My latest Acrylic and spraypaint painting is inspired by the Saint Pauls Carnival in Bristol UK. The streets look very much like this and have huge soundsystems made up of loads of speakers...although they don't form the shape of dinosaurs.
I chose to go with a Stegasaurus this time as it is one dino that I haven't done yet. He seems quite a friendly beast and has someone patting him on the head.
The piece is also inspired by the album artwork on records by the Dub artist Scientist. They are usually cartoony and feature lots of people dancing at a party. There are coppers often in there too like in my pic. Greensleeves records also has lots of covers like this.
I kept the colour scheme very tropical, warm and Rasta. Lots of red, gold and green. The guy on the decks is alot like Jah Shakka and the guy with glasses drinking a Red Stripe was meant to be DJ Derek but looks more like a friend of mine!
The painting is on display as part of the Inkygoodness Hopes & Fears group show of 16 contemporary illustrators and image-makers based in and around the South West.
Features new work by
Lisa Hassell Michelle Turton DocVek Andy Council Ben Newman Dave Bain Seb Burnett Paul Roberts (Themlot) James Bourne (Themlot) Couscous Kid Vicky Newman (House of Aces) Simon David Mills Ainsley Knott Louise Tyers Mini Padam Mike O'Shea
Opening times: Fri 14 Nov (first day) 11am - 1pm Sat 15 Nov - Wed 26 Nov 11am - 4pm daily Thur 27 (last day) 11am - 1pm
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.