Thursday, 28 July 2011

Forgot to mention Showreel 2011

Oh yeah, I've got a showreel. Still needs some work but check it out...

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Birthday Gift

With every birthday brings "wisdom", but more importantly presents. The most charming this year being a gift from my brother, Subversive Cross Stitch by Julie Jackson. Whilst casually strolling through the web a while ago, I stumbled across Jackson's unique cross stitch and when I found out she was publishing a book I knew that a quick email to the brother would ensure summer evenings cross stitching in the garden.

So after a lot of giggling at abuse wrapped up in a quaint  little bow I got stitching. As much as it would have made sense to stick to the patterns given in the book I jumped straight onto the lyrics of the song I was listening to at the time...

Using some snazzy thread I found in my toolbox I became kind of proud of the whole thing, I think theres just something very fulfilling about seeing something develop quickly and actually turning out alright. So I kind of got a bit over excited about doing more so I've ended up spending the afternoon doing another piece (housewarming gift, two birds one stone) and turned it's creation into a (not so exciting) little animation. I think at some point I'd like to make it something more interesting, music, a proper ending, but for a little experiment today it's fine...

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Scared of colour much?

It's not exactly that I'm scared of using colour in my work, but more that I love black and white and find that you can be so incredibly emotive with different lines, marks and shadings. This has led to me finding colour not always necessary, and also tricky to get right - yeah basically I'm kind scared of colours.

This said I am trying to ease my way in to using colour by going over some of my old cycles and adding colour to them...


As you can see from my first colour attempt I went with the subtle approach. Round two I will definitely, kind of, maybe, push myself to use more colour.