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Carry on Herman Logo Revisited
01 Oct 2015
Colour me OCD Those of you who read yesterday’s post on coming up with a new ‘Carry on Herman’ logo [ie. No-one on the entire planet] will remember that our hero retired dazed to his fart-sack for the night, still in two minds as to what format the text on the logo should take. With bated breath, said non-existent readership will have stampeded back to this site today to find out what the outcome was…... [ Read More ]
Carrying on Doodling
30 Sep 2015
As the latest part of my ongoing campaign to reclaim much of the verbal diarrhoea that I’ve been spewing out onto the web over the past decade –in attempt to persuade people to pay me to do similar ‘stuff’ for them, I’ve been importing one of my old blogs, called Carry on Herman from Tumblr into Hugo, so I can host it myself. A task I look forward to immensely. [This being the third blog I’ve done this with.... [ Read More ]
Texture Grids
01 Oct 2013
Another follow-up to the infamous Animation Street fiasco, this session was intended to try and get the students to re-engage with the idea of mark-making and illustrative pattern work. Each student marked out an A2 sheet of paper into a grid of 8 rectangles. They then had to fill each rectangle with an illustrative pattern based on some object observed in the world around them. The finished piece should work as an interesting abstract piece of art.... [ Read More ]
Animation Street
30 Sep 2013
This task was the next step in our attempts to get the students to think about using pattern and illustration to fill in areas of a design. The Sardinhas and My Dream Course tasks had both focussed on filling an internal shape. This task was intended to revisit our old friend ‘negative space’ by requiring the students to fill in the space around a piece of artwork. In the morning session, each student worked from a photograph of their house to produce a line-art version of their humble abode.... [ Read More ]
Something Fishy
30 Sep 2013
A while back I stumbled across the Sardines competition organised as part of the Festas de Lisboa. The concept is really simple: download an outline drawing of a sardine and then fill it with whatever springs to your creative mind. We thought it might be a good exercise for the students, to get them experimenting with pattern and design. There was quite a lot of productivity and creative work produced –but unfortunately none of it came from my end of the room.... [ Read More ]
The Biggest Scroodl Roundup in All of Christendom
18 Jul 2012
”..Bleedin ‘eck, Guv’nor –you’ve sure neglected to do this for a luvvaduck long while, an’ no bleedin’ mistake!…” OK, my lovelies. Fasten your seatbelts and sit back. Here goes the first part of what will likely turn out to be a bit of an avalanche of scroodl-catching-up. This covers the period from 8th - 17th May. Remember to keep your dangling appendages inside the carriage, at all times. ———... [ Read More ]
Another Hefty Scroodl Roundup –Part 02
11 May 2012
Here’s the next batch in ‘Operation scroodl Catchup. This lot takes us from 24th April to 07th May. Now the smart boys and girls amongst you will have noticed that there are less scroodls here than there are days between those two dates. “What has happened?…” I hear you cry, with your stupid faces twisted in confusion “Has our hero and role model failed in his challenge of doing a doodle every day for a year?... [ Read More ]
Another Hefty Scroodl Roundup –Part 01
11 May 2012
I’ve been neglecting my increasingly froth-lipped scroodl repostings of late and I have so many accumulated in the reserve stash that, when I tried to upload them all at once, all smoke started coming out of Tumblr and a man shouted “Hey, you! Stop that, or you’ll break the internet!” Anyway, here’s the first batch. these were originally posted on scroodl between 14th and 23rd April. As ever, top British secret agent Colonel Wanderbury features quite prominently, fighting his ongoing valiant rearguard action against the despicable Baron von Brücken-Stempfl and his invading hordes of Nazi triffids.... [ Read More ]
Not Your Usual Weekly Scroodl Round-Up
13 Apr 2012
