Saturday, December 29, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Karaoke full of bourbon ( or single malt and red wine)

My custom karaoke version of this great Tom Waits song. Made from scratch in Ableton Live, guitars bass and drums by me. crooned, half in the bag  by myself  at tonights karaoke get together. nice.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


A pencil doodle from a while back combined with collage and colour in photoshop.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Musical Heart

Subject- tin foil container with rubber bands and contact microphone
Media- pencil on paper, coloured in photoshop

Saturday, December 15, 2012


A 5 min DS scribble  before i went to bed. its certainly green

Friday, December 14, 2012


Inkjet print, cut paper and plastic. plus wonky white balance from the photo, which i quite like.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Won't Got Far

Collage with inkjet print, cut paper, tracing paper, plastic and pen.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Some Guts

Detail of a pencil drawing, deliberatly under-exposed (the highlights are the reflection of the camera flash on the pencil marks). Some colouring in photoshop.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Homemade noise

A quick 3 track improv using some of the home made instruments from this weekends workshop.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thumb piano

A thumb piano/multi instrument. one of three DIY instruments I made at a workshop with Johannes Bergmark at Tou Scene this weekend. no doubt some sounds will be posted here soon. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Buildshit detector

multi track improv in ableton live. using bass, guitar and drum loop samples

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Nothing much to say about this. Photoshop, obviously. I'm using some basic comps like this as the starting point for some semi-abstracted pencil drawings, worked this one up to be a bit more finished

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Bass, prepared bass and prepared guitar. (crocodile clips, bolts metal plate cello bow). 3 tracks improvised one at a time. no editing.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A trophy

 This didn't quite turn out how i wanted, but the point of this blog is to be a warts and all doc. so i'm posting it.  I was going for more of an unreal/false look, (maybe something like old school special effects?). As it is it  feels more like a failed attempt at a convincing photoshop job. Also the left hand side of the composition just doesn't work. I might work some more on it and see what comes out of it.

Monday, December 3, 2012

4track improv. in live

An ableton live improv set using 2 guitar tracks, bass track and a drum sample

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Mobile Suit

Inkjet print plus Gundam toy. colour and light effects in photoshop.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


Photoshop drawing. Another exercise in a monotone style. 
I like the almost woodcut effect from using a basic 
round brush shape with 2 tones.

Friday, November 30, 2012

A shadowy Flight

I didn't spend as much time on this as I would have liked 
but it turned out not too bad.  
Knight Rider intro starring a Hotwheels K.I.T.T. 
photographed against a printed background, colour work done in PS
(I'm glad no-one told the 10 year old me that he'd have 
to wait almost 30 years for a hotwheels kight rider toy)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wiring Diagram

Paper collage. I toyed with doing some colour/levels correction 
in PS but thought it missed the point a bit.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Generation Loss

This comes from an old 3rd year project at art school, some 13 or so years ago.
It's a super 8 movie which was photographed projected onto canvas, the photographic prints
were then arranged in a sequence and photographed again on colour positive film. 
Today i took this 13 year old slide and photographed it using my "Crappy Home-made Backlight" technique
and did some extra cropping, texture and colour work using photoshop.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sitting room

My first proper attempt at a comic book monotone style  . 
even more of a Mike Mignola rip off :)
Drawn in photoshop

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

It's about having fun

         OK so what I'm going to do here is once a day make some quick piece of creativity, preferably  in less than one hour, without over-thinking or getting precious about it. This isn't about posting finished pieces of artwork but rough ideas, sometimes half-formed fragments from more bigger projects, sometimes fun diversions. My hope is for this to be basically a public sketchbook, to help me stay loose, not afraid of doing anything fun or silly and keep my creative muscles in shape!
        To get the ball rolling here is a sleepy self portrait drawn using the excellent Colors homebrew app for the Nintendo DS.