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I didn't get further than my computer to do my morning sketch today. I could never use these drawings for anything because they are shamelessly ripped off fashion photos by The Sartorialist. But I'm working on a lot of stuff I can't post, so here they are! I could also draw some poses from Posemaniacs.com, which offers a new anatomical figure pose every 30 seconds.

Congratulations to the House cafe and gallery on its first anniversary! A group of friends and I ran the House in Camberwell for six years strictly as a gallery and we had great fun and hosted hundreds of exhibitions with amazing installation work. But the lack of finances was always a big problem when we were trying to do basic things like pay for building repairs and licensing fees. Now there's new management, a cafe in the main space with a gallery in the basement, and it's doing a brisk trade. I'm rushing through this so I can jump on my bike and plunge into the fog to have a celebratory morning coffee there before knuckling down to work. It's fabulous not being in charge of anything at all and just getting to drink good coffee and eat Fiona's and Ali's cake.

Someone was asking me about picture book pagination. Here's something I banged up in Photoshop to help me remember the layout for a standard 32-page picture book:


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Feb. 12th, 2008 11:05 am (UTC)
Lovely drawings, they remind me of a lovely old pocket book about the history of fashion that I picked up in Oxfam for reference.
ALso, thanks for the posemaniac link: there goes my lunch hour!
Feb. 12th, 2008 12:12 pm (UTC)
Ha ha... have fun with it! :-D
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Feb. 12th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
Hey, that's cool! Yeah, the endpapers are often made of tougher paper, to stick everything else to the cover. So it would make sense that they wouldn't need to be printed on the same huge sheet of paper.
Feb. 12th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
By the way, how did the conference go? Is it the one we were talking about earlier?
Feb. 12th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
YAY House cafe! Glad you made it through the fog today! Those drawings are cool, and thanks for the Pose Maniacs link! What a great site!!!
Feb. 12th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! :-)
Feb. 12th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
I keep thinking to start doing some quick drawings from the Sartorialist lately myself, just for fun and practice, but I never actually get around to the drawing. Good to see I'm not the only one with that idea.
Feb. 12th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's an addictive blog, isn't it! And I'm not really a fashion person at all. But they're lovely photos.
Feb. 12th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
I'm not a fashion person either, but I sort of love looking at people who are, so I keep coming back.
Feb. 13th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
Mm, those 2 links are really interesting especially pose maniacs!

Excellent drawings btw.
Feb. 18th, 2008 11:45 am (UTC)
Cool! Have you had a chance to try out pose maniacs yet? I keep meaning to, but haven't got around to it yet.
Feb. 21st, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
Well, just a little (it's awesome!) I've been very busy for the past few days :(.
Feb. 13th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
Fab orange coat is calling my name - can I find it in time for Bologna?? Thank you for the PB layout - last week I was searching for just that info, and you've shown it best.
Feb. 18th, 2008 11:44 am (UTC)
Glad to be of help! :-)
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Feb. 18th, 2008 11:43 am (UTC)
Re: Picture book layout
Cool! What's the URL for that blog? I've so many links for you, I'm not sure which is which now! :-)
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