12/02/2024

Created some new prints today in the theme of valentines day. As with my previous heart print, I drew a photo from the internet in pencil. Then I added the arcane text. This artwork represents a spell book belonging to a sorcerer who experiments on dead bodies. The text was inspired by the mythology of Games Workshops Warhammer, specifically from illustrations in the 2000 edition of the Warhammer fantasy rulebook.
https://www.warhammer.com/en-GB/home

23/02/2024
Continued selling at the regular Market at Leighton Buzzard rather than the craft market. Like last time it was extremely cold. Again i failed to sell anything. This could be because I was selling on a week day because it was early in the year. i will keep doing this market as it will give me knowledge about my products and customers.
https://leightonbuzzardmarket.co.uk/

https://www.instagram.com/leightonbuzzardmarket/
https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=lbmarket

27/01/2023

Another great day at Leighton Buzzard market. My best selling day yet. Sold two dolls and plenty of prints. 

Handmade & Craft Market | Leighton Buzzard Market

 

24/11/2023

New print for Leighton buzzard craft market tomorrow

04/11/2023

After making the dolls I had a lot of cleaning of brushes to do. I used white spirit but this did seem to make cleaning latex much harder. The latex became a weird sort of jelly like substance that was very hard to get off. It is also possible to dab the latex on with a sponge. But this will be difficult with the tiny moulds I use for the dolls. It also takes much longer than using a brush. However it would mean there was less latex wasted.

02/11/2023

I am experimenting with the idea of using sticks to make dolls rather than wire. This is something I had wanted to do but I was concerned sticks would be too brittle. I have bound this frame together using string and milliput. I tested its strength by dropping it on the floor. Neither the sticks or the milliput broke.

1/11/2023

This is a work I started years ago and never finished. I was doing it as part of my final project at Aylesbury College but I settled for a latex mask as it could be made more efficiently. I have now managed to sell a doll on Halloween so I will bring this one back to life. I was considering making it smaller like my other dolls but I really like the long neck. I just need to make it more stable. I also want to put more effort into the face. For that I will used the same method as the other dolls; a sculpture of the face in chavant nsp clay, mould it in plaster then paint latex onto the mould. 

 

22/10/2023

Continued creating dolls today. I like the green colour but I am losing confidence in latex to form the skin. It is easy to mould the face, but having done that it difficult to construct a head for it. I have been doing this using cotton wool and latex. It is very difficult to get the proportions right. 

21/10/2023

Continued painting dolls for the Leighton Buzzard Craft Market on 28th. I created this green colour using dark green, yellow and brown. I also added some pros aide adhesive to help the paint stick to the doll. I used acrylic. 

Leighton Buzzard Market

 

20/10/2023

Continued creating dolls for the Leighton Buzzard Craft Market on 28th. I was considering doing a blood red paint job with this one, as if it has been flayed. However the colour wasn’t working so I went with the green. This what I will use for all the dolls. I want to make it look like its made of plant foliage. 

19/10/2023

Continued creating dolls for Halloween today. I love the face but I think it does not sit very well in the head. I will put a hood on this one to make it look more natural. When I paint them I will try to make the dolls look like they are made of sticks and natural materials. But I must find a more convenient material to work with than wire and string. I will possibly look into resin casting. 

18/10/2023.

New Print for halloween. been wondering if using the filter on my phone is a cheat. 

17/10/2023

The final wolf print. Someone made a joke that this could serve as an entry for anyone who finds the website before they move onto the more horrific art. I’m sure there’s an idea in there somewhere.

12/10/2023

Continued with the wolf drawing today. I will print this and make it part of my new Halloween animals range.

11/10/2023

This is a drawing I did many years ago. It was inspired by Games Workshops Warhammer 40k and by the Headless Monks in Dr Who. I am thinking of doing more like this but I have several other things going at the moment. I imagine this characters as a religous cultist, receiving signals from a machine God.

