Thursday, 22 December 2011

Praise Be...


This is a new Tim Minchin song which was supposed to be aired on ITV's Jonathan Ross show. ITV have cut it from the show at the last minute, but DAMN it is funny.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Imogen's First 6 Months on Super 8

I made this Super 8 film for my niece Imogen's first birthday. I've since filmed a bunch of footage of her as she's grown up. But this is a document of her first 6 months on planet Earth, a place that was way less fun without her.

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Friday, 4 November 2011

Flat screen victims huddle for warmth...


Saw these in a skip... they feared me at first but I chucked them a remote and, upon feeding, they accepted me.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Halloween in Fish Eye Lens...

Here are my fisheye lens photos from Halloween.
(Plus a stupid accompanying child's poem)


Went to a party for All Hallow's Eve...


A Halloween party in Milton Keynes....


People dressed up as ghouls and fiends...


Creepy, odd and sometimes obscene...


Though we feared for our lives and wanted to flee...


We had cakes & drinks to stifle the screams...


On that one hallowed night in Milton Keynes...


It was the city of nightmares, not the city of dreams...

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Brighton fun times.

Went to Brighton for a few days this week.


Saw some old friends, who I consider some of my closest, despite the lack of seeing them regularly.


While we were there I got a fisheye camera!


Now I can be one of those Lomography geeks...


Hurrah!


It's going to take me a while to get used to the way it works best, but I dig it in a big way. I'll post up my Halloween fisheye stuff tomorrow.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

A step forward for electronic mind reading machines...

I had to post this up because I really think it's not only an amazing step for science, but also because the images that are being produced during reconstruction are actually quite beautiful.

Essentially, what's happening is that scientists are using brain activity mapping to recreate images seen by a viewer. Through the use of a library of millions of youtube videos, (unseen by the viewer) and brain activity readouts, the scientists are reconstructing perceived images. The result is this leading, yet ambiguous blend of high contrast images. As paintings these would not be out of place in the Tate.


Read more at PopSci

Monday, 19 September 2011

A larger version of the insect commission:

The last post didn't allow you to actually look at the image larger which I've already (5 mins after posting!) had a complaint about. Haha. This version should fix that issue.

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Another pro commission for scriptwriter Mike j Rawson

You may remember earlier this year I posted a blog about a set of design commissions I'd done for a scriptwriter called Mike J. Rawson. Well I just finished another piece for the front of one of his scripts and I thought I might post it up for you guys to see. It's a radio script is about a society of insects/mollusks & animals. It's bonkers, but super funny.

First here's the inked (but uncoloured) image:

And here's the image after it had been coloured/textured & placed on the script's cover page:


I'm really pleased with the way this piece came out, and I hope it helps grab the attention of producers!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Ryan Adam's plays title track from his upcoming Album "Ashes & Fire"

In this great video which was posted last night, Ryan Adam's treats us to an acoustic performance showcasing his new material. This song is just gorgeous.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

PatrickJPC vocal sample (and shout out) on Tim Exile youtube video.

The video is short so have a listen to the whole thing, and you get some Patrick voice action.


Join in next time on Timexile.tv

Tim Exile Live Jam at 8pm... Musicians needed!

Any follower of my blog will have recently seen an influx of posts about producer Tim Exile's bold and interesting online jam project.

The idea is that he creates live electronic music from user sourced samples. People (including myself) send in vocals, beats, synth lines, basslines etc, and Tim mixes them into seamless organic creations. It's really exciting to be involved with and I urge any musicians out there tonight to have a go at this. It starts at 8pm tonight at http://timexile.tv


Hopefully see you there!

Free Locksmith MP3 Download... Underground Hip-Hop prod by EASki

There are some EXTREMELY hot lyrics and flows on this track. Locksmith is a hugely underrated MC, and that can't last forever. Download it and check it out.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Imogen's Birthday Party today!

It's so interesting how even a 2 year old can have really defined opinions and likes/dislikes. My niece Imogen happens to like horses to the extreme that she becomes overcome with joy ever time she see's one. So we've gone for a horse theme for her 2nd Birthday party. Below are a few of the items that will be at the party:

Cara's Amazing HORSE CAKE!

