Monday, 28 February 2011

Circus time!

Inspired by a trip to the circus this weekend (that was awesome!) I decided to do some circus drawings but still in keeping with my 1920s theme of late.
I screwed up the lineweight i know but Im going to do another version so i'll be able to fix it then...hopefully!

lookie what came in the post last week...


Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
Phantoms in the Brain by V.S. Ramachandran, Sandra Blakeslee
Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
13 Things That Don't Make Sense by Michael Brooks
Five Great Novels by Philip K. Dick
Dynamic Light and Shade by Burne Hogarth

"Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury" was great, I couldnt put it down. Im now in the middle of reading "Bad Science by Ben Goldacre". It's mind blogging what people can get away with and what some people will believe.
I cant remember if I said I finished reading "Superstrings and the Search for the Theory of Everything by F. Peat". It spoke of Roger Penrose twistor theory that I found really interesting but im not sure where the theory stands now as this book is 20 years old. I want to look into more on twistor theory but Im not sure i'll be able to understand the mathematics involed.

Thats me done for today but I shall leave you with a picture of my cheeky cat :)

Friday, 18 February 2011

Boy that's swell

Me and Pete have been watching a lot of 1920/30s movies lately. I've become rather star stuck with Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire musicals. I'm normally more of a 50s fan but I felt inspired to draw some twenties style ladies.




Part of me likes how these looked before I cleaned them up in photoshop as they lose some of the warmth. I might do some coloured versions but I'm not sure what colours to use as all my reference material are in black and white hehe.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

A special kind of love

Did you all a nice Valentines day? I slept for most of mine whoops! Its ok though as me and Pete dont really celebrate the day. Don't get me wrong we're a squishy loved up couple but in our own way. To prove my point, heres a drawing I did for Pete to celebrate our 9 year anniversary (12th feb).

Special internet points to those who get the movie reference!

For a larger view click on the picture.
I had some really cool news last week. A friend on deviantart emailed me letting me know that my drawing of the boys from the dwarf had been featured on the Red Dwarf Website! eeee I was so pleased about it, I dont really like that picture anymore as I know I could do a lot better but still yay for it being featured!

Red Dwarf
by ~Displacedmind on deviantART

I finished reading We by Yevgeny Zamyatin and absolutely loved it. Not as dark as Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell but just as powerful. I really can't get enough of dystopian fiction, any recommendations for other novels would be great!

I am now reading a polical book I picked up in Brighton, The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy by Noreena Hertz very interesting stuff but rather depressing.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Hourly comic day

Last Tuesday was hourly comic day and I decided to join in this year. I didnt manage to do the whole day though, sorry! but as my day ended with just watching tv for hours it's no great loss hehe.
please excuse how bad the drawings are but I dont think HCD is about getting it perfect.


check out more hourlies here.

Thursday was my 25th birthday and I got some books,

Perspective! For Comic Book Artists - David Chelsea
Marvel Zombies - Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips
Why Does E=mc2? - Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
Tricks Of The Mind - Derren Brown
We - Yevgeny Zamyatin

I have already read Marvel zombies and loved it. I think I'll be buying book two with some of my birthday money.

I'll leave you with a picture of the most awesome birthday present ever...and my new hair colour.
A fake brain in a jar!! given to me by Pete


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