Friday, March 28, 2008

Something old, something new, and something ..arty farty - perhaps

Here is an old etching that surfaced the other day. It is one of my favourites. This is a proof on tissue paper. The finals are in an artist book (I think I did an edition of four) using text by Vladimir Holan, under the direction of Petr Herel.

Orpheus etching - 1994

Here is something new: Tomorrow by Mark McLeod. Lovely text, pared back and delicate. I think my little characters enjoyed being a part of this project.

A little comic drawn in Starcross

Arty Farty

Rhythms is an ongoing experiment. This version is really just a sketch - so it gets a bit choppy hither and thither. It's nice to watch with music - but I've kept the file size small with no sound - you choose your own music. :)

Monday, March 24, 2008

What's this little fizzy-eyed chap worried about?

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Animated etchings
(See pictures for process/context)

I've created a small excerpt from the Render Project. I still haven't popped up an updated showreel, and this is something I wanted to include.

It is called Marks and was completed in Feb 2007.

Possibly I could have named it 'foul bite'.

I made a nice discovery the other day. La Faim made in 1975 by Peter Foldes can be watched on the National Film Board of Canada website. It's a great animation. + There are many more from the NFB collection now accessable online. Including Chris Hinton's Flux
Some Driessen
And Cordell Barker's the Cat Came Back

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sugoi desu ne

Rie and little Yuuki (2 weeks old), Nagoya

Arimatsu Shibori. Arimatsu, Nagoya
(Shibori is a traditional Japanese form of tie dye) Very beautiful.

Uji inu (c/o G.Bertram pix)

Exciting socks, Uji

Carp at Byodo-in Temple, Uji

Pre Ghibli coffee at splendid Minorities Cafe, Koganecho.

Kasa and Yoshi

Tengu in the snow, Kurama. New Year.

On the Hankyu line I drew some 'crits'