The Crimes Of Passion Bristol Street Art show at the RWA had a feature in Hong Kongs Ming Pao Daily News. Cheo and myself were interviewed and Brisuanadon is pleased to have a pic of him in the feature also!
Flyer design for the Play It By Ear night in Camden, London. Dinosaur is made up of cables, plugs, amps, speakers, effects pedals, guitars and neon! The Bushbaby logo of the night is also in there as wires behind the front leg. For details on the night - read the dino!
This is a Stegasaurus type beastie made up of cactus plants. It is all painted with spraypaint except for the little spikes, which I did with brush. He is quite a happy, if a little stupid dino as his brain is only the size of a walnut! He has blossom for eyes and horn nose.
Here's the sketch I worked from...
Painted on the wall of the Emporium in Bristol as part of the ‘Stokes Croft Herbarium’ exhibition which mingles together plant specimens with works of art that draw their influence from the plant kingdom -creating the impression of a botanical garden/art gallery hybrid.
Featuring artwork by: Andy Council Chris 'Cavetroll' Drury Evie Wonder Nicky Cornwell Tim Floyd
Exhibition opening times:
11am-6pm daily from 11th-18th April.
(Good) Friday 10th April: Opening night -7pm-9pm
There was home-made nettle beer, a box or two of plonk and a bit of music at the exhibition's preview, which was jolly good fun.
Thinking of doing some more spraypaint pieces along the same lines too. Perhaps something like this Triceratops...
Enuff Skateboards have launched their new Escapism series of decks that feature my design in four different colours! I have taken their question mark logo and turned it into a giant MC Escher like floating skatepark that offers skaters escape from the city streets below.
The decks feature a Pantone colour bottom print and a two colour top print. Three layers of stained ply, gloss varnish top and sides and matt varnish bottom.
My friends at 7 Inch Cinema in Birmingham asked me to produce an illustration for the childrens film part of the Flatpack Festival. They wanted a Jules Verne, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Steam Punk type of flying film projection thingy and this is what I came up with...
I based it on a sort of Swallow shape which then gave me the idea to do my recent Gunship Swallow painting.
Here's a couple of alternate designs I did before coming up with the final which I think are pretty cool also.
Here's a couple of pics from the opening night of the Urban Scrawl exhibition from just over a week ago.
My Tank Heart and Gunship Swallow pieces got finished in time and are now up on display along with a few other bits of pieces of mine and lots of great work by the other artists in this group show. The opening night was really packed and it was great to be up a part of London town I don't know too well and hang out with friends old and new. Ended up in some strange Russian bar after which was pretty random...
The show is at 269 Portobello Road, London W11 1LR; Nearest Tube - Ladbroke Grove and runs till Sun, Apr 5th 2009, 10:00PM. Work from the show is available to buy online here.
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.