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New Artwork- Overpass

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Overpass, acrylic ink and ink transfer on paper, 10.5 x 14.8cm.

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New Artwork- Escape

artwork escapeEscape, acrylic ink and ink transfer on paper, 42 x 29.5cm

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Inktober #18 #19 #20

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|Inktober #18 #19 #20|

I decided to make the last three pieces around Welcome to Night Vale as I saw their live show in Birmingham on Sunday 19th October.

The show was amazing and the venue was perfect- the Glee Club, Birmingham. I even managed to get my tickets and Night Vale tour poster signed by the cast after the show.

Each of these inktober pieces is 7.66 x 6.71cm and is acrylic ink and Pigma ink pen on 250gsm paper.

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Inktober #17

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Another quick in piece for Inktober- acrylic ink on cardboard off-cut.

Halloween is coming…

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New Artwork: Moleskine Pages

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Stories, acrylic ink, collage, cut text and pigment ink pen in Moleskine sketchbook.

Cut text reads:

That is the time of the year,

full of fog,

and little

consciousness.

I looked forward to tea,

and stories

in front of cheap

success.

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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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New Artwork: Puzzle with a Piece Missing.

 

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Puzzle with a piece missing, ink, cut text, ink pen, acetate print, 17.3 x 23cm

The next piece done for my ongoing Gotye project.

With this piece I wanted to capture the overall sombre feeling of the song. I decided to use muted blue and purple ink accented with simple black and white. I also wanted the figure to look and solemn reflective with the jigsaw texture (and the absent pieces) as an obvious link to the song title.

The subtle graphics in the background ink is a collage made in Photoshop from vintage diagrams and text, printed onto acetate and then onto the ink base. The text in the piece is a couple of lines from the song.

I used this stock image by AmethystDreams1987 as drawing reference.

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See other artworks in this series here.

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Artwork Rejects

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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.

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New Artwork: Gestures

 

 

 

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Gestures, acrylic ink, acrylic paint, ink pen on fabric, 14.8 x 10.5cm

Vintage bee image reference- The Graphics Fairy

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New Artwork Commission- Until the Future

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Latest canvas commission.

Until the Future, acrylic ink,text image transfer, ink stamp, acrylic paint, cut paper on canvas, 59.4 x 42cm

The person who commissioned the piece wanted it focused around the colours of black and teal and various states of melting butterflies- representing the past, present and future.

I aged the look of he canvas and added various types of texts in the background- taken from my own scans of vintage books.

To bring the image and concepts together I also added the image of a clock face and a compass windrose to literally represent both time and direction.

 

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