As I’ve been enjoying a well-deserved week off work for Easter, I’ve been able to devote a bit more time, than the usual half-arsed effort at the end of the day, to my daily scroodls this week. So, I did a mini set, still featuring my fuckwitted creations, Wanderbury & co. but paying homage to iconic movie posters. See how many of them you can get. ——-... [ Read More ]
Fourteenth Weeks Worth of Scroodls
07 Apr 2012
You know the score, by now! ——— The mighty Scroodl challenge; pick a start date and then aim to create and upload a hand-drawn piece of art, every day for the next 365 days –or a “year”, as it’s sometimes also called!... [ Read More ]
Thirteenth Weeks Worth of Scroodls
31 Mar 2012
McYadda, McYadda ——— The mighty Scroodl challenge; pick a start date and then aim to create and upload a hand-drawn piece of art, every day for the next 365 days –or a “year”, as it’s sometimes also called!... [ Read More ]
Twelfth Weeks Worth of Scroodls
27 Mar 2012
Blunderbuss and Bacon-Slicer again… or whatever they’re called ——— The mighty Scroodl challenge; pick a start date and then aim to create and upload a hand-drawn piece of art, every day for the next 365 days –or a “year”, as it’s sometimes also called!... [ Read More ]
Tenth Weeks Worth of Scroodls
11 Mar 2012
I’ll not even bother introducing this week’s offerings. same old, same old.  ——— The mighty Scroodl challenge; pick a start date and then aim to create and upload a hand-drawn piece of art, every day for the next 365 days –or a “year”, as it’s sometimes also called!... [ Read More ]
Ninth Weeks Worth of Scroodls
03 Mar 2012
More Colonel Wanderbury and Baron von Brücken-Stempfl. Nothing to see here. move along, please! ——— The mighty Scroodl challenge; pick a start date and then aim to create and upload a hand-drawn piece of art, every day for the next 365 days –or a “year”, as it’s sometimes also called!... [ Read More ]
Eighth Weeks Worth of Scroodls
25 Feb 2012
Another week dominated by the adventures of Colonel Wanderbury and Baron von Brücken-Stempfl. Oh well. No point fighting it. Let’s just see where this goes.  ——— The mighty Scroodl challenge; pick a start date and then aim to create and upload a hand-drawn piece of art, every day for the next 365 days –or a “year”, as it’s sometimes also called!... [ Read More ]
Seventh Weeks Worth of Scroodls
19 Feb 2012
I’m afraid the Post-It note offerings have continued into a second week. [it’s just so much more convenient than dragging my sorry arse all the way over to the computer and setting up my Wacom tablet!] I also seem to have created a monster; namely Colonel Wanderbury and his arch-enemy Baron von Brücken-Stempfl, who seem to have taken over my scroodls, at the moment. Trouble is, having given spawned the two eejits, I havenae the heart to kill them off.... [ Read More ]
Sixth Weeks Worth of Scroodls
11 Feb 2012
This week, depending on how charitably disposed towards me you’re feeling, I’ve either been “pushing the boundaries of what constitutes an art medium”, or “being a lazy bugger”. However you want to dress it up, it means i’ve mainly been doing quick 10-20 minute doodles on Post-It Notes. Normal service will be resumed as soon as arse is once more in gear. ———... [ Read More ]
Fifth Weeks Worth of Scroodls
04 Feb 2012
Bit of a mixed bag this week, with a couple of pretty half-arsed ones slipping in under the radar, towards the end. ——— The mighty Scroodl challenge; pick a start date and then aim to create and upload a hand-drawn piece of art, every day for the next 365 days –or a “year”, as it’s sometimes also called!... [ Read More ]
Fourth Weeks Worth of Scroodls
29 Jan 2012
Inspiration was at a bit of a low this week, hence the preponderance of cartoonish faces, which tends to be what I doodle, when I cannae think of anything else. Maybe, I’ll start picking a theme for certain weeks, to add a bit of variety into the mix. ——— The mighty Scroodl challenge; pick a start date and then aim to create and upload a hand-drawn piece of art, every day for the next 365 days –or a “year”, as it’s sometimes also called!... [ Read More ]
Third Weeks Worth of Scroodls
21 Jan 2012
Third week’s worth of scroodls. Woot! –under the “fifty weeks to go” milestone now. ... [ Read More ]
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