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Opening of New Visions Exhibition at the Grant Bradley Gallery

Thought I’d post a couple of snaps from the Private View of the New Visions Exhibition at the Grant Bradley Gallery where I’m exhibiting three of my etchings. The event was opened by the Lord Mayor of Bristol and featured 40+ new and existing artists.

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It was a good turn out for a Friday evening and a great buzz about the place – I do like the GBG. I was a little disappointed that my pieces weren’t hung together as they work as a triptych, but small matter – at least I have work on show to the general public, and that’s what counts! :D

Framed Print Delivery

Excellent! Just took delivery of four framed etchings and one massive snowboarding photo from the lovely guys down at Niche Frames in Stokes Croft. Well chuffed with the results. Can’t wait to see more of my work replete in its Sunday best in the months to come. Its really nice to know that I’ve got the final piece of the puzzle worked out. Happy Dave’s :D

Bristol Nelson Street Art Gallery Block Party

I ♥ the Nelson Street Art project. Proper lovely vibes down there this afternoon. So much effort gone into transforming a drab 80’s concrete jungle into a full on garden party, Brizzle style. Blown away by the astroturf and big blocks of live plants adding to the mix. Big-ups to Bristol City Council (who’d ever thought I’d hear myself saying that!) for having the chops to spend a not insubstantial amount of public cash (word on the street is upwards of 80k) on something so downright cool.

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Nelson Street Art Gallery, Bristol 18-08-11

Had a wander down to the new Nelson Street art gallery currently in the making this afternoon. I love the fact this drab cement nightmare of a road is being turned into a Stokes Croft-esque street art bonanza. Big-ups to all the crews working hard in shitty weather…

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Can’t wait to see the street once all the graft is finished. Click thumbs for full size images…

Dave Cropley Animation Showreel 2008

I’ve just recently updated all of my films to Hi-res versions on the youtubes so I thought I’d post up my last showreel from when I was a freelance flash animator as fishboyfilms in early 2008. I wanted to do something a little different so I edited AC/DC’s ‘back in black’ down to a minute and a half and cut a rock video! Still raises a smile every time I watch it – good times :D

Life Drawing 19-05-11

Settling in to a nice pattern of warm ups and etching at life class… been thinking about how to use dip pen and ink, but one thing at a time – plenty of mileage in drypoint and intaglio printing for the next few years! Here’s the pics from tonight :D

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Dry Point Etching and Intaglio Printing 29-03-11

Just picked these up from the print workshop after being away for a couple of weeks. Interesting to see the range of styles and success (or not!) of the printing. Spent last nights session running out an edition from one plate to see how many prints I can get from the aluminium before they get too light – looks like I can only get about 1/2 a dozen before the main lines will need to be re-worked or shelved. Here’s some cheeky photos of the tests I picked up…

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As ever, click the thumbnails below for full screen images. tiddly pip!

Classic Life Drawing 02_12_10

No more Life Class until the new year, so here’s a selection of classique Life Drawing from ages past. I’m working slowly backwards through my sketchbooks so its all in reverse order…

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There’s a story to tell with one of the images which I will devote and entire post to… at the moment its still too sad to write about :( *sniff. Sigh. Anyway, as always, to see the images in full screen-o-vision just click one of the thumbnails below and navigate using the arrows at the top and bottom of the screen. pip pip!

Life Drawing 25_11_10

Good session tonight. All 5 minute poses, so there’s quite a volume of images. Had fun mashing together different poses to make new odd looking images…

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That was the last session for this term, but I’ll be scanning and uploading classic life drawing every Thursday from sketchbooks past! Its going to be ‘fun’ (read: embarrassing) posting up some of the drawings from a few years ago when I was going through… lets call it a ‘phase’ of drawing very silly things. I’m sure you’ll get what I mean when I post them up. Gulp. As ever, to view the drawings in full screen, click a thumbnail and navigate left/right using the arrows at top and bottom of the screen. Enjoy!