Saturday, March 13, 2010

Illustration Friday - "Subterranean"

A Charnel-house or Ossuary, where the bones of the disinterred are stacked in vaults beneath the ground.

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Friday, March 12, 2010

TOTENTANZ - An Exhibition

A solo show of my work I'm putting on in June in London.

Go Red - Exquisite Corpse #4

The whole thing - all the pieces I did for the Go Red charity auction, all together in one exquisite corpse! (Alas the Head and Shoulders were surplus to requirement - they'd a surfeit of noggins!)

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Monday Artday - "Circus"

This lovely lady is Camino Delgado, La Mujer Barbuda (or Bearded Lady,) of the Circo de William Parish in Madrid.

The Circus was real, and this is dedicated to my great friend Chichi Parish of that same family. I suspect this hirsute señorita is one of Chichi's 7 grandmothers.

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Illustration Friday - "Brave" #2

Here lies dead the brave Uncas, Third Last of the Mohicans, shot in the back by the bullet from an English Grenadier's musket.

His body rests upon his noble tribe's ancestral burial mound, surrounded by his weapons and finest possessions.

Many years later, during the 1970s, greedy and unscrupulous property developers built a housing estate on top of the burial ground - with famously disastrous consequences.

Luigi's Deli Delivered

A piece I've just done for Chelsea-based italian deli Luigi's home delivery service.

I wanted to create a good-looking and friendly character. the main red of the shop is Luigi's standard red and goes on all their promotional material and packaging.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Illustration Friday - "Brave"

Here is the Mohican brave Uncas.
He is the Third Last of the Mohicans.
He stands on the wooded banks of the Hudson, his arrow pointed decisively at an unknowing Dutch Settler.

My first IF* contribution for some time!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Go Red - Exquisite Corpse #3

My final contribution to the Go Red project in aid of the charity Richard House.

Here. the hips, legs and feet of one infamous Doctor Foster. And Yes!, I do know how to spell Gloucester, and even pronounce it, but this is how's its written in some versions of the rhyme, and other old records besides. Perversely I like good grammar but adore bad ( or antiquated) spelling!

I really enjoyed doing this. And creating the plaid/ tartan pattern. I love bringing the past to life, in all its little details. Makes me think of half-forgotten kids' book projects with a renewed vigour and determination!

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Civil As An Orange

I now declare the 2010 Seville Orange Marmalading Season officially over!

The simile is from Much Ado About Nothing, said by Beatrice to or about Benedict ( I can't recall which) and I have always loved it since seeing the play at school. Mr Derek Jacobi was Benedict.

This fellow is a very civil norringe indeed, as he bids a kindly farewell for another year.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy St David's Day (belated) #2

This little she-dragon is Buddug (pronounced Bithig). She is only young - that is why she has only two legs. Soon she will be able to breath great fire and burn to cinders the holiday homes dotted around. She stands a-top Dinas Emrys in Snowdonia, where her mother was imprisoned by wizards. The tree beside is a Rowan, very common in that area, and used once upon a time to make a form of beer. There's lovely.

The Welsh is that invaluable phrase " Mae Fy Hofrenfad Yn Llawn Llyswennod" - My Hovercraft Is Full Of Eels!

Happy St David's Day (belated)

A hearty Best Wishes to all those from the Land of my Mothers

Restaurant magazine - march 2010

My monthly piece for the City section of Restaurant magazine.

This is about the owners of restaurant chain Giraffe opening a new sister chain called Guerilla (sic) Burgers. The author wonders which animal is next?

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Hackney Colliery Band (HCB)

Commissioned by Russell Porter of House of Porter for HCB's gigs at the Trinity in Borough.

A few limited edition and signed screenprinted versions of this are (or might be) still available from Russell at the incredible price of just £20! What are you waiting for?


Exquisite Corpse #2

Both bits together ( tho' head not actually required)

Exquisite. or just plain odd?

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