it's my birthday next week, i really wish it wasn't xo
Sunday, 27 July 2014
Friday, 25 July 2014
….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
Friday, 11 July 2014
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.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
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
Thursday, 3 July 2014
Hello my fellow muggles!
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 hope you enjoy..
Thursday, 5 June 2014
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
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
Monday, 19 May 2014
Thursday, 8 May 2014
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..
Friday, 2 May 2014
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.
check out the website, and go! xo
last weekend i went to a 2 day course at INK SPOT PRESS in Brighton.
i've done screen-printing here and there in the past, and really loved it, so i thought i'd enrol simply as a refresher for my dusty brain. i figured if i could pick up a new technique, new skills, it might just give me that boast in life (my professional life) that i've been desperate for for a very long time, and it completely did.
working all week for a job i'm not passionate about, and struggling to find the time or the energy to do what i love, and progress in that field, is a constant struggle. somedays getting out of bed is a hard enough task. everyone who may suffer from depression deals with it in different ways, and spend years and years finding a way to "fix" themselves.
one day you think you've got a lid on it, the next you want to wave the white flag, admit defeat and go back to the doctors, get back on anti-depressants, go back to therapy; and these choices are all perfectly fine if they help, but it's a lot more reassuring if you're able to take control on your own.
i gave this course a go for this very reason.
Friday, 4 April 2014
Saturday, 1 March 2014
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Friday, 14 February 2014
Friday, 7 February 2014
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
this guy was the first one i drew when i started this little series of colour blends. originally he didn't quite work out how i'd wanted (below) but i liked him so much that i redrew him (above), where usually i'd probably just scrap anything that doesn't quite work because i am idiot xo
Friday, 24 January 2014
where would we be if we didn't have the little things to find pleasure from?
if it wasn't for the power we all have to imagine, i don't think i would be alive. seriously, if i lost the ability to imagine scenarios, characters, adventures, colours, patterns; i would have crumbled completely under the constant pressure that modern life puts us under everyday, to succeed (whatever succeeding really means). i do crumble, only from time to time, and not completely (obviously). but, most of the time i spend in my own world, forgetting how little i earn, or how successful i may or may not be by my age, or this or that or the fucking other... and just take pleasure in eternal horizon that is imagination xo
Thursday, 23 January 2014
Monday, 13 January 2014
new years resolution.. be less of a lazy bastard.
seems like such an easy one, but it never is, and it's the same at the beginning of every year.
here's a poster for my friend's record release show
i've been watching a lot of Boardwalk Empire, and anyone who watches it will agree that Richard Harrow is the sweetest and best character in anything, ever.
RIP Jimmy Darmody (i've only just finished Season 2, no spoilers please)
happy new year xo
Thursday, 21 November 2013
drew this happy little fellow this morning.
things are good, i'm currently learning how to use Illustrator on the computer box, i'm taking my time with it and finding it really rewarding.. i can draw ying-yangs like you wouldn't believe!
(i drew this by hand) but one day....
you'll see xo
Sunday, 3 November 2013
i love drawing houses, in this crooked, simple, child-like way; i think it has something to do with living in Brighton the last six years. every building is a different shape and size, all on wonky hills so you can see every single house as you're rolling out of town on the train. it's a brilliant sight.
plus, i think the way i've drawn the houses makes the fox, which is drawn with way more detail, pop out of the page. i hope you enjoy xo