Acrylic and guache 2014.
Rainy day of banner making for Chorlton Big Green Happening :)
Laura Stevenson show with Colour me Wednesday and Perkie at The Old Blue Last
Hello, I still use a free, online version of Photoshop to do all my graphic novel layouts. Everyone! Take me seriously!
I’ve gone AWOL. Creatively unsure, anxiety fuelled, over worked, and self-berating. None of which adds up to a busy blog.
Most of my time has been spent working, as I finally have a ‘proper job,’ after nearly a year of drifting through in different cities doing odd jobs.
Living with other artists/musicians is wonderful, however, moreoften than not I find myself comparing achievements and measuring their successes and talents to my own, rather than drawing a sense of drive from their opportunities.
I have also been WITHOUT DESK FOR 2 MONTHS!
But now my partner bought me a bureaux, I am inspired to get my paints out again. Sometimes revisiting work seems like an excellent way to push through ideas and reinspire oneself, rather than looking at other artists, and tell yourself you’ll never obtain that level of excellence SO WHY BOTHER?.. However, it simply dawned on me that in 3 years, all my pictures have had similar palates and themes, and I’ve done nothing with any of them..
So, I’ve decided to use a lot of them in a new project NOW, and create a graphic novel (of sorts), alongside new pieces.
A narrative zine is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and this seems like a natural, and forming a narrative through existing images should be an interesting exercise..
Wish me luck, and feel free to send me messages nagging me for updates - in fact, I’d actually love that, as I’m sometimes a rather lazy shit who expects things to materialise and then goes into a downward spiral of crushing depression when they don’t.