silbury asked: 5 things inspiring you/your work right now:
Thanks for the question! This is a tougher to answer than I expected but I’ll start with the main things that have inspired me in the past year…
- Instagram - I couldn’t be any more thankful for the support and appreciation I have received on there. It’s insane! I’m not crazy popular but I have over 2k followers and that is so much more than a lot to me. Honestly didn’t expect that at all and people are just so lovely to me. The constant love and appreciation is definitely what inspires me to keep drawing.
- Study - I am completing a Diploma of Graphic Design this year and I didn’t think I would be so passionate about art and design as I am now. I was skeptical going into the course thinking I wouldn’t like design because of how corporate it can be compared to visual arts but now I see how fun and broad design really is. I’m also surrounded by other very talented students who inspire the crap out of me. It’s so good to know that there are other art enthused people out there who share the same passion. I’ve had many opportunities through this course like going to design conferences with real artists and designers sharing there experience in the industry. I also had the privilege to meet and learn from artist, Bec Winnel. It was a great lesson and she’s a lovely person. Definitely someone who had inspired my style in the sense that it is totally ok to use coloured pencils.
- Movies - I did a Coraline series based on the Tim Burton movie. Also based a piece on Wednesday Adams. I have so much more to do from other movies.
- Music - Certain songs put me in that mood where you focus so hard on drawing and cancel out everything else happening around you. Even the upbeat songs. I dance on my chair and draw away.
My Imagination - this sounds stupid, but I do have a crazy imagination. It’s not something to brag about, it’s just the way I think. I can’t help it. I was born a chronic daydreamer.
added these gals! check it
Adding these gals as prints to my shop. Will be up for sale in the next 24hours $10AU each or $15AU for a set if both
Finally bought this beauty. Drink the Water, Millstone and Wicked Child are on repeat so far. Oh and Save my Soul is siiiick! so good. The whole album is wonderful! CHECK IT OUT #eisley
christyholl asked: Hey! So, I've been wanting a french bulldog for ages and am seriously considering getting one. I was wondering if you have any tips or information that would be helpful?:)
Omg that’s awesome! I HAVE A LOT TO SAY…
We’ll start with the cost. They are very very expensive dogs. It’s nothing to brag about but you have to be sure you want this breed to pay for it and Timo (my frenchie) was worth every penny! Be cautious who you buy from. It is best to find an experienced/registered french bulldog breeder. Do not buy from puppy farms and beware of scams! I nearly got caught into one online and it was so dodgy. Just do your research, call the breeder and ask plenty of questions to be sure they are either registered or experienced and you can arrange to meet the puppy AND their parents so you know it’s legitimate (:
Frenchies are very affectionate and loyal companions. They adore their owners. They constantly want attention from you and will love you no matter what. If you live a busy lifestyle, this breed may not be best suited for you because frenchies need the attention to keep them sane and if left alone for too long, they can grow anxious. And dogs do suffer from anxiety! They may also become aggressive if you don’t discipline them. Start teaching them what is not acceptable (biting, barking etc) as soon as you adopt one. The earlier you teach them, the quicker they’ll learn and they’ll grow up to be well behaved pets.
They’re very playful with clown-like personalities. They don’t need too much exercise though because they are indoor pets. Frenchies are very susceptible to heat exhaustion because of their squishy snouts which cause them to breathe heavily and snort loudly. Try to keep them in shady areas and ALWAYS have water available for them to keep them hydrated especially on hotter days.
They’re geniuses! They literally act like a smart little clown. You can teach them any dog trick if you’re patient with them. They can be stubborn too so it takes time and persistence to successfully teach fun tricks to a frenchie. The best way to get a frenchie or any puppy to learn a trick is positive reinforcement. I learnt this by teaching Timo when he was only 8-10 weeks. He reacted to positive praise and treats really well and remembered tricks straight away. They’re so entertaining!
If you’ve never adopted a puppy, the first month or two is exactly like taking care of a baby. They poop and pee all the time and constantly want you around. It’s not easy at all! You just have to be committed to the puppy so that it can be house trained. I had to teach Timo how to crawl through a doggy door by crawling through it myself haha. He eventually got it!
There’s probably a lot more to say but I’ll leave you with this! Basically do your research before getting a french bulldog. Prepare your home before you bring it home. Give it a lot of attention and endless unconditional love.
Hope this helps you decide on one! They are the best dogs (:
Ah feels good to draw
abstractamanda asked: I got my fox print today and omgggg your packaging is amazing! I almost didn't want to open it. haha. Thank you so much. I can't wait to frame it and hang it in my home!
Yay! Thank you so much I love packaging things :D and you’re very welcome!
A few too many ciders and random drinking games led to a bunch of fun times with my besties last night. I gave @mel_justmel a temporary tattoo! I’m quite proud of my efforts ha
‘The Hares In There’ prints are selling! Sending these three out today. There’s still some left to buy @ elroseabel.bigcartel.com
Time Lapse video of the Illustration I posted earlier.
BEWARE…of the pink monster. An illustration I completed using Sketchbook Pro on iPad2, for a music festival poster (fake one). This was so much fun! I want to do more now. I also did a time lapse video. Might post it soon.