Wednesday, 31 August 2011


Yeah glad got that post out the way,
I really don't know how i've been so narrow minded with my work, like i look back at printed cut outs for pastes and i think really. Two years ago i was more inventive, i think it was just first year of uni of being depersonalised depressing idiot who just went out to get fucked.
I think going to Berlin made me realise how poor effort i was doing, so tonight me and flipflop (housemate but i prefer to call him that as his surname makes me think of flipflop..) decided to sort it out.

I've done bigger designs and painted instead, i haven't used paints in fucking ages. I probably should of posted images of my sketchbook at the moment, as it would explain all these gurny jaws i've been drawing as of lot. Well actually there is no reason just happened.

Also i think i've let people put me off things so much, i can't help looking at people with disgust with everything they say. 

So yeah also mushrooms too, which was so quick to paint. The marker brings it out otherwise it looks shit. That's flipflop's "A" he is very good at typography. For those who don't know thats the uni board at the university, it pisses me off when i see shit about beach break live on it. Fuck that shit. 

Though quite like those pastes behind of the woman, do wonder who did that. 

Also giving cardboard and no more nails ago.

Probs should let it dry before taking a picture but doubt it's life expectancy will last long.

Photo quality is shit i know. 

It's 4.30am and i'm just listening to Girl Talk, i fucking love these remixes.

Even though you can't see this hama bead, this is about 3-4 metres, fancy showing off my climbing skills. Pah.

Oh also, i think i am on for second year for uni now which is good, i literally would not know what i'd do if i wasn't in. Same again, really don't know what will happen after this degree, it isn't like i'm making it easy for myself. Could just draw some shitty childrens illustrations for books but instead i prefer to stick crap around town. Who knows. 
So glad it is September now, end of a horrific summer. I adore autumn and the bad weather.

In a nutshell.

Things i've been doing

-Gone to Berlin and did the following:-
-Stuck lots of stickers and hama beads about
-Wish i had more than amateur stickers and hama beads
-Ate a lot of cheese and sushi
-Gained 1 1/2 pounds from cheese and sushi which pleasantly suprised
-Pub crawl and a brawl with my sister
-Night at the museums crawl til 2am
-Went to very good exhibitions which lead to buying the books in german
-Trying to learn german
-Being very cynical
-Bought original artist prints
-Wanting to be by myself and realising i prefer to be a loner
-Drawing and collaging alot
-Debating how to create genocide against wasps

Thats about it really, the moment has passed to write about shit passionately with berlin. But i will put a few photos up, you can see the rest at my flickr or tumblr..

I literally can't be bothered to upload anymore go on the site if you are vaguely interested in what i do, that i doubt.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Black Coffee and Fountain Pens.

I've got a lot of time to kill at the moment as i'm waiting for my passport to be processed, just sitting here in Victoria station. Previously met Jayson and Luke at Hyde Park but i was hating people and having my  case with all my materials and clothes for Berlin. Yeah i'm going to Berlin, i've got stickers to make and hama beads to glue to buildings, and fair few cameras.
Sitting in this cafe with pigeons flying around, probably regret buying food from here. Just listening to Nico and melting, such a stressful day. Woke up late as i stayed up all night watching Curb your Enthusiasm, considered to stay up. Also that dreaded feeling when you know you've lost something, like some books and my birth certificate which i think might still be at the old house. Was considering to cycle over 6.00am this morning but i'm not sure why, i feel abit scared of my old house. Such a sad looking place.
Oh well fuck it.
It costs so much money to be able to sit in somewhere and use your laptop, as you can't just sit there and not buy anything. Firstly i went to Costa and spent like £5 coffee, sandwich which was shit and couldn't even get internet connection. So having to go somewhere else, and on mid course to this place ended up buying a Swatch watch. As i've left mine in bournemouth and that's a perfect excuse to buy another one of course, and then ended up in WHSmiths buying bare magazines and moleskines, came to £30. Like who the fuck spends that, money is never good for me.

I've also got my hand tattooed with a key, but i won't put any pictures up until the ink has dropped out and is less so boldly black. I plan to get a series of shit on my hand and on the crease of my elbow on my forearm, if that makes sense. A portrait of my cat, as she is a top cat and deserves to be there. I'm not weird.
Shit i'm tired.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Just a thought.

Back in bournemouth and i got less than a week to do a essay (which was so irrelevant) to defy whether i'm on second year. I can't even remember what my point was for the contexts and theory, nevermind.
I'm going somewhere next week which i feel i can't say as of yet incase i jinx it, but will be needing to make a load of stickers.
Anyway i'm assuming i will be on for second year otherwise i will hang myself, i might threaten the course board with that, could work. I'm thinking about the animation unit that we have to do, wanting to get it right what sort of thing i chose.
This is what i am expect to create, although this is my friend Jonny Trussel's animation sequence who is going on to third year..

