Friday, February 25, 2011

Another new artwork again using the same technique, layering video frames over photos and painting in detail. Seems to work well, but is messy and difficult to work with. The idea here was a fairly standard one; Apocalyptic city, smothered in lots of noise and clutter. This was a load of fun to make, as I had recently watched Blade Runner and also Lessons of Darkness by Werner Herzog for inspiration.

Here is the result of one of the digital video experiments I mentioned below. Most of this is actually digitally hand painted in using a tablet and gone over again and again . . .and then again. My aim here is to create something that resembles an oil painting, or something close.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Been rather busy lately with lots of different things . . .

Working on some artwork for Melbourne band 'Varliiba' and it has been a long process, but an enjoyable one. The brief was all about trees and Earthiness, then the brief changed slightly to incorporate ghostly women, and some other elements, and then taking some of those elements back out again. . . .and back and forth we go. Don't get me wrong, it's all fun for me because I get presented with visual puzzles to solve. The drawing in the background is one I did about 5 years ago, a pretty standard affair that I did while working a midnight shift, mainly to curb the onset of insanity. This was manipulated digitally, and also covered with a watercolour wash as well. The image of the 'ghost' shown here is from a painting I did around 12-13 years ago, which I lifted out and colour corrected into the landscape. it's all pretty metal, which is interesting for me because it's really not where my head is at musically.

I have also been having some fun with digital imagery. These images are from the film 'Bladerunner' . . .I would like to apply this concept to band photography, or band photos to some extent, as I think it could work without looking too much like the work Rob Sheridan does with NIN.