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...