The lastest stuff, including George Bush.

19 11 2007

just a snap of my latest work, including a picture of George Bush that went horribly wrong

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Dream project final, but it’s gone a bit pear shaped!

20 05 2007

Below is a picture of my dream project, but things haven’t gone that well. for the last piece i wanted to include myself in the dream, and the dream itself is based on my dreams of waves and surfing.

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first of all, my tutor Mark told me that i had to use the original pictures rather than photo copies. i was hoping to keep the originals for myself. second, as i mounted the pictures on MDF, i used spray mount, which got on the pictures. where it’s come into contact with the ink, it’s blurred the ink and turned it a shade of blue. so now my final picture, has patches of blue on it.

Anyway you live and learn. Here’s the final preliminary

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The Dream Project

9 05 2007

this is for my fellow headphone enthusiasts at headfi.org

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Forgotten works of Matthew Scarlett.

3 05 2007

Just a quick update of some of my artwork that I forgot about.

The first was a one week project, for which we had to come up with five final pieces. Atmosphere, human interactive, an object, and I can’t remember what the other two subjects were.

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Whilst i never went on the London trip, that doesn’t mean i didn’t have any work top do. Mark (my tutor) set me a project on the shape and colour of a musical piece. i chose it on “steeping stones” by Johnny Harris taken from the album Shaken Not Stirred (cd 1).

Next to it (right) is a brilliant creation from Sarah Watson, taken from her experience of the London trip.

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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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