Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Linocuts!

Two linocuts for the rituals project - top, futakuchi-onna, a woman with a mouth in the back of her head. The mouth eats twice as much as a normal woman would, while it appears (from the front at least) that the woman eats very little. Bottom, a kitsune.



Sunday, 25 October 2009

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Salvage Yard Summer 2009


Some photos I took at an architectural salvage yard in Cardiff over the summer.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Threadless: I <3 you!

I  - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More
My submission to threadless for the Loves Horror II competition. They titled it wrong, but it's pretty sweet. Please vote for me!

Friday, 4 September 2009

Bloody Inari

Another along the fox theme. The background's a bit lazy.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Inari

Woaaah. I've done so little work, it's scary. It's taken a while to get back into the drawing groove, time to draw like a maniac to get ready for the new term! It's a shame, I had so many ideas when the summer started... but flu, gardening and fun times got in the way. Damn you fun times!!
Here's a digital drawing I did a few weeks ago, kinda based on Japanese folklore. I looked at Noh masks and prints, and wanted to do something that related to a shrine I visited in Kyoto. It didn't really work but it looks pretty. I'm starting a new one based on fox spirits, so hopefully that'll be more along the lines of what I want to achieve.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Lee The Woodsman

Went to Leigh Woods today (geddit? oh lawls) which was pretty knackering and made a fort! Just doing some drawings for the workshop tomorrow... still haven't drawn any trees yet though.
This guy is based on our ponderings on who lives in the huts up in that forest. We thought maybe homeless people went there, and someone also found bottles with plants and stuff growing in them. He's growing the plants in the bottle to replant in the forest, which is how the forest started in the first place - tramps planting seeds in litter. I wanted him to look like a wine taster scrutinizing a vintage.
Just realized his limbs are tiny! Bugger.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Panda Dating

Two of the eligible partners in the Panda Sutra set. The bottom one is a lot nicer in my opinion. Its Amber and Bob!

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Panda Sutra

Finally finished the Panda Sutra book yesterday. Phew!
The idea behind this project was to tackle the Kama Sutra and dating with an animal that sucks at procreating and looks cute and innocent: the panda. It comes in a set which includes everything a panda needs to save it's species, including a small copy of the "Little Red Book" (panda version of the Kama Sutra), mood lighting in the form of candles and matches, aphrodisiacs and details of eligible bachelors and bachelorettes.
The book itself was hand-painted (even the text, which was lightboxed from printed text to look more handmade) and then reprinted to correct mistakes.
I will be making editions of the book and possibly the bachelor and bachelorette dating ads if there is interest.

My version of Vatsyayana, who is considered the creator of the Kama Sutra. He offers handy advice throughout my book.

Is there a spark between you?

Book of matches made for my Panda Sutra project, inspired by delicately painted matches we saw in Japan.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Banana-man, banana-man


Does whatever a banana can. The homework for tomorrow's studio workshop - based on overheard sentences. And a random nosey man. Arrgh, the lines are so bitty on the top one! It's been ages since I've coloured something on photoshop...

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Yet more pandas...

I swear, this'll be the last post with just panda drawings... But they're just too cute :O

Live and Lairy

Just a bit of fun. Two of the paintings I did at the collaborative paint session at Live and Lairy, in Frampton Cotterell of all places! Got a wee bit drunk, its all good. Dinosaur and Super Awesome Guy..
Ignore my other blog for a bit. I'm a little caught up in other projects at the moment to start it yet...

Friday, 27 February 2009

Elligible Bachelor

I'm making a panda dating book/personal ads... here's the first sexy bachelor I drew.

More pandas!


Just some drawings from photographs to get used to drawing pandas. The bottom one scanned reaaallly badly... doesn't help that I've never seen one in real life.

Narrative and Sequence

I'm using pandas as my theme for this project. Splish splash.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Faces!

My favourites from the self portrait project. Foil and Staples!

Year of the Ox

AAAARGH!!
Yeah, not so fun when dragons are dancing in your face when you're hungover. Went to the Chinese New Year celebrations at the beginning of break and got some awesome photos, I'll upload them to facebook when resnet doesn't suck so much.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

We dance whenever we're able

My pastiche final piece - well, one of them. King Arthur from the musical "Spamalot" - I like how dodgy and smelly he looks. It looks like Searle's work but was not done in his method - so I'm doing another one to add to it.