Sunday, 24 February 2008
well i decided that it was worthy of it because Bernard gave me the go ahead for this piece for the album but this is the sketch for his album cover. its not the final piece by no means its hopefully going to look alot better than this . well i'm gona make damn sure it will
i've actualy signed it! wow stay tuned for the final one
Heres some sketches of todays mroning train journey. public transport seems to be a good place to sit and oddle. the last thing i seem to want is talk or look at somebody so i just suck myself into my book and scribble.
Batman today. i thought it was only fair seen as the jokers had so much attention.
good news on another front i'm doing more work for the director of iron box films only this time for his own Musical work, i've been asked to do the artwork for his new album cover. i'm super chuffed
Monday, 18 February 2008
At the Dr sketchy i showed my sketch book to a few people there.
to say the least i wasnt proud of the contents. it showed nothing of my normal work or of any type of good skill. so i've decided to buy myself a brand spanking new sketchbook and begin it a fresh. but use it properly.
usualy my sketch books end up quarter fillwed with random sketches ro little notes that to any one attempting to read would no way find a structure. so here goes i guess.
i started the first page today. it sort of kicks off the theme of my latest work.
Saturday, 16 February 2008
Well today i went to the Valentines special of the Doctor sketchy class in London. if your abit unfamiliar with this its a Life drawing class that happens once a month around London. its an amazing experience nothing lie typcal class youd undertake in an actual night class or lesson in school or something similar. it takes place in a bar. everyones is welcome wether your a pcasso or someone looking for a laugh but either way you leave feeling good and with abit more confidence in your drawing abilities. obviously one of the things that drew me and other people alike to this class is the models used. they are burlesque models. amzingly beautiful and stunning women. and they know how to pose and show a figure so with all that thrown into the mix its a starnge but comfortable situation. (a few drinks helps too).
anyway Thefirst time i went i ended up being there on my own so it was a tad bit nerving for a little bit. This time it was all alot easire as id managed to bring along some fellwo keen art students and knew some people there now as well.
The model this time was really stunning. more of my type than the last. she was a goodlaugh she came out at the begining with a strip dance bursting heart ballons filled with blood over her chest and cutting off her cupid wings. it was brilliant making a few of the guys in the crowd on led scribblers sweat before the drawing time limits had been set.
then after that it was straight in to the drawing we where set the challneges of drawing 1 minute sketches with our unfamiliar hands, purely by memory and without looking at the page or model. all these thinsg to loosen up our joints i guess and make people feel like it wasnt worth stressing over which is good. then they led onto longer sessions of drawing some from 5 minutes to 10 minutes these where usualy suggested to have a theme of the model doing an action or in a situtation. these are prity fun and challenging to do because its takes abit of time it to think of what to do , how to place the model and all that jazz especialy when its just thrown at you and you have a blank mind. so it got the noodle cooking on high gas. this isnt to say that its compuslory to work to the suggested these and way of drawing . you can do whatever you want . say sit and draw one piece or work in you own time. its all about being loose this class.
Then the final drwing is a 15 min sit . this is alot more relaxed. its the end of the day. your loose and you feel comfortable and familiar with the model and her features.
An added bonus to this is that between most round of drawing there is a prize given by the Host of the session as it was Valentines they where all abit say kinky and crude prizes like fireman outfits and maid out fits and love orbs......ahem
unfortuantly for me i was up against some stiff competion for a prize in a round and i didnt manage to get a prize but it was cool. some people really did some awesome drawings you could tell the full timers from the part timers but everyone was having fun.
really looking forward to the next one.
Thursday, 14 February 2008
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
Heres another quick idea study i did for this big painting i'm planing on doing.
this sketch is done completely from what boiling in my head. so its abit rough and wrong. but hey ho its the process i guess. theier both done in different medias ....obviously, one is black and white ink on canvas the other is a pencil sketch on paper
Monday, 11 February 2008
Friday, 8 February 2008
Today i churned out a rather surreal sketch. it has a hint of dahli to it i guess. this was originaly intedned as a study of a figue for a bigger painting i'm doing. just practicing the body in this stance. but it was going so well and without a head as well, it just natural evolved into this sketch. i like it. i think i', going to do a series of them from the rest of the studies i'll be doing.
Monday, 4 February 2008
had a moment of fidgety fingrs in a lectue and drew this from a student card i had.
its a self portrait. intentionly made myself look abit deformed. not that i'm reflecting my mood on myself. its just fasination i've had at the moment giving people brusied or raw lips with aw eyes. its a ken curie influence coming through.
Friday, 1 February 2008
In my uni We have by far one of the most amzing Life models in the world. Gerald is this amazing Man he used to be in the military so he has an amazing tolerance for standing still and even in some of the most uncomfortable situations. he was also apparently a porn star in his younger days but to pass him in the strret you'd definatly look twice at him, his daily wear is womens cloths and bright womens cloths at that. and hes been known to ride his military bike with side cart and machine gun with a skirt and no underwear.
but hes the nicest guy and does alot for the students if ever needed.
he collects military cloths and ornaments. he hasquite a wardrobe. i managed to get a photo session with him in his loverly SS uniform. we had a good laugh as he posed holding a luger and a whiping stick. i'm planning on doing some sketches and paintings from what i got. but the expeirnece it self is definatly something to remember. anyway heres a quick sketch i did from one of the photos on a sleepless night at 5am