Heavy Pencil

So on Thursday (1st) I went along to the ICA, with a bunch of great people to have an awsome night. Infact the night was so awesome I could have not taken my friends and still enjoyed it, but its best to have company when your getting drunk and avoid the regular drunk label. Anyway the event was Heavy Pencil, its a monthly event(shamefully this was the first one I'd ever been to) and it was also the first anniversary! YAY! Well done heavy pencil!
There was mucho drawing, on big projectors (artists and designers were invired to draw live under cameras which was then projected, I got a go at it and it was super duper fun), there was a large drawing table with a few sheets of paper that covered the whole table and a live band, Django Django, and DJs! Django Django were great, and as I got ore and more drunk, the more and more I danced, they really complimented the activities...not that slugdy death metal wouldn't have but Django Django were most definately a good choice. Now onto the photos...


Stuff I Like

Well I've been working on stuff, in general, I also spent a while feeling sorry formyself and watching the entire sex and the city dvd collection, followed by the movie, thats right- I'm lame. So while feeling sorry for myself, I've been planning stuff and looking at stuff and working on a metal logo (fun and not what i usually do) so heres some stuff i like.


Just some new work , I be a workin' on

So yeah number 1 is an unfinished painting, but its getting close to being completed now with just some line work to go...
The queen bee piece is in the process of being painted (extremely early stages!)
ermm..the robot was a thing i sketched out while doing a toy for my friend chucks birthday present, I'm thinking of taking this further...very anti-eco but I'd been bombarded by eco friendly artwork just before at an exhibition I went to.
Ermmm also some colour test on cryig kids faces, for another piece I'm slowly working towards...yeah! I think thats all I need to explain!

Don't Wait For Your Ship, Swim To It...

This was my piece for the JUMP THE SHARK end of year illustration show....rockin...


New sketch stuff

I've promised myself to be a bit more patient with my work. So everyday (as long as I'm not hungover, dead or in a gutter)I will be ding a heavily detailed drawing in my sketchbook. Mainly just to see where it will take me and hopefully have some profound effect on the way I work. Who knows? Anyway, heres 2 so far, unfortunately the sketchbook i piced for this project is rather awkward to scan, but a lovely size if I do say so myself!


Puppet Head

My johnnie puppet so far, made from fimo.

Sketchbook so far

Ive been doing character developement and thinking more and more about my animation storyboard but am still stuck as I'm not sure what medium I will be using for the animation, so I dont know what is and isnt possible. I'm definately looking down the puppetry/stop motion route as I really enjoy animations made in this way (quay brothers for one).
Anyway onto some developement work.

Typography in my animation?

typography by Gemme Correll,
thinking about typography in my animation maybe that is made up of images like this to illustrate and be a bit more dynamic, maybe a bit to much though in a moving animation????


The Oxford Poster

New elephants stuff

designed some tote bags and tshirts for elephants

newwww flyer!

Pretty self explanatory for this guy here


Biopic! New Project!

So the person I have to create a film about is Johnnie Cradock, Fanny Cradocks husband. He was famously pissed all the time, and surrounded in 70's cuisine. So I'm looking at a mixture of these 2 things. After doing some sketchbook work and finding out that I love drawing 70's cuisine I thought about how I want my film to be. I immediatly thought of food coming to life in a hybrid version of the pink elephant brigade/fantasia. Real trippy! Super Colour! Super Fun!
So yeah heres videos im looking at, also considering a mixture of puppets and drawn animation, depending on time. Or all puppetry like Science Of Sleep by Micheal Gondry....any way on to the videos!


Elephants Mini Album Release Show Flyer

Flyer finished recently for Elephants ... really fun to do and still playing on the knitted theme



Sexuality/Comfort- Symbiosis symbol

Each person in my group had to come up wth a symbol of our contribution to the visual manifesto, like a huge collaberative drawing/pattern, so below are my experiments on how to symbolise my creature. I decided to concentrate on sexuality and comfort so bound and crawling duvet looking objects which i then simplified into the top image... a basic pattern to work with.

The second image is my first real screenprint, it was great and I plan to do many more in April..yay! Unfortunately i havent been able to get a good photograph, so i may have to scan the image instead


Looking at

I've been looking alot at brain deformations such as Split Brain (I can't remember the correct initials but I believe its ACCD or along those lines) but its when the 2 hemispheres in your brain are disconnected, therefore your speech and sight do not always work alongside each other. For example if something is seen by the right eye, the left arm can draw it, but the person cannot verbally explain the item. It shows how important the subconscious is and how much it effects our physical processes. This led on to things like agnosia (the inability to recognise objects), prosopagnosia (the inability to recognise faces also known as face blindness). Then this also led onto things such as microcephaly, which causes people born with the syndrome to have a small head..what interested me was that these people are seen as messengers from god in pakistan and are thought to bring wealth and good fortune due to there rat like appearance. So beggars steal or buy babies and children with microcephaly to make money, infact one child could be bought or sold for around $1200, so numerous children will be taken on by begging familys, often as the only source of income.


Author project..part 1

here are a few of my preliminary sketches for designing my suit based on my personal needs for survival...with my main needs being the need for attraction, comfort and being able to draw these were some ideas i came up with for the suit and the immediate enviroment for the suit.

New Flyer

Flyer for a bbc introducing show for the band Elephants. Bunch of great guys and a great band to... www.myspace.com/fullyelephants