31 July 2012
...starting back with the on/off relationship with the lions. maybe i have drawn them all - maybe some are waiting to be drawn. there is definitely a story to tell with these characters - as to what that story is - i have no idea. its been a difficult time these past few weeks, lots of things good, bad and sad. above is a page i drew a while ago - maybe in April or May. i am in the workroom this evening and i am going to try and have an evening of 'doing'.
BIG DATE TO REMEMBER
London Renegade Craft Fair - 15th & 16th September 2012 at Old Trumen Brewery
Very proud to let you all know that Kayleigh O'Mara and I will be at the 2nd London Renegade Craft Fair. We will be sharing a stall and our tables will be full of our lovely work. Very exciting indeed and plans are underway to create as much as I can between now and then.
Click on the underlined links, for they will take you to magical places full of information.
26 July 2012
...today's post is dedicated to Ali Graney - a fantastic friend and tutor. She recently passed away after a short illness. Ali was the best, the best tutor and the best friend. She was lovely and words are hard to write. Above is one of her recent illustrations. She loved teaching and illustration/drawing, especially with ink and straws - drawing animals, chickens, flowers and dinosaurs. Always the keen gardener, I never came home empty handed - sent home with veg and stern words about getting the sketchbook out. We would often be in touch and if time allowed, made little visits to Sheffield Taps and then back to her and Lee's for food and wine. She will be missed. Missed by many and never forgotten.
03 July 2012
...shine in doors while the rain plays outside. this doodle has been in the sketchbook for a few months - maybe since late 2011 - some one saw it and said 'why don't you do something with that?'. I wasn't that keen on the idea as suns are a popular thing to draw but thinking about it lately, I thought I'd give it a whirl. Last nights hand drawn screen went very Pete Tong when washing out the drawing fluid so I had another go today, took me time and it came out grand. The print set up is also getting used so all is good. I am also learning how to mix colour but really that is a little lie as I am still winging it when it comes to colour and mixing it. The plan is to do swatches and all, learn how to overlay colours when printing but plans get sat on and nowt comes of it - so wing it, it will be. These beauts will be in the online shops soon.
A selection of my work can now be found in the following places,
The Imaginarium Gallery, 74 Main Street, Haworth, BD22 8DP
Ginger Pickle - Online Shop