The Almost Complete Horse Drawing

I'll post up images from the party soon!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Just drawing a massive horse for my Niece's 2nd Birthday Party this weekend!

Primary Drawing and text done.... Next stage: COLOUR!

(She prefers horses to donkeys, and children her age aren't allowed pins.)

Smashing Pumpkin's Launch new free Record Club for SP fans....

The pumpkins are one of my favourite bands ever, and here's a video of Corgan talking about what they are up to at the moment, and how to get your hands on a free download of the original "Drown" demo. (It sounds awesome btw.)




Join the club at: http://www.smashingpumpkins.com/

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Tim Exile Live Mix 1 online now... featuring a few bits of vocal from me!

First Tim Exile live mix online:


My first vocal comes in just around 21 mins in. He describes it as sounding like his favourite Vibert sample! (I think that means he thinks it's dope.) I also get a shout out at 29 mins! Boom!

Anyone reading this who's interested in joining in next time, the next online jam is tuesday the 6th of September!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Tim Exile live online jam tonight at 8:00pm....

Tonight at 8pm I'll be participating in an online jam with Tim Exile. If you've ever seen Imogen Heap Live, you may know him as one of her regular band members. He live samples and mixes her soundscapes.

He's starting a new online project, where he'll be performing sets of his live mixes, but using sounds sourced from the internet listeners. I have personally already uploaded around 8 ideas for him to cut, effect and chop up.
I urge you to get involved, or at least, to show up at 8pm to enjoy his mix. He really is quite awesome live.

To get to the page hosting his live mix click HERE

Friday, 29 July 2011

Patrick's Sketchbook Diary... A few final bits from the vaults...

I obviously have ZERO intention of posting up every page of my diary from the early part of this century... Mainly because I was a lot younger and there are some terribly annoying feelings related crap in there which make me physically sick.

Speaking of sick though, this is a random little connected story that was happening end of 2001/start of 2002. I've posted it up mainly because the old man vomiting looks hilarious, and the diagram of the pipes in my house is pretty fun.

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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Patrick's Sketchbook Diary... A disgusting story from the vaults...

Ok, so whilst going through my old papers and diaries etc. I found this harrowing story that I had basically forgotten. It was about a night out in Banbury town. (Back before we had anywhere remotely nice to go.) and yes... I urge you to read. haha.

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This little comic appeared about 3 pages later in the diary. Please click it if you can't quite see it. All the images open up larger and more readable that way.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Great little animation of Stephen Fry's debate with Anne Widdecombe on the Catholic Church...

Stephen linked to this from his Twitter page this morning. It's really an excellent watch and a good debate.



Patrick's Sketchbook Diary... The TEN YEARS AGO edition.

Now, at the start of me posting up all this Sketch Diary stuff, I told a slight fib. If you look at my first Sketch Diary post I suggested I had stolen the idea off of a friend of mine, but actually I used to sketch in my diaries way back in 2001.

Here are a few excerpts from my trip back from Australia at the end of that year. I know it was that time because our flight home was delayed and re-planned in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

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This next one was me trying to tick myself into being less restless during the flight by pretending I was doing something energetic and fun...

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On the plane, as always, there were some weird-assed people. One in particular was really pissing me off during the journey. This segment is about her.

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And Yes... that IS a ponytail. Back then I used to have really long hair. Get over it.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Big Boi & Organized Noise remix Amy Winehouse...

As a tribute to the talent that was Amy Winehouse, Big Boi of Outkast has made this remix of "Tears Dry on Their Own". It's a pretty different take on the track, but I really dig the groove, and stanked-out simplicity.

Amy Winehouse - "Tears Dry on their Own" (Organized Noize Dungeon Family Remix) by Big Boi

Enjoy.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

New "Beavis & Butthead" clips released at Comic Con 2011!!!


When I was in my early teens. Beavis & Butthead pretty much informed my world view. They are back, and they are still damn funny.... thank hell.

Friday, 22 July 2011

My friends at Geek Night Out visited the London Comic Con and made this great vid...

