Thursday, September 29, 2011

anchors away

so, finally finished off miss Sinead's feet the other day. it's been months, what with work, and gigs, and lack of time and all. glad they're finally done. obviously right foot (our right) is healed. will get a healed pic of both at some point.

also did a cute cobweb on her elbow, but didn't get a pic.... so that may have to wait a while. 

Also went to the London convention over the weekend. didn't take a single photo.... not like me. anyways, it was good. went to a Chris Conn seminar where i realised my hearing is way worse than i had recently thought. oh well. 

also bought a sweet Woody Guthrie print from Preston Chambers who i had not discovered til then. I'll be sure to check his stuff out from now on. heres a link to his WORK

So same night as the convention, i had to rush over to Camden to go see Tim Barry play. God, I've been a HUGE Avail fan for as long as i can remember so when i found out he was doing an acoustic set... i got a lil' excited. Tim Barry rocks my socks.

He had some great support too. here's a video of josh small, tim, and any .... cant remember his name and cant hear clear enough on the was an awesome gig. truly awesome. one of the best. ever.

also went to see the Pine Hill Haints the other night, no photos again. i'm getting non chalant with capturing my life.... which worries me a lil'..... 

oh, i also went to the Wellcome museum for the first time on Tuesday. it was pretty damn rad. Bought some AMAZING books there too! did you know, he with the most books when he dies wins? it's true. i think i'm up there with a good chance.

here's some cool stuff from the museum.... (my Dad too some way better photos coz his camera phone is far superior to mine, but his getting images to other people skills are far in superior it seems)

they had a crazy ass torture chair from china made out of blades. my dad got a good pic, i'll nag him and post it at a later date. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

hand me down

so, 1st up is Terry's hand i did the other day. Terry is a fellow tattooer, so it was an honour to be given such an awesome chunk of flesh. :)

super fun piece, and he sat like a rock. 

in other news, i recently went to visit an old graveyard up in Hampstead. I dont tend to just go hang around graveyards, but i was meeting a friend, and early, so yeah, why not.

got some nice photos, the graves there are so eclectic, gotta love it.

2nd name down. check it :)

i think this higgldypiggldy one is my favourite!

also spotted this atrociously punned gym....

in other news, i actually went to a gym up near my place the other day. i'm not gonna lie, i got lost trying to find it, but found a new park to take milo to (trust me, when u got a dog and you discover a new park, i think it's on par with how Columbus musta felt), and found a few other cool things....

this place was humungous. the photo doesn't do it justice. "who lives in a house like this?"

took one wrong turning.... and suddenly i was on a street that i'm 99% certain got airlifted from a cute village somewhere far outta london. this pub got me excited. now i just gotta find someone to take there...

and how kick ass is this place? pretty damn kickass i say.

ely tattooed a chocolatier yesterday, and she came bearing gifts. kick ass moustache lollies.

and i found a comic book about buddha yesterday. random. awesome. yes.

til next time.... 

stay weird and wonderful,
coz that's what u are.
weird and wonderful...
like a chicken in a bra.

true story.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

alright already! stop yelling!

wow, i've had a lot of people complaining i'm not blogging enough. sorry. i'll try and get back into the swing of things.

broke my phone last week which didnt contribute well to the idiology of blogging, seeing as i pretty much take all my photos on it.

anyways, it's fixed. more so than my will to blog, but i'm working on it.

so 1st up, added some colour to the sketch i posted last....

still gotta add a background and reline everything, which is my least favourite part, but it needs to be done, especially when using prismacolours. 

so in other news, i did a tattoo trade with my buddy Tor. 
He tattooed a witch on my thigh last week, and i did this on him on wednesday....

he was only meant to be getting the shark, but he saw the "fuck" taped to the side of my cabinet at work and was all "ooh, thats cool" 
him "have u tattooed that on anyone?"
me:'nah, just drew it when i was in a foul mood'
him"do it on me!"

so it goes.....

in other tattoo related news, i finished a pretty epic coverup today of a mean ass scared tribal armband. 
i have no idea where the before photo is, but here's the finished product...

pretty pleased with that. yup.

in other news, i bought a kickass yam last night. 
i think u kinda had to be there, but it was hilarious.... it went like this...
kerry (holding yam) "what is this?! is this a massive ginger?!" (god, i already told her it wasn't ginger....)
shop dude: 'it's a yam'
me (stood on the other side of the shop) *exclaiming*:"YAAAAAAAAM!!!!!!"
shop dude (to kerry):'wow, she really likes yam!?'
then i bought a sharpie.
then i drew on the kickass yam and took him out about town with kerry. we took lots of photos of him, but kerry took most, and hasn't posted them, so all u get are the dregs from my camera after hers ran outta juice.

the yam was great company, as was kerry. yam attracted a lot of attention, we made friends because of the yam. even the police cheered the yam. the yam is the man. true story.

oh, and this guy was on the tube last night.... not the man.

if kerry uploads the yam's adventures, i'll be sure to blog the rest. he went to prison, went on holiday, went busking, met a homeless guy selling lighters.... got drunk, .... god, the yam had a good night.

Friday, September 2, 2011

time moves at inconsistent speeds in my life.

so today has been a slow day, and ironically, this is what i started drawing.

as per usual, all my pencils/paint and general colour stuff is at home, so had to stop after the linework.

in other news, just read about this..... which looks awesome. gutted i gotta work thurs... but anyone in london lucky enough to have thurs 8th sept off, i'd recommend u go check it out and maybe buy something fucking amazing......

in other news, mike uploaded the video of me dancing the chronological dances i had the displeasure of witnessing at the Peacocks gig the other night. here's a link....
i'm not sure how public his video's are on facebook, so if u r not his friend, and cant watch it, dont get too upset. dont say i didnt try.