This literally scares me, just works so well, the track and how it's develops. What i'm worried about is that i couldn't really possibly create something digitally like that. But this is why i've been thinking about it now as i want to overcome this sort of reluctantness i have when the tutors mention After Effects, same with Indesign. I dread the fact i will have to learn everything with these programmes.

I would really love to do something along the lines of this..

Body (2004) from Patrick McHale on Vimeo.

The simplicity of it seems to work so effective and probably quite easy to do. Might have to look into it to make one before i go back to uni. The expressions are so spot on, and have a innocence to it even though it's quite menacing.

Oh also, i'm getting so dyslexic it's killing me, anything that i've written probably doesn't make sense as i'm so tired, but felt like i needed to knock this post out.

I'm thinking simple is the most i could achieve realistically, as i have very little idea in what i would be doing. This video i bloody love because it does make you feel quite uncomfortable. I think whatever i will make, depending on the brief, it will have a underlying grimace to it. It's slowly coming out in my work and probably healthy to just let it flourish ha.

I'm watching Waltz with Bashir now, just to give me some ideas what sort of animation i want to do, i'll probs regret this when it cuts the real footage of genocide..
I'm thinking of a lot of things but can't really be bothered to post it now, yeah i really probably shouldn't of watched this film.

You know what, probs end up making some bullshit models and do stop motion.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Moomin Card

This was done a while back but i never thought to blog it. It was my friend's birthday and on the way to Brighton i realised i hadn't made him a card as i'm shit like that. So in Southampton bought some Tippex, Glue and Scissors (i will always have pen and paper on me) and made him a card on the train.
It's just a little something, but moomins are amazing in europe they are more vastly popular. In Belgium i used to watch it as a child and love it. 
I wanted to find a clip on youtube of Hattifatteners but couldn't plus what i did find, was the clay version. I don't think i was even born when that was around, i'm all about the animated series, which i'm sure true die hard moomin fans would like to point out it's not the same. I don't care.

All up in the air.

Been a while since last post but been moving out from old house to new one. 28 Bishop road was in such a state, the house just needed to be knocked down and have something else built. Rotten, it was hell moving out as i was all over the place. Also this was under the fridge, and this is what i could imagine what breakfast in hell would be..
This clearly wasn't us as we never possessed magnetic letters, our landlord never hired in professional cleaners before us.  I doubt if i see any of the deposit back either, the man is an arsehole and i have even told him so myself.
Nether less, the new house is amazing. Very sociable which is much more to say than the old one. My new room is very large which is great, i can feel like i can actually work in it. The kitchen is very special, we have a table where we can eat and not spill food on ourselves and all over the bed, like in the old house..

This is the round table where we eat lasange and chain smoke. Joe and i plan to spend evenings drawing whilst sitting around the table and other such things. I can't call that anyone else i know living in student housing actually having a table, we are expected to eat off the floor like animals. Which i bet most would do..

This is my room and para sitting on my bed, it's pretty sweet how i've managed to blag the biggest room. My bed fits nicely in the bay window and it's a double, i can't quite make out how large it is as i'm not used to it, yet my feet still hang over the edge.

The room came with some real nice vintage furniture, which i'm quite lucky as most houses you would have cheap old M.F.I desks that are broken. Yet i have this classic looking desk which matches my lamp that i got in a car boot sale in Wycombe perfectly. 
Also to have all my books in actual shelves, i have a large collection but not quite enough. 

Also i have a sink, which is perfect for when your hammered. I tend to wake up still drunk and quite aggressive as i need a drink and having a tap across the room is ideal. Then go back to sleep, wake up feeling fine and no hangover as you spent previously 3 hours ago your head underneath the tap drinking for about 7 minutes..

My wardrobes are amazing, yet somehow manage to fit the majority of my clothes which is confusing. As it's a vintage men's wardrobe is has name plates on the shelves, if i was at home now i would take a picture but i'm back in essexs... But it would say "sundries, shirts, underwear" which is interesting. Also for the pyjamas section it's a glass cabinet, i will put photos up.

Unlike my old room, i'm not going to have shit load of pictures up of shit. Done with that, clean and clear is the new plan.
This is what i can see when i wake up, i like to peek on the street. 

There is enough room to do activities like spread out on the floor and not touch anything at all as the room is so big. Twister will be perfect in my room, yes i do have twister. 

So yeah i wanted to post something about my new house but been too busy to do so, but back home in essexs and thought might as well, would taken more photos or something.