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29 January 2010

Exclusive image for AMMO Magazine - Issue 2

The splendid AMMO team today launched Issue 2 of hot-of-the-press illustration goodness. Featured is an exclusive image from myself on the dangers of snow-based activities. Also in this issue is an image from fellow BOYS WHO DRAW member, Steve Rack, and a smashing interview with the INKYGOODNESS pair. Buy it now!

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27 January 2010

Installation Piece for 'The Lamentable Tragedy' at 'The Wonder Club'

"The Wonder Club make exciting interactive promenade theatre, bringing to life installation art from some of Bristols leading artists we merge theatre, music and performance art tied together by a narrative that you, the audience, find, play with and gossip about.... The Wonder Club invite you to an extraordinary site specific performance." Facebook Event link.

This morning I popped down to get involved in the very exciting transformation of an old warehouse on Stoke's Croft, in Bristol. Taken over by The Wonder Club, the two huge floors of this incredible space are having make-shift theatre stages constructed, surrounded by art pieces. Invited in to do a piece on the stairs connecting the two floors, I took several of my recent drawings (and some older ones) and drew them out using a mixture of spray, pen and paint. Final touch was to glue some leaves on the branches and job done.

Performance starts in February and the tickets are going quickly. Check the links above if you want to see and take part in this very unique event.

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20 January 2010

Live Drawing with Simon Mills & Ben Steers at Start The Bus

Ben Steers organised a live drawing session at Start The Bus earlier this week and invited Simon Mills and myself to join him in putting marker pen to paper for a very good chunk of an evening. We each worked on a section each and then invaded each other's space, in my case adding twisted birds, swoops, dotes and messy marks, while the boys added tight, inventive characters poking fun at each other. It was another attempt for me to have a go at placing a figure in my work alongside and mixed up with my bird imagery. I definitely feel more confident with drawing in front of others after this session and can't wait for the next blast. Rumour has it that Start The Bus will be holding many more of these type of events, and you're all invited... Must get more pens!

6 January 2010

Scream louder

Open your mouth and let out some sound.

Image for 'Collarbone' Zine

The lovely Helga has extended a request to myself to do a little drawing for her exciting new zine 'Collarbone'. I've wanted to do a combination of my bird drawings with human elements for a while, so saw this as a great opportunity to let loose and experiment with that idea.