Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Menergy press

Menergy got a mention in Attitude magazine this month under the best things to do this September. I have done a new flyer for their Heathers party, but I'm not sure if I'll post it here yet as I only had a couple of hours to do it, and it doesn't really fit in with the rest of the flyers I have done for the club. It is floating about on the internet.

Speaking of Menergy, here is a picture I took of club promoter Lady M, posing with a light.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Sketchbook - Harvey Nichols

I have discovered a few old sketchbooks from years ago and the recent past so I will be posting some of the images I have found in them that I like.

These drawings I did for a freelance project set by the Press & Marketing Dept in Harvey Nichols Edinburgh. It was for an imaginary event they were organising to help a girl studying work experience at the time. I photographed different accessories and then drew them. They were never printed professionally, but I put a fair bit of effort into the project so I thought it was worth posting them.

Sketchbook images

Another couple of images I found in an old sketchbook. This was for a proposed children's book. These creatures were nasty school children who became like monsters in the playground.

An old lady who was sat opposite me on the bus.

Sketchbook drawings

A couple of quick sketches of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh I did a few years ago.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Crow & Magpie head piece & mask

These wings are vintage pieces of taxidermy. I do not believe in killing animals because they are believed to be 'pests'.

Created for various photoshoots but modelled here by my trusty mannequin torso.

Horn & antler head pieces

These were created for various photoshoots which will be posted in the future.
The various animal remains were all vintage - I do not believe in killing animals or birds for fashion, however if these animal parts are lying around, I don't see a problem with using them to make something beautiful.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

'Circus Crone' - images

Here are a few photos I took of my Black Plague ridden flea circus illustrations.
They are all on display at Axo Gallery, 59 Queen Charlotte Street, Edinburgh EH6 7EY.
It is open Thurs, Fri and Sat in August, 11am 'til 7pm.

The 'skelephant' image in the bottom left (titled 'Metamorphocircus')) sold on the opening night! I have done another image to replace it, with a similar feel.

'Flea Circus.' I had DalĂ­'s elephants in mind when I did this. Flea's hind legs are extremely long and tapered.

'Kafka Clown.' Based on the famous 'Metamorphosis' novel, this taps into my disgust for clowns, which surfaced when I was taken to the circus as a child.

The long frames on the large images are actually old doors which the gallery curator told me about when she asked me to contribute to the show. They were drawn specifically to fit into the frames for that space.
The fact that they are doors add another dimension to the Plague theme. If someone was discovered to have the Plague, they and their family would be locked inside their own home until the disease claimed the lives of all the people inside. A red cross would be painted onto the front door warning people of the danger inside.

I incorporated red crosses into both images.
Please click here to read more information on these illustrations.

This is a video I watched a fair bit when I was drawing. Because the flea's legs are so powerful, they can in fact pull objects many times their own weight.

Skull hat stands

These skull hat stands I made have ended up displaying various crazy pieces of costumes I have lying around my flat.

This glittery black skull displays my Joel-Peter Witkin inspired mask I made as a tribute to his artistic genius.

Candyfloss Couture Sale

I'm having a Summer Sale!
My Kylie (and Dannii) themed pop graphic t-shirts have been reduced from £15 to £10!
That's a whole third off!

Get them while you can on ebay! click click!