Thursday, 29 July 2010

Patrick's Sketch Diary 27

Here is a 2-Page Sketchbook drawing I did of Missy Elliot smashing up a city. I drew it from memory so I had to draw her circa '01 which is when I saw more pictures of her.

As you can see.... she's not angry at all, she's just having a great time destroying things. And good on her.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Patrick's Sketch Diary 26

Here's another random sketch from the book of random sketches. I like his little face.

Friday, 23 July 2010

"B-Town Blues" - Short Film on Super 8

Regular readers of my blog will know that I am a Cinecam/Super-8 Film enthusiast. I recently got back my first batch of film transfers and am going through the process of putting together some short films of my memories...

Short Film 1: "B-Town Blues".

Description: Brighton's Great Escape festival in 2009 was amazing. My boys and I partied so hard for 3 days straight that we nearly died. This is a short super 8 film I made the morning of the day we stopped partying.

I really love the colours that came through in this video. The saturated blues and greens look so evocative of the 60's and 70's. Alex particularly looks like he's straight out of the Beatles or the Clash!

Many of these first reels that I shot were ways of testing what different types of films can do. The stock I used for this film is called Kodak Ektachrome 64T.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Patrick's Sketch Diary 25

I think this guy was inspired by a mixture of Columbo, Bexi from The Firm, and Dr. Seuss's characters.

I've only realised recently that a lot of my drawings are quite Dr. Seuss-y. (That's not a bad thing.) It just proves that your childhood experiences and likes etc are really quite important in establishing your form.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Massive Attack "Splitting the Atom" video

I slept on it for a bit, but actually... the new Massive Attack album is pretty dope. Here's the video for "Splitting the Atom":

It's a 360 view of a virtual city in a single frozen moment in time... I think it's a really cool example of a director telling a story without anything actually happening. Slowly revealing parts of the moment to create a whole picture.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

SPACE NEWS! - Planck Telescope shows Galaxy's "Oldest Light"


This beautiful image is the first" full-sky image" from Europe's Planck telescope. The remarkable feat of engineering which was sent into space last year to survey the "oldest light" in the cosmos.

The image itself took just over 6 months to piece together as a map of the Milky Way, the Galaxy in which Earth resides. This unique photograph demonstrates what is visible to instruments that are sensitive to very long wavelengths of light, and is expected to assist researchers in understanding how our Galaxy came to look the way it does today.

The bright horizontal line running across the image is the Milky Way's "main disc" - the plane in which the Sun and Earth sit.

Source: BBC News

Patrick's Sketch Diary 22

This was drawn the day I wrote my Scalped Blog. Check back and read that if you missed it. Then read the Graphic Novel... Because it's badass.