Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Each of the 3 canvases below are drawn from existing images but rescaled by sight to a scale of 122X76cm


For another friend Gluttony from Full Metal Alchemist 

A Banner for Myself.

Next is a banner I'm making for myself of Kenpachi Zaraki from the anime/manga Bleach. I really liked this particular image. It has a cam tension as if something’s about to happen. When I go to dye it I was thinking of dyeing it red and then applying simple black white and a pale flesh tone. Keeping it simple yet something that will stand out.  


Hallo been a long time coming, but here is one of the banners I am making for my friend Simon. He and I both like the anime/manga series of Spice and Wolf so I am making him this banner as a late birthday/ Christmas present. This is at an early stage in its development where it is just a stitch drawing as now I get to add colour via dye and more coloured threads. 

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

For the next step

For a start to get me motivated I’ve been watching anime. Anime and manga is a passion of mine it does influence how I see things and inspires me to want to produce artwork. 

Currently I have decided to watch ‘Naruto’ from the beginning season one. I love some of the still frames in it. I also like how its playful it can be, and how it has shots in it that really make me think how could I have that be reproduced in the real world. 

Lately as presents for friends I have been producing banner like art as like fan art to some anime shows and games but realize it actually goes beyond that. I don’t look at it totally like a fan with what the character means or signifies within its own idiom concepts I see it as good artwork with crisp lines and able to move a audience with just that.  

Next post will be tomorrow when I have some daylight to show you how far I’ve gotten on my current ones.

At long last

It has been some time since I last posted anything on here and for that I apologies. I have been court up in a fair amount of drama. But it got me thinking about what do I want. With art I realized I would be wise to go back to the beginning and learn anew looking at different ways to draw different mark making, so that my own style will shine through. I want to be able to get to a stage where I can literally make people up and characters.

I also realize to be more productive I will have to work on a smaller scale even though I prefer to work larger. Working large at the moment is taking a long time so I feel mini projects could be explore to great use. As well as starting up some animations.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

It has been a rather eventfully couple of months since I last posted on this blog, which resulted in the lack of posts but from now on I plan to post up at least once a week. I will post up not only art work I'm doing but art works I like and why, animations and animes (critiquing them as well as promoting them) comics I'm able to view( this will be more in future when I'm earning more money and and able to afford them) mangas, games and finally (without this next thing this frankly, this blog wouldn't be mine) desserts and cakes I have eaten and where to get them.

 First of all how ever I would like to declare I have started my first ever job. It is a night shift job restocking a shop. The job is only temporary, but it does earn me some money while I look for a more permanent job to help fund my art practise. It occurred to me on this job thought that there is so much art potential here. There was one night I was ripping up cardboard boxes to be compressed when I looked over at the trolly I was loading the boxes into and realise that it was a rather strong sculptural piece. It had a dominating presents standing there with parts of its sides covered in shrink-wrap yet blowing in the air when someone passed it.

 Also on a bright note I passed my degree with a 2:1 which I am happy about, and also annoyed at the same time, but I passed in style. The final piece that put into for my final show where two sewn paintings of me gaming. One red and one yellow. The twist on this however was the fact the work spoke to grab the attention of the audience to look at it more of be distracted by the noise from the following piece. I really enjoyed working with sound and as a practical joker at heart I found a new avenue that I can take with me artwork as well as about 5 others

 Areas I am trying now are:
 getting back to painting
 improving my drawing
 producing animations
 continue exploring the potential of sewing
 explore sound and film.