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HEY EVERYONE! this is happening next Saturday at Nest coffee in Kensington Gardens in Brighton! 12 artists recreating their (and your) favourite Marvel characters! with special guest Marvel artist Lee Townsend! please share this and please come along to see!
if you will… a rotten skeleton, dressed snappily like Del Boy, that also does magic! i never thought i'd see such a thing either but here we have it! and it's a drawing, which is just like a photo, so it's real!! xo
….and here's the final one. i didn't love the original with Voldemort, i felt it didn't gel with the rest of the series. i think Neville and Mad-Eye Moody were more interesting to have in the mix. plus, i prefer to draw my favourite parts of the books rather than going for the climatic scenes, i just originally thought it would be right to include the dark lord. i was wrong.
these'll be for sale in the near future.. please feel free to share with your pals xo
here's my redrawn picture for the 6th book, this is one of my favourite parts in the book, and i thought i'd draw it because it was left out of the film. The Dursleys get so little air time in the films and i knew i wanted to include them somewhere, the utter shits.
this is the original i did for it. i do like it but thought it needed better interaction between Dumbledore and Vernon. also, the final one shows Vernon being more dominant, with Petunia and Dudley hiding behind him, and Dumbledore is well relaxed and unaffected by Vernon's attempt at said dominance.
i went out of order. i've done a picture for the fourth book, but i'm not feeling it 100% so i'm having a rethink. i do like this one of Harry in the penseive, looking like he's had a hard night out drinking and thrown up in Snape's favourite vase xo
i decided, after having so much fun doing the Order of the Phoenix portrait, to have another go at my favourite wizard and his pals. i plan on recreating a scene from each of the seven books, then screen printing them all and selling them all in a nice little package. then i'm going train lots of owls to fly them out to whoever should order one.. (that part may take a while but i want to keep things authentic like).
I drew this Order of the Phoenix group portrait a couple of months ago as a commission for my friend Sean, for his beloved.
it took about a fair few weeks to do as i drew each character individually then redrew them all together, once i had Sean's approval, then added the background in once i had it all right.
it was the most fun, considering I'm such a Harry Potter fan. i enjoyed doing my own spin on each of the characters with out using the films as reference (even though i know them all like the back of my hand anyhow).
now all i need it a spell to make them all move around in the picture and it'll be complete xo
hey. i went back to www.inkspotpress.co.uk yesterday, did another screen print, had another brilliant day filled with nervous apprehension and complete exhilaration.
this is one for fans of Wes Anderson's films..
i don't know if you can tell from the first photo but for the waves i ran three different colours of blue through the screen so each one of the 23 prints is very subtly different, because as the printing went on the more the three blues got mixed up..
i figured, as the lines are so fine, i could experiment a bit with the colours and it wouldn't be too drastic of a transition in colour..
i spent the entire weekend with my heart racing, on the cusp of having a heart attack, firstly from the nerves of meeting new people, doing new things, and potentially fucking up these new things in front of these new people. and once that silliness had passed, the rest of the course was just a complete thrill. when you're getting it right, and you're whipping out these prints so quick, it is so rewarding, genuinely exciting..
it's not just a creative process either, it's as much about problem solving as it is about creativity; which is perfect for me because i am renowned amongst my pals for being organised (they all say i have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; i don't at all, i'm just fairly organised).
i do think this would make a perfect hobby for someone with OCD as you work in a sort of pattern, and every element must be perfectly orchestrated in order for the process to be successful..
i would definitely urge everyone to do a course at INK SPOT, it's given me a new lease of life and i plan on going back.. if i could live there i would. they do many different courses, not just screen-printing, and the environment is as fun as it is informative.