Meet the Loves: From the left: Leasha, Sam, babba James, and Bart :) For those of you you haven't met the Love's, Leasha is my quite short, older sister, Bart is her incredibly tall husband, and they have two little boys - Sam and James. I suspect Sam will have the height of his father judging by the shape of his legs, but noone knows whos Hair he has :)
27 November 2012
23 November 2012
We are pretty busy with work here at Drawingdan (yay!)- which means as much laughter as any other day, but less time to draw it :) So here is some work I recently did for a pretty great company in Thailand that grows and produces organic rice - This will be printed on gift bags, and will come with the rice, for gifts at New Year. I'm sort of assuming it's over the Thai New Year, not ours...
Here is the first trial print. Corrections are being made, but isn't it cute!?
19 November 2012
A couple weeks ago the idea of Christmas colors, cards, and images set me to work drawing all sorts of Christmas silliness, with Dan at the centre of them. These are being slowly released :) I drew this first picture of Dan Esk, and I then - in cheesy sweaters, that I'm going to use for Christmas cards. Then we had an early Christmas party with friends where we all wore cheesy red shirts, and Esk wore a red collar, and we made some christmas decorations. Not having ever made christmas decorations really, I said I'd make something for the kids to color in....and I made these cute Family Cards...I made them without color initially, and printed them as cards for Christmas, I think they are pretty spectacular myself, what with the cheesy Christmas sweaters and Esk with a reindeer headpiece. Aren't they fun?
I'll be doing more if anyone wants me to do their family - just send me an email and I can get back to you with details!
18 November 2012
A quick little poster I did for for the wonderful Jennifer Eaves Trio. Jennifer Eaves sings beautifully, accompanied by Dan on the base and Jessy on the violin. Speaking as a musically challenged person, acoustic guitar, base and violin never would have occurred to me to go together, but oh my goodness, these three are just AMAZING. Come along to The Cottage Club to hear them! Booking essential!
They are also playing at a couple other places in the next couple weeks, so if you miss this one, you can catch them at another gig.
I also heard from someone I know on the inside that there are THREE new songs!
16 November 2012
Isn't bespoke a funny word!? I think it's hilarious. It's my new favourite word. Much better than 'customised'. Customised is so droll! This is bespoke!
Drawingdan has been doing lovely 30th invites lately. They are really fun, with three drawings of Birthday human in three different stages of their life, complete with a timeline with significant and not so significant, but fun incidents. Get hold of me if you would like one too!
Of course, I have changed all the party details so random uninvited people don't gate crash this amazing party! Happy Birthday Ricci!
06 November 2012
Christmas is just around the corner. So we're starting to write our Christmas lists here at Drawingdan, some more than others. I think Dan's list probably says something like 'hmmmm, possibly a book, oooooh!oooooh! ooooh! TWO books!' :)
Esk is most excited about her list.
02 November 2012
Firstly we have me: I'm me: Tan. I work incredibly 'hard' and am always thinking of new ways to procrastinate. I'm up at dawn (well, in winter anyway) and I'm known to say: 'Why work late when you can go to bed early?'
Supervising and Assisting goes to the highly skilled Eskarina Smith, Also known as Eska, Eskapoodle Eskaban, Eskapade, Pesk, Peskapoodle, Pooska, Peska, Pooh, Eskapoo, Woo, Smooch, Prime Leather Cut, Monkey Face, Bump, and of course, Esk. You may have met her previously here or here. She has a very important role, as she looks after the teams mental health, by always asking 'how about a teabreak' or, 'why not take a teabreak and play ball' or 'alright it's time to take a teabreak and go for a walk', or even, 'why not draw a bone, hmm, a bigger bone, hmm, you're not very good are you, I can't even smell it...'
Then we have the permanent Resident (although not in South Africa) Model Dan Adams, also known as, well, Dan. Yes! It's the very same Dan from Drawingdan. The very same one! He is here for comic relief, and is always on hand to be drawn, as well as criticise, did I say criticise? I meant Critique. He is always saying things like, 'hmmm, what if you changed that and that and that - what would it look like...?' (i.e he doesn't like it) and quite often 'hmm, do you like that color ' (i.e he doesn't like it), and my all time favourite
criticism, critique 'hmm, I think you should be more creative' (i.e he really doesn't like it). And I even get 'why do you draw my head so round' and so on. This 'healthy criticism' is all very important, apparently.
Primarily he is a model, they are an uppity sort I am given to understand, but he is amazing at making coffee, breakfast, tea, and doing the dishes, and he brings some pretty great ideas to the couch, albiet a bit late in the game sometimes, but all the same, he is irreplaceable.
|The Drawingdan Team at work|
There's always a laugh to be had (at someones expense) and a cup of coffee in the Drawingdan Studio, so if you would like one, come on over and hang out in our studio with us! We love all types of new people! As long as you're nice, moderate, fun, not male, not a cat, have a sense of humour, like foreigners, can take criticism but not give it, are tolerant of others, you like Terry Pratchett, or at the very least are willing to acknowledge his greatness and you like coffee, as long as you're all that come along - we love all new people! :)
If you're a cat don't even think about it. Dogs welcome.