Octopus in the Woods

acrylic, art nouveau, artwork, canvas, octopus, painting

Here is the most “what was I thinking” painting that I have produced so far: A poor octopus, lost in the birch woods, observed by judgemental faces and a blue tired lady. The acrylic 122 x 91cm painting is for sale now at Etsy and can be shipped to UK only.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/221745472/octopus-in-the-woods

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Mad Bird….image and Making-of FILM!

acrylic, artwork, bird, canvas, design, detail, drawing, graphic, illustration

I don’t know if you fellow artists (this includes musicians and writers and the jolly rest) and illustrators agree….my work seems to grow like a living being as I move along with drawing.¬†Ernest Hemingway said that “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” I totally agree and find this little quote suitable for all creative outpourings somehow.

Here’s an illustration I did today. I took some images of the making-of process and only now, when editing them together and making a little film (Oscar nomination is guaranteed), did I notice the growing and organic quality the process has. Judge for yourselves & leave some comments!

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Making of: Cadogan Square

acrylic, artwork, Collage, design, drawing, graphic, illustration, originals, painting

There is method to the madness. First, I usually draw a freehand sketch, from which I take the main lines or shapes and emphasise them with pencil. I then start filling them in with fineliner, thickness 0.5 or 0.7.
Then I’d add more detail with pencil and if happy with the result, draw it in with fineliner of the thickness 0.2, 0.1 or 0.05.
Colour comes at the end. I normally work from left to right and top to bottom.

Cadogan Square is an A3 I drew within 9 hours.

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Dance To This

acrylic, artwork, painting

Painting: Acrylic

Size: 7.9 H x 11.8 W x 0.1 inch

Like most of my geometric paintings, this one lives from asymmetrical symmetry and fine irregularities as well as stark contrast of shade and colour. It very much represents how rather rhythmic music of natural instruments sounds to me -the slight imperfections in tone make it perfect. This is an expression of visible sound thanks to bouts of synaesthesia.IMG_2740