Monday, 31 January 2011

Invest In Love

Sometimes I feel like Girls Aloud will never reform. I love their music, although I did not care for "I Think We're Alone Now". And this saddens me. Like when the ship sinks in Titanic or when Edie got killed off Desperate Housewives. Honestly why kill the best character? I used to love how her legs were open most of the time that she could have actually been a bridge across the lane, to stop children getting run down and the like. That would have been helpful. I did this image while probably listening to Girls Aloud and thus I'm actually pleased with the result.

It is made up from 25 different segments (20 in the head piece, 2 yellow lines, the ribbon, the body and the purple bottle). I like to describe it as something kinda oooooh.

Sister On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown - Part 2

These are what happens when you mix work that you don't think is really working with a pair of scissors. I'm thinking this was a good thing though, these are a lot more successful than what they were...





Scars and Souvenirs

These are just some illustrations I've been working on in between bottles of wine and repeated trips to the chocolate aisle in Waitrose...

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Sister On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown - Part 1

Self-inflicted baldness is never something I considered until I got into this project. Don't worry I didn't actually get as far as balding myself - I could never, my hair is half my personality. Yet here are the four seasons that I created. Each was pencil drawn to begin with then put into the computer and re-drawn and coloured:





Frustration doesn't cover it. I was less frustrated when they decided to cancel Ugly Betty, and I seem to remember smashing things then as well, which I only felt just got me one step closer to actually turning into Wilhelmina Slater, yet even I would actually draw the line at stealing sperm from a dead man. But with these images I created a modern poster for the most organic subjects with a certain nostalgia of the Art Nouveau and Alphonse Mucha in particular. The result, I feel, is flat and quite dullsville.
So I will show you what I did to these images soooon....

Thankyou for the Memories

When you look back at work that you did years ago, a certain sense of pride comes over you as well as a feeling that you're incredibly old...

So here's a life drawing:

And this was my outcome for my Secularism project, which was plaster slabs with acetone prints and gouache:

The left is a photograph I took of the statue of Laocoon and his sons in Rome, and the right is a still from "La Belle et La Bete", an absolutely stunning french film. The painting layer was exploring the idea of physical  imprisonment.

Friday, 28 January 2011

I Second That Emotion

Zeus, King of the Gods:

Hera, Queen of the Gods:

Hephaestus, God of the Forge:

Artemis, Goddess of Hunting:

Ares, God of War:

Apollo, God of Music:

with love x

Paper Craft: Fug The Dress

I spent a good long while - just me, some thread, book pages and copious amounts of chocolate biscuits - to make this paper dress with thread embellishments, as modeled by my lovely friend, Rozzi.

Mount Olympus

Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece have had an impact on me since my Nan gave me a book about them for my birthday when I blatantly asked for some form of Lego monstrosity. Yet as she says, Lego comes and goes but books are for keeps. I still use it now - I can see it on my desk, along with pens, paintbrushes and the obligatory Blackberry. Anyway, when it came to doing a graphic novel project, I jumped to visualise the main 12, that lived on Mount Olympus, in my way.
This is Demeter, Goddess of the Harvest, (my personal favourite):

Athena, Goddess of Wisdom:

I'll pop up some more when I'm feeling generous...