09/10/2023

This a drawing I am doing. I wanted to create something that’s not horror but still fits in with the horror vibe I want. So I though about animals that have a connection with Halloween: wolves, bats frogs and such. I am mostly pleased with it but I thought I could make it look even more photo realistic. I think this shows i cant rely on copying photos alone.

07/10/2023

This was another one of my drawings I wanted to draw from a different angle. The original drawing had the demon worshipper with his arms outstrectched, as if presenting himself to the viewer. Here I wanted to draw him hiding from the viewer, as if on some unsavory business. The stance could be better but that said, I am very satisfied with how the light effect of the arm under the cloak has worked.

07/10/2023

Had a go at designing the creature from the side. Ever since seeing David Bruckner’s The Ritual I have been obsessed with creating a monster except based on a herbivore rather than say a wolf or a lizard. 

06/10/2023

Drawing practice. This is a reworking of a drawing of a giant I did at college. I wanted to work out how the muscles would actually work.

04/10/2023

A further experiment with drawing the witch from a few days ago. I drew it from a different angle. Drawing different versions of the same concept – from different angles or in different situations – is important. You really get to understand it as an idea.

03/10/2023

I initially only drew the head of this creature. I decided to draw the whole body. I did this by studying photos of a running horse.

23/09/2023

Thankyou you to Leighton Buzzard for another successful market.

 

https://leightonbuzzardmarket.co.uk/ 

21/09/2022

A new print to be displayed at Leighton Buzzard Market.

28/07/2023

Received these two great head busts today. The will help me draw the planes of the head. This shows you how with drawing, you must begin with simple shapes. Otherwise you will be constantly correcting yourself, trying to draw tiny details. Create the forms first, then put the details on top.

24/07/2023

Practiced drawing today using a view finder. Its basically a clear plastic plane with a cross on it. The artist observes the subject he is drawing through it. He draws in pen on the plastic plane. This makes it easier to portray a 3 dimensional scene on a 2 dimensional format, like a piece of paper.

25/07/2023.

Just completed making a stand for my masks. Considered displaying them at the Raven and Broomstick but the price for a display case was just too high. This will be good for displaying my work at craft markets and art fairs though.

02/07/2023

Finished. I was going to use acrylics with pros aide adhesive all over. It sticks better to the latex skin. But quite honestly games workshops Gore Grunta Fur is the best dried blood in the world.

27/07/2023

Received this new head armature from Neill’s Materials. Can’t wait to start sculpting. This will give me the ability to make full head latex masks rather than ones that just cover the face. You sculpt the head in oil based clay then take a mold of it in plaster. 

This will also be great for displaying masks at craft markets and art shows.

 

26/07/2023

Did some more of this sculpture today the green stuff sculpting is going better than I expected.

30/10/2022

Thankyou to the Craufurd Arms for allowing me to sell at the alternative market.

27/05/2023

Huge thanks to Leighton Buzzard Craft Market for getting me so many sales. You can reach them with the link below

 

Leighton Buzzard Market

15/08/2020

Began this new artwork. I was considering making this my Final Major Project for my Special Effects Course at Aylesbury College but it was taking too long.

08/12/2020 

Finished! I used white spirit to smooth out the surface of this sculpture. I considered using PVA glue to seal up the clay. But I don’t think this will be necessary. Also on my other sculptures the glue would flake off after a few months. I was also going to give this sculpture hair but I think it it looks fine as it is. The spear shaft is made from bamboo and the spear head is made from cardboard. I needed something to prop up the arm so I used a piece of a fishing rod. 

30/08/2022

Thankyou to stone village hall for giving me a selling opportunity.

Pagan Print

22/02/2024 Began creating a new print today. I wanted to create something Pagan. I wanted it to have pleasant things like flowers but also something spooky.

Gore artwork

Gore artwork

This artwork depicts a sci fi horror scene, perhaps the aftermath of a twisted experiment, probably carried out by a machine.

