Posts tagged: art
Around a year ago I painted these for my friend Fay but never gave them a good photoset.
Might get edited a bit before printing…
This is a t-shirt design for our society, we’ll only make 20 or so for current members. Every year they try to make one that relates to a big film of the year…
This is the original quick mock-up I made for Alex Day’s Parrot Stories CD cover back in 2009. I found it while searching through some old emails trying to find something else for Alex.
Alex wasn’t too fond of it:
Alex: “Seems too mature. Any image of a parrot that doesn’t have glasses and…
Oh my gosh Alan, that was quite a lovely cover!
I can’t believe how amateur my art was back when I did the cover either…
My original idea was this:
but was also rejected due to lack of glasses and jacket :)
I haven’t made much art in a while because I’ve been doing a degree in Museology. I’d love to get back into illustrating things through eventually!
For the sake of history and chronicling my artistic past.
So, this is the only thing I’ve done, artistically, in a while.
It’s the t-shirt design for the ManSSAGO rally coming up in Feb. I re-drew the mascots from images provided by another member.
(The final design needed extras adding and so the other guy added them in and it looks a bit weird now but I didn’t have time to do the edits and I’m not including a picture of the final version here because it’s not all my work :( Oh well!)
(Story War is a cool card game we’re making that’s like Apples to Apples combined with Dungeons and Dragons, read more about it here.)
Hey, so! Anybody who makes Story War fan art and posts fan art in the #Story War tag will get a Secret Code that can be used on our Kickstarter to get a special edition of the game at a discounted price! And our Kickstarter launches at the end of the month!
Fan art can be of any of the above characters or anything we’ve posted on our blog! Everything is fair game! (You can even feel free to mashup Story War characters with characters from other fandoms, that’s totally acceptable and kind of canon - our game is set in a world that exists between other fictional worlds, so random cameos aren’t totally out of place! You can draw characters fighting, hanging out, or just doing a cool dramatic pose!
Also: We might be including a sheet of some fan art in the game itself as an additional little zine thing packaged with the cards. So if you submit fan art to the Story War tag, we might message you and ask if we can include your art in the game itself!
What if you can’t draw, and still want a chance at the Secret Code?
That’s fine, by reblogging this post and following our blog you would be doing us a huge favor! So, we’ll go through the notes and pick 10 random people who reblogged this post and give them the Secret Code, in addition to anyone who submits fan art to the #Story War tag.
Alright? Cool! Go go go!
(PS: If you’re in NYC, you can come to our playtest on Saturday!)
Eeeeh! I have time off this approaching week and I haven’t done any proper art in aaaaaaaaaaages so I really hope I find a day to devote to doing this. Also, I can’t wait for this game.
So, last week I was in Edinburgh and I had the chance to see this exhibition: Van Gogh to Kandinsky.
There were some genuinely enchanting pieces and the quantity of information provided alongside each painting was brilliant. We went fairly early in the morning so it wasn’t too busy and we had a clear view of all the works.
The tree motif on the walls between gallery rooms was lovely and the colour choices for each room seemed perfectly suited to the works (though a bit gloomy after my recent experiences of so many white cube galleries!).
Also, frames are something that I have many mixed feelings about. The traditional fancy ones that are all gold and curly shapes are often very distracting. This exhibition carried such a wide range of work from many artists with many frames. It wasn’t messy but it also wasn’t cohesive.
Worth a visit, especially so see the Mondrian’s that are landscapes from before his De Stijl era!
3 years well spent!
You can read our catalogue for information on everyone’s work here:
James Schorah - Out The Window
Pomplamoose - Don’t Stop Lovin Me
This is my final display and also a photo of me being a bit silly in my posh dress infront of my work. For scale reasons.
We Were Here is a fantastic show and I’m so proud of everyone involved!
So, this is what the wall sticker that I designed for our show looks like. It was a big faff getting it to stick to the wall but all the squares of the QR code are in place and it works so that people can download a PDF of our show catalogue to their smartphones rather than have a paper copy.
ALSO! I found out via my sister that Alex and Lindsey are coming to the show too so that’s great news as I’ve not seen Alex in over a year and I’ve yet to meet the Moosh. :D
Last update for today. My palette today.
Still working on this one a bit. For once (not counting the profile views) I wasn’t looking at the camera.
1) Shelf pieces
2) Shelf in sections
3) Shelf painted and attached to backboard
4) Shelf resting on floor with some plates on (not final configuration at all)
5) Shelf attached to the wall!
This has been an experience and an half. From the moment my Dad mentioned the idea of angled shelves I started forming my ideas. I have at least 30 different versions of this shelf sketched out. Some where there weren’t enough gaps or the plates wouldn’t be secure enough or it was too square or left-heavy or cluttered.
Eventually I decided this design did the job and I started measuring, sawing, chiselling and filing the wood. It’s so heavy but sturdy too and I’m very pleased with my work.
The joints might not be perfect and the paintwork need a little touching up but I’ve done it! Now to finish the portraits to go on it!