Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Catwoman

This year Batman, my favourite comic book hero celebrated his 75th anniversary. I hoped to commemorate the occasion by creating something remotely Batman related and thanks to long-time/professional cosplayer Dementia AKA "The ConMother" I have done just that! ‘Night at the Museum’ (acrylic and pen on A4 card) features one Batman’s most iconic villains Catwoman (who herself will be turning 75 next year). Catwoman has had many costumes over the years, but my favourite has always been the Golden Age purple dress with green cape (seeing as you asked I also like the Jim Balent purple version, The animated series and obviously both Julie Newmar and Michelle Pfeiffer’s costumes).
Much like Catwoman, Dementia too has had many outfits. Based in Florida, she has been a costumer at conventions for fifteen years and has featured in several calendars and magazines, along with the documentary ‘Unconventional Wisdom’ and when I saw her in her Catwoman costume I knew that I had to draw her.  

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Monday, 24 November 2014

"Tura! Tura! Tura! 3" Art Show, Los Angeles

This month I was delighted to have an ‘excuse’ to paint one of the most iconic women in cinema, the late, great Tura Satana! Having long admired her work in ‘Astro Zombie’ ‘The Doll Squad’ and of course ‘Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill!’  It was a privilege to join so many gifted artists for "Tura! Tura! Tura! 3" a group gallery art show devoted entirely to Tura celebrating her life & career at the Lethal Amounts Gallery, Los Angeles on December 6th.
My submission for the show is "Tura Tiki Sacrifice” Acrylic and Pen on card 12” X 10” I think the painting speaks for itself... The opening night sounds amazing as it will not only be hosted by Tera Patrick with Lori Williams and Dennis Busch in attendance but it will also have all night music, go-go dancers and a performance by Kitten Natividad! Sadly I will not be able to make it, but I hope everyone has a wonderful time (take plenty of pics!) please follow this link for further news and updates and full list of contributing artists.

My sincerest thanks to Siouxzan Perry and Lethal Amounts
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“Mostra: Doctor's Universe” Art Show, Milan

Has it really been a year since my last Doctor Who related post?
I was recently invited to join a group of other artists to celebrate the universe of Doctor Who in an art show entitled Mostra: Doctor's Universe opening at the Oratory of Saints Ambrogio in Milan, Italy on December 15th running through to the 21st.
My submission for the show is "Rules are made to be broken" Acrylic & pen on A3 card featuring the brilliant Peter Capaldi looking into a cracked mirror with his previous regenerations looking back at him. Follow the link for further information. Sadly I will not be there, but do please pop in for a gander!








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Shaun in the City

Back in 2013 I visited Cheddar Gorge and spotted one of 80 fibreglass Gromits that formed part of Aardman’s ‘Gromit Unleashed’ public art exhibition. Each sculpture was designed by different artists, making up a trail that encouraged people to “collect them all” the project not only contributed a record-breaking £123 million to the local economy but also raised £2.3 million for Bristol Children’s Hospital charity, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal. Undoubtedly spurred on by its fantastic response they have decided to do it again only this time with Shaun the Sheep. In 2015 ‘Shaun in the City’ will be launched which will see two “ewe-nique arts trails” across London and Bristol, forming “the world’s biggest, baaa-rilliant sheep hunt” featuring 120 sculptures created by artists, celebrities and designers. I thought I would have a go and submit some ideas, sadly my designs didn’t make the grade but I thought I would share them on here anyway in an attempt to spread the good word and encourage you all to support them and their great cause.
My entries were…

“Mixed Veg” 
Inspiration for this one came about when I noticed that Shaun’s feet looked like spring onions reminding me of the vegetable/fruit animal competitions found at most self respecting village fates. This vegetarian option attempts to recreate Shaun’s likeness through the medium of vegetables.

“Franken-Shaun”
Franken-Shaun was cobbled together after I noted the similarities between the shape of Shaun’s ‘hair’ and the flat head of another iconic figure…

© Shaun the Sheep is a registered trademark of Aardman Animations Ltd. Grand Appeal / Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity Reg. 1043603. All rights reserved.
© Arfon Jones 2014. All images are copyrighted throughout the world.

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