Monday, 29 August 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
I did this drawing of a TYPICAL SCOTTISH SCENE the other day to test my patience. I guess I'd send to it my Grannie in her Heilan' hame if she were still able to see.
As an additional special treat I thought I'd share a little more of my STREET VIEW GLITCH collection. They don't seem to happen much anymore - since Chrome perhaps? The most post-post-post-everything front garden in the world/Edinburgh and a man possibly stealing apples from his neighbour are also in there too.
RELEVANT THINGS I'VE CONSUMED: everything SINCERELY YOURS / THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE SPECTACLE-COMMODITY ECONOMY by GUY DEBORD / THE LIVING DEAD: THE ATTIC by ADAM CURTIS / SCHOOLIN' LIFE by BEYONCE / THIS INSTALLATION - who's it by? / HOME GROUND: SANCTUARY IN THE CITY by DAN PEARSON (I read a couple of pages before I sleep).
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
I've been starting to draw and work through some ideas for a new project, which I think will tie up some of the threads I left dangling at the end of college when I ran out of time. I feel like things I've posted lately have been A) v monochromatic (monochrome? Oh god, am I that person on To Buy Or Not To Buy who says they like their decor minimalistic?) and B) man-heavy, but I guess I gotta get these things out my system. Once again drawing fitness shocks me by being exactly like real fitness in terms of using it or losing it, and I'm still constantly amazed by how different (for better or worse) drawings appear when they're reproduced.
Looking at the photo of my hand-rendered type up there it occurs to me that (THO NOTHING COULDA BEEN FURTHER FROM MY MIND AT THE TIME) it looks a bit like a ripoff of work by one of my fave artists, ARRAN RIDLEY, which in turn leads me to wonder if he's deleted his entire internet presence in the name of art or has merely blocked me on Facebook and Flickr. Anyway, THIS is still up and I can guarantee it'll be the best computer game you've played this millennium.
Monday, 1 August 2011
Since I've had such a long, uh, holiday from this blog, it seems apt to ease myself back into it with some disposable snaps and a couple of drawings (below) of my recent HOLIDAY with college pals in Normandy, courtesy of Simon and his family's dream beach house. We caught and played with and vaguely attempted to eat crabs, had a game of sardines which featured the BASEMENT heavily (see looks of pure fear above), swam in the sea (my bff was an inflatable crocodile) every day, drank from wine boxes and listened to Juiceboxxx, never made it to Le Kissing discoteque and, to my Celtic chagrin, had EN VACANCES EN VACANCES LES ANGLAIS EN VACANCES sung at us by the local teens.
I've been featured in the latest issue of Glasgow-based INDICATE - cheers Leo.