Pre-loading Projects Pre-Holiday

…it all starts in that damn sketch book…

…just one obsessive scrawl in the corner of a page….casually re-imagining that skull and crossbones design thing you’ve been chasing around…(and around….and around)….

…and then….you add another idea involving bits of scrap ply you still haven’t re-cycled since closing the record shop…..(just below ANOTHER octopus)….

….head back to the flies to flesh them out and make them more patterny….

….realise that they could be a good “venue” for those marvellous acrylic metallic, paints they sell in handy test pots at a local paint shop (…er…national chain of paint shops…big ups the Resenes folk)…

…get said acrylic metallic paints…

…get serious with the acrylic metallic paints….and the afore mentioned skull and crossbones design thing….

…suddenly wish you hadn’t done that in your sketch book instead of maybe committing it to some form of less pagey media….

….console self by going out and collecting a-lot of metallic test pots to further experiment with colour combo’s…..

…film the whole damn matter so as to get the glitter affect through to the slightly confused….(“what is he going on about these acrylic metallic paints for, looks like flat colours to me”)….

….prepare for “relaxing” holiday in Kokonga….painting metallic flys on all manner of things, 24hrs a day or until made to stop….

…see you all in a week or so with (hopefully) some results….

…(some areas of sketchbook pages blurred to protect other ideas and aid concentration on the idea at hand)….

…(thank you…you’re welcome)….

: P

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From The Childhood Stamp Collection

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…via the sketch book…scan-2scan-3scan-4scan-5scan-6scan-7

…a little something I jammed out whilst taking a pre-shop-close break…

…seed planted by Scotty…who talked murals then never got back….

…Scotty, phone home.

…(shit…not much brain space for drawing or posting at the moment…whoda thought telling everyone you’re closing their favourite record shop would cause soooo much chaos…thank the little baby Jesus it’s not  Christmas any time soon….)

…(stamp collection seems to end in 1976 with the Xmas issue of that year…I would’ve been 13/14…mmm….records…..).

…(really in love with that 4 colour ballpoint pen…it’s so messy!).

Where Was I

…oh, that’s right…7 years ago I was just arriving back from the UK with a sketch book full of story ideas that I thought I should commit to paper…

…when, suddenly, I was distracted by a whole bunch of other ideas that just had to be drawn first….

…and then….

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…the original from 2009….

https://boredinarecordshop.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/attenborough-i-aint/

….and now for the rest of the story….

(in weekly instalments  of course).

Here We Go Again

….just caught up on stuff to draw from my plotting book….

…the usual prevaricating surrounding sorting out sketch book ideas into some semblance of order ensues…IMG_6888

…oh yeah…also celebrated 3 years on wordpress last week…

…did you not get the memo?

Blast It All To Hell

…if I’d called the sketchbook dump I posted early this week “A Fistful Of Pages”….Scan 783 Scan 784Scan 790 Scan 791 Scan 792Scan 804 Scan 805Scan 808 Scan 809Scan 826 Scan 827Scan 835 Scan 836

…then this one could have been titled “For  A Few Pages More”….

…curse you hindsight!

I Did It

…finally extracted enough story line out of the note book to get me back…IMG_5862

 

…back…

…after 7 pages of hard labour in the “plotting-book”…

…(10 or so weeks before I have to do that, my least favourite part of the creative process, again…..YAY!)….

…back to the Planet of the Chicken-things…

…as was alluded to in the bottom right hand corner of this pic’ from…er ….November last year (I think)….

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…onward!!