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Artwork Commission

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Cleaned up, added thicker lines and red accents to this commission piece. The client wanted a piece like this inspired by vices- gambling, drinking etc

This is acrylic ink, gel pen and pigment ink pen on paper.

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Commission Piece- Pet Portrait

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Acrylic ink and pigment ink pen on watercolour paper, 10 x 15 cm

Recent commission for a gift. Such a cute face to paint.

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For commission information please email me at info@rachelmassey.co.uk

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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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New Artwork: All I Hear

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All I Hear, acrylic ink, pigment ink pen, acrylic paint on canvas board,  25 x 25 cm

Some elements of this image were further arranged in Photoshop.

Piece for the third 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.

The main visual ideas suggested (by C.J) for this piece were ‘empty night street with dim lit street lights – white/black/grey (blue/green in the lights).’

After some experimentation, initial sketches and colour tests I decided to (like I had done with my second piece La Da Da) imply the darkness of the image without overloading the image with blacks and dark colours. I wanted this piece to have an atmosphere of a small empty town at night, wet with rain that is also reflecting the green and blue lights. I stuck with simple silhouettes, leaving the texture to be picked up with the white and coloured ink splatter.

I also decided to add a vague , almost dispersing figure silhouette to the right of the image. The idea was to convey a solitary figure walking through lonely streets at night, with many conflicting thoughts and ideas overwhelming their mind.

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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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