I have been working with Faceless on a series of banners for my local community. Here are a few of the line drawings, which will be coloured up on the computer and mixed with textures to represent the place where I live. Hopefully something like this...
Friday, 20 February 2009
Thursday, 12 February 2009
To readdress the amount of photographs of late, I present a page from my sketchbook. No rhyme or reason here. Just random doodles, although I have just finished reading Neil Gaiman's 'The Graveyard Book'.
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Jack is demanding attention. He jumps up and feigns interest in what I am doing. Which is desiging a set of banner concepts. Which turns into doodling with my pen tab in Photoshop. Which Jack seems to like.
Saturday, 7 February 2009
Headed into Halifax and Dean Clough mainly to see Richard Wheater's exhibition 'Them and Us'. I know Richard but even if I didn't, I would have thought that this was a brilliant show. The work on display only tells part of the story, part of his trial by fire and glass. Art should be transformative to the artist and this work is carved into his history.
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
SNOW. Helen and I made a huge snowball. The snow is such a delightful consistency. We roll it up off the grass like it was loft insulation, into a big ball in the middle of the garden.
Monday, 2 February 2009
So the snow descends. Helen and I skip the studios early and head off through the snow to home . It's not until the graveyard when the first ball is thrown, let battle commence!
Backing paper doodles from my drawing board. Drawn with a Uniball Eye (micro) and coloured with watercolours and a waterbrush. With the new position of my drawing board I am looking out of the studio window, the guys climbing the HSBC Bank really did that, although I've exaggerated the size of the column. These characters are gremlins, or devils, or a bit of both. The faces are blank to dehumanise them on purpose.