Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Street smarts vs Book smarts


230. street smarts vs Book smarts
watercolour on paper
14.8cm x 10cm

Just a comparison I was thinking about the other day.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Sad times


229. Depression is an unrelenting heavy machine.
watercolour on paper
14.8cm x 10cm

I've never had depression, so i can't do an honest artwork about it, but based on things I've read and all the stuff in the news about Robin Williams' tragic death I felt I should do an image about it.

Monday, 18 August 2014

all my troubles come at once.


228. sometimes, troubles come all at once.
watercolour on paper
14.8cm x 10cm

Recently (as you may have seen) I've bee trying out different ways of working, each has their merits and flaws, the last few images have been about an absence of detail, seeing how relatable the image is without fussy renderings. Over the years I've taught a lot of illustration and drawing classes often to those that think they can't draw, I'm a firm believer that every one can draw. the quality is just down to practice. I've always loved the simplicity of stick men and I suppose my slightly chunkier versions appear through out my work.
this image is about, those day when nothing goes right.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Spots


227. No one is looking at that big spot on your face.
Acrylic on board
14.8cm x 10cm

This is loosely based on a conversation I overheard two teenagers having on the bus the other day, one was pointing at a spot and telling their friend how hideous it was and the friend was not really saying anything helpful about it, I'll be honest I had a look and I couldn't even see it.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

dragged down.


226. dragging me down.
Acrylic on board
14.8cm x 10cm

Felt like doing a quick, un-fussy painting today, I have a lot of work on at the moment, and thats always a good thing, but I do feel like its getting me down a bit, a little bit of free time would be nice.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Computer issues!


225. My computer went Kaput.
Watercolour on paper
14.8cm x 10cm

the hard drive on my computer went Kaput, it's getting fixed, but this somewhat irritating.
:(

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Sentient Toast

224. The world from the point of view of a sentient piece of toast.
Watercolour on paper
14.8cm x 10cm

Today I received a nice surprise in the mail:


Which was really nice, it was based on an earlier image a day piece about ideas and toast popping out of the toaster, it reminded me ( I have no idea why) of when I was a child and how when I'd eat certain food (particularly toast) and imagine it was a live being that I had caught and I was eating it and really there was a whole world of sentient food stuffs running about and we eat them because we didn't know they were sentient. thats messed up isn't it, I blame early 80s kids TV.  A big thank you to 
NelliePea Teatime for sending me a really cool hand made object :)