A great day for charity shop shopping. Found these two gems, some super shiny copper badgers and a butterfly made of feathers. It was very important that I owned them, obviously.
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Powering through! Wish I'd realised before inking it up that I'd made some massive errors in the proportions, still happy with it none the less. I don't really know where to stop with this, maybe I need a break from pillars and window frames - but I do feel quite addicted, this large scale drawing business is pretty great.
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
This one took me all day, ands its only a small part of the market. I associate this entrance with the shop on the left corner, where you can buy fluorescent fishnet tights and all things kinky - but thought it was probably best not to draw behind the glass.
Monday, 24 January 2011
Another addition to my buildings, the Hyde Park Picture House. I miss this building super bad right now because its showing Blue Valentine. I used to be able to role out my backdoor into this cinema, but now I have to travel 25 miles to the nearest cinema showing it.
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Friday, 21 January 2011
A couple of additions I drew yesterday for my collection of Leeds buildings. Manor Drive was my home for a year, a beautiful old terraced house on the outside, not so beautiful on the inside. I spent many of my morning hours doing a huge drawing of Opal One (my student halls) drawing the exact number of windows, anyone who knows Opal will know thats an insane task. After inking the outline I decided I didn't like it, it wasn't interesting enough. So instead I focused on just a section of the the huge structure, that holds almost a thousand beds.
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
The brilliant writer Jack Lewis asked me to illustrate his poem 'The Rise and Fall of the Concrete King'. I put together a 16 page book to hold his 46 stanza long poem, with my drawings throughout. Here are a few examples of the pages and illustrations.
I need to learn this thing better, as my images appear dull and sad. They are bright and full of life in the flesh!
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
I just found this collection in a shoe box under my bed, which hasn't been opened in 11 years. I remember them so well (little sad face was my fav) but I can't remember where they were from. Did anybody else used to collect these figurines? Did they come out of a cereal box?