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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

WOYWW - It's Despicable!!!

Hello there on another WOYWW Wednesday in January.

Is it cold where you are? It's a little chilly here but nothing compared to up north (UK) I've been keeping busy with art journalling, both the Lifebook course and anything else that takes my fancy along the way.

A while back we watched the Disney film, Despicable Me, after which I had the urge to draw the minions. Recently I was flicking through my art journal and found the blank right hand page next to my minions. I decided to draw another character from Despicable Me to tie in with the left hand minion page and searched the Internet for a sketch to follow. I found Dragoart, a web page chock full of drawing tutorials on many subjects, including the characters from Despicable Me. I decided to copy the tutorial for Agnes, and here she is ready to go in my journal.

I decorated my blank journal page with old book papers, Gessoed over the top then used my Neocolours to make a colourful background for Agnes to sit on. I tried to coordinate the colours with the minions. As you can see, once I've finished creating I'm a bit of a neat freak, in fact, sometimes I tidy as I go, which can be incredibly annoying when I realise I've put away something I need again!! This picture was taken before I glued Agnes down on the page as I was debating whether to add more to the background.

On the book chair to the right is a canvas I started decorating last year. I got so far and didn't know what else to do with it, so I've left it out hoping inspiration would strike, so far it hasn't! The panda to the front of the desk is my lovely ipad cover, and to the back you can see a mini pooh beanie, which the cub bought me for Christmas, and yes, it really is that dull in the bedroom during the day. We have 4 lights in there and sometimes still check that they're all on. The joys of a north facing room!

Anyway, I have actually glued Agnes onto the page now, and here she is. I decided not to add more to the background. Sometimes I go a little crazy and throw everything at the page, but for this I decided less was more.

See you soon,

With love from Horace.


  1. Horace, you're so talented! I love your minions page and Agnes is looking cute too! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa : InkyDinkyDoodle #52

  2. Love minions and can't wait for the new film. Happy WOYWW Cindy #50

  3. Very cool - I really loved that film and Minions are awesome :-D Fabulous pages :-)
    IKE xxxx

  4. Isn't that a fun movie, Horace? You've must have had a great time with the characters, your pages make me smile.

    It's been unseasonably warm here, but that will change soon! That's okay, we know where we live, we're ready for it!

    Happy woyww to you!
    #68 today with

  5. I really need to watch that movie! Yep, I haven't seen it. But your pages are very cool! Thanks for stopping by and happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #58

  6. Horace you have to be the most talented bear around, excellent journal pages. Stay warm will you, shouldn't you be in hibernation by now?

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 35
    Happy WOYWW

  7. Love your work Horace. We all seem to have UFO's that take forever before we can complete them. Thats top of my to-do list this year. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #17 xx

  8. Cute journal page with minions and Agnes too. Great show Horace! It is warm here in Arizona..maybe you should visit. Shel#71

  9. You've been having fun with your Despicable Me tutorials, Horace! I like how you leave things out to ponder over if they are finished or not. Sometimes a little time is needed to know for sure. I tidy as I go often so I know what you mean about putting something away you are just going to pull out again in 30 seconds. Judy #76

  10. How long have you been wearing glasses, Horace? I do hope this isn't a sign of encroaching old age!!! I love your art work - you are doing very well with your minions. I've never known such a talented bear. Most of ours are just big in the cuddles talent area and none have so far shown any artistic flair! Edwina does have quite a good fashion sense, though.

    Thank you for your lovely comment, which was so encouraging. Everybody is being very supportive. My darling hubby is such a rock and I am so blessed to have him. He has a very kind heart. Another thing very much in his favour is that he adores bears. He looks a bit like one himself!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #44

    1. I don't wear my glasses all the time, only when things look fuzzy. Which if I look in the mirror, is all the time :)

  11. Thanks for the earlier visit Horace, it's just now Wednesday morning here and I am trying to return all the visits to my blog.
    What an adorable journal page.

    Glad you liked my car sticker.

  12. Super cute minions! My oldest daughter loves them too!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #14

  13. Love the minions! I don't think I've seen Despicable Me... don't get to see many films, but I do know about the minions! Helen 4

  14. Looks like you have such a great time making your page ! Great fun Ali x #20

  15. I've not seen Despicable Me - but my grandchildren have!!!! Great page! There is a bear on my blog this week!!!! :-) Hugs Anne x #37

  16. Happy WOYWW. I have not seen Despicable Me either. Perhaps I should. Horace - your furry paws can certainly handle art tools. Loving your page and Agnes. Ali x #64

  17. Well Horace you've done an excellent job with the drawings and now your journal page look fabulous, all bright and colourful. Enjoy you week RobynO#42

  18. I must be one of the few people in the world who knows noting about minions and has not yet see Frozen, but I like what you have done with the character. Thank you for your visit this week. I try to keep all my clearing up bits of paper or Gelli plate backgrounds together and look at them every so often until inspiration hits. Have a good week. xx Maggie #27

  19. Seems that being #1 this week would get me here earlier, but sadly, I'm running far behind. never heard of that movie. I live a VERY sheltered life, I guess. Like your journal page, though.

    Happy very belated WOYWW and thanks for the earlier visit. Regardless of offering no number, I found you anyway


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