Henner’s put on hold

24 06 2010

I’ve just seen that there is a nother discrepency with my Bic biros with the second picture of ‘Henner’s’ my Boss’s son. On the first version the fault was mine. I used a lower grade bic biro and the difference was obvious. However with ‘Henner’s 2.0’ I don’t know what’s happened. I’ve used the same two pens however the colour seems to have changed. Ink, Paper, the dayligh lamp shinning on it, I really don’t understand what’s gone wrong,. however the difference in the colour sticks out like a saw thumb.

So over 100 hours … wasted.

Henner’s 1.0

Henner’s 2.0

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Crazy Typeface, Inspired By Jim “The Duke’ Tewksbury.

22 03 2009

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Can you see what it says?

This is a piece of work for my text narrative project. This is inspired by James Tewksbury “jim The Duke” who was in the same year as me When I studied Graphic Design at the Falmouth school of Art and Design. Jim (James) used to come up with this interesting if illeadgable typeface. It was so complex that I had to ask him to decipher it for me.





Drawing & Image Making FA2005 Image. Text. Narrative. Proposal

15 10 2008

Proposal

I intend to work on four different areas.  Firstly, to work on Caricatures or cartoon based work. I am considering continuing the use of acetate for this idea, and to keep this very much a studio based project.

In my first year I created a “No admittance to” rant. This was inspired after a trip to Tate in Leeds, where there were very over zealous gallery attendants, telling people off for getting too close to the Artwork, or telling them not to take photos. With that project, I aimed to comment on the different class and social divides in our society, which I feel is still very prevalent, regardless of what people might think.

I am considering location work, which will involve placing each piece of the story/narrative in different locations, with instructions on where to find the next piece. I would prefer to carve the narrative on trees, but for the sake of not vandalising the countryside, I intend to place the narrative on paper then attach it to the trees.

Finally my cattle grid idea. I have always been fascinated by cattle grids, and I know a few jokes where cattle grids are included. There are a few in the area that I live. I would like to experiment with them.

Aims

I want to get my point of view across, and have people understand something about my character. Primarily, I want to show my sense of humor.  In addition I wish to enhance and display my drawing skills.

Previously I have never considered caricatures or cartoon-based work to be my strongest area, yet it is something I have always wanted to try. So my aim is to build my skill and confidence in producing such work.

Medium

I would like this to be either a paper based project, or as I have previously suggested, a continuation of the use of acetate. But in so doing, I would like this to evolve into something more than a 2D final piece.





Self potrait

5 04 2007

Every artist has to do a self portrait once in their life, and this is mine.

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How others see me.

When i first spoke to my tutor on the phone, for what ever reason i assumed that he was Caucasian. with a polite deep English accent, this was my first conclusion.

Imagine my surprise when i saw him, a five foot something, stocky west Indian fella, with 2.5 foot dreadlocks.

So in choosing a final piece for “how others see me” i did myself as a Caucasian speaking to someone at a call centre. She has no idea what origin i am.

The other is how i see myself. A surfer from Newquay, with a bible in one hand to show my religious side, a laptop in the other hand to show my love for the internet. The suit is to show my business understanding side of me, having been taught many business principles by my father, who now coaches financial advisors.

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I used acrylics for both picture. It didn’t go well, but i was in a rush to finish.





Quick sketch

2 04 2007

I did this just to past the time one morning in university. I miss the surf at Newquay, where I spent many happy years.

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Older Drawings

1 04 2007

Here are a few drawings that I’ve managed to keep over the years. The first one is of my sister Briony when she was 3 years old, if I can remember rightly. I did a few preliminaries first including the picture on the left, and the picture on the right was supposed to be a practice for the final piece, instead of a final piece.

Briony is now 11 years old.

‘Briony 1998 I think

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This was a commission that i started and never finished, as you can tell. To do this I brought a set of cheap colouring pencils from Chester road market in Newquay. 5-10 hours into the project i realized my mistake in using rubbish pencils, but carried on anyway. I spent more than 45 hours on this piece.

‘Foden Truck’ 1995

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