Thursday, 17 November 2016

guest blog entry

Tom (age 7) and Paul (age 10) and Helen (much older!) played the paper game.
We started with the head, folded the paper, passed it on to the next person (who couldn't see what had been drawn). The next person drew the body. The final swap was to complete the feet.
These were some of the results when we unfolded the paper....






Sunday, 5 July 2015

July 2015 exhibition

a small exhibition of some of my current work...

"I am interested in the online locating, finding, collecting, collating, storing, tagging, retrieving, using, sharing and uploading of imagery: my own and others’.

This is evidenced through the various blogs I maintain.

These are active / reactive virtual spaces for the display / discussion of work(s), and are constantly evolving.

The publications are one outcome of this ongoing engagement / involvement."







blog screengrabs in exhibition include:


drawdrawdraw (blogger) - this one!

drawdrawdraw - twitter - microblog

drawdrawdraw - pinterest (themed albums)

flickr - my photos (timeline + tagging + album themes)

instagram - my photos (triptych groupings)

stickertastic - found, made stickers + collaborations

we(b)log - art blog use, hints, ideas and safety


publications include:

Freehand (drawing) - available in UK English, US English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Korean

Just Add Watercolour - available in UK English, US English, and French (& other languages soon)


Tuesday, 2 June 2015

vlog - the month of may

Holly Exley is one of the contributors to my latest book 
'Just Add Watercolo(u)r' - it's available in UK and US English

Holly makes a monthly video log featuring her work,various visits....and pooch.

Her most recent you tube upload: The Month Of May | Vlog

features the book - at about 2 mins 30 seconds in :-)

Thursday, 7 May 2015

illustrated books

illustrated books (graphic novels, comic books - call them what you will)....

a recent purchase: Chris Ware's Building Stories reminded me how amazingly intricate and clever some of these illustrated books are.

This publication comes in a box containing several items - everything links up. Such fine, clever and intricate drawing... and storylines. A treat.




an earlier work by the same author/illustrator: 
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth was my first introduction to Chris Ware's work



His work appears weekly in The Guardian newspaper (UK)

...other favourites of mine:

Marjane Satrapi - Persepolis
Joe Sacco
 and I suspect these will be purchases in the near future....

Richard McGuire 
Craig R. Thompson 

David Mazzucchelli 

If you've any further suggestions - please leave a comment :-)

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

badges

Last month I was invited to put some work in for the 
International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair
at The Tetley, Leeds 

Print multiples can come in many forms. 

This time I decided to make some badges.





These images are selected from a range of old sketchbooks - scanned, printed, made in to badges, paired, bagged.