iamamiwhoami; b

Sunday, 28 March 2010

This video is part of a mystery viral.

I suggest you google iamamiwhoami if you don't know the whole story behind this, as there's just too much to explain! It appears the mystery has now been solved, but I got a feeling there's much more to it.

I'm excited for this, it feels hit or miss, and I'm hoping for at the very least a black eye.

A Hunterian Production

Friday, 26 March 2010

Last week I had one productive day. From what I recall it was just the one. It was spent drawing with Jasmine at the in the Hunterian Museum in Holborn. If you love preserved human and animal body parts in jars & tubes, this is your place!

So, those of you looking for a first date destination; problem solved!

You're welcome.

About Last Week

Saturday, 20 March 2010

That's what last week got me asking.

You see, I took part in this year's Arts Market at LCC, and to tell the truth it didn't go too well. I'm not sure what it was? Maybe it was bad timing or lack of items, but my items just didn't sell. It's given me the fear that maybe my work just isn't in fashion.

It was a little depressing to say the least, especially when you're surrounded by many gifted people who's work are flying off the stalls. It was odd, people said they liked my stuff, they just not enough to buy.

So what did I sell? Hand drawn alphabet tote bags, that's all. I thought people would like them, you could choose one to match your initial, like the bag was made for you personally ...and anyone else who happens to share the first letter of your name!

Seeing as I'm lacking in models, and am currently too lazy to find a decent location, I ignored the rules of the photogenic and modeled some of the bags myself. I'll take some proper high spec fashion photos later, hopefully.

I gotta admit, I was pretty pleased with the designs, It's something I've been meaning to do for a while, the idea of profit was simply a bonus.

& just to let you know, I have done a design for each of the 26 letters in the alphabet, which shall at some point congregate in a book. No doubt it will appear here at some point, and once I figure out how I'll turn them into a fully working font!

My work is not in fashion.


You know how fashion shifts.

Fractures from Anxiety

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Recently we had a book design project for typography. It involved creating a cover design for an unpublished book called 'Fractures from Anxiety', a set of short stories by Marcus Bastel.

I illustrated my interpretation of a character simply named Will from one of the stories within the book. Throughout the book there are many middle-ish aged men as leads, so the character choice is quite ambiguous, it could be any of them, which was the point.

I felt like doing something kinda surreal, yet relevant, so I played with the idea of anxiety bringing people to pieces, and how fragile it can make you.

At times anxiety can make you as fragile as porcelain.

A little emotional I know...

It took a while to paint.

Now for a closer look and an extra button:

'Will' [Acrylics & Pencil on Ivory coloured mountboard]

I guess this is another stage of my bid to paint more. I've been inspired to paint a second cover a bit later on, depicting the female lead from the same story.

In my mind it's appearing just a little bit more surreal. Let's hope that's a good thing.