Salvador

Testing of my beautiful new Gullor fountain pens and Waterman inks on a portrait of a young Salvador Dali.

Apparently the photograph was taken of Dali by Luis Buñuel around the time of the making of Un Chien Andalou.

One suggestion is that Dali’s father strongly opposed his relationship with his future wife, Gala, he banished him from the family home. Before leaving for Paris to join her, Dali shaved his head and buried the hair at Cadaqués beach.

#2017bestnine

#2017bestnine on Instagram.

Four views of Bristol, two oldies, one tree, some Berlin shoppers and a young Salvador Dali.

Most of these had a process video on the second page so that’s obviously a thing that goes down well. Also that picture of the boat scrolls, I didn’t just draw the front.

Thank you to everyone for all the likes and comments, I enjoy the few moments a day I get to draw so much and getting support like that is wonderful. 🙏

Let’s do another year. 💥💥💥

Re-sort

I have been reorganising my site a bit. I decided to use the WordPress Portfolio system, which allows you to build a network of pages showcasing work. I thought it might free up some time and energy as there is so much built in functionality there.
It’s early days yet, but I have changed some of the menu above to reflect the changes. You can see the full portfolio pages here.
As well as giving each project it’s own page the system provides specific pages for tags and types so as I add more things the possibilities of how things can be viewed and juxtaposed increases, which I find very interesting.
Here’s a few different groupings below to give you an idea:

Animation

 

Comics

 

Pictures


Like I said it’s early days. As I ass more things hopefully it’ll fill out more.

Also I am toying of upgrading my WordPress so I can sell stuff directly from here instead of Big Cartel and that should enable more to do some more CSS modification of the site.

 

Seven Black and White Photos.

Just over a week ago I got challenged by Jess to do the Seven Black and White Photograph challenge.

No context, no explanations, no people, no pets.

So here we are, all done. It was interesting working without the colour because that’s usually my fall back option.

I’m supposed to nominate some people now, which I’m not sure about. If you fancy it, let me know. I’ll pretend it was my idea or something.

33% off for 3!

For the month of December I am running a discount on my Big Cartel store.
If you order 3 or more signed prints, you will get 33% (one third) off the total price if you use the promo code “DEC33FOR3”.
Offer will expire 23:59 GMT on December 31st 2017.
For those in the UK please order before the 15th December if you want a chance of receiving the order by Christmas.

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INTERMITTENTLY REGULAR #365 SKETCH PROJECT UPDATE 174-189

This is a real hotchpotch of drawings from various places over the last few months. As my time is very short I have taken on the process of starting the sketch from life, taking a photo, then finishing the drawing later from reference. This was against my original principle of doing this project, but it’s that or not getting anything done, so.

I have made some of these drawings available as signed digital prints on my Big Cartel store. Please have a look, there is some of my colour work available there too.

Sometimes I have made short little videos of the process of the drawing and you can see those by clicking on the Instagram link below the image and swiping to the left.

As always you can follow my progress almost realtime on Instagram or Facebook and check older drawings on previous posts, or in the gallery.

174
174/365 Bedminster Methodist Church.
Drawn whilst sitting on the @sbabristol Arts Trail.
Plot 1.
There’s still a few hours left.
20 minutes.
Notebook: Ichabod
176
176/365
English Rose, Clifton, Bristol.
Drawn on 15/06/17.
Fountain pen.
10 minutes.
Notebook: Ichabod.
181
181/365
Godrevy Lighthouse, St. Ives Bay.
View from Gwythian Sands.
6th August 2017.
Notebook: Ichabod.
Multicoloured Ballpoint.
I have a lot of drawings I haven’t posted now so prepare for them to come all out of sequence.
😀
183
183/365
The spire (?) of the German Cathedral in the Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin.
Ink
Notebook: Ichabod.
I’ll be using #Inktober to finish off and “ink” in various sketches begun here and there. This is of one of the twin Cathedrals by the Konzerthaus in Berlin started when we visited back in April.
184
184/365
Deutscher Dom,
Gendarmenmarkt,
Markegrafenstraße,
Berlin.
Originally pencilled 12/04/2017.
Completed 04/10/2017
Pencil and V-ball.
Notebook: Ichabod.
#inktober
185
185/365
House front.
St. Michaels Hill, Bristol.
Pencil and V-ball.
08/09/2017-12/10/2017
Notebook: Ichabod

Process video viewable here. Prints available on Big Cartel.

186
186/365
Three Establishments along the Whiteladies Road.
From the front door at work, a view soon to be blocked by the new building.
11th Oct – 1st Nov 2017
Notebook: Ichabod.

Process video viewable here. Prints available on Big Cartel.

187
187/365
Stone Staircase,
Lower Church Lane,
nr Perry Road,
05/09/17-12/11/17
V-ball and Pencil.
Notebook: Ichabod

Process video viewable here. Prints available on Big Cartel.

188
188/365
Magpies on Gwithian Sands.
Drawn on 01/08/2017
Fountain pen and V-ball
Notebook: Ichabod 📓
189
189/365
South Parade, Oakfield Road,Clifton Bristol.
Pencil and V-ball.
08/11/17-23/11/17
Notebook: Ichabod

Process video viewable here. Prints available on Big Cartel.

A Committee Looks Upon The Vortex (Maelga Turquoise Turbulante)

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A Committee Looks Upon The Vortex (Maelga Turquoise Turbulante)

Painted from a dream as part of the “Postcards From The Other Side Of Sleep” series.
A depiction of politicians talking amongst themselves whilst the people are engulfed.
Original is watercolour on paper.

Products now available on Society6.

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Fancy a T-shirt?

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Owls Over The Stock Exchange
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Record Cover for some Jazzed Rabbits

I recently got my head around adjusting some of my designs for the All Over Print Shirts on Society6.

There is a really helpful template you can download so you can position the design to fit nicely on the front are with a bleed around it.

It’s definitely worth spending a bit of time to get it right.

Hope you like them!

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