Excellent interviews with Sylvester McCoy, Brent Spiner, Lea Thompson, and Robert Knepper too!


Visit Geek Night Out and See the video larger and in charger HERE

Painting of Hendrix I did for a friend's birthday...

I haven't posted this up before... It's a painting I did for my friend Chris's Birthday. He is also a musician and a great fan of Jimi. I snapped this picture last time I was over at his house, as I had stupidly forgotten to document it when I made it.

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Thursday, 21 July 2011

Aesop Rock's "Hail Mary Mallon" drop free Blockhead remix download. NOICE.

Hail Mary Mallon - Meter Feeder (Blockhead Remix) by rhymesayers

AntiPop Consortium upload new tracks!

One of my favourite, (and undoubtedly one of the most creative) Hip Hop groups AntiPop Consortium reformed last year to drop one of their best albums yet... and just when it was starting to look like a one time deal, they've uploaded some new tracks to their Myspace page. Yes... MYSPACE page. Here's the link: AWESOME

"Aluminium" is definitely hitting me as the best of the three, but they are all excellent!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Illustration of the Singer/Songwriter Richard Walters...

A while back I was asked to create an image for a good friend of mine Richard Walters and this is what i came up with. I've posted it fairly low res on here so the image can't be misused, but you can still see the level of detail I went to.
To contextualise the piece, Richard Walters released an album last year called "The Animal". It is extremely good and you should own it (as well as everything else he ever records.)

If anyone would like to commission me for a creative portrait, or some artwork for their project... please email me at: patrickc@hotmail.co.uk

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Patrick's Sketchbook Diary 46. A profile of Tom J Raspian.

I probably made him a bit eyebrow heavy, but that's ok because I'm bigger than him.

Love you Tom! hahaha.

By the way, Raspian is a producer of electronic musics. You can hear him HERE.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Mmmmm... Sweet sweet Avacardos.

"Hi, I'm Mini be having a Fiesta on S-Hyundai, and I was w-Honda-ring... have you got anything Fiat I can use to make an af-Ford-able dip? Skoda be appropriate to the occasion though..."

Friday, 15 July 2011

2 more Quick Comic Panels... this time, for up to date films! (WOW!)

Now that I'm caught back up with photographing all my Quick comic panels at work, I can start to give you the new ones in a timely fashion! Fun times right? Here are my panels for two films, one out now and the other out this friday:

Example 2.w - Adjustment Bureau, The

Example 2.x - Limitless

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Collabradoodle project - Example 1

Recently, I was inspired to the idea of creating collaborative comic art. There are plenty of talented comic/webcomic people out there and so I tried my luck sending a half finished piece to one of them on twitter. A talented female artist called Emi AKA Krunchie_Frog . She completed the comic and coloured it.
Here is the result:

Anyone else interested in making a Collabradoodle with me, please contact me: patrickc@hotmail.co.uk

Cheers Old Bean! (A public apology to Hugh Grant.)

Now, Hugh.... I'm aware that I've talked a lot of shit about you over the years. I may have even called you a "Floppy haired twat" on more than 50 occasions.... but you know what? I can admit when I'm in the wrong!

I mean... you are just a guy right? A posh guy sure, maybe one with floppy hair, and a blushing boy face that wrinkles up like a motherfucker every time you smile.... but that's not your fault.
I may have also laughed when you got arrested for your indiscretions, but on reflection... who DOESN'T like a blowjob in their car, am I right?

Basically, Hugh... I think we got off on the wrong foot, and I'd like to start over. Can we start over? I made this illustration of you to sort of, apologise and say.... You actually an alright kinda guy, y'know?


P.S. I still don't really like your films. Hope that's cool bro.

Patrick

Monday, 11 July 2011

Quick Comic Panels... Two more I missed in the catchup...

A week or so back I attempted to catch you all up to my Everyday Art project "Quick Comic Panels" by posting a shit ton of them up... well I found two more at work that I missed out so I'm posting them up now. One is MEGA OLD and the other is about 6 months old.

Example 2.v - Salt

Example 2.u - Appaloosa