t help diplodocuses, though, because diplodocuses were jerks.

His life-changing decision was rendered completely moot, though, because the next day, a meteorite crashed into the Earth. Tonnes of dust was thrown into the air, partially blocking out the sun and making the Earth cooler. Most of the dinosaurs, being cold-blooded, died. Even Brontosaurus, despite his awesomeness, succumbed to the rapidly decreasing temperature. But all the diplodocuses died too, so it wasn’t so bad.

This was all just fantasy, of course. Brontosauruses never existed.

Swirly Wirly Day 1

Posted by Laurel Green on November 20th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Swirly Wirly Day 1

I think that I’ve almost got Photoshop figured out. For one thing, I actually bothered to learn how to use the path tool. I used it to make swirlies!

The colours and positions of the swirls will most likey be different in the finished piece. I’ve just got them like this so that they are easier to see.

I must put food in “mah belleh” now.

Suspended Project Day 2

Posted by Laurel Green on November 19th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Suspended Day 2

“Suspended” now has some lines and some shapes.

The lesson I learned today, about oil paint, was that I either need to wait longer between layers or have more paint on my brush. There was much mixing of the background with the foreground and, thus, swearing.

Don’t worry about that carpet. It was purchased specifically to get dirty.

Return of the Shoop

Posted by Laurel Green on November 18th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Toxic Love

I finally got around to reinstalling Photoshop. I can now get back to photoshoping Steve Buscemi’s head onto the bodies of goats… And making digital arts. Tral alal lala…

Like this arts I made? It’s an infected heart with weird pushpins stuck into it. It’s meant to represent the hardships of coal miners.

No it’s not…


Posted by Laurel Green on November 17th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Amigurumi Jellyfish

My original plan for an artsy farting for today was thwarted, so, instead you get this lovely picture of an amigurumi jellyfish that I handcrafted, all on my lonesome, on a dark and stormy night, with no defense against the predators and fiendish elements of the darkness…

Tis truly a cute jellyfish, no?

Anyway, I don’t think I have enough rings on my thumb.

Suspended Project Day 1

Posted by Laurel Green on November 16th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Suspended Background

This is the background for an oil paint practice project that I’m doing. It’s still very much wet and it’s likely to stay that way for a while, what with being oil paint and all. I’ll have to wait a day or two before it’s dry enough for the next layer.

This was my first ever time of using a palette knife. It was exciting!