Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Let me tell you about my mother.
It never seems to take too long before I need to draw something from Blade Runner, can't say I've ever attempted Leon before. This is colour pencils, Copic and Promarker pens with a tiny bit of Brush pen inking and white paint.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Night of the Doctor would have been heard easily echoing around the mountains of Solace and Solitude and crashing off the glass dome of the Capitol of the Time Lords. I couldn't not draw him could I?
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
I don't really live on compliments. As a matter of fact, they have a way of distracting me. I know a whole lot of musicians, artists out there who hears the compliments and thinks "wow, I must have been really great" and so they get fat and satisfied and they get lost and forget about their actual talent and start living in another world.
This was painted on watercolour paper in black wash and then I added colour in Photoshop, felt good to do a little tribute to a great person.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
My thoughts about Yul Brynner's portrayal of the 'Gunslinger' where not based on Schwarzenegger's Terminator (it wasn't released yet) but more to do with the relentless Doctor Who baddies the Cybermen, you couldn't stop them (well maybe if you had some gold on you) and you sure weren't going to stop the gunslinger. Even before his programming took a hit the gunslinger gave me the creeps. I didn't know the look of the character was based on Brynner's previous role in The Magnificent Seven I just knew you wouldn't mess with him. Plus of course it's Yul Brynner, the guy was cool, that trademark bald head, those piercing eyes. The guy was cool.
WestWorld was written and directed by Michael Crichton (he of Jurassic Park fame) and released 40 years ago. Apart from loving the film anyway that kind of makes it extra special for me being released on the year of my birth. A less than brilliant sequel, FutureWorld, was released three years later and there was even a very short lived and hardly seen TV series. Rumours are forever being posted about a remake but I reckon you'd be hard pressed to top the imagination and originality that the 1973 version gave.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
"If I were creating the world I wouldn't mess about with butterflies and daffodils. I would have started with lasers, eight o'clock, Day One!"
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Remember my treasure map envelope painting back here, well the book Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet that features that and many other great pieces is now available to order. Also you can go to accompanying exhibition and book launch at The Framers Gallery in London between 30th July and 3rd August. The exhibition then moves onto the Factoryroad Gallery in Hinckley from the 9th to 12th August, you need to contact and book a viewing for that exhibition if you intend to go along.
If you can't make it along to the shows you can see all the pieces and indeed purchase the original art view the website, here is the link to my original painting. All the proceeds from the sales of the original mail is being donated and shared between Animal Aid, The Teenage Cancer Trust and WaterAid.
If you can't decide which lovely piece you'd like then you have the option of buying a few limited edition giclée prints, here is the link to my print which I have to say is an amazing reproduction of the original art.
And of course you can also buy the book online, if you are very quick and pre-order the book before its launch you can get £10 off by using the coupon code POSTBOX, best be quick!
Loads more info at the Mail Me Art main website: http://www.mailmeart.com