Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fantasy Bird Poster - Purple

Fantasy Bird Poster - Purple. A4 size for the wall, books etc...

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If you want a notelet card and bookmark to match, follow the link.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Another Bit of Fun

Ha ha ha (well, at least I thought so). The guy on our right might have been a fill in - he don't seem to know the routine as well as the others, or maybe he just got the wrong size skates on.

Here's A Bit of Fun too - just in case you missed it.


Diamond Frames

Diamond Frames. Use these for text or small images. Gift tags, card toppers, signs, book labels etc.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tiki Sketch Colouring Page 1

Tiki Sketch Colouring Page 1

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Kiwi Stickers

Kiwi Stickers - A dozen kiwi to decorate your books and projects.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

How to Draw a Maori Doodle Kid

Have a go at this! I was showing someone how to draw doodle people then decided to do some Maori ones. That's how the Maori Doodle Kids came about. It's not hard to do. Follow along.

1.   Circle for the head and a couple of lines for the body
2.   Couple of lines for the waistband
3.   Scribble for the piupiu

4.  Add arms and legs. Lines with circles for hands and feet
5.  Add a face

6.  Decide if your doodle kid is a boy or girl
7.  Add hair

8.  For a boy, add a sash across the body
9.  For a girl add a line across the chest for a bodice

10.  Add details. A couple of lines across the piu piu. Zig zag on the sash for the boy
11.  Criss cross or hatch pattern on the bodice for the girl

These are okay as are, but if you like you can add tiaha, mere, patu, poi, tipare...

Well done!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Notebook Doodle Kids

One definition of a doodle is a drawing that you don't agonise over. You just do it. You don't think much about it. It may be something you do while you're on the phone or thinking something over. There's no judgement of how the piece looks, you don't organise or analyse anything. It just evolves.

Doodles/doodling have become an accepted art form in themselves. You can even get books on it.

Here are some kids from one of my notebooks. Mostly I do 'em in pencil and refine them with a fine black marker. Adding details makes them unique. Stay tuned for a lowdown on making some yourself.


One Page Notebook - Green

One Page Notebook - Green. A secret wee notebook from one piece of A4 paper.

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Instructions on cutting and folding are here 

Get the Blue Notebook here


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tiki Stamps

Tiki Stamps - a bit of fun with a couple of sketches from one of my workbooks.

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Maori Number Colouring Page - Three

Maori Number Colouring Page - Three

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Li'l Cards Set 4

Li'l Cards Set 4 - the last of a series of 12 matching mini cards.

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Related Posts
Li'l Cards Set 1
Li'l Cards Set 2
Li'l Cards Set 3


Macrons for the Maori Language

There are downloadable Maori fonts for public use.
Can get more info here or (less to read) here.

I usually just use the Alt key and a bunch of numbers.

How do you know which bunch of numbers to use? Get them off the Character Map.

Use the search function on your machine to find the Character map. Usually in the 'Start' menu on your Desktop or in the Accessories Menu - Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Character Map

Click the letter and type of macron you want in the grid. In the bottom right corner of the Character Map, there'll be the Keystroke information.

You see here, the Keystroke is the 'Alt' button plus the numbers 0225. Hold down the 'Alt' key, type in your numbers and then release the 'Alt' key.

If you're too lazy to keep looking them up, here's the guff you need to know. Write it out somewhere and leave near your machine or pin to the wall or something.

Very handy!