November 01, 2007

The Family

Hi :

This is a relic as I see it of my older stuff. Done very long time ago in a very specific style and philosophy like all my old works.

 I did the drawing and then some time after I painted it in with oils.. I enjoyed trying to get the PVC suits of my characters looking as real as possible.. If this was my family you could say I am the puppet, my older sis did make me feel like this at times! Hmmm.

I have called this therefore "the Family"! An earliest illustration, and a delve into adolescent psychology .. !!

October 16, 2007


An early oil painting, with some pen - lines in black to start and other bits possibly, at least from what I can remember from that time, when I began to enjoy deeply expressing on surfaces.. I had done a few paintings at school in acrylics, these were my own with acquired Winsor'n Newtons and this is what I made from them.. it's intentionally ghastly! Although cathartic for me at the time I'm sure..~

S & M :...

I hadn't decided on a name for this.. It is particularly old, done in 1999 sometime before the end of the year..

I know I was influenced by Brom, particularly with the portrayal of the female characters.. and the eye.. what does it mean, I'm not telling!
It's in the beholders eye.. I will be honest and admit that the subject matter is somewhat in poor taste and decidedly offensive.. I know that this was in part my overall aim.. in conveying pain, causing pain.. and perhaps in dealing with the effect of woman on me? So.. S&(amp;)M, that fits then..

Its silver pencil coming through, then I have some newspaper cut-outs as well as a commitment to oil covering all the other spaces.. this is not the whole piece, only what would fit into my scanner.. although it's worked out great I think.
Another cathartic memoir.. I'd like to think my expression is changing since then..  

Unfriendly Monsters

This is a mixed media piece I did with Christmas cards in mind, believe that? It is realy quick character concept driven art. The background is spraypaint.. some blue ball pen, and oils, used very lightly.. I managed to scan it all in and put it together digitally so..
I did this must have been in around 2001 or so, November/December..

October 11, 2007

Dry Dancers

Another image for the show.. this is an old
drawing I coloured in and scanned, so it is not
a digital creation in any way..


An idea I had for a small comic style concept.. Countacula..
The vampire count who wears tackis and is the size of a flea
and who lives in a broken tea pot on the edge of an old
mansions garden.. I have put this here to show an eg.
of a really rough sketch, its done quite small and as you can
see in a lined paper book.. I like the way the scan shows this
and I'm guessing it's more or less an exploit into my creative
process..!! He's also a vegetarian!!

I finished one half of it in colour on paint shop. Just experimenting, thought I'd add it to this post. Dont like the black, and effects too much though. Learning!

Keep an eye out for the count! Later

August 20, 2007

Sci-fi Scape

This one I worked on in Paint shop, It was scribbled down a while back and scanned! It was meant for a comic concept of mine .. a sort of sci-fi idea! So it's very simple, and I'm not sure it is ideal comic style, and rather it would have turned out better as a painting.. because this is more or less how a drawing of mine looks before I go to colour.. I have it on my computer as original and in digital finish!

August 16, 2007

Dali Repro

This is probably my biggest piece to date: It has since been painted over much to my dismay, it is a replica of a Salvador Dali's "somin-somin Birth of new Man". Dali's work was usually quite small interestingly enough, this particular one I know under 750cm in length, my'ne is over 2 metres and at least 1 and 1/2 in height. Which I think made the challenge easier, however I didn't use any sort of projector, it was done free hand from start to finish.. which also admittedly takes a little longer though! Here it is on my blog.. the painting was done with acrylic straight onto a wall that I first had to treat extensively. It was done on the wall of the once Eendekuil Hotel (Eendekuil, West Coast, 2hrs out of Cape Town)..

August 09, 2007

Sleepy Reeny

This is a post for memoir reasons, a sketch I did from life
of someone special to me..

I did it in 2005 sometime.