Hands up if you want to see what I’ve been working on at Uni so far? Screen Printing Induction Tuesdays ended today with the completion of my first set of prints as a Bath Spa student. They’re not the most … Continue reading
If you’re cool, you’ll appreciate that photocopiers are the best.
Here are some reasons why.
See, see?! I took some boring ol’ uni work and I made it WIGGLY!
What’s that? You can do that kind of thing on photoshop?
Well see, you’re kind of missing the point of these genius experiments here.
Yeah okay, there might well be modern ways to reproduce these effects without an enormous copying machine, but then how would I make the most of my £140 studio fee if not for the free black and white photocopier in my classroom?
Totally money well spent.
Having now officially started my degree at Bath Spa I can quite happily say I am loving life.
After the indescribable disappointment that was yesterdays one day project (in which I was caterpaulted against my will through the past few years of my art education, into the heart of GCSE) I returned today into the arms of my much missed and unceasingly rewarding secret lover; screen print.
Merely one morning in the print rooms spent priming my screen and I have already caught the art bug and get ready to descend on the world of BA hons, sketchbook in one hand and squeegie in the other. And I haven’t even put ink to page yet.
It’s been over a year since finishing my Foundation Diploma and the buzz of once more being issued a brief from someone who isn’t myself is beyond compare. The possibilities feel truly immeasureable and I’m looking forward to getting back on the project pony.
Needless to say, I’m in a pretty good mood and have chosen to celebrate by bringing you some ickle bits I’ve been doodling in recent days.
Bit o' reptile love never goes amiss.
Tortoise. Hare. Gouache. ‘Nuff said.
This one was the result of attempting work on my next graphic novel, in which the modern day is set against the 1800′s.
It’s a fun little idea I thought might be a nice doodle, finished off with a little watercolour.
Anyway, enough time wasted chatting to cyberspace, it’s off to the drawing board for this new project I should be doing!
Following the success of Tick‘s first book Signing event in Dorking and the subsequent sales, the very nice peoples of Waterstones have agreed to give me another in not one, but TWO more of their stores within the area! I am very pleased to announce that Tick will once more be sold with my nice, shiny signature in both the Guildford and Redhill branches before Christmas.
Although great, this is somewhat awkward as I have since moved to Bath and these places are now far away places and not really local at all. But hey, and event is an event!
If you fancy (and you know you do) making a trip to see me and nabbing a first edition copy for yourself, you can find me at:
Sunday 6th November
Or, if you fancy leaving the Christmas shopping a bit later:
(12-13 Belfry Centre)
Saturday 3rd December
So dig out your pennies and get your robot on, I expect to see you there!