Thursday, 19 February 2009

Hedge imp! Little Froud like creature

This little guy is kind of inspired by Brian Frouds drawings, which I love. I have a few different fairies on my website, But I especially love these fluffy little chaps. they take quite a while to make though, and are good practice for using polymer clay. I think the one thing i've learned though making them is to leach your clay cos prosculpt is way to soft.

This guy is for sale in my shop.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Awesome art doll website inspiration

Here's a quick link to a great artist and his website. Got to admit, I'm not too keen on the fact that most of his work is used in advertising or to accompany articles, but the work itself is brilliant.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Great and inspiring websites

This is another great and inspiring website. It's art doll website. Some of their creations are amazing, with great photography.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Whimsical recycled art cd candles

I invented these ages ago, when I was first starting to get into recycle art. Using old cd's I make all manner of cool candles and sun-catchers. They look amazing in a bright window. Everytime I make one I can't believe how cool that crackled cd surface looks, and every single one is always completely different!

I love combining them with tin shapes, which I make from the metal from old soda cans.
I'm not sure if I will sell these though:the edges are really sharp!

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Great inspiring websites!

Here are some of my favourite websites. Some great and unusual creations !

Bernard Pearson (formerly of Clarecraft) has been creating odd things for close to thirty years. Finding himself somewhat ancient and in need of constant care & attention, he is now sharing his studio with Ian Mitchell, a bright and talented young graduate who shares his taste for the absurd. Together they are creating some of the finest, and we may say, strangest, objet d’art, to be put before collectors old and new.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Etsy, stuff, cartoon and stuff

Just added some cool stuff to my shop. Got some great comments on them but no buyers yet! Here is a random cartoon.

Friday, 9 January 2009

Steampunk Pictures and digital art

I've been experimenting with creating cool black and white textured images, which look great and especially suited to the aesthetics of steampunk. They appear old, antiquated, unusual and slightly sinister which I love. Steampunk for me is at it's best when it's a bit edgy, dark and mysterious.

I begin by drawing an image on a graphite base. This involves laying down graphite and basically drawing on this using a rubber. It's quite a slow process but I love the effect. I then scan the image, in either black and white (text) format or greyscale.

I can adjust the brightness and contrast to get a more life-like level of shading, but can increase the contrast and make the images darker, for a more photographic effect. I then experiment in photoshop! Here are a few of my results-

This is my favourite so far- The Cthulhupunk:

Check out my website for much more: OOAK surreal and whimsical art