Saturday, 20 February 2010


So much red.

Old Photos, Old Faces

Sorry for the photo overload. I found a bunch of old photos on my mac while I was cleaning it up this afternoon. Without getting too sentimental I had a really nice time at that part of my life. Thats not to say I'm not enjoying it now, I just have a lot of fond memories from the past couple of years.

Strange Little Girls

I've been slowly making my way through Neil Gaiman's "Fragile Things". I tend not to read as much as I used to but that fact that its a book of short stories means I can pick it up and read a story whenever. I recently read the stories he made for "Strange Little Girls", an album by Tori Amos. I guess this is kind of inspired by herself and Gaiman, as well as a bit of a bash at new drawing techniques.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Mug Painting

Today I took part in an Amnesty International talk thing.
Equal rights for all. Even gay people.
Gay Peace. Phallic Love.

It's a monster!

I tried my hand at screen printing this week. I've never done it before so my attempts proved as a steep learning curve and fun experience! I drew the picture with photocopier toner and water before printing it. I think I under-developed my screen or something but I'm kind of happy with it. Just in time for Valentine's Day...

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Pencil Pryde

We have a rather fun drawing week going on at the moment. Requiring the group to reflect upon their drawing styles and further develop this by producing a final drawing in whatever medium they wish. While this is not my final drawing (much the contrary since this is my first) it is a lot different to the way I usually draw. Lately I have became incredibly bored with my personal way of drawing because it was so "samey", and as a result of this I felt I wasn't developing as an artist. So I am trying to teach myself to draw again by just letting go.

Something else that occurred to me was that since leaving sixth form when I was 18, I hadn't used only pencils for a drawing once. In 2 years I'd used them for sketching and nothing else. It wasn't until today I truly realised how nice they are to draw with.

Monday, 1 February 2010