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

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Solderbugs and other creatures

Okay, finally got my computer fixed since it died before christmas. I have made lots of creations whilst it was dead, but need to photograph them, which is the hardest bit! Needless to say, I have added some bits to my shop:

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These include some little robotic insects that I make, called solderbugs. Using various electronic and clockwork bits and bobs I glue and solder these little creatures together.

These pictures are pretty terrible, but I am slowly getting better at taking them:

I have made loads of unusual creatures from bits of root, bark and twine, sculpting hands, faces and limbs. I hope to add them to my shop as soon as possible.

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