Thursday, 23 July 2009

The golden age...

Am in the middle of writing new project briefs and a guide to visual research for Sept and was rummaging through my old college sketchbooks and came across these two drawings. I did these at a convent hospital after being refused permission to draw at a morgue! HA! Next best thing... an old peoples home!

The nuns at the hospital were brilliant and i spent the day with this woman (feel really ashamed that I can't remember her name). She had a heart monitor beeping away and the room was BOILING hot but I felt really privileged to be able to spend the day drawing. Aaaahhhh, 1993, seems like a lifetime ago! Actually for some people following this, it is!!!

Monday, 20 July 2009

The Romantic Movement in French Literature


Have just posted this on i-am-visualjournal blog, thought it might be of interest here too..

Am just sorting out the office / studio as we are moving this summer and came upon this old book i bought when i was living in Brighton.

It's a really lovely crimson coloured hard backed book, written completely in French. I painted over the pages with emulsion and started using it as a visual journal. Have just added the last page 'Heartburn' as I seem to have had it for days! Will definitely keep this little book going. Might even set it as a project for the new students!

Friday, 17 July 2009

Stelios image for Economic Review

Here's my latest commission for the Economic Review, Abu Dhabi.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Another oldie!

Here's another oldie! This was in my first ever portfolio that I dragged around London. Aint got a clue why I called it 'Golden Showers' though!! Still quite like the drawing.


Ha ha!! This is my first EVER attempt at a digital illustration! Can't believe it was nearly 10 years ago!!! The type is shockingly bad but I can def see the style forming. Will put some other oldies on now I've found this disk!!!


Sunday, 5 July 2009

Zaha Hadid-Architect

Hi all. Here's a pic I did a few months back for The Economic Review, a new magazine of the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development (ADCED).

The image is of Zaha Hadid, an internationally renowned architect. The brief was to represent her colourful personality, and to showcase some of her recent buildings.

If you are interested in her work, she is just one of a myriad of creatives showing at this year's Manchester International Festival!

Why not pop along and check it out!?