Sunday, 19 April 2009

Desktop Madness #08

A large measure of typography was used in the construction of this picture. I have a deep love of music and wanted to create something that reflected this, and felt as though the marrying of both word and music, both powerful art forms would hold a depth of impact. To see the full effect you'll have to click the picture.

Desktop Madness #07

This was something I threw together a few weeks back. It took approximately 30 minutes to produce and was not intended to be anything but a mild and amusing diversion. Essentially I like the finish, its very simple but retains a tepid quality akin to city lights.

Desktop Madness #06

I have always had a distinct love of typography, and although I do not use it anywhere as much as I would like, it does on occasion creep into my work. This took a good while to put together but was ultimately worth it, and even if it is incomprehensible at times, I like the way this turned out. As always, click the picture for the larger version.

Desktop Madness #05

This was drawn from scratch using vectors. I created this a little while ago for no other reason than I was feeling a little creative. It didn't turn out as I had initially planned as there was more overall detail, but less clarity than I would have liked. It works, but essentially could have been more had I had the time.

Desktop Madness #04

'The perception', was the fifth in a series of eight pieces, and was perhaps the most unusual. Whilst it was the easiest of all eight iniquity pictures to create, it was perhaps too stereotypical for myself to truly enjoy, as I found it problematic to finish, and all too easy to start.

Desktop Madness #03

This piece was another member of the iniquity series. Whilst I will always have a certain degree of affection for this picture, it was by no means unsurpassed. In retrospect, I enjoyed working on this picture more than most, but the satisfaction is somewhat marred as there are many flaws.

Desktop Madness #02

This picture came from a sequence of pictures known as the iniquity series. Over 4 years old, these weigh in as some of my best, but older work. The last iniquity piece a created was 3 years ago, but I have pieces dating back well over 10 years. This piece was entitled reverence, and represented the moments of peace, tranquillity and reflection we experience at times of regret. This was one of the largest pictures I have completed to date, although I expect my next project to eclipse that of the iniquity series.

Spring Clean

Old blogs are about as useful or as sought after as dandelion salad. I bore this in mind when I decided to spin the wheel-of-blog one more time. With much chagrin, I lost all remnants of my old blog over 4 years ago (the hosting server tripped out and my host lost just about everything, I guess they lied when they promised continuous and dedicated backup's, eh?). I have to admit that I should, perhaps, have engaged myself a little more in the whole backup process, but in hindsight, I seem to have been sat on the wrong side of the backup fence. Prior to my host proving they were indeed, gibbering, cheese eating, surrender monkeys, I received a reasonable 700 hits a week. Not bad in hindsight, but it was still a big drop off when placed in comparison to some of the kitsch and innovatively scripted blogs (the darth side, memoirs of a monster - for those that love scripted genius). Any-hoo, I also used it as a forum to post my art. After a massive spring clean of my hard drive, I’ve come across a few old pictures I painted, and some CG pictures I created. I still use Photoshop, though have not painted on canvas for a while now. To be honest, the CG side interests me a whole lot more as it's a completely new way of thinking for me. Over the next few days and weeks, under the banner of desktop madness, I'll be posting some old pictures, created or painted by myself, just for the sheer fun of it all. Toodles....