Friday, 26 June 2009

Curly Squark {Curlacus-Squarkus et winglus}

I have started my voyage of discovery into ink and colour last night, I started by coming up with a few bird based character designs by taking visual reference from some old copies of RSPB Magazine that was horded away with the rest of my extensive reference library, well actually its a shoe box of scrap mag’s and leaflets hidden away in loft.
I came up with a few animal hybrid and decided to produce some work based on a lovely critter called a Curly Squark based on baby Sparrow Hawk and a dodo whos feathers clump together to make lumps. I have decided not to put the rough sketches online but in stead I will be adding a few photos of my first Curly Squark painting, layer by layer, step by step.







here’s the Wikipedia type information:

CURLY SQUARK{CURLACUS-SQUARKUS ET WINGLUS}

A LAND DWELLING BIRD THAT HAS THE LOOK OF A JUST HATCH CHICK BUT IS FULLY GROWN WITH FEATHERS THAT MOULD TOGETHER TO MAKE CURLY LUMPS. THEY CANT FLY BUT CAN CLIMB TREES WITH THERE STICKY WINGS TO LAY BOBBERLY EGGS.

CURLY SQUARK'S ARE FOUND IN THE DEEPEST DARKEST PARTS OF STOWMARKET, WHERE LOCALS BELIEVE THE CREATURE WAS CREATED WHEN A DRUNKEN SPARROW HAWK WOO'ED A DODO WITH CONJUNCTIVITIS.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

COLOUR, WHAT THE F$*%......

I was rummaging around my Ma & Pa's house in Brumsdale the other week and found a load of my old college work, so I decided drag it all out of the spare room to have a look through.
So after setterling down with a nice cup of Rosie, I began to flick through and reminisce at the frolics of youth and fine art projects that me and the other cronies( note to self, I should use the word "cronies" more) at City College took part in. Whilst doing this I realise there was a lot of techniques that I have forgot due to concentrating on character design and line quality,
dare i say it, i think im getting a bit stagnant with my doodles:(.
so the big question is;

What am i gonna do about it?

Luckily next to my college portfolio was my old faithful blue fishing box(aka Eric) full of inks, paints, and other half used niceties.
So I plan to experiment with inks, paints, Poscas, and something else I turned my back a while ago..........COLOUR!!!


My plan is to produce some colourful mix media piece for a exhibition in October Called "Animal house", so with some inspiration from the colourful Heroes below, several dozen cups of tea, Dog House by SeaSick Steve On Repeat, and a few bisquits(this is a must) I should hopefully be bringing a lil twist to my Two Tone, curly haired characters.
Here’s to Technicolor, wish me luck!!!


Mr Jago & Will Barras



Jeremy Fish




Jeff Soto

Friday, 12 June 2009

ITS A FILM WHOOOAOAHAHOAOAO :)




Where the Wild Things Are is the most important children book in my life,
I simply love it.
It also was the first book I bought freddie.
Now its a film,I am so excited................. ROLL ON OCTOBER!
I still want to be max, does any one know where I can get a full size white wolf outfit from :)