I seem to always end up a bit obsessed with turning things into patterns lately. And its happened again here. What d'you think?
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Last night i went to see 'Drive'. I can honestly say it's the most beautiful film i've seen this year. And there have been so many good movies. This one however just made me sit and watch in awe. It's borderline perfect. Every frame of film could be a photograph. A seriously special film. To top all of its cinematic beauty though, is one killer soundtrack that just propels the film forward. Epic in its understated electro wonderfulness. And even better, a College track featuring Electric Youth made it into the movie. This track. It's sublime. And yes, i have ordered the soundtrack, an import from the states...
Saturday, 10 September 2011
Friday, 9 September 2011
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Recently bought the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty catalogue, and for ages i've wanted to try my hand at some fashion illustration. And what's more challenging than a McQueen dress made of clam shells from Norfolk i ask you? Yeah, exactly. Bit of a challenge, but i've enjoyed myself quite a bit, so this could be a pursuit i keep up. After all, i've finished university now, i need to figure out what i actually want to do with this degree i've (hopefully) acquired.
Going through old negatives i've gradually (really slowly when i can be bothered) to scan and make all digital, i came across some photos of my aunts wedding that i never got around to printing. They're not great. The lighting's shocking. But, the people are more interesting, and a lot has changed since then. Falling outs, death, grief, arguments, polite exchanges. It's a while back. And although i'm proud to say the event could have rivalled an episode of Shameless, it's actual quite a good memory now looking back, drunkards, world war vets, spilled champagne. And i never noticed how interesting my family could be in film either.
Monday, 11 July 2011
I'd like to say recently, but, in the past 9 months, i've had so much on work wise, and i'm still going, but i'm really into relief printing. Don't know if anyone's seen this yet. But i love lino. And mostly naked folks. So of course they become what i think is some pretty good pattern making. It's for a book cover series at the mo, but you know, i love my prints (woohoo for confidence in own work) and i'm looking at things to use them further.
Monday, 4 July 2011
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Done with pen and ink. Firstly with pen. Gel ones from muji. Not really a fan of fine liners and drawing pens, they're a little too precise. Then scanned and reprinted on cartridge, something my printer is a little temperamental about, but this way the ink doesn't run. So then inked and coloured, and rescanned for tweaking. And that, in a nutshell, is my process for the moment for most drawings.
Monday, 25 April 2011
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