I took a trip home and down memory lane over christmas. It hadn’t quite dawned on me just how much stuff I’ve made over the years, but looking back through everything it was plainly obvious that still life and figure drawing is what fascinated me before I got into animation. I thought it would be nice to share these three drawings and what they mean to me.
Had some good news today – 3 of my etchings have been accepted into the New Visions exhibition at the Grant Bradley Gallery opening on Sat Jan 7th 2012 through to the end of the month. This is the first time original DMCropley artwork has gone on sale to the public – hoping for the best! :D
Now that Life Class is over until January next year its time to dig back through the archives and post up classic images from years past. Enjoy…
Its been two weeks since the last life class and I haven’t had a chance to scan any old work, so I’m feeling a bit rusty and this place is starting to collect tumbleweed… but I’m back with a new selection of pics from tonight’s class :D
15 minute poses all night tonight so just a few images. Had fun doing a quick portrait for the last pose which was nice. I tend not to do this sort of thing very often as its a bit too close to my comfort zone and I like to keep it a bit more challenging with the line work
Back to the reason I why I very first started this blog! Scanning and archiving the mahoosive pile of sketchbooks produced from Life Class over the years.
Looking forward to getting back into the print studio again and starting the new term of life classes. The art thing has had to take a bit of a back seat recently but its good to start the old ball rolling again. Click the thumbs below for full size images…
7 Ace people will be getting original DMCropley prints as a big thank you for helping out with our wedding at the weekend. Here’s some photos of the Fine Art Christmas present wrapping at Spike Print tonight… :D Each one is an un-editioned artists proof so they’re properly unique, lets hope they go down well…
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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
I’ve just been uploading HD versions of my films to my youtube channel and I chanced across this short I’d been working on a few years ago to test out my ‘squidgy blobs’ so I thought I’d post it up. Its early work in progress, but may be interesting to see how I put together a simple flash animation. Its a bit difficult to work out whats going on as I turned off the animatic layer to make it less distracting, but the gag is – bird tries to pull out peanut from feeder, eventually gets one, tosses it into the air but the entire contents of the feeder spill out into its awaiting mouth. Hilarity ensues.
Just finished another very limited edition of 5 original inkings (and one Artists proof for me). Bought some 100cm x 70cm canvasses the other day and this is a good candidate to try out going big some time soon. This will probably be the last thing I post for the next few weeks, but I’m sure I’ll be champing at the bit to carry on as soon as I’m back from getting married and galavanting around tropical islands! Until then…