Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Frozen Dreams

Anxiety dreams and sleep paralysis have become a fairly regular thing since I moved down to London. Once you get past the initial horror, they're actually pretty  fun.

My usual paralysis dream is that rats are crawling all over my back and there's nothing I can do about it.... I also have dreams about watching myself have this dream and not being able to help my dreaming self by picking the rats off. My usual anxiety dream is not being able to bounce up and down on a trampoline without falling off. I used to be a competitive trampolinist, so as silly as this dream is, it really bugs the crap out of me. 

2012 - I pray you are less stressful / give me a new sleep paralysis experience of a beautiful man spoon feeding me melted chocolate. 

Friday, 16 December 2011

Less Is More

A new illustration, a private commission for a little one year old girl's bedroom. I wanted to play around with something a little more bold and stripped back so that it could be appreciated from a little person's low view point, but still have some nice detail that could be seen once older and taller. Sometimes I get so bogged down with tiny details and picture's with about 300 photoshop layers, I thought I'd try make something a bit cleaner. Jesus, the stress of having so little on a page has made me sprout premature greys... I did try taking out my usual grey background but I had to have a little panic-breathe into a brown paper bag. Maybe save that til next time...

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Saint Vitus

A few months back two good friends of mine opened a new metal bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn called Saint Vitus. It looks amazing from the photographs, seriously bummed I haven't made it out there this year.

Painted this little one as a gift... based on a shitty joke about trying to pick someone up at a bar by vacantly staring at them whilst licking bar snacks off the palms of your hands. It had a zero success rate, I really don't recommend.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Dear Santa

My Christmas card design for 2011 now for sale.... HERE!

A little doodle done at The Last Post asking Santa for a few bits and bobs (a whole life-overhaul).

Can't wait to go eat chocolate santas in a single bed at my mum's house.