Monday, 25 January 2010


So i ventured down to London last week for some much needed 'home-time'. It was so good to watch Jeremy Kyle and eat cheap sushi in a warm house. On thursday night i went with Emma & Jamie to YOYO in notting hill which brought back some old memories of London back in the good days. Also ran into 'one' too many a familiar face, i stress the world 'one'. Emma will know what i mean, no one cares about the naked ladies in your flat. Anyway, London was fun and inspiring as always. I planned to have had some decent drawings by now but as usual nothing goes to plan, i WILL have some good ones by the end of this week. I'm all over semester 2 of second year, totally feeling the positive vibes. An estate agent said he liked how i 'worked on vibes'. Damn Straight. Speaking of estates, my future roomies and i got ourselves a beautiful apartment today. Bloody Brilliant!

Here's a few of my favourites from london, 'Legs, Legs, Torso'. Drawings coming soon.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

I Eat Yoghurt with a Hot Spoon.

I love London, because it means i can come home and get the best sushi ever for one pound and fifty pence! Amazing. Not only that, but the tube can take me anywhere i want, and we have a fully stocked fridge at home. Therefore tomorrow i plan on stocking up on sushi, getting a one day travel card, visiting a load of galleries, buying a sketch book & starting my latest series of drawings. How-ex-citing. One artist that i've been looking at load recently is Liam Scully. I first saw the works of scully when i went to my friend Bip Lings house to dress her up as a red indian, and i saw scully's work around her house. I remembered them since then, but only now with my current style of work am i really into Scully...Here's a few of his pieces that i love.

Oh and keep looking out for my new drawings, which should be up by friday!

Friday, 15 January 2010

Oh thanks very much you cheeky Bastards!

Im pleased to announce that the snow is finally clearing. I can probably start living again, awesome. I've been listening to a lot of 'Tune-Yards' recently, and Bird Brains is probably one of my favourite albums to listen to right now, especially when im snooping other being Ian Stevenson. I first came across Stevenson last year when my other blog-partner-in-crime Mister Lego did a post on him. His images stuck in my head and i would always refer back to that post when looking for inspiration for projects. So heres a few of my favourites. . .enjoy.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Frosties for Dinner

I just ate a large pizza as part of the Domino's 'Any pizza any size' deal, which has done me well over the past few weeks. Now im on my Frosties cereal dessert, as its the sweetest thing i could think of eating next. On another note, i may have had one of the most tiring days ever today. Was up pretty late editing some images, then had an 8am start running on about 5 hours sleep. Dark. It was real productive though, i got five A2 images printed for £2 each at a top secret location! And managed to sort out all my work as i had a MYR (sounds like some serious medical procedure). MYR, stands for Mid Year Review and is basically when my tutor goes over my work with me and we discuss future plans and ideas. It went pretty well, i enjoyed seeing my work displayed as opposed to on a computer screen or in my disheveled drawing book. Spent bloody ages framing my illustrations, frames just make everything look good. In saying this, my next plan is to make a book of all my illustrations from throughout the year. I've got to think of some quirky (or lame) name for it like 'Poppycock' or 'Saggy boobs' or something.

Anyway, my flatmate coco let me borrow her David Shrigley book, which humored me till the early hours while i battled on with understanding photoshop. Shrigley is most definitely an inspiration, and has made me want to draw a shit load of illustrations over the next few weeks for my fore-coming book 'Poppycock, Saggy boobs' (decided). In the meantime, here's a selection of images from my MYR set up; the frame hanging isn't how i envisaged it but my inability to use a hammer is to blame for this. Time to get back to my Cereal Dessert.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

She didnt have this Thyroid problem when i married her.

At my work we have lots of art pieces all over the place. Local artists apply and most of the time their work gets exhibited in the store, which is cool for them and pretty sweet for us staff too because it means that the monotonous fitting room routine becomes that bit more interesting when you have a drawing to look at. My favorite pieces by far, located in the fitting room ladies, is by leeds based artist Elle Teague. Elle Teague takes inspiration from everyday life, creatures, conversations, nature, and applies them to her illustrations. What i like about these is that they show Teague's humerous take of life, and actually made me literally 'laugh out loud' when i saw them. Thats what you want from art, thats what i want anyway. I dont get why it has to be so serious, with the concepts and theories. As Nietzsche said, Concepts and Forms take us further away from the truth, and truth can only be found in the freedom of imagination. History of art rant over, here's some Elle Teague for your viewing pleasure.

Hello Elvis

So seeing as i always come across so much that i want to blog about, i decided i would start a blog. I had one before ( and that was a lot of fun, so why not find the fun once more aye? I've been working on some illustrations today and ended up looking back at some of my old stuff too. So here's a bit of my older work, and a few newbies. . .

The 'Lymphomite series' is based on fictional characters i made up called Lymphomites that were transformed from humans after a toxic waste spillage took place in a fictional town called Springsville. The toxic waste spillage caused the humans to metamorph to these long limbed, deformed creatures; loosing all human attributes along the way, including the ability to speak in coherent sentences. The only human trait that remained was the ability for each lymphomite to say their individual 'lymphomite motto', in repetition. I began drawing these while studying for a history of art exam last christmas, during which i lost the will to live and decided to do something more productive with my time. There really isn't a meaning to the Lymphomite series, i just wanted an output for the random images i think up, and the funny things i've heard make up the Lympho-slogans.