Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In progress

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Been working on this the last day or so and a bit.

Monday, March 28, 2011

L'Ennui - 2005

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This is the illustration I did in the C215 blue book, can't believe it was 2005 when this came out. It's apparently still available here. It was quite mad for me being in that book with so many artists I was inspired by at the time.

Let downs, don't let up...

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Opposite of 'winning'.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Server/Site/Emails

My site has been transferring over to the new server today.
So far it's worked okay, few issues to fix and my emails may be down of for a while.
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Will post an update when all issues are fixed.
UPDATE: All appears to be running ok.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mr. Bilbo Baggins

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I've been scanning in some old drawings from primary school, so here's a out of proportion Bilbo drawing from 1985, for some reason he appears to be a giant, not a hobbit. Saw some photos of the set from The Hobbit film the other day, gonna be bingo.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

1133 - HM2 Dodge version

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This is the alt flyer, with a radio-op on it.
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There is now a page on Recoat's Facebook if yer so inclined.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

1133 - Image

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Here's the idea for the flyer. Still needs a bit to finish, but it's nearly there.
The painting is a Sharpie sketch with acrylic overpaint base, then details added in gouache and watercolour.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

1133 - Recoat April

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I've been pretty slack with getting this out. Next month, pretty much a month from now. I have an exhibition at Recoat in Glasgow. it's called 1133, I'd like to to pretend it's for some deep and meaningful reason but really it's because it's 2011 and am now aged 33. There is a tune called 'Falling Down Blues' by Furry Lewis that was a B side on release 1133 from Vocalion and I was going to call the show that, but it's a bit wino.

So it will be a mix of small scale gouache paintings, a little bit of wall painting, photography and some crude attempts at sculpture. I hope to have a small zine for sale too with sketches in, a bit like the BW book I did a while back. Possibly I'll do some limited edition prints, but that really depends on how much painting I get done between now and then, I still have a fair amount to go!

I'll post up some more info over the next week or so. Free Booze obviously.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Uptown Print in Shop


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Click image to go to shop.
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I found a copy of this old print I did in 2009, there's only one I have here and it's on sale in my shoppe.
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It's sold noo.
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Also I've been updating all the labels in the archive, all done now. there's a lot of missing images to find though.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Materials

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Tidied up a bit. Found loads of old pens and paint. I have a show coming up at Recoat next month so will post details very soon. The show they have on at the moment raised the bar a fair bit, if you get the chance get doon there!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Shattered 400%

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Found this on an snowbound adventure today.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Tidy up.




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Finally made a bit of a dent in tidying up the mess that is my studio, in a bid to actually have a surface to draw and paint on. the above pictures are some pieces I found.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Analogue Books moved to a new Shoppe


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Analogue Books moved to a new Location, not far from the old place, infact less than a minutes walk, so go check it ooot and feast yer eyeballs on the books and zines they have. Or visit their fancy online store.

The Legend of the Dragon Smashers

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Gouache/Watercolour. View linework here.
This is an idea I had a while back to make a swords and sorcery adventure story about a group of 3 friends who go on a quest to kill a dragon to steal it's gold. Simple enough, but I hoped to tell it in a 3 panel strip format like newspaper style, so it would be quite slow.
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I've been trying to do some comics on and off for about a year and it's really hard to get into, so I thought this would be good training to start me off. I'd get the Fonts better and make it pretty much 2 colour so it was quick to do and release weekly.

Sculpt basic - Stage 1

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I've played about with some cardboard things like in the past, but this is a small test I made to hopefully make some more bigger ones. The arms and head can move a bit, unlike the one's I've made beforet.
My mate Bernie has a proper table saw so maybe we can get down to more detailed looking bits in a while.

Stricly Biz

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I made a stamp of my logo a while back and needed to make business cards because I go to a lot of high powered meetings with oil tycoons and investment thieves in the big city. They are quadruple matt laminated on 400gsm oak with Spot UV and Process and cost £9000 for 100.

I figured if I could draw them and then stamp the details on the back it would be easier getting them printed. I could only find a blue ink for the stamp that looked too bright so i painted over it a bit.

That diamond mine isn't going to buy itself.