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Local Craft Fair Selling

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A selection of arty things I was selling today in Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton.

I am open for commissions for Christmas now- cards, gift boxes, stationery gifts, artwork and anything along those lines. Email me at info@clockworkumbrella.co.uk for more info.

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Artwork in Progress: Physalis

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I also started a piece in another project/series. These are a few layers of ink and gouache on linen for my next artwork based on a poem from Loqui by Greg Webster.

I am using Physalis for inspiration.

As you can see I need to add a lot of ink linework for it not to look like an inky mess.

I’ll add more details about the piece when it’s finished.

 

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Artwork In Progress: Coming Back

 

 

 

 

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I started the next piece my Gotye Project,  here you can see it in various stages and layers. Hopefully I should finish this by the end of the week, a few more layers of ink and paint will bring the whole thing together. You can still see some of the rough sketch/planning lines underneath the ink.

I wish I had started this on thicker paper due to amount of ink I’ve added, however I like how it’s turning out so I’m not going to start over again now.

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Other pieces in the project:

Like Drawing Blood

The Only Way

Hearts A Mess

 

 

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Calendar of Tales

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Actually managed to upload my entry for BlackBerry and Neil Gaiman’s Calendar of Talesmainly because I had it in my head that the submission date was 15th May for some reason.

So I wanted to make something simple that I could create, scan and submit in the same day. I chose the  December Tale to illustrate and I actually had the idea in my head for about a couple of months but never found the time to plan it out and do some test images like i would usually. I am glad that I found this stock from SenshiStock as reference, (I have a feeling that I will be using a lot of their stock as reference for the odd occasion I use figures in my work.)

I’m glad I managed to keep my usual inky aesthetic, only this time I had apply some heat to dry the ink between layers rather than having the time to wait for it to dry on its own.

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New Artwork: Mriya

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Mriya, Ink on 250gsm paper, 12.5cm x 9cm

I’ve found myself watching lots of Youtube videos showing the Antonov An-225 recently. I originally found out about this plane whilst studying for my Masters last year; I was researching a lot of Russian plane disasters at one point and watching a lot of recorded footage on Youtube and other video sites. There always seemed to be links somewhere to videos of of the An-225 landing, taking off and being loaded at various airports.

I always watched with fascination and researched into the aircraft a little bit but never really bought it into my artwork as its history never really matched my work at the time. I’ve revisited it lately and thought that it would an interesting continuation of my plane related artwork to start with some deconstructions of this beautiful, Ukrainian beast.

I’ve been pushed for time recently (hence the very little posting) but I managed to produce this small, kind of rough, ink piece in relation to the An-225. Hopefully this is the first of many works in a series of artworks in relation to cargo aircraft. I love commercial passenger planes but cargo transportation also has my interest in terms of aesthetics and engineering. I’m always intrigued how passenger aircraft are modified to transport all sorts of cargo across the world.

 

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Artwork Planning and Stages: Hearts A Mess

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The start of my planning for my Hearts A Mess piece. Originally I was playing around with the idea of two figures- possible reaching out for each other or at least one of them reaching out for the other. I was adamant to get an anatomical representation of a heart in the artwork, the one here is drawn with an ink pen and white acrylic ink- with reference to an old medical illustration found here at The Graphics Fairy. A great resource for out of copyright and vintage imagery.

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Working out composition before cutting up the heart. The base ink on the paper was done a couple of months ago, it’s from a large piece of paper that I used ink and water on. I cut up the paper into smaller bits to use for different artwork, they’re working great as bases at the moment.

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I added another layer of ink to the piece and managed to cut up the heart. I worked out the placement for this and have started stitching between the pieces.

I’m planning to add quite a bit more thread and also ink the figure separate  cut it out and add it to this…with more thread.

I’ll continue tomorrow.

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Gotye Project

Like Drawing Blood

The Only Way

 

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Illustration Friday: Ocean

I did upload this yesterday but decided to take better photos of it in the light this morning rather than using the one I took last night with a camera flash.

My piece for this week’s Illustration Friday. The topic this week being Ocean I decided to create something below the ocean waves, resting on the seabed.

This is in my Moleskine, created with an ink base and dry pastel layered over this. I also went back in with a tiny brush and black acrylic ink to add a few details.

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New Artwork Series

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*This has been posted on Tumblr for a while now but I decided to also share it on here too.*

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First artwork from my Gotye project outline in this post.

Christmas was probably the wrong time to start this hah, but I finally managed to find some time to make some work.

This is inspired by the song Like Drawing Blood from the same named album by Gotye. I mainly took cues from the phrase ‘like drawing blood from a stone’ since I needed more context to go along with the title of the song and the sounds contained within it.

Like Drawing Blood, ink, dry pastel on paper, 32 x 25 cm

Next on to The Only Way.

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BA Artwork

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Just sorting through some of my University BA work.

Found these small images of experiments with scenes and ink. I think I’d like to revisit these and make some into larger paintings/drawings.

I really enjoyed experimenting with ink and text on my Masters course this year so I could combine the two techniques.

These are in a folder labelled Power Series.

All pieces are 30x27cm and are ink on Fabriano pressed paper.

 

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Moleskine Page

Just a little inky something in my Moleskine…

Acrylic ink and acrylic paint.

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