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I have just finished studying Entertainment Design Crafts at Cleveland College of Art and Design where I specialised in the design and creation of props and set for film, TV and theatre.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Optical Illusion Painting

I recently came across an optical illusion that I thought looked rather good. I thought I would try painting it...
The end result was not bad but it would definitely be something I would like to try again.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Mother's Day Cat

For Mother's Day just gone, I decided to create a small cat ornament.
In one of these pictures, there is a two pence piece next to the cat so you can get an idea of size. It fits rather nicely on the mantlepiece...


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

The Stone Roses Painting

A while ago, a friend asked me if I could create a painting of The Stone Roses based on the famous black and white photograph of the four lads. He didn't want much changing from the actual photograph apart from wanting it more bright and colourful so I came up with this:

I aimed to give it a more stylised look rather than just trying to re-create a photograph, by blending the colours smoothly but downplaying the details slightly I think I managed to achieve this. However, some of the detail is lost in this photograph and slightly distorts a few areas, mainly Ian Brown's face, so to give you an idea of what his face actually looks like:

And to give you an idea of the size of it, it is balanced on a garden bench so it's pretty big!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Simon's Cat

It was coming up to my sister's brirthday and she is a big Simon's Cat fan, so I decided to make her one:

I would have liked to have spent a bit longer on the paint work but I think it looks quite quaint and handmade like this. She liked it so that was all that mattered!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Karl Pilkington's Ultimate Animal

It was coming up to my sister's birthday and was stuck on what to get her. Then I remembered how much she liked the illustration of Karl Pilkington's ultimate animal from the Ricky Gervais Show:
(she used this as her Profile Picture for a while so I figured this was when she thought it looked it's cutest)
So I decided to make her a one! Here is the result:

I added a layer of clear Glaze over the top just for a bit of protection.

I was pretty pleased with it and she loved it! Mission accomplished.

TARDIS earrings

A while ago now, I was looking for some Doctor Who TARDIS earrings and couldn't seem to find any anywhere, so I created my own...

They work pretty well and have lasted for a few years now. I've been complimented on them many times!

Previous Paintings... Derren Brown

I was looking through pictures of my old work when I came across a few old paintings. I studied Art and Design at college and for my final major project, I produced a series of paintings based on Derren Brown's live stage show, 'Something Wicked This Way Comes'...
I painted it on to mount board and made it in to a sort-of-book bound by metal rings.
Now I look back on it, perhaps it doesn't make much sense to anyone who hasn't seen the show but nevermind...
For the front page, I created a wooden rail and red velvet curtains to fit in more with a theatre theme.
For the second page, I took a few quotes from the start of the show explaining what he does. The image isn't from Something Wicked This Way Comes (I believe it was probably from the series 'Mind Control') but shhhh

Hammering a rather large nail in the nose

History on "Prestoni"

Plastic bag over the head to slow heart rate and walking over broken glass

After walking on broken glass. Getting head stood on whilst lying in glass.

End of the show!
The book also had a combination lock keeping all the pages together which is why there are small holes on the left had side of the page in the middle.
So now I look back on it, I can say 'ah whey, I was only learning how to paint' so it doesn't reeeeeeeeally look like Derren Brown etc etc but I was pleased with it at the time!