I recently did this illustration for Russian design magazine Interni. The article is on the architecture of a Shaolin Temple and all the different levels the monks must go through until they can gain entrance to the most holy shrine. They asked for it to be done in the style of a Pinball machine with the monks being launched around the different temple levels!
Following on from this piece I thought it would be great to do a Chinese Dragon along the same theme. I was given a large canvas to paint for Graffle and came up with this beast! I have made the Dragon up of temples, hills and trees. There is a kind of Great Wall along it's back.
The canvas is around 1.7m high and I painted it using Acrylics and Spraypaint. I'm really pleased with how it came out and plan on working more in this way in the future. Here's some close ups showing the monks hanging out and stuff.
The piece is currently on display atTHE VILLAGE UNDERGROUND, 54 HolywellLane, Shoreditch EC2A 3PQ until 20th July and then at PAINT WORKS, Bath Road, Bristol 9th Sept. It is then going to be auctioned off later this year - more details as and when soon.
I use my drawing skills and love of detail to create bizarrely
intricate collections of creatures; from rabbits made of tanks to
dinosaurs mobilized by ‘lots of stuff’. I was trained in the
traditional techniques of animation and drawing, becoming influenced
by Miyazaki and Geoff Darrow amongst others. I use a combination of
graphics, line drawing, ink and paint pen to create my beasts and I am
now assaulting windows and walls with my unique menagerie.