September 24, 2012
February 23, 2012
i forgot to post last month’s diary painting – so here it is!
[acrylic on A3 canvas. painted 01 – 31 jan 2012]
not much to say about this one…
i didn’t have any nights out, i didn’t read any books, and i barely smiled. it was a very boring bland month, dominated utterly by my brainchild project.
february’s painting is nothing like this!
January 14, 2012
and so the saga of the zombie finger tattoo continues…
i love that little design so much, and was gutted that it didn’t last. and it had so much attention online, that when i meet new people [many of which don’t believe it was a real tattoo] it’s slightly upsetting when i can’t even show them much proof!
so i decided to get a tattoo of my tattoo!
i sketched this image out – i am particularly fond of how the zombie has eaten all the way through to the fingerbone of it’s victim!
i took the sketch along to adam [who did the original work] and made an appointment on friday the 13th!
a few hours in, and the black and red are done. i am so happy with this, and especially impressed that adam was able to keep the sketchy style of my original drawing plus add to it with ink splatters and such around the edges.
i have to go back in a few weeks to get the piece fully coloured. cannot wait to see how it turns out! 😀
btw, this is on the back of my calf, which should give an idea of just how big it is!
December 9, 2011
i have just read the absolute BEST comment regarding my zombie finger tattoo!
it was made by a user on reddit called Ogow [link to thread]
“Being in semi-final study mode (obviously not full study mode or I wouldn’t be on reddit….) all I can seem to do when seeing this is classify your fingerprints…
Both left slant radial loop patterns if you’re curious… ridge count little harder due to glare and well…the paint…but looks like ridge count of 9 on the index, and somewhere around 8-10 on the middle finger, lot harder to tell with the mouth covering up the loop pattern…. Both would classify as I-type if categorized in HFC classification.”
what an interesting bit of information to find out! 😀
it’s funny [but hardly surprising] that most people still assume this is pen & paint. i only have one photo that was taken during the session to lend credibility to the fact that it’s actually a tattoo.
December 4, 2011
november has been my busiest month for, well, months..
[acrylic/markers on A3 canvas. painted 01 nov – 03 dec 2011]
i took a trip into the past to see my amazing bud jayne, whom i haven’t seen in 1 ½ years! on a night out, i learned that people who say, “never meet you idols” clearly need to pick better icons – cos i met one of my musical heroes and she was just lovely! near the end of the month, i witnessed circus performers, hoopers, firedancers and saw my first burlesque routine at a friends fundraising event for performers without borders.
my ‘zombie finger’ tattoo was published in bizarre magazine. on a similar theme, i did some artwork for a couple of dj mates earlier this year, and i discovered that one of their fans in america has had it tattooed onto his arm [only the outline so far, i will link this when it’s finished].
following getting a new laptop and CS5, i rediscovered my love for sketching digitally. this saw me begin a sketch-a-day challenge with myself. i lasted 8 days [my record is 23 days], which was phenomenal given how much else i have on my plate at the minute. of which, the biggest drain on my time is that i have recently launched into my final year projects for uni [which i will tell you more about in the coming weeks].
i only managed to read 1 book this month: john dies at the end by david wong. actually i hadnt heard of this book until i saw the trailer for the film it is to become [link]. the story looked pretty interesting, so i wanted to read it before the film ruined it for me.
the book is split into two halves. the first is witty and has some great ideas, although gets a bit too farcical for my taste. when the second half began, i thought it was going to be incredibly dark in contrast, exploring a fascinating concept. but it didn’t. it just got stupid[er] and left me with unanswered questions.
anyway, that was november 2011. the painting is pretty hectic and feels unfinished/rushed in a few parts – but then that in it’s own way reflects how the month has been.
as you can see, i now have 9 of these babies hung on my wall – and that is december’s in progress at the bottom. they make a lovely little collection, if i do say so myself!
November 17, 2011
have a look at this. bottom left corner…
yup. my fingers only went and got on the front cover of bizarre magazine.
the tagline reads:
tattoo trend sweeping the planet. FINGER TATTOOS!
well, that’s one achievement to write on the ol’ bucket list, just so i can cross it straight off! 😀
and obviously, cos it’s on the cover – it’s also inside the mag.
got a FULL PAGE too, didn’t it?! megazombiexciteface
i’ve seen it on ebaumsworld, stumbleupon, and a stack of other sites and blogs. it’s sitting at 58k notes on tumblr now too. i’ve even seen an animation of the attack that somebody made using my original photos! but what can i say – the cover of bizarre tops them all. surely my lil’ tattoo cannot get any bigger.
i suspect the saga of the zombie finger tattoo will continue…