Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Birmingham Bands zine news

I have now finished my first zine....yey! All I need to do now is photocopy it so all you folks can have a copy. They will be £1. I will let you know when they are available, but until then here is a little taster...

The Front Cover

and a Page inside.

Monday, 28 December 2009


Here is a picture of my bestest Christmas present...

...and a drawing of one of the photographs inside

Monday, 21 December 2009

Christmas has come early!

Look what I got in the post this morning...all the way from 1989!

some scribble shit

And this book too (I already have Concrete 2 Canvas)

Ans this came the other day


In the process of painting some old and broken boards...

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Some Christmas Cards

John, Yoko and Cliff

Shakey and Wizzard

Monday, 7 December 2009

Empire Skate Building

Part of a bigger piece for the New York exhibition, those curator kids are putting it up as I type

Friday, 4 December 2009

Type Book

I have started a book to practise my typefaces. I get ideas from all over the place, but this type is a take on Manuel Manilla's type, with my own 3D twist. At the moment, I take aspects of other artist's texts and add my own thang, I hope to just come up with shitloads of my own fancy writings soon!

The first page, just coming up with some ideas for my Birmingham bands zine, or should it be 'Birmingha' ??

Some more (Object) Judas Cradle drawings

Middle Aged and Cross - When was the chair used and who was it used by?

What is the Judas Cradle made of?

Simple drawings - the orginal Judas Cradle and a more..erm...modern 'Cradle'

Thursday, 3 December 2009

French's Show - Go Peep!

Right just got back from French's show and it was so rad, just beautiful pencil and pen drawings and a big skeleton horse!! Here is the zine I bought, so stoked with it! Had a lovely night :) Check out his blog!

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Object: Judas Cradle

These are the first few pictures for the object brief where I have to find a chair and reseach it and draw stuff about it.

I have chosen the Judas Cradle torture Chair, in which you wore an iron belt attached to rope and you were hoisted into the air. You were then lowered down and the point of the pyramid was i nserted into your vagina or anus as a form of torture. You might have been rocked on the chair causing excruciating pain or lowered up and down so there was different pressures causing equally as much pain. Sometimes, you might have been hoisted up for the night and the torture continued in the morning, prolonging your life that little bit extra so you could experience more pain.

This incredible equipment was designed in the Medieval era by the Spanish Inquisition and was used to torture you if you were not devolt Catholic or were against the Catholic church in anyway. So people like Jews and suspect witches would have definitely had a little go on this chair. Groosssss!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Two Drawing I did very recently

A picture of a band I have just got into very recently. Guess who they are!! I have just started to make a Birmingham bands zine which I am very excited about doing. This band obviously feature! :D

I got a book out the college library called Punk House: Interiors in Anarchy. I drew this image from it.

Friday, 27 November 2009

I did a bit of drawing too

Even though the actual craft of this drawing is a bit wack, I still like it because of the felt tips and the use of the sketchbook cover. The drawing will also give me fond memories of skating up and down the promenade on Brooklyn with spectacular views of Manhattan.

Here are some crazy doodles of the busyness at the Museum of Modern Art, while I was waiting for my chums to emerge from the bookshop.

I got fed up of the Parade crowds so I left to get a coffee instead and whilst of was sipping away on my Starbucks Cappuccino, I drew the pretzel stand I could see from inside.

Walking around Central Park after the Thanks-giving Parade, I came across this dude playing Sax. Every time a child walked past, he interrupted his own playing by playing a children's tune such as 'Old Macdonald.' I thought that was sweet. This meant that I didn't mind people walking in front of me as I was drawing.

I was furiously trying to scribble kids playing in Central park and I came up with this piece of atrocious-ness. It does look much better now I've scanned it though.

Snaps of NYC

Brooklyn Bridge

Viewed from Brooklyn

I went up the Empire State Building and this is what I saw

New Yorks finest pizzeria - sorry Sophie!

On the bus journey to JFK

At JFK waiting to board I found a friend!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

'Breakfast of Champions'

Here is the final poster, which has now been printed out on A1

A book I've just read - If your new to skateboarding as I am, read this! Cheers Craig

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Poster Project Roughs

Here are my roughs for the poster project, where I chose one slogan from a selection and came up with some ideas. The slogan I chose was 'Breakfast of Champions' and as you can see i have gone for the sporting champions of today. I hope you can tell who they are!

Friday, 13 November 2009

New Attack on Cancer with Nano Weapon

This is my final illustration for the newspaper headline. Bit of a funny one as I thought i'd be clever and 'ahead of the game' by starting on my final image before my tutors had seen the roughs. The 'original' was done in a superhero comic book style with big lettering, images jumping out of their framed boxes and a composition that was a bit too exciting for such a serious topic. I didn't want to be seen as taken the subject light-heartedly so after talking to my tutors, I felt it was best to have a mellowed down version as shown below.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Newspaper Headlines

A short project in which i have to illustrate my chosen headline of 'New Attack on Cancer with Nano-Weapon.' Here are 3 rough ideas.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Map - All the (good) shit in my head

Hey Folks. These following pitcures are of my 'map' we had to do following on from the collections project. Basically it is everything and everyone that inspires me. it is my world on paper. It isn't perfect in composition/symbols/clarity, but whatever, I enjoyed making it :D