Tuesday, 31 August 2010

fancy robots,the aftermath

Today I am back from my Edinburgh exhibition. Plus I have uploaded the drawings so those who missed it can see what they missed!

More news later about how the exhibition went!

Friday, 27 August 2010

edinburgh exhibition

I have a group exhibition in Edinburgh on Sunday and Monday, as part of 'Artspace2let.'

I have produced twelve uber detailed robot drawings, or at least my own take on the theme of 'robot.' I've looked to the victorian end of pier automata, star wars, and isaac asimov for inspiration. In terms of style, the Illustrator Yoshitaka Amano.

To be truthful, since I have been creating these robot drawings for the past month and a half, right up until the night before I leave for Edinburgh,ie tonight, I am left not wanting to see another robot again!

I could just keel over right now, but tomorrow and Sunday will be hectic getting all the extra things ready!

Once all this is over, I can get stuck in much more with my alphabet book! Hooray!

Friday, 20 August 2010

Winona Ryder

Sometimes I will spend several months completing an image,making sure it is finished to perfection. This image of Winona Ryder is that sort of thing. I would sit on the train, or a coffee shop, and use fineline pens, pastel pencils, always finding a new way to make the image work, every time I sat down to it.

Then add black and white ink, for that zing!

Winona Ryder is a great actress and especially in 'Heathers.' I love the vaguely sinister edge to an otherwise lighthearted teen comedy.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Cousteau's Lobster

I love Jaques Cousteau, and his love of eating lobsters, so that's why I created this image. He used to go hunting for them at the bottom of the sea, and then share them later on in the day.

Blue is one of my favorite colours, and that's why it is blue.

I am producing some digital prints of these, and I will be selling them online, and through an artsy shop run by Brodie Doyle, of 'bestjoinedup,' the graffiti artist's collective.

Sea animals are so much fun, especially the lobster with its endearing claws. Salvador Dali loved them, and also phones. I once knew a man who had a pet lobster, as well as a pet crab. The crab was a pleasant soul, but the lobster was much more lovely.