Friday, November 23, 2007

Drawmo 12

Drawmo 12, originally uploaded by ellishutch.

Left hand drawing of a roller skate - done with willow charcoal. I've been really getting into the drawing - but have been totally slack on the posting. Anyway I'm posting them all to the flickr page, and a selection here - so go to my flickr page to see the lot. (I'm still behind on posting to flickr too - maybe I'll catch up by the end of the month...)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

drawmo 7

drawmo 7, originally uploaded by ellishutch.

drawmo 6

drawmo 6, originally uploaded by ellishutch.

drawmo 5

drawmo 5, originally uploaded by ellishutch.

After a week of no internet access and a week of insane busyness I'm finally posting the drawings I've been doing. I'm going to post them in the order I drew them - but in batches since about 13 drawings in one go seems excessive...

Sunday, November 04, 2007

drawmo 4

drawmo 4, originally uploaded by ellishutch.

And it's day 4 - I've managed to squeeze this drawing in before 11pm - yay! I'm still drawing with my left hand, this time using charcoal. I'm about to head up to Queensland for a week for work so I'm not sure if i'll be able to post every day. If not I'll keep drawing and post when I can.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Rollin' with the Adeladies

Last week Salami boy and I made the trek across to Adelaide at some hideous hour on Saturday morning to spend the weekend with the fabulous Barrelhouse Bessie and Mr W. Since Bessie rarely looks at my flickr page I'm posting some of the weekend highlights here purely for her edification. (Big thanks go out to Bessie and Mr W for being the hosts with the mostest, providing yummy food, a comfy bed, driving us 'round in the silver bullet and an introduction to roller derby skating.)

We went collecting hard rubbish in the silver bullet (Bessie and Mr W's grown up new car). Here's Salami boy with some very special Jamaican art found on the side of the road.

I helped Bessie build a merch booth for the Adelaide Roller Derby Halloween party and then went and found myself a brand new pair of roller skates. (I really wanted the cool black ones with the grey wheels, but alas there were none in my size).

The Halloween party at the Fad bar was a blast - I've got a sneaky video of Mr W doing some very imaginative dancing that I can't post here because it's too big - I'll be mailing it to Bessie to use as blackmail material.

Tuff Puff, Mr W and DJ Alice party on.

The blokes worked on the trailer in the shed on Sunday and Monday putting in windows and generally having shed time. I can't post that photo because Salami boy hates the way his hair looks in it.

I made self saucing chocolate pudding and on Monday night joined the Adeladies for my first ever roller derby training session, run by Bessie and the brilliant and sassy Smarty Pants. I stopped counting the number of times I fell over around 5 or 6 - all I can say is thank God for all those elbow, knee and wrist pads. I'm very proud to say I survived the entire two hours and that only my entire body hurt the next day.

Friday, November 02, 2007

drawmo 3

drawmo 3, originally uploaded by ellishutch.

Today's effort - weather balloon man, the left hand drawing thing is weird and tiring but good.

drawmo 2 - trashy scribble

trashy scribble, originally uploaded by ellishutch.

Some time after 11 last night while doodling and looking at trashy magazines I decided to set myself a specific task for drawmo. From now on I will submit only left handed drawings (I'm right handed). It's a way of loosening up and focusing more on looking than on the end result. I also like the look of the less 'in control' drawings. It makes me step out of my comfort zone and stops me repeating the stuff I already know. So from today onwards I will inflict some very wobbly lines on the internet...

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Originally uploaded by ellishutch

Today is the first day of DrawMo - the month where a bunch of people from all over the place attempt to do a drawing every day. I've only just snuck in before midnight - but at least i did it!