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28 May 2010

Birdboy Mural Painting

Photographer, PETE CRANSTON, recently did a photoshoot of my record-playing alter-ego: WAXMOUSE. In exchange I did this mural for his photography studio.



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24 May 2010

Live Drawing with Simon Mills for Stokes Croft Street Festival

The first Stokes Croft Street Festival happened this weekend and Drawn Recordings was there representing with Simon Mills and myself taking on the drawing wall in the blazing sunshine. Lots of suncream and plenty of good live music later, here are the results... (First image taken by Chris Hudson)







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21 May 2010

Live Drawing with Amy Timms at Mr Wolfs

The good people of DRAWN RECORDINGS invited Amy Timms and myself down to do a live collaborative piece at their regular night at Mr Wolfs in Bristol. Amy picked an Indian theme and here are the results:









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17 May 2010

New Birdboy drawings





Here are a couple of new Birdboy images that were on display on the recent South Bristol Art Trail. They are called The Meeting Of Two Hearts and Catch Me.

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Curating LIVE ILLUSTRATION DRAW at UPFEST 2010




I'm very excited as UPFEST have opened their urban doors to the world of illustration this year and have asked me to curate a large space specifically for a live drawing event. All the information is below:
Facebook event page

✭ What? ✭ UPFEST 2010
Several incredible illustrators drawing live for 7 hours
Artwork for sale too
✭ Where? ✭ Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol, BS3 1TF

✭ When? ✭ JUNE 5TH: 11am - 6pm

✭ Who? ✭

BOYS WHO DRAW
A collective of varied illustrators who maintain a strong body of work, as well as a solid, recognizable point of view. Individually, they are making waves in the world of contemporary design. Separately, clients have included Converse, The New York Times, Adidas, Creamfields, The Guardian, Fever Zine, The Big Issue, Anorak Magazine, Computer Arts, Nokia, NSPCC, Color Ink Book, Sunday Express and many more. They have exhibited from London and Bristol to France and the USA.
Four of the nine are flying the flag at UPFEST 2010.
→ Featuring:
MISTER MILLERCHIP http://www.mistermillerchip.com
NEIL KEATING
http://www.neilkeating.com
STEVE RACK
http://www.steverack.com
SIMON WILD
http://www.simonwild.com

GIRLS WHO DRAW
Girls Who Draw is an ongoing collaboration initiated by a small group of female illustrators in order to showcase their artwork. Each contributer has their own unique visual language, consequently the work is very diverse ranging from slick digital graphics to quirky hand drawn characters and humorous sequential imagery. Members include Yee Ting Kuit, Sarah Ray, Jane Anderson, Gemma Correll and Karoline Rerrie. The group has enlisted other illustrators and produced two postcard books, the first being 'Misfits' which was accompanied by an exhibition at Exposure Gallery in London. Anke Weckmann designed the cover for second book entitled 'Menagerie' which also featured postcards by Mary Kilvert and Kate Hindley. The next exhibition will be at Here and Now Gallery in Falmouth this july.
→ Featuring:
KAROLINE RERRIE http://www.lonelypanda.com
YEE TING
http://www.yeellustration.co.uk
SARAH RAY
http://www.sarahray.co.uk

INKYGOODNESS
Inkygoodness curate exhibitions showcasing a diverse range of artists working across illustration, digital design and mixed media. We aim to provide a platform for emerging talent to showcase their work alongside more established artists, offering a unique opportunity to develop their professional careers through self-promotion and networking.
→ Featuring:
LISA HASSELL http://www.drawingmakesmehappy.com
MICHELLE TURTON
http://www.michelleturton.com
CHRIS DORNING aka MOOT
http://www.mootart.com

DECKED
Decked is a fine and dandy collection of artists / illustrators / designers / tattoo artists and generally ink-stained fellows, each using a skate deck to showcase one original piece of artwork, staying away from the digital and embracing the hand created. It was founded through the ideals of giving the viewer something different, something that isn't mass produced and isn't for everybody else, while allowing very different styles to come together. The first exhibition was held at Stolenspace gallery in London in 2009 and will be back by popular demand in August 2010 at The Coningsby Gallery, London.
→ Featuring:
VICKY NEWMAN http://www.vickynewman.com
EJ MILES
http://ejmilesillustration.blogspot.com
LOUISE BRANGWIN
http://www.louisebrangwin.co.uk

DRAWN RECORDINGS
A passionate arts and music collective who got together to promote their ideas and creativity under one umbrella. Whilst also actively searching for new talent in the city to distribute alongside their own. Since the end of 2008, Drawn have put on live nights at Mr Wolfs. Each incorporating live bands, live electronic producers, DJs, projected visuals and a huge drawing wall for both resident artists and the public. At the nights you can pick up a free sample CD and online you can download the FREE 12 track compilation. Every three months, Drawn release a hand-made, limited edition Zine, which contains pictures, poems, writing and collages submitted by anyone who feels they have something to contribute. This is free and available from several outlets, as well as online.
→ Featuring:
SIMON MILLS http://simonmills.blogspot.com
DAVE BAIN
http://www.davebain.com
BEN STEERS
http://www.bensteers.com

URBAN ILLUSTRATORS
Urban Illustrators are a small group of artists from the West who collaborate on commercial and live art projects, inspired by everything art and urban, striving to produce new and imaginative illustrations every time.
→ Featuring:
GEMMA RANDALL http://www.gemmarandall.com
WAYNE DOWDEN
http://www.debutgallery.org
+ a third illustrator TBC

♥ THE SECRET GROUP ♥
A collective of a guarded nature who will be revealing their unique and exciting style of illustration. Don't miss this unveiling!


→ PLUS:

RUMPUS FILMShttp://vimeo.com/9441985
Seb and Joe from Rumpus Films will be drawing and animating LIVE onto their computer-box and projecting the resulting nonsense onto a big screen. Expect colourful characters, shoddy walk cycles and big noses.

BRISTOL DRAWING CLUB
Plenty of materials, paper, pencils and all sorts for everyone to get involved in and create a whole heap of drawings. Bring your own reference images, drawing books and materials, if you so desire. It's time to draw!


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