'The place where inspiration hits the page running... A sketchbook to fail and reflect on my work and my process'

Thursday, 25 November 2010

moving forward...

....and some more college work. I feel like I've leapt a huge leap in the last couple of days and here's what's come out.. really enjoying these and can see them moving forward even more... applying the paint strokes to different content and seeing how I deal with the images.. for these I have used reference from photographs in Oh Comely Magazine, because it was too wet and cold outside to draw from life, but I simply picked out shapes and colours that I like and small details. Using the space and composition to give the shapes and colour weight.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

some new sketchbook work

I've been out sketching from life a couple of times now and feel like I don't ever want to work from pictures again... It can be annoying when you get paint all over yourself and it's raining but the results are great. Even if you don't like what you've done immediately, bringing it back to the studio and scanning and messing around with them is fun! here are some of the results...bringing a few different sketches together is fun too!

also doing some work (in progress) with Bobo too...

Thursday, 11 November 2010

V&A and a new Durge!

Here's another version of Durge and the finished book cover we printed for Lauras book! I'm soo chuffed with it. Really tactile and Steve has entered it for the V&A book prize!... fingers crossed...x

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

some new paintings....and trying to do what comes naturally

Well... I'm trying not to look around and just do what comes naturally for a week or so and see what comes out! I've enjoyed doing these and like the colours...I'm battling between two styles at the moment but maybe they'll come together or one will win the other over? or they could be two bodies of work showing the same thing but in two ways? they could alternate in a book format maybe? the one with the girl is the before I painted over it... the character was putting me off.. Now I look at it I quite like it? oh well! just felt a bit too twee and obvious? I like the ambiguity of the others for the moment!..

At the same time I'm working on my book for Bo...I like these images but not sure on the story yet.. and these would be sketches...

Monday, 1 November 2010

Phantom...the final stage of printing!...

...and they're looking great! these photos aren't so great though as taken on my iphone. I hope Laura likes it as much as I do!