All posts by dmcropley

Digital Producer | Artist | Animator

Life Drawing 14th May 2015

Watercolours, brush pen and a black Sharpie. As time goes on my flagrant disregard for trying to draw tight pictures grows. And I like it.

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Starting to get a ‘little’ bit bored of watercolours already. I’ve got 3 weeks now until the next session so I’m going to have a good hard thunk on what direction to go next. I’m open to suggestions! :D

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Life Drawing 7th May 2015

Mixed bag tonight. Mostly pen and watercolours, but I made a schoolboy error not bringing enough watercolour paper, so there’s some conté crayon and black pencil crayon in there too.

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Hopefully I’ll have some fun stuff to post next week that’s not my usual life drawing fare… before the life drawing on Thurs. We’ll see how that goes…

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New Spring Term – Life Drawing Thu 30th April 2015

Firstly – thank you to everyone who voted in the poll in my previous post, its a massive step in the right direction :D

Here are the pics from tonight’s session. Felt very low stress, I was really trying to not worry about doing good drawings and just getting on with it.

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I used a mixture of Brush Pen, a black Sharpie and watercolours. I’m using a different brand of paper this time round and its subtly different in texture and feel. More absorbent, less ‘accurate’ but dries much faster.

This will probably be my last 10 week term for a good while as another micro noise human will be joining the family around the start of Autumn xx

Original DMCropley Art for Sale (maybe)

I’m running out of space and have been trying to work out what to do with all of the artwork I have created over the 20 years I’ve been Life Drawing. I have original intaglio prints, acrylic canvasses, watercolour studies and much much more sitting unloved and unseen.

I’m considering whether its worth putting stuff up in an etsy shop (or similar) and having to go through the rigmarole of self assessment tax forms again.

So, help a guy out. How much would you pay for my arts? I’ve set up a mega simple poll at the following link. Click it and tick a checkbox, it takes literally 2 seconds and is completely anonymous.

http://poll.lab.io/u9QgD5l075WGSkAUtf1GfA

Love you.

Thanks,
Dave

Earth Breathe

I made a little animation. Yesterday morning I posted this on twitter:  “Thought experiment: the earth rotates 365 time per year and has four seasons, imagine that cycle in 4 seconds, the planet breathes”

Triggered off by this thought about how quick the seasons change as you get older, I chopped out a loop from the start of Massive Attack’s ‘Heat Miser’ for the breathing and lashed 4 x 20frm mixes together in Flash and posted up to youtube

I wanted to get this up ASAP so its basic. I’d like to have painted little watercolours for each of the seasons but it is what it is.

Life Drawing 26th March 2015

More watercolour shenanigannery tonight. The brush pen I’ve been enjoying using is out of ink, so I tried a few different ways to make lines. Brush pen wins tho.

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There’s a thought – Maybe dip pen and ink would be worth a try again. Good idea me. Then do some animation. At life class. Then work out a way of posting it here. Go on then.

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That’s it for this term. Next one starts again end of April. I should go. Probably will go. Definitely should go.

Life though. Tiring isn’t it?

The Simpleweb Challenge April 2015 – Twilio

Simpleweb are holding the third in a series of Hack Nights in April. It will be ace.

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I did some stills and .gifs to help promote the event.

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I’m playing records again on the night. Which will be all the fun.  Love playing records, me. If you’re in Bristol, you’re in the digital world, a developer and want to win prizes – you’ve found your event! Sign up here:

The Simpleweb Challenge: Communicating in the Cloud

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 6:30 PM

Simpleweb, Unit G, Albion Dockside Building
Hanover Place Bristol, GB

25 hackers Attending

We’re back and this time we’re teaming up with the amazing Twilio!We’ll be challenging you to build something cool using any of Twilio’s APIs. You’ll be able to build intelligent and complex communications systems, enabling phones, VoIP and SMS to be embedded into apps and websites. Visit Twilio.com for more information and inspiration on what you…

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Join us!

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Make it happen.

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It’ll be awesome :D

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Come!

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Life Drawing 19th March 2015

Had fun tonight, more brush pen and watercolour work. Slightly bigger at A4 size, more confident with stronger colours.

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Its the final session of term next week, I’m in two minds whether to carry on with the watercolours or try something completely different and do some animation, live, at life class…

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Til next week…