Monday, 4 April 2022

Captain Skav

(0.5 pen on 160mm x 125mm paper)

I've decided to try my artwork, and my luck, by selling NFTs on the OpenSea platform. I drew this character to mark the occasion. I don't know how it will go, or if I'll make anything from doing so, but at least I'm not trying to fob buyers off with lazy instance imagery that would make even Andy Warhol blush.

What buyers of my NFTs will be getting is a one-off with each of my works, as I won't make any other from them. It would be the original digital representation of the work.

So, if you're interested, click on the link and have a browse!

https://opensea.io/SkavArt

Friday, 1 April 2022

Freaky Blinder

(2B pencil on 130mm x 90mm paper)

 I've never watched Peaky Blinders, but whilst I was casually sketching, I came up with this orc character with a flat cap and cigarette and remembered some of the images I'd seen from the show. So I decided to call it "Freaky Blinder" in relation to it.

Sunday, 27 February 2022

Ready For Instagram

(HB pencil on 190mm x 140mm paper)

I don't like such social media sites. I've made the effort to avoid them, but people keep telling me I should use Instagram, so I'll give it a go, despite my reservations. "Ready For Instagram" is it's tame title. The real name of the work is "The Dumb Fuck" which references Mark Zuckerberg's comment on those who use his platforms.

A fair comment, really.

Monday, 31 January 2022

The Book of Magic & Mayhem

 

(HB pencil on 110mm x 78mm paper)

Odd characters and weird objects do tend to come to the fore when doing dreamscape pieces. This elf-like wizard, with even stranger looking ears than normal, reading a chaotic looking book of magic, is no exception.

Sunday, 26 December 2021

Merry Christmas 2021 - THE BLACK FEATHER

(HB pencil on 181mm x 87mm paper

It's that time of year again, and time for another artwork that I use on Christmas cards I give out to people, along with its seasonal tale. We return to the Christmas elves and find out about the "chickydolls" who help Mrs Claus...





And if you want to read the others from previous years, then click the following links:

2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Point In Time : THE DANCE OF THE DARK WITCH

(HB pencil on a 125mm x 79mm till receipt)
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Point in time works tend to be mostly self-portraits by artists. Usually, a significant moment in their lives which they wish to capture. With this point in time work, I chose to do a dreamscape piece on the back of a till receipt. After all, they measure an exact point in time in where you were and what you were doing. If you look closely on the right, you'll see that it's a Poundland one. Drawing on till receipts is all very well, but they do tend to cook a bit in the laminator, darkening the printed side, but it turned out well.

And, just in case you were wondering what I was buying from Poundland, ironically, it was a couple of sketchbooks.

Friday, 27 August 2021

Screaming Soul

Screaming Soul
(HB pencil on 182mm x 129mm card
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With this particular dreamscape piece, I did something a little different. I started with a simple sketch of a screaming face and worked around it to produce the work above. The image itself is slightly wider, with the screaming face being more central. I wanted it to be more complementary to the distorted female figure which developed during the Rorschaching stage, so I cropped the image with photo-editing software.

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Why Can't They Just Learn English?

(Fineliner on 190mm x 120mm paper)
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This was one of the more larger pieces I did last year (and by large I mean just under A5). It depicts a friendly alien species who, having travelled light years across space, shared the fruits of their knowledge with us, and assimilated into human life as best they could, is still confronted with one of those age-old questions of ignorance.

Friday, 28 May 2021

The Injustice Of Everything

(2B pencil on 147mm x 107mm paper)
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It started off as a rough sketch which I decided to work on a little more. At first, I was going to call this "Dark Scream" but I didn't think that was suitable for what it was. The dark scream itself is aimed at "The Injustice of Everything" which was a far more apt title for it.

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

MARCH OF THE DAMNED


(2B pencil on 178mm x 114mm paper)
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A strange image of shadowy figures, all chained together, going hopelessly and reluctantly in the same direction. Above them is a wisp of some scent or sound that was never meant for them.