For this years Metric Collective Pop Up shop on Columbia Road I created two brand new digital prints.
AND HERE THEY ARE!:
I have named them Untitled Portal Blue & Untitled Portal Red – very creative, i know.
Both have a fish scale background, Red Snapper and Mackerel if you are interested. The symmetry is more complex then my pervious and contains of multiple layers.
Usually my circular print like this are more random, I never start out thinking what would be the centre and how it might look after i have mirrored it… this time however i had a plan. I wanted something that would look like a portal or a sphere when seen from afar, something a little more 3 dimensional. I went from dark to light, not just in colour but also in subject matter… slugs, bugs and worms in the dark, and flowers and butterflies in the light. I might revers these one day, use some lovely white slugs etc.
Printed them on 20×30″, on lovely velvety photorag. It makes the backs look stunning.
Might post some details in the future.
Painted some giant octopuses yesterday while watching tv.
I tried to mirror them but not working yet, might need to add one more. I like the top one, it looks like he knows something.
Doodled a little on the one i did last week too. Might have ruined it… not sure yet.
Blog be rather dead lately. Im sorry. There were two busses involved … pictures to come.
I have been doodling with something tho… water colours. I stopped painting during my first year of my fine art degree, thats what art school does to you, but i got bored of not painting. I figured water colours would be the best/worst/kitschy/retro/safest way to return to it. Water colours are for old people and landscape painters (who are old) so therefore it is safe – it doesn’t mean anything, its not serious, and i am not a painter because of it (i dont want to be a painter, never did).
Its tricky business tho – I learned it at school, every stroke has to be thought about, there is very little room for error, you cant just wait til it drys and paint over is.
ANYWAYS… I painted something, scanned it, live paint, embed, delete, delete, delete, group, duplicate, reflect, duplicate, reflect, duplicate, reflect, multiply…
Luke likes it, what more can i ask for?
Thats right! Ive been making some new stuff, or I am working on some new stuff.
Never really like showing unfinished work off, but it might help.
First I wanted to work on some darker prints, so i tried using a black background. I really LOVE the pattern the slugs make in this one, BUTis a bit bare…
The i tried adding MORE stuff to it… That DID NOT WORK, there is just too much stuff:
So THEN i printed out the basic pattern on white and now im adding to it by hand the good old fashioned way, so far ive done 3 and a half, but ill only share the two first ones:
This one im not too keen on so far, but i might change my mind
This one I might try to do a black background on… so far its my favorite:
Im making all this stuff for the METRIC Collective shop we are doing this summer on Columbia Road, im gonna show and also sell some of my prints there!
Spent my first day off in ages (a week) doing all the fun things i haven’t had time to do, like cleaning, hovering, dishes and laundry! Oh and drawing… Spent most of the day finishing off this drawing. Hopefully ill get around to photoshopping it this weekend (tomorrow is all about free London). I think it might work tho, even if it is a bit different from my usual drawing style.
Started this drawing yesterday and finished it these last few hours while watching south park. if you look for them there are accidental owls in the mirrored piece that i never set out to make! Thinking it would look blown up to A1 or similar. Its got lots of tiny details, like the eyeballs.
This is the original drawing (upsidedown but whatever)
and this is the finished thing (maybe)
it may be attacked by colour fine liners tomorrow morning. But im not sure…