New Painting – Life Book 2017

Hello everyone, it feels like ages since I’ve posted a painting here, so I have a lot of catching up to do and will be sharing some of my sketches and art journal work over the coming weeks. I managed to make a new Life Book 2017 painting!! yay.. I am soo behind with these….

Throwback Thursday – A dark homage to obsolete technology

A few years ago I made this dark homage to the multi format transfer department affectionately refered to as Mufty, where carefully locked away deep in the vaults, obsolete kit such as the Sondor, RTI 6120, Cintel Y-front and Bosch Fernseh have found resting places.

Tutorial – Make a Midori planner with paper and gesso

The internet seems to have gone Midori crazy! It’s beautiful yet simple design as well as it’s flexibility as a journal, planner or notebook has inspired many people to get creative. I decided to try to make my own using paper and gesso after seeing how my paper stencils became more supple and durable after a coating of…

Update..

Hello, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here as life is all a whirl at the moment. :) I’ve had to stop creating my desktop wallpaper calendars due to lack of time, sorry if you have been waiting for them but hopefully I will resume after I’ve finished my current project.. Over the last…

Art Journaling

During most of January I tried my hand at art journaling. It’s a mixture of art, craft and diary discovered through the millions of Youtube videos dedicated to the hobby. I aim to make more nature/science inspired pages soon and will post them up here :) The image above features a character inspired by William…

December 2012 desktop wallpaper

Hello again :) I have been a bit busy of late working on a number of projects (more details coming soon) but here is a December wallpaper for you. It was created from a still image of a Caster Oil plant leaf and a little bit of jiggery pokery  ;) Click the picture then again…

Colour Infrared Video Imagery

I’ve been experimenting with colour infrared video and photography for some time, photography is easier due to the IR blocking filter on my stills camera being quite weak, plus manipulating RAW images in Photoshop and Gimp using  colour channel swapping is very effective. However video is another matter entirely, the IR blocking filter on my…

Graphic Plants..

After seeing the x-ray plant photos of Steven Meyers I was inspired to create a video edit that captured the same look and feel. I filmed plants in my garden using a macro lens then processed the clips with various computer generated effects to create the vivid graphic look of the video below. The clips were then…

Humble Umbels…

I really love the form of the plants in the Umbelliferae family, I’m entranced by the upward sweeping negative curvature of the flowers (inflorescence), which resembles the inverted circles found in hyperbolic geometry. They are found in the British Isles as the native plants Wild Carrot (also known as Queen Anne’s Lace), Cow Parsley, Hogweed  and many…