HPL 4

HPL 4

This print will be great for fans of sci fi horror. However this needn't be seen as a science fiction alien. It will give the right vibe to anyone who likes a more arcane form of horror such as that of H P Lovecraft. It was inspired by Groth, a Lovecraftian monster...

HPL 4

HPL 3

This print will be great for fans of sci fi horror. However this needn't be seen as a science fiction alien. It will give the right vibe to anyone who likes a more arcane form of horror such as that of H P Lovecraft. It was inspired by Groth, a Lovecraftian monster...

HPL 2

HPL 2

Stare into the pitiless eye of the Alien. This print is great for lovers of sci fi horror, creature concept art and fine detail drawing. This work is also perfect for fans of Lovecraftian horror. Give it a little while and you will feel the otherworldly power creeping...

HPL 4

Inspired by Ghroth

This print will be great for fans of sci fi horror. However this needn't be seen as a science fiction alien. It will give the right vibe to anyone who likes a more arcane form of horror such as that of H P Lovecraft. It was inspired by Groth, a Lovecraftian monster...

04/12/2022

Had a great time selling art prints today at the Craufurd Arms in Milton Keynes. Stalls From The Crypt is great for independent artists to sell their work. You can reach them and the Craufurd arms at the links below.

Stalls From The Crypt | Instagram, Facebook | Linktree

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Home – The Craufurd Arms

 

Gore artwork

Gore artwork

This artwork depicts a sci fi horror scene, perhaps the aftermath of a twisted experiment, probably carried out by a machine.

read more
HPL 4

HPL 4

This print will be great for fans of sci fi horror. However this needn't be seen as a science fiction alien. It will give the right vibe to anyone who likes a more arcane form of horror such as that of H P Lovecraft. It was inspired by Groth, a Lovecraftian monster...

read more
HPL 4

HPL 3

This print will be great for fans of sci fi horror. However this needn't be seen as a science fiction alien. It will give the right vibe to anyone who likes a more arcane form of horror such as that of H P Lovecraft. It was inspired by Groth, a Lovecraftian monster...

read more
HPL 2

HPL 2

Stare into the pitiless eye of the Alien. This print is great for lovers of sci fi horror, creature concept art and fine detail drawing. This work is also perfect for fans of Lovecraftian horror. Give it a little while and you will feel the otherworldly power creeping...

read more
HPL 4

Inspired by Ghroth

This print will be great for fans of sci fi horror. However this needn't be seen as a science fiction alien. It will give the right vibe to anyone who likes a more arcane form of horror such as that of H P Lovecraft. It was inspired by Groth, a Lovecraftian monster...

read more

Pagan Print

22/02/2024 Began creating a new print today. I wanted to create something Pagan. I wanted it to have pleasant things like flowers but also something spooky.

Gore artwork

Gore artwork

This artwork depicts a sci fi horror scene, perhaps the aftermath of a twisted experiment, probably carried out by a machine.

HPL 4

HPL 4

This print will be great for fans of sci fi horror. However this needn't be seen as a science fiction alien. It will give the right vibe to anyone who likes a more arcane form of horror such as that of H P Lovecraft. It was inspired by Groth, a Lovecraftian monster...

HPL 4

HPL 3

This print will be great for fans of sci fi horror. However this needn't be seen as a science fiction alien. It will give the right vibe to anyone who likes a more arcane form of horror such as that of H P Lovecraft. It was inspired by Groth, a Lovecraftian monster...

HPL 2

HPL 2

Stare into the pitiless eye of the Alien. This print is great for lovers of sci fi horror, creature concept art and fine detail drawing. This work is also perfect for fans of Lovecraftian horror. Give it a little while and you will feel the otherworldly power creeping...

HPL 4

Inspired by Ghroth

This print will be great for fans of sci fi horror. However this needn't be seen as a science fiction alien. It will give the right vibe to anyone who likes a more arcane form of horror such as that of H P Lovecraft. It was inspired by Groth, a Lovecraftian monster...