I quite enjoy drinking a coffee and doing a little art. My favourite place for this is in Patisserie Valerie in Peterborough. This is what I drew last week before heading over to the Blok Collective Underpass Project at the local art gallery.
Just experimenting with a few ideas to keep the worms interesting, this one looks a little too much like a wizard casting a spell but aside from that I think arms suit worms.
I use small pieces of card to pump up my Posca pens and get them inked up and ready to use. Rather than waste the card I thought I'd draw a little worm on it. This one is loosely based on a Lee Mason skatedeck that looks awesome.
Last week my wife said to me I need to go to work with her because she needed some help writing on some large boards. I agreed to help out but didn't really know what I was letting myself in for. Today I found out we were going to work at Thorpe Hall in Peterborough which is a beautiful building that has been a hospice for the last 20 years providing palliative care. The job was simple but emotional, we had to write the words "before I die I want to" at the top of four large boards.
The plan is to screw the four boards together into a giant cube and take them to various locations and ask people to write what they want to do before they die on them.
Happy with how they turned out considering we didn't plan anything, we just turned up and painted. It was a good afternoon.
Find out more about Thorpe Hall and consider donating here.
A couple of friends dropped some of my work in San Francisco last week for Free Art Friday. I got these brilliant pictures.
2014 has seen a good start to the sketchbook. Gonna collaborate with Miss Wah on one of these books (I think she likes my cactus)...although after counting 10 metres of paper in one book I'm thinking I've bitten off more than I can chew. Anyway here are some shots of the sketchbook in progress...all done with Posca and Sharpies.
Still drawing on these cardboard bricks, they're a nice handy size and take Posca ink well. Some of these are for Free Art Friday gigs in Walsall and Cheltenham. Need to get them posted asap and move on to the next project.
I decided 2014 is going to be all about finishing the multitude of art projects I've started over the years. I've had this sketchbook for about two years now. Here is a quick update on progress.
I cut out lots of cardboard bricks for the Find Me Keep Me art give-away held in Peterborough last year but never got around to drawing on them so they hang around my studio waiting for me to doodle on them. These three were inspired by Born to Die by Lana Del Rey.
By the way I know the lyric is "Feet don't fail me now" but I like it this way...
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