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Monday, October 29, 2012

a sense of history in a piece of dready art ...



the catboat, although not always called that (workboat in grenada), can be found all over the caribbean ... a small, single masted wooden sailing vessel usually reminiscent of life boats from ships of days of sail; but they, like most traditional craft, are dying out.
in the cayman islands there's still a very strong tie to the history of the sea; it is a seafaring nation only 30 years separated from that tradition, where men with the title Captain before their name still exist if only in dwindling numbers and the catboat is an integral part of that history, the traditional fishing and turtling vessel; there is a catboat club and a re-growing interest in this craft.
against an orange sky my little catboat sails out with its crew of a dog and a fair wind at its mast ...
arrrrh!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

beautiful places that dready has been ...

i've had the great joy of living in some of the most beautiful places that earth has to offer ... i was born into the beauty of jamaica, of kingston's hills, goshen farmland, yallahs pastures, moneague and  bog walk ... away to a school in the malvern hills, flats in mayfair, semi-detacheds in oxford, a ranch in the wilds of western belize; another school on vancouver island, gordon head on the sea, miami's beaches, vancouver itself, central new mexico, the cayman islands ...

and yet the river cottage and area of the farm it is on is one of the most beautiful idyll's of which i've had the pleasure ... sure there are others but this one ranks!

peace and love and tranquility!

Friday, October 19, 2012

dready 1968 alfa romeo GTV with the right kind of alloys ...

is cool ... 80% of the first draft made the client happy ... but he wanted the Alloys/Rims, very indicative of the right rebuilding of this car back to its original, to be correct, so I returned to the project and changed the look of the wheels.

i dunno if i'm really a petrol head but i do love old cars, there's a different aesthetic and this GTV is one of my favorites just drawing it is making my mouth drool!


Monday, October 8, 2012

the time that it takes ...

doing art graphically is at once more difficult than doing it by hand and ... easier - something seemingly quite simple, like the sails in the above (sailboats in the mediterranean), took me about 3 times as long as they would have doing them by hand ...
BUT
and it's a 'big but' on purpose ... once i've done them digitally i never have to do them again; i can use them over and over, i can adjust their size almost instantly, their colour pretty darn quickly; I can use pieces of the art in other art and so the story goes on.
I do paint in the traditional way and draw and sketch; I like the instantaneousness of sketching ... that on any old piece of paper that's handy; the moment ...
but i don't want to be traditional i want to draw dreadys and this is how i do them.

nuff said (and big love)!

Friday, October 5, 2012

characters ...



i first used these two characters riding on a harley davidson (although they'd already evolved from characters in a piece of hand painted art of dancing dreadys) for a pitch. and you'll see them in the post before on a Vespa ...

i fell in like with them from the very first  - i think of the two of them as trustafarians, nouveau hippies even ... it's in the way that (like all good dreadys) they're looking out at you, as if they're spectating you and not the other way around; it's in their compatibility, their shapes ... their shoes!

truth!