Friday, 26 February 2010

The seduction of Sheeta Li (e.e.p)

A little photo piece showing how alcohol can make you act like a bit of a idiot when trying to impress the one you like. Half posed and half real photos. Luke still doesn't know we found the traffic cone in a skip...
I might try it with a background.

Revised (e.e.p)

This is a result of working on the previous piece

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Beginning of the end? (e.e.p)

The further I get into this project, the harder it is to blog. Recently all my work has been based around incriminating photos of friends in various drunken states, so I'm scared to put them up here incase I offend! However, I've now done a photoshoot so here is the first of a series of pictures that definately can be shown.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Collage (e.e.p)

A couple of my experiments of collage and photos. I wanted to make it look as if you're witnessing a drunk one through a first person point of view or in the form of a camera or photo, showing how easy it is for others to remember you...thus saying 'Be remembered for the right reasons!!' Tad cheesy perhaps...? I'll see where it goes.
WARNING these photos were taken from various photos of messy nights so if you're in them... apologies!

Monday, 15 February 2010

Alternates (e.e.p)

'Be remembered for the right reasons'... showing the alternate endings to a night- one with alcohol and one without. These two images are of different people but they're my favourites so here you are...


Saturday, 13 February 2010

Bits and bobs

Today I needed to get out the house so I took a long wander around central. I took a little hot chocolate break and made a few observational drawings...

This past week I also modified an owl I drew back in the summer by adding a bit of colour. I've never really focused any of my illustration around animals, but I quite enjoyed doing this one so I think I'll experiment with them in the future

Sequence (e.e.p)

These were supposed to be rough sketches documenting the deteriorartion of a drink-fuelled night, but I got quite into them and quite like the result. They're in desperate need of colour though.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

The Drawing Board

My housemate Ross has organized an exhibition for our illustration class and a few other artists.
Come see!!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Class (e.e.p)

I eventually want to turn some of these images into photos. A kind of anti-Skins shoot. None of the glamour, photoshop or handy lighting. Just awful, unflattering drunk photos of what you really look like

Note the zombie eye and lack of chin. Yum

Oh dear (e.e.p)

How we thought we looked...

How we actually looked

NEW STARTS (e.e.p)

I'm going to start keeping this thing up to date. More work less rambling

My new project is to create a campaign aimed at 13-16 year olds to reduce underage drinking
I've decided to take the 'cringe' route. Everyone I know has had an excruciatingly cringe drunken experience, or a night where you just think '...why?!'
The morning after on facebook never helps, when last nights photos are uploaded and the memories come flooding back
Therefore I want to base my campaign around the images that could be the focus of a photo. The images you dread people seeing, the things you don't want to be remembered for
After talking to young teenagers, flicking through my old diaries and getting details of early drunken experiences off my friends it seems to me that most underage drink-fuelled nights are generally messy and quite miserable
Vomiting, passing out, falling out with friends and making a fool out yourself out of the one you like


This is a scan from my old diary. It documents a failed night from when I was about 15. It's cringy and it's miserable but here it is for all to see! I've illustrated a 'key' quote using pen and watercolour. I've illustrated more but they name names so I think I'll keep them to myself for now...

Watercolour and pen. Based on a friend's experience