Friday, 27 July 2007

Facebook and life in general

Got invited to join a friend on facebook and now of course i am a reluctant member as well. Im sure this is how these things get so big, if someone recommends you or invites you to join a social network its difficult to say no without pissing someone off and then you end up getting hooked into it as well.

Ive been working for a few agencies recently so ive been worse than usual at keeping things up to date, (seriously need to sort out mostlywanted) but have been working on a couple of new illustrations which i will post up soon.

Friday, 6 July 2007

Regarding prints...

After setting up a print on demand account with imagekind, i was curious to see what the quality of their prints was actually like so i ordered a large (22.8" x 32") copy of untitled3 (see previous post) on somerset velvet, 250gsm, 100% cotton, acid-free stock. Obviously as imagekind is in Seattle, U.S, it took a few days for FedEx to get it to me here, but it was definitely worth the wait.

Tissue rolled print in heavyweight tube, packed in triangular tube with extra padding so nothing could move around. (The delivery was something i was concerned with after a one-off print i did last year, turned up smashed to hell (royal mail had obviously been having a sword fight in the sorting office)- and that was special delivery- not good.) The quality of the printing is spot on, colour fidelity is great. So now i can safely say "go buy a print".

Thursday, 5 July 2007

Of Mice and Men....

Best laid plans and all.. well it looks like i couldnt manage to do what said i would and get some sketches posted within a week or so of my last post. I have been reasonably busy with paid work, but ive also had other things outside of work that have been on my mind lately, its been making me a bit slack on keeping motivated to do anything im not getting cold hard cash for.

Strangely enough over the last few weeks ive been yearning to get back to some traditional painting so ive been out and about picking up supplies, prep'ing canvas etc. Scary how much art supply prices have risen in the last few years... Its going to be interesting to see what comes of this sudden analogue impulse.