Lazy Blog

I try to update this often with images, projects pics and adventures in drawing.

Top Fun Robot Workshops

Making Posca and cardboard eyes

Making Posca and cardboard eyes

A series of fun robot making workshops at Kirklees Libraries this week. Some amazing designs and its only day one!

A brief return to iPhone painting

During a recent budget flight to Italy I revisited painting on the iPhone. I had fun capturing portraits of fellow passengers waiting for the toilet. Here are the unedited images made over a 90 minute period. It was fun, but it's not my medium of choice anymore.

Small Works on Paper

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Robot and Bird

Cardboard Robot made over 2 days in situ at The Civic

Cardboard Robot made over 2 days in situ at The Civic

I've spent the past two days making this chap and his trusty bird friend for a fantastic toy focussed exhibition that opens soon. Details to follow.....

Blue Goose

Out walking today I met a woman rubbing the leg of a goose. 'Suspected cramp' she said.

We Are Here - Wakefield Museums

A selection of designs for Pontefract Museum

A selection of designs for Pontefract Museum

I was commissioned by Wakefield Museums to create a series of window-etch illustrations to adorn windows across three of their sites. Following drawing workshops with local children, families and adults (using objects from the museum collections) I developed a set of illustrations unique to each of the museum sites which reflect the artefacts and stories that they hold. Posted here are only a few of the many images I created for the project.

Castleford Library and Museum

Castleford Library and Museum

Castleford Design

Castleford Design

One Panel from Wakefield Museum

One Panel from Wakefield Museum

New Work on Paper

Here's a selection of new studio work using acrylic ink on paper.

Wishing on a Czar

Rider

Magic Love Stack

Head, Hug, Toby Jug

Robot & Skull Dance - Lamplighter Festival

Skull Dancer

Skull Dancer

It was lovely to be invited to created live projection and animation at Lamplighter Festival in Todmorden. A fantastic event with amazing visuals, music and interaction. Such fun to see people interact with the the characters, movement and light live and in the moment. Images from Yvonne Roberts.

Wild Woods III

Down at the Wildwoods

Another fun set at Wildwoods Bradford with live projection and animation. All images by Yvonne Roberts. Projector and tech by Lumen.

Wild Woods Bradford

Projection on the ex M&S Building on Darley Street, Bradford

It has been wonderful to be part of Wild Woods Bradford with the lovely folk at The BrickBox . Initially I was commissioned to create a playful hand drawn image on 4 large windows of the ex M&S building on Darley Street in Bradford (see here), and was then asked to create live and in the moment projections on the front of the building during a series of events in October and November. Top full-on animated fun! What a blast! Photography by Yvonne Roberts.

Fun Day of drawing

Yesterday was a fun day of public drawing. Firstly a visit to Thornhill for a couple of short school based drawing workshops, and then over to Bradford for more work on the Wild Woods Windows. Top Fun!

Beautiful collaborative mirror drawing made  by pupils at Thornhill Jnr and I School

Beautiful collaborative mirror drawing made  by pupils at Thornhill Jnr and I School

Window progress day two.

Window progress day two.

Wild Woods Windows - Day One

Image - Brickbox (via Twitter)

Image - Brickbox (via Twitter)

Great first Wild Woods Bradford day for me working with the lovely Brickbox folk again. Lots of Posca pens, patterns and creatures. Top Fun!

Image - Maria Spadafora (via instagram)

Image - Maria Spadafora (via instagram)

First Weekend of Sci-Fi Workshops

Father and Son working on a robot

Father and Son working on a robot

I had a great weekend of Sci-Fi drawing workshops at three Kirklees libraries. Lots of lovely family interactions and a great selection of imagery. Three generations of my own family turned up to workshop number one and my Brother and Mum drew together for the first time in 35 years! Result!

Making Simone the Dancing Cat

Simone in the Musical Garden

Simone in the Musical Garden

Working as part of 154 Collective is always a blast, and even though our approach can appear haphazard, even chaotic or bonkers, the methods often spit out unexpected outcomes. Simone is one of those outcomes. The 'visual script' (below) for our show Cardboard Joe contained a character that I named Simone the Dancing Cat. She cried out to become a puppet, and as discussions around story ideas developed she managed to secure a central role in the piece.

Below is a gallery of images tracking the making of Simone. Her blue colour developed out of the Cafe Nero bags used as collage elements in the early sketchbook ideas. She is constructed mainly from cardboard and gum tape, and finished off nicely with a fleece fabric body and limbs. She is painted with acrylic paint and posca pens. In the show she busts a series of startling moves under the guidance of Cardboard Joe (Dan Mallaghan).