Thursday, 30 September 2010

Rancor Taxidermy

Short day project again. Had to ascribe meaning to an object, in my case a tiny Micro Machines rancor toy.

image not mine

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

No Man Is Rich Enough To Buy Back His Past

Short one day project completed today on the aphorism "No man is rich enough to buy back his past." from Oscar Wilde

I thought of alzheimers disease (and dementia in general) first, mainly as a disease that for want nor money science cannot (yet) cure.

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia. This incurable, degenerative, terminal disease is characterised in the long term by confusion, irritability and aggression, mood swings, language breakdown, long term memory loss, and the general withdrawal of the sufferer as their senses decline. Gradually, bodily functions are lost, ultimately leading to death.

An article I had read previously reported on findings that 1% of world gross domestic product (GDP) (£388bn per annum) goes toward paying for the associated costs of dementia, and the number of dementia victims is set to double by 2030 and then triple by 2050.

I kind of thought that putting that kind of number, or a 'cost' on a person or group of people is a bit callous, especially with nothing to compare it to (say the cost of military spending worldwide which stands at £1012bn per annum from one figure I found).

I was reminded by some handy internet people of figures or numbers attached to old people in the past, namely the tattoos of the holocaust survivors (who also fall into the category of people who are at risk or are currently suffering from dementia).

Appropriating this symbol isn't entirely appropriate (no word play intended) but for the purposes of the exercise I think it got the point across well. I hope any people reading this of Jewish descent etc aren't offended, and understand my intentions.

This image is a mock up, something that does not exist. I have no relation to the Alzheimer's Society but you can visit their site at the link, or donate here like I just did.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

"A Kid Named Cudi"

I thought I'd give Michael a hand holding down Coloured Vapour, dudes been dropping stuff by him self for a couple weeks, 'MAN'S A TRUE WARRIOR!'. Anyway Kid Cudi is on repeat on my playlists so I thought I'd do a bit of fan art and experiment with ink and stuff, enjoy!!

Friday, 24 September 2010

Competition entry

Here's a potential entry into a competition about light pollution.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

The girl that lost her colour's

My last post inspired me and i started mess around with a story idea. This is a piece based on that story.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Falling leaves.

The leaves are beginning to fall and thats a sure sign of autumn, heres an autumn inspired illustration.... no idea why I worded it like this, i sound like a idiot...Anyway enjoy!

Friday, 17 September 2010

Wednesday, 15 September 2010


Another illustration this time involving a japanese house and garden..... these oriental illustrations seem to becoming a ongoing hobby .....

Monday, 13 September 2010


Here is an illustration I did based on a oriental theme obviously. I tried to have a good strong base to work with in the pencil and pen work too make adding colour a lot more easy. The final landscape image is just something I did while in photoshop.

Friday, 10 September 2010


Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Rojo & Garabato

I applied over a month or so ago to be in the Rojo & Garabato magazine, only to find on its release today that I'm not the only one of our collective featuring, and that our very own Melissa Bailey and Lorna Leigh Harrington are too! This brings the total number of Coloured Vapour members featured in the magazine to four. Isn't that good.

You can read Rojo & Garabato, see our work and read interviews with all 3 of us in full above, or follow the links at the Rojo & Garabato site.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Cherry Blossom

Heres an sketch I did, firstly using pencil then using photoshop to add colour. 

Wednesday, 1 September 2010


La critique es aisee, mais l'arte est difficile

Fashion illustration again, this time with some pastel action in the background. It was inspired by fashion blogger Krystal Simpson