a birthday card for Dan's Mum, featuring their cat, Blake (whose pastimes include persuading people to open doors for him).
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Sunday, 21 August 2011
an illustration for New Empress magazine, for an editorial on Sensurround, a process used in the 1970s to create "extended-range bass for sound effects" in cinemas. Film producer and agent Jennings Lang (pictured) wanted to create an "event movie" - and Sensurround was first utilized to create the film "Earthquake", using sound to emphasise the feeling of an earthquake for the cinema audience. Unfortunately, the bass was so loud that ceiling tiles would fall down, cracks appeared in the walls of cinemas, the windows of nearby businesses shattered, and some people reported nose bleeds and headaches.
(You can find the latest issue of New Empress Magazine at BFI Southbank, Wardour News in Soho, The Prince Charles Cinema London, Riverside Studios London (one of my favourite cinemas), and Watershed Media Centre in Bristol, and via the New Empress webshop).
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
3 of my illustrations are now on display (and for sale) at Epic Studios (117 Magdalen Street, Norwich), along with the work of 9 other Norfolk artists. The exhibition was organised by Making Space and will last for a month.
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
A little portrait of Miranda July, one of my favourite filmmakers.
(You can find her website here: http://mirandajuly.com/)
Dan has been asking me to make a portrait of Tom Waits for ages, so here it is.
And here is Tom Waits performing The Piano Has Been Drinking in 1977: