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Inktober #29 | Gotye Project Piece

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[Inktober #29 and 8th Gotye Piece]

I decided to combine today’s inktober ink piece and a piece for my Gotye Project as I am long overdue adding another artwork to that project.

This is Seven Hours with a Backseat Driver- music and video here on Youtube

This piece is layered writing with an ink pen, acrylic ink applied with a brush (and moved about with a water spritzer) and a final detailing with acrylic in and a small brush.

I took inspiration from the song title itself and the mood of the instrumental song. As it is near Halloween I also wanted to bring out a creepiness in my interpretation of the music.

Hopefully I should be back on track with this project- so many other things have overtaken my time this year. I like to be able to have time to reflect on my ideas about a song and work out the main themes, artwork layering and composition etc. I like to take into consideration music mood, lyrics and Wally’s original musical intention.

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See other artworks in this series here.

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New Artwork- Pick A Card

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Pick a Card, acrylic ink, collage and acetate prints on paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

This is a small piece inspired by meeting the lovely Damon Conlan in Shop in the Square,Wolverhampton last Friday. Card tricks were performed, ideas were exchanged, art was inspired.

The playing card with my name on it (card trick leftovers, the best kind of leftovers of course) was central to this piece, I also scanned the back of the card and used it as a small background for the magician.

You can follow Damon on Twitter and Facebook.

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New Artwork: Voices

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Voices, pen, acrylic ink and cut text on Moleskine page

I’m really enjoying drawing skulls recently.

Woman image inspired by this stock photo.

 

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New Artwork: Blue On Empty

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Blue on Empty, acrylic ink and pen on paper, 18 x 18 cm

This week has been stressful…

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New Artwork: Rabbit

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Watercolour and acrylic ink on paper, 21 x 17.5cm

Just a little piece inspired by Rabbit’s (Steam Powered Giraffe) new headpiece. I wasn’t exactly sure where I was going with this but I had fun.

Based on the photo that Bunny first put up showing the magnificent headpiece.

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Small Illustration- 3D Glasses

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3D, acrylic ink on card, 14.5 x 21cm

Just a quick little ink illustration.

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New Artwork: Sokolum Inspired

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My finished Sokolum piece. This is acrylic ink and pen on cardstock, 21 x 21cm

Recently I have decided to create some artwork inspired by various Youtubers I have been watching for years. It’s not much but I wanted to give something back.

Heather/ Sokolum is a pretty awesome and inspiring makeup artist- check her out on: Youtube| Twitter| Instagram

 

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New Artwork: Death of a Pilot

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Death of a Pilot, acrylic ink, pigment ink pen on handmade paper, 20 x 20 cm

Piece for the fifth and final song on the album Crash Site. The pieces in this series were commissioned for a music album by C.J Kane.

The second image shows the image with text as it will be shown.

Ideas suggested for this piece included ‘airplane, in the sky or possibly crashing (similar to the cover, but different view, or colours, or plane, or angles etc) I was able to revisit some of my Masters artwork with piece- interesting to go back after a year.

With this images, C.J wanted a representation of a plane crash, of course, and I kept the similar fractured silhouette along with colours of bleeding/smoking ink.

I chose this angle for the plane as the cockpit windows and nose cone are easily recognisable- very important with fracturing a familiar, everyday object. I still wanted coherence between the image and representation of a a crashed plane and its connotations.

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New Artwork: Crash Site

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Crash Site, acrylic ink, pigment ink pen on paper, 20 x 20 cm

Piece for the cover of the album Crash Site. The pieces in this series were commissioned for a music album by C.J Kane.

The second image shows the image with text as it will be shown.

Ideas suggested for this piece included various parts of a crashed plane/ plane debris at an aircraft crash. Again, I was able to revisit some of my Masters artwork with piece- interesting to go back after a year.

With this images, C.J wanted a representation of a plane crash but from a strong viewpoint for the viewer. The piece had to represent and bring together the other artworks of the album and of course the songs themselves. I kept the similar fractured silhouette- this time the front of the crashed plane’s cockpit- along with colours of bleeding/smoking ink.

I also chose this angle for the plane as the cockpit windows are easily recognisable- very important with fracturing a familiar, everyday object. I still wanted coherence between the image and representation of a a crashed plane and its connotations.

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New Artwork: High Religion

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High Religion, acrylic ink, pigment ink pen on handmade paper, 20 x 20 cm

Piece for the fourth song on the album Crash Site. The pieces in this series were commissioned for a music album by C.J Kane.

The second image shows the image with text as it will be shown.

Ideas were not necessarily suggested for this piece,however C.J did reference some of my other works in regards to aesthetic style. I wanted to have visual references to both an old church building and a cloaked figure- I used silhouettes to keep the style common among all the album pieces.

After some experimentation with different text types and fonts, I decided to use text from a vintage Bible page. I extracted the text from the page in Photoshop and created a stamp with acetate, adding the text to the left of the piece over spattered red ink

Both the church and and cloaked figure were inked with a Micron ink pen-  I kept the shapes simple and pretty much texture-less so the texture of the ink beneath could be seen more easily.

 

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