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New Artwork- Night Drive

Night Drive Artwork

Night Drive, acrylic ink on canvas textured paper, 117.8 x 1012.6cm

The next piece in my Gotye Project.

There’s been a long gap between the last piece and this one just because I’ve been busy with many other things.

This one came together pretty easily as I had the image in my head for a while- the ink itself has a pretty organic form in that I let it do it’s own thing on the paper. I like that the ink picked up the texture of the paper beneath it, I didn’t have to add any extra texture to the piece

This is one of my favourite songs on the Like Drawing Blood album- you can listen to the song here on Youtube.


See other artworks in this series here.

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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 #6


|Inktober #6|

This is a postcard created specifically for a postcard swap I am participating in with Mayparis of Youtube. She sent me a lovely postcard of Lamp-posts in Love – a sculpture in Kiev, Ukraine.

The postcard has the base ink directly on it, whereas the butterflies were drawn and inked onto acrylic paper, cut out and attached onto the postcard.

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New Artwork: Puzzle with a Piece Missing.



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.


See other artworks in this series here.

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Artwork Rejects




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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