This years advent is proving tough. Had to wait for the rain in the last few days, but also being involved in the Art Schism project as well as other projects is taking up my time too.
I think that I need a clone!
Here are the latest offerings….
As usual for December it is very cold. Fingers have almost dropped off. Rain is here today and may stop play….Booo!!
Here’s the last few days
More to come and don’t forget to come in to the Art Schism shop at 87 Gloucester Rd, Brighton BN1 4AP to see more of my artwork for sale as well as other great artists and makers.
My good friend Dee lives down the road from these boxes and suggested that I painted a Yeti on them.
So I did.
Yes, yes. It’s back. The Grafik Advent hosted by me, Sinna One.
It’s flipping freezing out there at the moment, but has that stopped me?
My paint stained fingers have taking such a cold bashing in the last five days and they shall continue to do so until the advent is up. So here are the first few and expect to see more. Every day. Watch this space….
Once again, I am posting about the Badger Cull debate. The petition is still out there and needs to be signed. An amazing response so far with 156,000 signatures, however anyone that believes this is wrong and hasn’t signed needs to do so. Sign here
The good news is that this is now due for debate in Parliament, but it aint over yet.
In other Stop the Cull news there is a Love the Badger flash mob dance this weekend in Parliament Square from 2pm and Trafalgar Square from 3.30pm on Sunday the 21st October. Organised by the great folks at Artful Badger. More info here – ShnufleShnuffle.
And finally…My image of the Badgerfaced Blues that i painted on a shutter in Brighton as my response to the proposed cull was reposted on the RSPCA official facebook page and got nearly 900 likes. Very proud of that.
For more info on Badgers, The Cull debate and other preventative action against the cull visit these sites….
Well, I tell ya, I must have been snoozing as I totally missed out on posting this bit of timelapse that POOKA did for Playgroup Festival this year. Again, the Festival was an awesome one, with a fantastic line up and amazing people to boot.
Here is the vid…Enjoy.
The title track is ‘The Entrance’ by Boycom
As the summer was drawing to a close and the weather was still fine, I managed to fit in a little mural for Prince Fatty’s new album release – Prince Fatty Versus the Drunken Gambler.
Prince Fatty asked me to recreate the album artwork, originally drawn by famous illustrator JAKe, on a big wall in Brighton. The image shows Fatty, Holie Cook and Horseman ready to battle na Kung Fu stylie.
This was another challenging commission, as I am so used to drawing my own artwork, and it took a day just to get the original sketch to how it should look.
I was happy with the end result and more importantly, Fatty was over the moon.
There is a time lapse of the piece being painted on the way.
The album is out now on Mr Bongo.
Now hear dis…
This project was from last year and I’m only just getting around to posting the pics.
Gobi is a Mongolian barbeque restaurant in Brighton. I was asked to come in and brighten up the cloakroom.
The designs are not my own work, but the work of a Mongolian artist named G.Batchuluun.
Both pieces are from batik style paintings. The first depicting the goddess of Art ‘Yanjinlkham’ and the second depicting Ghengis Khan. Link to these images here – Mongolian Shop
It was interesting to paint in this style as they have a slightly buddhist art style to them. Something that I felt that I explored a little bit more on my travels in India a couple of months after this.
Festy season is with us once more and one of my favourite festivals in the last 2 years has been Playgroup at Eridge park in Tunbridge Wells.
To celebrate this years festival, I was asked to come and paint the wall at the Blind Tiger Club Brighton. It was a beautiful day and I got more than my fair share of sunburn whilst doing it!
Drawing inspiration from this years theme and a little story on the flyer, I came up with this colourful design. Using some rough sketches and a lot of imagination (or making it up as I go), the whole wall took me a day to paint.
The finished wall can now be seen on the side of the pub.
More shots of the progress and a time lapsed video by Pooka Photography is on the way.
Follow the links in this post for more info on the festival and how to get tickets…