Saturday, 16 February 2013

Randolph's Leap: "News"

My latest music video for Randolph's Leap was officially launched by Fence Records on Wednesday morning.

It is for their new single, News, which is available to download from here.

The 85-second animated video is based upon the concept of synesthesia, and inspired by the experimental film work of Len Lye, Oskar Fischinger, & Norman McLaren, amongst others (including Walt Disney's Fantasia).
Created over the past 6 weeks, it is all animated by hand with a range of materials including: Pencils, watercolours, ink, charcoal, the odd digital painting, paper, card, newspaper,and even denim!
Each hand-made frame of animation was produced at a size of either 50mms wide (mainly just for coloured backgrounds), or a tiny 18mms to help give the movements a lively organic energy.

I'll try posting some behind-the-scenes stuff about the making-of later this month.

Friday, 1 February 2013

What is... February

My 2013 calendar image for February is a seascape from the west coast of Scotland.

I was commissioned to paint this watercolour, of somewhere near Campbeltown (I think?), very nearly 2 years ago, and to this day it proudly hangs mounted & framed in the owner's home.

For lack of anything else to say, I'll add a shameless plug: Painting commissions start from £50 for an A4-sized watercolour on card, but there are plenty other options available, including different sizes, materials, mounting & framing. Please e-mail me with any enquires at: