Wednesday, February 29, 2012

'Modulor' Berlin Art supplies.

I'm pretty spoilt for choice in Berlin when it comes to art supply stores. There's a bit of everything for everyone. My supplies were always kind of hard to find and I mostly had to source them on the net....until I came across Modulor. Seriously this place is the mecca of stationary porn. Set out over four floors, you find yourself staring at shelves full of goodness for hours then coming away with nothing you actually went in for. Instead I come away with a load of stuff like below that I convince myself I can use in a future project;)
They also have an online store so all you folk from out of town can get the goods as well.

Making of: 'Herzensbreacher' heart

A little bit back to front, but here are a couple of work-in-progress shots of my heart for the Herzensbreacher show. I found this great clip once on youtube of how to make miniature trees for hobby train sets. Same technique used here. Spray glue, cotton wool, then sprinkle a bunch of crap on it. Gets pretty messy but fun.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Herzensbreacher show

Here's the poster for the 'Ein Herz für Kinder' charity show I was talking about the other day.
Pretty happy to be showing along side some of my favourite artists ;) If your're in Berlin on the 16th of March, drop in for a look!

Friday, February 24, 2012


The other day I was backing up some of my work files and thought it might be fun to post some of my old first pieces (under the Seymour thing).
This piece 'Sammy's Snarlers' was really the first actual finished piece I did.
I'd been screwing around with these types of characters for years, but I guess this was the first time everything came together.
At the time I'd just finished a design internship in Vienna....which I loved but....but ended rather badly....which meant I had to spend several months in Edinburgh....(which I loved) not being able to do too much.......long story short, I started to draw heaps and I guess this was my summery of Vienna;) and it's still one of my favourite pieces.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ein Herz für Kinder

I've just finished a new piece for the up coming group show 'Herzensbrecher' which opens at Strychnin Gallery next month.
The show is focused on raising money for the German charity organisation 'Ein Herz für Kinder'.
There's over 50 international artists taking part in this show, each customising a blank bone china heart created by 'The New English'.
I'll post more info regarding the show soon.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Upcoming Show

In June I will be part of a 3 man show alongside Doktor A, and Skeleton Heart. The show will be a carnival/circus show with a touch of steam punk and will consist of various sculptures from the artists.
I will be doing as many small domed sculptures as I can possibly get done. All the characters are sketched up and I have started the sculpting process for the first lot.

A little Book of Monsters

Ok, so I have had a rather lazy blogging start to 2012. My New years resolution (one of them) was to be slightly more active on here. I have a packed year ahead so there will be a heap to post ;)
The year has kicked off with a bunch of freelancing jobs including kids books, show work and tattoo designs. It's been great to have a little break from the sculpting and get back to some illustrating.
For the last 3 years I have worked doing projects with the Scottish composer Stephen Deazley.
Stephen creates these amazing shows incorporating junkyard style orchestral bands alongside mass children’s choirs. His latest show is called 'A little Book of Monsters'. The show is broken down in to seven sections with seven different songs about different monsters. My job was to Design the monsters.
Below are a couple of examples. One is about a Snob Goblin and the other about cannibal monsters who end up eating themselves.
I will post more info on the show later in the year but for now you can get an idea of the music on their website, it's well worth a listen. (