Thursday, May 28, 2020

Meeting Vha- Sharing Wogue

"Wogue Sharing"

Completed on May 28 after three days of work, I introduce, Wogue Share.

Ivara shared a Wogue magazine with Mesa Vha-Nailo during a Corpus fight, having no care for the bullets aimed at them.

Details, story bits, fun peeks behind the scenes of the art process are all shown below in the Wogue journal spreads I put together.

The journal spreads for May 17, 2020.

Doing a bit more Warframe journalism, this is just a record of the pages. I met someone in the Warframe game on May 17, 2020 who's big on fashion framing.

The story is in the pages, Vha liked my newly acquired and decorated Ivara, stopped me during a defense mission to take a picture. We stayed in the same group when they asked if I'd like to go along to Orb Vallis with them.

During that time we talked, I found out they really liked fashion framing, I mentioned how I keep records of some fashion framing for fun, by creating Wogue spreads. They wanted to see my work, I told them my art blog name, they looked it up in the middle of battle and were happy I had created what I did.

While we talked, I got this idea for an illustration of our frames sitting together, looking at a Wogue magazine in the middle of a fight. Vha wanted to see a picture like that, I decided to make it for a laugh while the idea was fresh.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Smash Booking

I've been enjoying some smash book work. Sometime at the beginning of last month I got in the mood to start working again in my gray, Artist Loft journal sketchbook.

I had started working in this book back in 2012, using it as a basic journal with some stuff added like I used to do often in most of my journals. When coming back to it to browse through some of the pages and add to it after creating some random spreads last year for the first time since 2012, I realized that in a way, the later pages I added to were essentially the sort of thing you would do in a Smash Book.

This set me in a mood to go and binge watch Youtube videos of people using Smash books.
Smash Book | Pinterest on Paper - the modchik
Smash books were a product by K&Company started in 2011. I remember seeing the commercial once on tv, obviously interested by something journal related. The song playing was kind of a hipster, Indie style thing which became sort of a joke in my mind. The woman was singing, "One day I woke up, and there was more to love", but in my ears I heard, "I want a mocha, with extra cream, my love".

Smash books are still a fun thing, junk journals I think became a bigger thing over time and Smash books sort of got lumped in with that category. Someone defined the difference between Smash Books and junk journals, at least in their opinion. They feel that junk journals are a book of random things bound traditionally into a cover with some sort of thread. Smash books are like junk journals, but bound with spiral wires, be it exposed or hidden by a cover. They did seem to miss the category of Smash books being made with three ring binders as well, so really smash books are any sort of book you can add to till it's fat, but not worry about it busting the spine like a traditionally bound booklet.

The difference between my Artist Loft sketch/journal book combo and a Smash book is the fact I'm not using any pretty papers like a Smash book does. Smash books come fully equipped with a glue/pen, pen holder, and a themed collection of semi random, double sided scrapbook paper pages.

Basically Smash books are conveniently fun and ready for you to add whatever to. I never got one because they cost too much for something I had the supplies and tools to make myself.

That brings me to what I've been doing. It may not be a book full of scrapbook papers, but the simplicity of blank and striped pages left me with the freedom to add whatever I wanted to each page and have it all pull together with the color choices of objects I add.
March 14, 2020

On the 14th I added some extra elements to the casserole page (right), and made an entirely new page using some random items I wanted to keep for certain memories (umbrellas I have, containers we like using) shown left.

Some of the pages still wait for descriptions, notes, things that explain more about the objects and story behind them.
Last year in 2019 I had done this sewing page (left) just to get some items out of the way before they  got lost. An old envelope with a wax seal, and some antique sewing machine instruction pages heavily Mod Podged to keep them from disintegrating.

This year I added in some stuff about a new mattress, and a wearable bunny blanket (right).
Some pages I made to tie off a certain year, the gingerbread house a way to mark the end of December 2019(left). Pages after that were made during April 2019.

Some of my incomplete and semi complete started pages focus on Christmas 2012, then later Christmas 2019.
December 2019 was a spread made to be color matching, keeping track of chocolates we had and enjoying a wrapping paper that came on a gift to Mom.

Then this year I added a collage page to mark the opening of last December (right), choosing to use chocolates as a theme.
March 27, 2020

On the 27th I started making a page to remember some tapes I got from Lidls, and a safe place for some business cards I picked up.

April 1, 2020

Later I completed this, took pictures today. I added some writing, changed up the layout a bit, created a clear pocket holder with the fuse tool for the business cards, and added a security envelope to hold some pamphlets in.

Also today I made a spread talking about some extra Spring tapes I got, along with cute Spring aprons, all items from Lidls.

This basic Smash book is growing thick very quickly. It's been a semi relaxing process to add to it little by little, not think too much about keeping it all chronological.

In between this project I've also been working on a few of my Christmas themed junk journals, but have been paused on them briefly while focusing on making Smash book spreads.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Wogue- Aesith

Most of what this is about has been explained in the spreads. Seeing I've been working on so many spreads for the Valentine Wogue, I wanted to change things up a bit. St. Patrick's Day would have been fun as a full Wogue, but seeing I'm not even done with February's Wogue yet, I decided to only make something small for St. Patrick's Day.

I needed such a break that I didn't decorate my own frames for this, and just displayed a green and black Mirage Prime done by Aesith I really liked the look of.

My main reasons for even doing this project was to make a sparkle frame as an experiment.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Feb. Wogue 2020- Pearl- Oberon

Continuing the rosy shades of the series into Oberon's design, king of the fairies in rose shades to match his queen, Titania.

Introductory page with color samples came first, labeled with an awkward, but fitting name. The rest of the collection for Valentine Wogue follows the same structure, some close up pictures of every angle for the design, and then fancier, more humorous action scenes in a prettier captura setting.



A few new elements made their way into the pages, golden frames, a rose border, and a fancy sentiment decal. 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Feb. Wogue 2020-Pearl- Nekros

Nekros as the Bloom Groom is both a Valentine themed frame and a frame easily meant for Spring as well. Most of the pages are pretty self explanatory, I used the same techniques for creating the spreads as I have all the others, and am drawing closer to the final two categories of Oberon and Titania.

Nekros's design was meant to be much more Asian in appearance, prince like, king like, majestic.

(To be honest this project has worn me out, and it's been much longer than the time stamp. It's now April 1'st, but the amount of work which has gone into February Wogue is no joke. I've reached 140 pages total, and still have two more categories to make.)

Friday, March 6, 2020

Feb.Wogue 2020- Pearl- Volt

A nice small section in the February Wogue, of Electric Love Volt, a simple, less effort frame for the collection.
I liked adding roses as an accent for this, being that this is the only frame in my collection which is red.

Feb. Wogue 2020- Pearl- Mag

Trying to change up the colors, I started experimenting with shades of purple or red in the middle section of the series for a few of the smaller frames.

For Mag I tried out rich wine shades instead of pinks or reds. Purple is a color less seen during Valentine's Day, but hot pink, or shades close to the purple family are. In this case it is one of those magenta like shades.
No helmet was truly my favorite, even this one wasn't quite what I wanted for the look, but out of the three options this one balanced my color choices best.

When I think of this design being like a bottle of wine, I realize the helmet matched better than I had thought, for one reason. The prongs surrounding the back of the helmet remind me of those metal toppers on certain kinds of bottles that hold the cork in place.
this was one of the stand alone pictures that I wasn't sure how to fit in to the collection. I decided to make it into some kind of Fortuna wine advertisement.
Last page for Magnificent Mag are simple angles of her making the sassy hip pose, and a bit of filler story on one of my other pending plans for what Wogue series I one day may make in the Fortuna captura scene.