Thursday, 25 March 2010

Before We Hit The Town

Photo: I want to capture the essence of pre-night out rituals - BL

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Yoko Ono - Q & A

Yey!! Yoko Ono answered more questions. These are the ones from last week I sent, but I'm not complaining. I'm genuinely so happy, I haven't been in a good mood today and this has cheered me right up. It really is the simple things in life. Yoko Ono is such an inspiring woman. She is an ambassador for peace, a great artist and a talented musician. I'm so grateful she picked my questions and does her Q & A sessions. -BL

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Portuguese Man-O-War

Portuguese Man-O-War is my favorite animal, well its not really an animal! Its 5 different organisms joint together to create a living breathing functioning animal. It boggles me, I tried 2 different techniques both using collage but with different materials and textures. I wanted to use blues because the portuguese man-o-war is transparent almost and with it living in the sea its going to be blue. I hope you enjoy it and I would like to apologize for not updating it recently as my parents have been away on holiday also I have been trying out some new things, you'll just have to wait and see ;) -BL

Friday, 12 March 2010

MEL the Sloth

I saw they cutest video on youtube the other day of a sloth just flailing around, aww, bless it. I really want one as a pet now, I would love to look after it and as a positive it sleeps like 18 hours a day. The only bad thing is them gigantic claws! With this in mind i just done a quick little sketch of what I can remember it looking like. It may not be accurate, I hope you like it. -BL

Thursday, 11 March 2010

The Hound of Baskerville

last night when I was going to bed I seen my little black labrador, Prince, at the bottom of the stairs aimlessly staring. I seen how dynamic the shot might be because of the perspective of the walls. His eyes glowed when I took the photo due to the flash and It reminded me of the Sherlock Holmes book - The Hound of Baskerville. Hope you like the photo. -BL

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Lady GaGa Newcastle Metro Radio Arena - 4th March 2010.

That night was one of the best nights of my life. We got just in time to hear the last couple of songs from the first support act, semi-precious weapons. They where ok, but I wasn't really familiar with them. 20 minutes later Alphabeat (first picture) started playing, being a bit of a fan I knew all the songs that they played. I was amazed at how good they were live and they played all of my favorite songs. It definitely put me in the mood for GaGa. After 40 minutes of Michael Jackson the intro to GaGa's dancing in the dark started, it was electrifying, everyone roared with excitement. A huge silhouette on a white sheet were seen of GaGa posing to the beat of the music, (picture 2), I was blown away. I couldn't believe it was happening. It was one of the most surreal moments in my life. She was everything I expected and more. She had amazing crowd interaction, she played nearly every song of both albums, to perfection I may add. Her set was fantastic, she pulled out all the stops, 3 storied industrial buildings, a car with a piano in the bonnet, a piano with a blaze of fire changing shape every second, an overgrown spindly forest, a fountain leaking blood and then setting ablaze. the theme of "The Monster Ball" was loosely based on the wizard of oz, following a glitter path, a dark dense forest after landing from a twister, which was represented amazing light show which was falling and spinning from the sky above, in the twister she changed into a dress that appeared to come alive! She managed to change about 11 or 12 times at least though the 2 hour show. her outfits ranged from a latex nun-esque look, leather studded underwear and a silver spaceman suit complete with rotating orbit. Near the end of the night when she was close to finding "The Monster Ball" she was singing paparazzi to then turn around and find a 40 foot monster with tentacles, long sharp fangs and bulbous eyes. Everything done through out the night was amazing and she surprised me so many times, this is an understatement to say it was amazing, but I just can't put it in words. It was GaGa. -BL

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Star-sign : Leo

My star-sign is Leo, so i decided experiment with different media and ways I could portray Leo. My first reaction to leo was obviously the lion, but i wanted to feature characteristics that Leos generally have. In the end i decided to use a lions head as the base using collage, then placing the features, which are based on my features, onto the face. I hope you like it. -BL

Monday, 8 March 2010

El Diablo.

in my recent pieces there have been no vibrant color choices; I decided to do yet another "Self-Portrait", this time I went back to basics and used crayons. Crayons are mainly used with children, I am a big child. I like the rough, edgey effect given to the piece, it shows a sense of my personality. The inspiration behind the eyes was from looking at the patterns on the neck of a cobra and how they are used to confuse prey. I thought it would be a good idea to try and incorporate something similar on to my face and give it an animalistic property. -BL