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SALE SALE SALE SALE !!! 15% off hoodies!!!! SALE SALE SALE SALE!!!

Yes Red bubble is having a sale on hoodies, 15% off! just type in hoodie15 and you are good to go…for hoodies

And now that is out of the way, I love hoodies - they play the role of your favourite smelly item for your torso that in the beginning was okay to wear it around social events but slowly as the nights get longer the more it becomes second skin, your security blanket.

So here are some old designs as new items on my account. A valuable tip that I got from a mentor is that you can’t tell which of you Art/Images are the strongest in your portfolio because hey, beauty is subjective. I’m still trying to get my head around that…

SALE SALE SALE SALE !!! 15% off hoodies!!!! SALE SALE SALE SALE!!!

Love,

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Snippets of a Coda in progress:

One of my favourite things to collect as books are other Artist’s sketchbooks because its just a collection of raw imagination and painstaking work. This is my attempt to do the same for each project I do  so I hope you guys bear with me.

Using Ink in my work is something that I’m quite familiar with but I usually would like to play it safe and stick to the tried and tested multi-purpose Canson paper. However, for this project, I’ve moved on to fineliner/card paper - Glossy and light weighted. Why? The colour of the ink just stays alive instead of being dulled down. Smudging is a big problem with this paper though. Thank god for post digital editing!

The title logo came about as a result of procrastination and prolong exposure to typographic artists on Instagram Hahahaha I just wanted to play around with letters and incorporate the essence of the project into it. I liked the one with the many lines as it appeals to me visually…something to think about using in the future.

For the Character creation, Google images and in my case, true detective, provided a great use of visual references as you can look at specific scenes that embodied the same feelings the character is going through for the project.

What processes do you go when you do a creative project?

Comic Book Commission: A Coda

Client: Calum Haddow / Medium: Ink and Digital Editing

Here is a recent comic book commission I did for the talented Mr Calum Haddow. A Coda is a beautiful story about ultimate bromance, breaking the stereotypes of what it is to be a freelancer and bi-polarism. My job here was to capture the decay and change of the main character, Alister, especially with his interactions to his loved ones and surroundings. It is a really good read and Mr Haddow will actually let you read it for free! Just PM me and I’ll send you the script for your reading pleasure :)

diaemyung:

Create your own ice cream taste! (*´▽`*♥

Well put! Now I’m craving cold rock icecream haha

(via thepinkuusagi)

A Filthy Art Opening by Feck:art

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Melbourne Fringe is back and I’m excited to say that i’ll be taking part in it this year in an erotic art exhibition by Feck:Art. I’ve previously participated as a performance artist and a volunteer but this is the first Fringe that my illustration has made an appearance *squeal*. Here are some sneak peeks of my work that I’ve uploaded on my Instagram (@ serenekitchen).

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YOU CAN WEAR MY STUFFS NOW! - Wear Art Thou Exhibition

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Offically running for 10 working days is one of my favourite exhibition so far, Wear Art Thou at No Vacancy. Its sponsored by Red bubble (Click here for pictures of the opening night) who collaborated with Illustrators Australia to create a unique exhibition of Arty Shirts! First of all, hello again to the peeps I met during the opening and apologies if I startled you…I just get very excited about meeting new artists and art lovers *pokes fingers together*

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Look at the girls enjoying their tea on American Apparel

 As mentioned on the flyer, it was an exhibition with shirts as the canvas but that wasn’t all. Red Bubble also exhibited the art on other merchandise such as metal sheets, canvas, totes, smart phone covers and pillow cases. I reckon that the best part of the whole exhibition is that you can touch and feel the art. Here is Peek-a-knit on a pillow case, I was really shocked to see it there as it wasn’t part of my submission.

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Give me some sugar <3

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gaHHHH!!!! we need to escape from this pillow!

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*suggestion: you can get some marker pens and colour the girls in.

The layout of the entire exhibition was extremely creative in using No Vacancy’s massive cavern space. Red bubble also provided some laptops so that the public can shop the art.

Here is my link to my account with RB:

www.redbubble.com/people/serenekitchen

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So…If you are stuck on what to do this Sunday in Melbourne, here is my itinerary for you:

  • Have a quick African coffee break at Plantation
  • head to No Vacancy to see the art and maybe own some ;) ( it ends at 5pm)
  • Practise your Spanish at the Mexican Festival on Fed square
  • End with some kitty cuddles at the cat cafe on Queen st/opps Vic market. I’m not choosing sides but have you seen how cool cats are with the viral bicycle riding cat or the mountain climbing cat??? Just saying~

Coos and Pigeons Poos

Serene

Art in Progress / Mediums Present: Ink, Graphite and Photoshop

I recently read this funny article about Matthew McConagheajdhfkjashd being the new Johnny Depp but it brings to mind how Bad Projects can really affect the appearance of any creative no? If you are wondering why I brought up Matthew McCongakjhsdfukhas is because I was so enthralled by the True Detective Opening sequence use of double exposure (hence the first image) and obviously his acting!

Anyway I’m thinking about going Big for the next work of images which is going to be funnily enough, very covered up to exaggerate sexuality and arousal. Weird how the mind always want what it can’t have.

Life is long - Matt Jackson

The back story: I recently attended an amazing event held by theloop and met so many Creatives from all walks of life. Matt Jackson, a poet (amongst other things), was a mentor there and said that the worse advice given to him was that “life is short”. He then told us a poem about how life is long because it is the only life you know. This saying runs so similar to what people would say to each other during Chinese New Year - May your life be long and prosperous!

So how do you want to live your life? Long or Short? I still can’t decide

fairy-wren:

pied currawong
(photo by kenski1970)

fairy-wren:

pied currawong

(photo by kenski1970)

ayustar:


Currawong …


Animalicious: the wonderful thing about winter is that all the big black birds come out and line dead branches with amazing silhouettes. My new favourite so far is the currawong. They gather in large numbers at native gumtree wilderness but are becoming more common in suburbia. The curvature of their beaks and slender necks puts them apart from the broader bodied magpies and ravens. Oh yeah, do you know that their name is onomatopoeic?

ayustar:

Animalicious: the wonderful thing about winter is that all the big black birds come out and line dead branches with amazing silhouettes. My new favourite so far is the currawong. They gather in large numbers at native gumtree wilderness but are becoming more common in suburbia. The curvature of their beaks and slender necks puts them apart from the broader bodied magpies and ravens. Oh yeah, do you know that their name is onomatopoeic?