Posts Tagged ‘artist’

I’m Famous

June 3, 2011

I’m not actually famous, I just got a bit excited there but give me a minute and I’ll tell you why!

So I’m really into Game of Thrones, it’s a fantasy TV series that’s just started up and it’s pure good. In fact it’s so good I even drew a little picture of Ned Stark (one of the main guys) just cos!

So after I drew it I thought I’d send it into their catch up show ‘Thronecast’ Just for a laugh and waddaya know! They put it on the show and as I was watching it I just about wet myself!

If you’d to see it it’s here and my picture comes in about 5:40 on episode 7.

That’s all!

nx

A Wave of Productivity

May 24, 2011

It’s funny how I seem to go through little patches of productivity. Days go by without having drawn anything with me knowing all too well that I’ve got shit tons of stuff to do but as soon as I get down to it I feel like I could lock myself indoors for weeks on end untill all my projects are complete.

Anyways that’s how I felt today, I got a lot done towards the book I’m illustrating, made a wee T-shirt design and finished a painting.

Let me share. This is a design I made because I love space and all things spacey so I drew this up with the intention of getting it printed onto bags and t-shirts so other fellow space fans can be proud of their space love.

I also did a lot of work for the book I’ve been yammering on about forever but I’ll explain all that stuff in a separate post once it’s done. I also finished a painting today, although it’s hard for me to tell when I’ve finished a painting I always feel that it’s missing something so I usually leave it for a weeks and then come back to it with a fresh head.

This will (If i still like it) be one of the smaller pieces I’ll be exhibiting at the end of the year along with tons more robot paintings.

As always any feedback is more than welcome, and please be sure to check out my shop as I’m always putting up new stuff!

take care!

nx

Neil Draws More Bad Comics

May 15, 2011

Hi pals! How’ve you been?

As I said in my last post I’ve been trying to do more comics, mainly to keep myself drawing but also as a diary exercise (I think diaries and sketchbooks and super important btw).

So I guess that’s what most of them are, like diary entries. Most of the time nothing exciting happens but you never know! I’m hoping to build up a collection of them in the future and maybe make a wee book although I’m not really sure if people would read it.

Anyways here’s a couple!

As always I’d like to thank you for visiting my blog and if you get a minute please have look at my etsy shop where I’ve got some stuff for sale :)

take care!
nx

My Holiday Diary

April 2, 2011

Hello!

Hope you’re all doing well! I had a lovely wee holiday, it was totally beautiful and just what I needed. Now I’m back feeling super relaxed, inspired and more importantly, more productive.

Anyways, I made a little diary while I was away that I’d like to share with you.

Below are my first few entries, I’ll be getting the rest up in the next few days.



Take care!

nx

I’m Going on Holiday

March 18, 2011

Yeap! I can’t wait, it’s going to be so nice!

So where am I going? Well! I will explain on this here post-it note.

I’m off to Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, It’s pretty much the middle of nowhere. I actually can’t wait to be out there with no phones of computery nonsense, I’ll be doing lots of exploring, maybe some landscape drawing and a bit of fishing.

What I’m most excited about though, is bringing my telescope. As I imagine the light pollution over there will be a lot less than here in Glasgow so I’ll get to see a lot more stars n stuff.

Anyways, Have a great week and I’ll be back soon with some tales of travels!

nx

Amazing Invention #17

January 28, 2011

 

I am human, I sometimes make mistakes, sometimes I even forget about my tea and by the time I’ve remembered its there its super cold and not very nice.

So I have invented the heated coaster!

I have a feeling this will change lives.

nx

There is Always Inspiration.

January 22, 2011

As I sat yesterday evening scratching my head wondering what to draw I remember something one of my lecturers told me ‘if you’re feeling un-inspired just draw anyway’. I know it’s not the most epic or quote worthy piece of advice but none the less it rings true.

See, I haven’t done much drawing this week, aside from stuff in work and my usual daydream doodles so I felt a strong urge to at least draw something worth looking at. I thought and I thought, and what sprang to mind was something of constant inspiration, something so amazing and entertaining that always makes me want to put pencil to paper, and has done since I was about 4 (I’ve got school reports to prove it). I am of course talking about Zelda! and ‘A Link to the Past’ especially, which I’ve been playing through again. What I drew was all the cool items that aid you in your adventure.

I dunno how Link managed to fit all this in his bag, in fact he’s only got wee pockets, maybe they’re magic pockets. Anyways If you have a snes or a wii (with access to the virtual console) I strongly recommend A link to the Past. It may be 18 years old but its Zelda at its best.

So yea go play it.

nx

Cool Space Facts!

January 14, 2011

It may a surprise to you but I actually have a day job, yes believe it or not my doodles don’t quite cut a living. Anyways what I’m getting at is I work as a teacher in a community arts centre, me being the art teacher, and today I was doing a little class on space (our solar system specifically).

It went really well actually and I actually got quite animated and excited whilst I was doing my little presentation, anyways I’d like to share with you some cool space facts! This was actually one of the handouts from today…

I hope you found it interesting! I personally am a massive space geek and I’m holing out for a new telescope for my birthday (february 17th guys!).

In other news I have some cool new screen printing diplodocus bags in my etsy shop,  they’re only £5 ($8) and look how cool they are!

And everyone knows dinosaurs love to go shopping :)

take care

nx

My Dream Last Night

December 11, 2010

Last night I had a dream, a very vivid dream including a space rocket, myself and the moon. So in an effort not to forget it, I drew out what I could remember after I woke up, here have a look!

I must admit, I’m pretty proud of my subconscious for this one!

nx

They Lived in my Head

December 8, 2010

Hello readers,

Yesterday I did something amazing, something I have only done a handful of times in my life. I finished a novel.

And it was great. The novel was ‘Super Sad True Love Story’ by Gary Shteyngart, and it looks like this…

I can’t really describe the book other than a dystopian love story set in a grim yet frighteningly believable future (basically right up my street).

Anyways I’m not going to actually review the book because I’d be totally crap at it, I’d just like to talk about some of the characters.

After I finished the book and thumped it shut (I think that’s the universal gesture for finishing books) I felt a little sad, not because of the ending or anything, it was more because I had left the characters. And since it takes me months to get through a single novel, I had spent a lot of time with these people floating around my head waiting to speak whenever I opened up the book again.

Like most people, I gave them faces. I imagined what they might have looked like if I met them, although the book does describe their appearances I’m guessing everyone’s picture in their head would be different.

So as a little homage, and a drawing exercise I decided to put their faces onto paper.
This is Lenny, I guess you could say he is the main character, his diary entries make up half of the book and from them you can tell he’s a bit of an old hat in a new world, in fact he’s one of the few people he knows that actually still reads books or ‘printed bound media’ as they’re refered to. For whatever reason I imagined him to look a bit like Paul Giamatti.

Next is Eunice

Eunice is kind of an ambassador for this future world, being all media and up to date. She is also Lennys love interest. Her side of things is also accounted for, except through the media of emails and in some cases typed conversations like you’d see on msn messenger or facebook chat(quite an interesting way of seeing a story unfold).

So yea, I highly recommend this book if you’re into the same things as me.

I guess drawing these people was my own little way of giving them a send off.  I’m starting to think I need to get out more.

Well thanks for reading!

Take care nx


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