Tuesday, August 25, 2015

STAR FIELD FAIRY DIGI STAMP COLOURED UPDATE

So this is a digitally coloured update of "Star Field Fairy", a digi stamp which can be found here:
https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/226381989/

She is very versatile and I always wanted her to have a bit of an old-school kawaii vibe, like 80s Japanese stationery. Subconsciously I may have drawn her based on a 1980s-90s grape-flavoured candy called Twinkle - had the cutest packaging ever (wish I still had it)! And maybe even the 1980s Mitsubishi Twinkle character - skipped a few lunches to save up for two Twinkle pencils from the school bookshop in 1988; I never used them since they are so damm cute!! Wonder where those went... hope I still have them. One day I'll try my hand at the moldy 1980s stationery tucked away in my cabinets and post them online when I'm up for skin hives lol.

Anyhow back to Star Field Fairy, you can make it day or night, I prefer a bit of dusk for a cozy feeling to match the pastels. The purple is, you might have guessed, grape-flavoured!

Have fun colouring!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

NOT MY DOLLY DIGISTAMP COLOURED

Here is a coloured update of the digital stamp "Not my Dolly" - I had left this post in draft mode for months because I couldn't decide whether to update the original post or create an entirely new post. Anyhow new post it is! I am attempting to colour my linearts whenever there's time.

The digi stamp lineart is available here: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/225303189/

She is printed on an Epson inkjet printer, and these are the Copic & Prismacolor markers used (if I recall right). The only one not either was a deep red from Maxon Comic Twin:

Face:
Copics: Milky White, Skin White, Pale Cherry Pink, Blush, Pale Lavender.

Purple areas:

Copics: Pale Lavender, Blue Berry, Deep Reddish Blue.
Prismacolor: Violet Mist

Dress & Shoes:
Prismacolor: Warm Black, Cool Grey 40%, Cool Grey 50%, Cool Grey 60%, French Grey 50%, Process Red, Carmine Red.

Lips & Red Doll Dress:
Prismacolor: Process Red, Carmine Red
Maxon Comic Twin: Carmine

Friday, August 21, 2015

BAT FLAPPER GIRL DIGI STAMP

Digital stamp 'Bat Flapper Girl' - perfect for flapper and goth-themed lovers and of course for your Halloween crafts! I gave the coloured version a night atmosphere and cute pink bats to stand out. I like bats! Her colours remind me of chinese vampires.

The high res lineart is available here:
https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/242702251/

Thursday, August 13, 2015

OFFICIAL CHALLENGE BLOG AND DT CALL!

The Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog is almost ready! http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com!
And we are having a DT call - If you are interested in designing for Lemon Shortbread digital stamps, please head over here: http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.sg/2015/08/dt-call.html for details and link up! Submission ends 11 Sept 2015.

Friday, July 24, 2015

LEMON STAR GIRL DIGITAL STAMP


A new illustration titled "Lemon Star Girl". She is wearing a lemon motif necklace and I coloured her with an 80s pop vibe! I drew her specially for my Facebook group banner but thought she might also make a nice digital stamp for crafters to work with!

The lineart digi is available in my Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/241524212/

Saturday, July 18, 2015

PINEAPPLE HAT KID DIGITAL STAMP

Pineapple Hat Kid digital stamp, latest addition to my fruity-themed kids series. Hope you like her, do you hear the music and waves of the sea and warm breeze in this? The above artwork is coloured with markers and soft pastels as always. This time I tried out a few new Marvy Uchida T8 markers, they are alcohol-based markers like Copics, and even carry the same grey plastic pen except it is triangular shaped. The sky is made digitally.

The digistamp is available in my Etsy shop!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/240327524/

Don't forget I have a new Facebook group to share your creations!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/lemonshortbread

Thursday, July 16, 2015

QPOSKET SAILOR MOON BY BANPRESTO

This Qposket Sailor Moon released by Banpresto is really too cute! She resembles a miniature Pullip with her oversized head, large eyes and thin lips. She also comes with a yellow transparent stand to support her head because this figure weighs pretty heavy for its size (14cm height). She has the classic Sailor Moon pose.
Purchased this for SGD$30.00 at TOG (Toys or Games) - I think formerly known as Comics Connection (r-i-p). Like my previous post about Banpresto's Girls Memories Sailor Moon line, the box has no window but the picture on the packaging is pretty accurate, and maybe a bit more adorable in person!
Sailor Moon comes with a separate head and body. I had a difficult time placing the body into the holes of the stand, because her legs were spaced too close when out of the package and it was maybe 0.5cm off from the holes! Trying my best not to break the hips whilst using some strength to pull her stiff plastic legs apart, and then hearing a sort of crack sound after doing that (!) I wondered if it was a defective piece. Anyhow I decided to let my bf try it. He got it in 2 seconds somehow.... 'You need to use some force' he said.
After assembling her, she is adorable! Her hair isn't flapping in the wind nor her skirt so the atmosphere appears static, giving it an even more Pullip/Blythe doll vibe. This figurine looks dimensional in person. I like the heavy bottom curls that fits the chibi style. The bangs are slightly separate from the headband which was nice.
Some seams on the sides, and the white paint on the boots are a little unsteady. The red transparent circles on her buns are a good design idea, rather than the usual painted red types. It gives the hair accessories the proper reflection and depth like in the comics.
Her skin is peachy-beige with a peach blush, not quite the pale eggshell you see from the photos, I do like the tone of it.
Her hair is a pearlscent deep yellow. You can't quite see it from the photos but it has a slight shimmer when light hits it.
Her eyes are glossy, don't think they are glass, maybe a decal? It does give an impression that the eyes are separate pieces from the face. She has one white printed reflection and the other one is reflection from my window! Her irises have a green to dark blue gradient.
Can't wait for the rest of the line to be released!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

LEMON SHORTBREAD FACEBOOK GROUP


I have finally set up the Lemon Shortbread Art Facebook Group at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/lemonshortbread/

FB groups are more accessible than Pages for posting your images as they appear on the main feed. In pages, your posts only appear on the sidebar in text unless I share it onto the page. There have been the limits on views on Pages as well, so why didn't I set up a fb group earlier?!

Please feel free to share your creations in the group and/or page! You need to click 'Join Group' before you can comment or post anything. Any crafts with Lemon Shortbread stamps can be posted, whether old or current. You can add or invite friends who may be interested in joining or has an interest in art and crafts. I will upload special freebies for members so stay tuned!