Thursday, 29 November 2007

(minor)judgement day

spent yesterday evening in the police station again at a 'viper view'...
we did get dropped off at the pub in a marked police car.. suckers
finished my hidden project.
im pleased with it.
and pleased that ive finished it. although i do feel i could add more, but that would endanger it getting too messy. its all simple lines (with trippy tricky bits in between) and its very naive and tight. bold colours. confident lines. diamonds skulls steaks violins and shit

my crit is at 1.15...
then the new brief is going to be set. interested to know what this is going to be on. apparently something to do with the films that are shown at the lecture theatre on thursday evenings. wont be hard for me to choose which film, run lola run being the only one i have seen

im listening to the bronx
you should be too

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

hairy tale day two

day two of drawing up the final images
just finished number 3 of 6... still no colour or text yet though
crit at 1 on thursday.. so i have today and tomorrow to get it done, which should be fine as long as nothing goes wrong...
my hand is aching and my vision is severely impaired from this.. but i like it
its fun
and relaxing
yet also a major head fuck... im staring at the lines so much they are begining to move

Monday, 26 November 2007

hairy tale

today i am working on images for a novellette
by the end of the week i aim to produce 5 - 6 images (with text) to make a short story
starring geoff adams
the hairy wolf man, hidden in the forest and beneath his hairy fur outer covering
nothing too deep
just a short look at him and his mixed up ways being left alone in the forest
light hearted nonsense that aims to do nothing more than bring a cheeky sideways grin and an inside chuckle to those who look upon it
stay tuned all you avid readers

Thursday, 22 November 2007


hide away
behind their floppy fringes
in the shadows
under hoods

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

cant see the trees for the forest

i'll start again
at the moment i am working on characters from children's stories who are set in forests
(hansel. gretel. peter. the wolf. goldilocks. the three bears. and that damn wolf.)
i have been taking the 'hidden' idea so literally... trying to produce an image that is visually hidden.. when maybe all i need to do is illustrate something that is / has been or is considered hidden...
so i am illustrating these characters.. at the moment using hand drawn india ink.. but considering moving to a screen print and mulitplying the image to create an almost wallpaper effect. by multiplying the images of these characters they become a crowd.. and in a crowd, it is easy to become hidden as an individual
(illustrating my hatred for places like london....)
who wants to be just a face in a crowd?

anyone want to buy me the rise against vans? those pikeys killed my emerica's
all of you
thanks for reading

hidden update

been a hectic few days
me and eliot got jumped on friday night
i won't go into the details, ive ended up with a broken nose and eliot has snapped a bone in his hand.
but i will say, there was a dozen of them, and they left bleeding while we stood, all fluids safe inside us
been back and fourth to the police station giving statements etc etc as someone else was not so lucky that same night being attacked by the same people.
struggling to keep my head down for this project
i have been researching and focusing on nursery rhymes and fairy tales
in particular those set in forests, as they are brilliant at hiding things physically
also the way that many of these childrens stories (hansel and gretel is what i am concentrating on) have hidden meanings and side stories...
but not so much
obviously, i am keeping this very illustrative, using a rule pen and india inks on card and good paper. right back i need a roll-up

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Thursday, 8 November 2007


yesterday me and a few others from my course visited korky paul at his home in oxford to interview him for professional contexts.
it went brilliantly, with about an hour and a half of gold caught on camera
what scares me a little, is that i think i learnt more from him in those few hours yesterday than i have since i started here at bath spa.

i'm still at home with the family at the moment for various reasons
and i have just found out that there is an exhibition that starts on monday and i need to put some work up for it.. great.. im not there
so, kind of in a bad mood today. but also a good mood, as i have just done a few drawings i am very chuffed with towards the hidden project. and also i am quite excited about getting some work together to send to korky paul.

the idea of illustrating kids books is becoming increasingly more appealing.
i'll update again soon.
kind of sucks that no one is actually fucking reading this

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

hidden part one

I have come home for a few days.. needed some time to clear my head
been freaking out a bit lately. maybe freaking out arent the right words. more, panicing about where i am going. what am i doing.
whether i am good enough to be going into this industry.
there's nothing i can really do.. except practise and get better

I want to go a bit dark with this HIDDEN project.
the nights are closing in
days are getting shorter

i want to do something eerie.. using lullabies and nursery rhymes and kids stories
brother's grimm style..

'lullabies to paralyse'