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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.
See other artworks in this series here.
Works in Progress
Currently working on a few pieces using scraps from other projects- this is why I really don’t like to throw anything away.
The first is a box frame piece- trying to use some big pieces of my unfortunately smashed mug. I have a few more pieces that I will use in other ways too.
The last two are scraps of paper collaged with a light wash of gesso ready for some linework and ink. I’m still not entirely sure what they will finish up as.
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.
My entry for this week’s Illustration Friday theme: Tail
Tea and Tail, collage paper, acrylic ink, pigment ink pen, watercolours on paper, 21 x 15cm.
Two pieces of work that were not chosen for the final album pieces. These artworks illustrate the same song, as you can see, I decided to try different approaches to demonstrate the view from a commercial aircraft window.
Each piece is acrylic ink and paint on card and cleaned up/slightly re-arranged in photoshop.
I’m aiming to post a detailed blog post on each piece that was selected for the album and how they fit together as a project.
Glass Origami, 14.8 x 10.5cm, acrylic ink on card.
My third artwork based on one of the poems in Loqui by Greg Webster that I bought a few months ago.
I decided this piece would be more abstract than the other so far- focusing on using colour and vague form rather than subject to bring the piece together.
I used acrylic ink along with masking tape and my trusty water spray bottle to manually direct the ink across the card. Waiting for each layer to dry before building up ink colour and splatter.
I used the three middle verses of the poem as inspiration for this piece, hopefully by reading these you can see where my ideas surfaced:
A jagged edge
still bitter for being run down
a stone that conceived
a plan to concave.
A score mark for carving
or drilling to a shatter,
for folding like an origami
pattern of glass.
Now I cannot stop staring
at every traffic stop.
It’s cutting across the sky
with a white line
a slash of sunshine.
The author on Tumblr
Purchase Loqui here
See my other artworks in this series here.