I completed this drawing at an afternoon session at Artists’ Residence. Drawing tattoos on skin is incredibly difficult – basically you are drawing someone else’s 2 dimensional drawing on a moving 3 dimensional body.
“Welcome to Youthtopia” is a film short I created with the help of filmmaker Chris Roe of Fat Fat Pebble. It will be screened as a projection on the side of Brighton Youth Centre on 29th October as part of Brighton’s White Night festival. Hopefully I’ll be able to post a video link when it’s done.
A recent new painting in a series based around traditional stories in contemporary settings. I wanted to see how few symbols the viewer needed to read the image and relate to stories that are part of the Western culture. For some reason they seem to be featuring women who are waiting for something to happen…See the picture of sleeping beauty in an earlier post….
This is a commission for the US band Auto Body. I work in acrylic on card which allows me to contrast flat colours (looking contemporary – eg; screen print revival and digital illustration) with more painterly marks (more traditional watercolour technique.) It’ll be interesting to see where these take me…
Copyright – Helen Cann