Thursday, 31 August 2017

Back to drawing

Spent the evening rooting out a few images I've wanted to finish for a while, this chap being one of them. Got a few exhibition deadlines down the line and want to build a collection of illustrative works to use in these shows. I can imagine a much more eclectic show than I've put on before, with character work included too. This is a style I've been trying to explore in my own time for quite a while but only recently have I tackled some old bad habits of procrastination and more importantly, starting too many projects and not finishing them. I'm much more concise with my goals now and alongside my busy digital sculpting career, I can feel the first green shoots of creativity starting to draw me back to painting and drawing.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

A few recent visits to the art table

Been spending a few hours this weekend beginning to create some new work. I've been working in black ink, white water soluble coloured pencil and acrylics. Had a mild obsession with drawing skulls for my instagram page for a while so I'm slowly shifting away from that and in the process loving what the black and coloured papers are allowing me to achieve. I feel like I'm getting a freshness of style that might really develop the more character based I go. Watch this space, oh and this one too.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Limited edition screen prints now available..

So, the final week before I exhibit work to the public again. This year I've focused on some screen prints taking work right out of my sketchbooks and putting them into a format that lasts but choosing to print in limited editions. Been working closely with the talented Suki at the printblock
Untitled screen print. 33.5 x 42 cm. Four colour screen print available here to purchase. Limited edition of 25.
Three wishes screen print. 33.5 x 42cm, limited to 25 prints. 5 Colour print and can be purchased here.

Thought form screen print. 35cm x 35cm. 5 colour Limited edition of 25. Purchase here.

boy soldier vinyl toy collectable

Been a while since I've posted, really as a result of preparing for a group show at the end of the month. This figure above is a recent figure I've been working on commercially. I've been working closely with the urban artist Schoony, based at Elstree studios. Over the last few months this talented artist I now know well, has been uploading ideas to my sculpting brain and we've brought a few prototypes to life that are taking his well known artworks into the world of vinyl collectables. The first of which being an adaptation of his iconic 'Boy Soldier'.

This model is now in production and will be limited to 1000 units.  He stands 6" tall and has been produced in an incredible glow in the dark material. Anyone who's a toy collector or a lover of his work should see his facebook page or follow his work on instagram for news of the release.. Has been a pleasure to work with this dynamic, motivated artist. I'm currently working on an adaptation of his latest sculpture 'Bruiser'.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

apocalypse progress

Ploughing ahead with my apocalypse sculpt in ZBrush. Studying as I go, and already filling in some blanks in my anatomy knowledge. Haven't worked out how I'm going to pose him up yet, as in the gesture not the technique. He's unfolding nicely though so really looking forward to the final statuesque feel when it starts to happen.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Apocalypse sculpt - first stage

Recently I've been pushing myself in lots of ways with my artwork and having a quiet period work wise has made me pay closer attention to some of the blanks in my portfolio. I guess the question I asked myself is 'what is missing'? Not one really for fan art, I rarely visit these kinds of characters but when work throws them my way I'm over the moon and secretly wish I could have chosen a better character. I decided to brief myself on this one, and seeing as the adaptation of Apocalypse in the new x-men movie is utterly awful I decided to see what I could come up with. This is the first pass, about a days work but plenty more to do. This is going to be a dynamically posed statue and I think the key direction is "fuckin Bad Ass" More progress to come as I go. Enjoying this one so much..

Friday, 27 May 2016

Head Maquette.

This is an idea that I've been toying with making for a while. With the lowering of costs for 3d printing making sculptural work digitally for output is now totally affordable. I'm itching to get some of these pieces printed out and then I can go to town with the decoration(painting). I often have this vision of a black and white world where uber realism appears sporadically and in patches, This idea can be pushed so so far and I'm exploring this in my sketchbooks with a view to getting these into 3D. This is a first step, and during the process I get to explore skull structure and facial details, all good.

And a little fun and experimentation that's going down a rather Clive Barker kind of a direction. Can't say I disapprove myself.