Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Wallpapers, Exhibitions and Swaps

Hallo all! ^_^

I'm sharing today as I've got quite a few arty things going on which makes a radical change!

To start with I'm happy to announce that I've been included on the Bournemouth Based Artists websites which you can find here My friend Annika is also included and she is well worth checking out!

My website is officially up and running here. The only thing I wish I could change about it is the domain title but other than that I'm really pleased with it, Wix is also a really good web hosting site so I recommend it to anyone else who's thinking of creating their own site!

I'm working on another A2 size painting at the mo but as it's taking a while I decided to get creative digitally and created some wallpapers, a few years ago I dabbled in making some colourful fractal type images and in the past few days I decided to give it another go, here is a collection of my favourites:

Cerulean Beast


Rainbow Tornado

Purple Passion

Electric Wizard

Tunnel of Love


Great Tide

Son of Ice



Oki so I have quite a few favourites :P I do like making them though, you can find the full collection on my Picasa Album here ^_^

I have a chance at exhibiting at an annual exhibition here in Bournemouth this summer, I'm thinking of sending these images off as prints, do you think they would sell? If I don't exhibit at the gallery I may try and sell these as prints elsewhere, I'll have to see what happens ^_^

I've finally started brainstorming ideas for my up and coming art trade with Steph I'm buzzing with ideas now and can't wait to get started :)

Well I've rambled on long enough for tonight :P

Looking forward to everyones newest creations!

Until next time!!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

New Website!!


I'm posting today to share the fact I have made myself a website ^_^

You can view it here: http://www.wix.com/kazzuya_starshine/psyko

Sadly it's got a really ugly domain title, but what can you expect for a free website builder :P

Opinions are very welcome! and if you'd like to be linked on my site please let me know :)

That's all for now!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Paintings and Things

Greetings ^_^

Thought it was time for a new post as I've just finished my first attempt at a painting in 6 years and only just got round to taking photographs of it :P

After checking out artists such as Josephine Wall and Linda Ravenscroft I've been overwhelmed with fantasy and brightly coloured themes and it reminded me of a project I did while I was studying illustration.

The brief was to illustrate a playing card without using a literal representation of the face/number or the suit. I chose the 2 of Hearts and this is the idea I came up with:

I decided to revisit the idea after seeing so many wonderful artwork by well known and not so well known fantasy artists, I changed it a lot from the original one I came out with which was very flat and just well... crap!! But the idea always stuck with me ^_^

It was fun getting back into using crazy, whimsical colours and hiding things in amongst the shrubbery, now my brain is full to the brim with ideas! :D

I'll be back as soon as I've got something else worth showing!

Untill next time ^_^

Monday, 9 April 2012

T-shirt Customising

Hallo! ^_^

I'm blogging today to share my latest creation, namely my new (old) customised t-shirt ^^
Because I always dive into everything head first and have very little patience (:P) I completely forgot to photograph this project as I was doing it, all I've got to share is the finished product, but I hope you like it anyway :)

A while ago I bought a plain white t-shirt from Asda because it came with a groovy waistcoat (can't remember the last time I wore the waistcoat!)... I don't like white, white to me is a blank canvas, so with a little time and imagination I decided to do this to it:

It's covered in my favourite imagery, quotes and lyrics, I basically poured my soul out onto it :) It felt good to let go and not worry about rules and composition as I was going for the free for all, anything goes approach :)

The quotes and lyrics include:

'A smart girl leaves before she is left:

'Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground'

'The Devil wants to fuck me in the back of his car'

'Viva Kazz Vegas'

'I wana fuck you like an animal'

'They don't give a fuck about you like I do'

'Tear a hole exquisite red, fuck the rest and stab it dead'

'If there is a hell I'll see you there'

'Be careful what you pretend to be'

'Poisoned to my rotten core, too fucked up to care anymore'

'The clouds will part and the sky cracks open and God himself will reach his fucking arm through'

'Some of them wana get used by you'

'Happiness isn't happiness without a violin playing goat'

'You may have noticed I'm not all there myself'

'Curiouser and curiouser'

'Think pink'

Apologies for the strong language :P Some of the quotes and lyrics you may recognise, but I never reveal exactly where I get my influences from so if you don't know some of them, sorry it's a secret :P

Some other pictures:

Back view, I did this by cutting up the middle of the back and cutting strips on the left and right sides, then I tied them together in double knots :)

And that's it :) I'm pretty proud of it, it's cool knowing it's the single only one of its kind in the entire universe :)

I've got loads of ideas for future customised tees but I need to get hold of some fabric dye and lots more white t-shirts!! Other projects I'm doing atm include an A2 size painting which I'll be sure to blog when it's finished so watch this space ^^

Ciao for now :D