|Photo courtesy of Ben Steers|
The cards are still available to buy and feature a whole bunch of very talented UK artists and Illustrators! BUY SOME!
|Photo courtesy of Ben Steers|
Last night saw the launch of this years 'All I Want for Christmas' Charity Christmas card collection at the White Bear in Bristol in aid of Bristol youth charity Young Bristol.
It was a great night all round. Along side the fantastic and diverse collection of cards ,selected from array of hugely talented UK illustrators and artist, was a lively art auction with originals and prints by contributing artists and galleries and a great atmosphere. I had a lot of fun and all my donated prints were snapped up, which as a fairly unknown entity was a big boost for me personally and most importantly it raised a few quid for Young Bristol.
If you missed out on the launch you can see all the cards and go grab a pack from here There really is a card for everyone in there and you get double the joy in sending them knowing they're going to help a good cause!
After laboriously hand painting a tote last week and posting it up on le facebook, I'm getting a batch silk-screened to make them an affordable affair because the feedback on the design was great and loads of people were asking how to get one and how much etc.
So hopefully in the next couple of weeks you'll be able to get your hands on them in the indescribble shop for under a tenner. Bargain :)
Ok so Halloween is upon us again. Love it!! but so is the mexican festival Dias de los Muertos ( the Day of the Dead) where they celebrate and honour their dead. I like the idea of celebrating what has gone before, those loved and lost in such a vibrant way. Acknowledging death and embracing life.
So I had a cracking drawing session last night and this is what came out :) check out my flickr for more views. Gonna scan it in a little bit so you can see the details.
Check out my flickr for more pieces from the show.
Love & Scribbles x
Typically, I haven't blogged in ages. I always say I'll try and do it regularly the mega Fail!
So for the last few months i've been painting and drawing like crazy o canvas, panel and vinyl building up new pieces for my first solo show that will be the first exhibition in Iksentrik's new gallery space. I'm a mix of nerves and excitement as it approaches. The pieces are mostly done now so it's down to organizing prints and frames and finishing off.
Soooooo. If you're in Bath on July 10th be sure to come join us for the preview show from 5 -7pm, and keeping it Bath theme, there will be an acoustic set from Charlie Bath. If you miss that you can still check it out til the 30th :)
Just shipped these bad guys out to the US last week. The guys over at www.customtoyunion.com asked me to be in the line up of artists taking part in their custom blind box 3" Dunny series.
Kinda crazy to go from an 18" Knuckle Bear to something so small but it was a nice challenge and definitely takes a different skill.
There will 10 of my pieces in the set 7 of these and 3 mystery variants. They're up for release at San Diego Comic Con and will be available through the CTU forum so go have a gander.
Just finished a new 8" Dunny custom for my solo show at Iksentrik in Bath on July 10th! Making up for her ridiculously small dress and cheeky polka dot pants are her furry rabbit accessories, y'know just so she doesn't catch a cold ;)
I think it's something about the dynamics about the work I'm getting drawn to. Maybe I'm drawn to what I feel I lack. I love this 'Amelie' preliminary sketch by Nimit Malavia.
I think it's the sense of kineticism and the line variation or maybe a combination of stillness and movement, or even imagined movement, as if there were more than one time and space. One in reality and one in imagination.
What Develops Julian Callos
I guess I go through periods of stylistic obsessions like most artists but I'm feeling like the last 9 years I've been trying to consolidate the desire to draw the realistic with fantastic and I'm finally feeling like I'm almost at a point where I'm getting there. Not that I ever want to really find that I've resolved it because I think I'd bore myself.