2017. ././ . Its been a seriously long year, its been a seriously tough year and I’m only just reaching the end of the the beginning…
There has been a massive shift and change of course in my art work. The past four years have seen a long and slow decrease in the out put of Original Artworks and a sharp increase in the output of Drawings and Tattoo designs. it has been a conscious effort to pursue a career that allows me to create everyday, change peoples lives and develop as an Artist. I am on the cusp of achieving this goal and becoming a licensed Tattoo Artist, But that’s not the end of the journey it is in fact only the beginning of a new field to explore.
While Painting will always remain a true love of mine, Drawing, Design and Tattooing will be at the forefront of my output now, which has over the past few years given me completely new ideas to explore, New challenges to overcome and new skills to master.. ././. The body too is an canvas and one i cannot wait to start making my mark on. . /././/. . Let 2018 be the year for Ink. ./ /. Black Ink. ./ .
A Selection of Designs from 2017. ./. Black Ink Only. ./ Black Book
A recent commission for a good bunch of guys, The guys in question are a local Punk band called Primeval Soup, who as well as preaching against wrong doings in the world and standing up for what they believe in they actually fight it.. ./. Raising money for charity, hunt sabotaging and boycotting . ../. This art work is designed to couple with a track focusing on animal rights, and whilst i am a vegetarian myself i’ve never had the guts to take it as far as these guys.. ./ . More to come. /.
Nine Tattoo studio in Brighton were gracious enough to place my birds center stage.. /. Not to mention the amazing work that goes on here. / //. /
Brighton 2014 Free Art Exhibition
You may remember, if you are a regular follower, the 100 pigeons exhibited in my last show ‘Pecking At The Sidelines’
Last week i set them free in Brighton, sadly but consciously in their most inhabited environment, The window ledges of empty buildings.. . ./.
They lasted two days. .. ./. I hope they are loved. . /.
Acrylic on reclaimed plywood.
Here are some of my most recent work sheets for tattoo design. . . ./././. As you can see it is heavily slanted towards Japanese themes of design.
I do take commissions and can be contacted via email or facebook../. firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/jakobbelbin
This is a new chest piece I’m working on..It’s done to scale using black ink and posca pens //. There’s gonna be a lot more tattoo designs coming this way over the next week or so. . / . Its nice to be sat back at a desk drawing in comfort. /. 🙂
Still loads more colouring to do for the background/. But you get the idea
Couple of new bits im working on as i dont have a camera to take photos of paintings .. / / /./.
Recently i have made a conscious decision to change the way i paint.// ./ It may just be a phase it might take over everything.. /./
‘Old Crows’ 2014 Acrylic, Spray Paint on Whiteboard and Slate.
All found in the street.
For the show fragments i put together a series of prints././ The ideas follow on from my “Virus” series where i became obsessed by pixelated images. I followed on with the same concept of fusing pixels with organic objects, this time using animals as my ‘host’. These images were created using computer manipulated ink drawings./ ./.
Well it was my intention today to post some photos of new paintings from 2014./.. ./. But all of them are at my current show ‘Pecking At The Sidelines’ .././ You’ll have to wait until April 22nd . . . ..//. Here’s what i’m currently working on instead . ./ . /
‘Old Crows’ Slate and Acrylic ob White Board. /. In Progress./
Just some of the birds on display in ‘Pecking At The Sidelines’
Love Birds// / ./ by PigeonNest.. ./
Yaaay Its here.. / there’s finally some collaborations by myself and Frin./
After lots of brain storming we have found a way to fuse our two loves./. Painting and Sewing into one lovable package/. /. Go and take a look at Lovebirds by PigeonNest…/.
Theres still plenty more collaborations to come! And I’m so happy to start this journey. /.
So ive done my part of the bargain and painted a bunch of pigeons./. They’ve all been cut out and attached to complimentary fabric ready to be made into all sorts!
There’s been a few hitches and and a few spelling mistakes.. /. But Pecking At The Side Lines is up for a month. /./ 90 pigeons later./. and a whole bunch of new prints and paintings its definitely my most happy show to date./. Whats wrong with me. >?
Heres a few pictures around the show… / / Incl the wall of pigeons/
I have a new show opening tomorrow at the lovely Painting Pottery Cafe Gallery, North Laine, Brighton. ./. ./
I quite excited for this show as it has a lot of new unseen pieces in and 100 original pigeons on display.. /./. Its set to be my most colorful show to date!
The show will run for a month../ . Private view TBC
Something new in the studio../. Fabric pigeons ready to be sewn on to all manor of things/../ ./ Watch this space../ . and keep an eye on this shop, they’ll be available soon. . /. https://www.etsy.com/shop/Pigeonnest
The weather has been particularly shit so far this Jan,,., So I’ve spent all day everyday indoors going mad making pigeons for a new show TBA .././. 86 so far.. /. ///. Here’s the process ./ (missing the sawing and sanding ./ who wants to see that)
The original piece of wood was in fact huge though././.
So tomorrow it will be two weeks until valentines day/. /.
And in the spirit of things I’m going to get all soppy and offer buy one get one free on ‘Love birds’../. Choose your own colors and objects and i will paint the perfect matching partner for free.. /. /.
13 cm x 13 cm – £15 incl post
20 cm x 20 cm – £20 incl post
You can contact me directly via email@example.com or you can order straight away via my shop/ ./.
Here’s some of the ‘Love Birds’ Featured in my previous exhibition ‘FRAGMENTS’
A while back now i was contacted by a guy who saw my show ‘Everything Changes’ we got talking about art and music and the blending of the two. /./. His name was Giovanni and i later found out that both he and his band we based in Italy. /. After mutually falling in love with each others craft I ended up doing the artwork for their newest release/. / .FLIM – Time In A Fish Bowl.
Now this week they will be releasing a track for free off the upcoming album, Due date Feb2014./.
Now i urge you to go and give these guys a listen, not just because i’ve done the artwork but because they really are awesome./ ./.
I look forward to more projects like this in the future. /
Blogging wise it has been rather quite here in the build up to xmas, that’s because all of the paintings i was working on were in fact gifts and so obviously i couldn’t publish them. So here is a backlog of paintings. / /./.
The first wave was a fresh new batch of xmas pigeons, this time with a festive slant i have become only slightly obsessed by snow flakes. ./
The second wave of paintings was a set of portraits../. not something you’d associate with me.. and furthermore they were both painted on canvas./. another thing you would not associate with me. It s always a good thing to take my self out of my usual sphere of working, both of the canvases were still reclaimed and recycled and i feel like despite working from photographs i managed to inject plenty of Belbin hallmarks to the pieces.
And the final piece was, given the more soppy themes of my painting the most important as it was for my fiance .. . /
It was based a short story held close to her heart and a running theme though our long relationship ‘The Snow Goose’
‘Fritha’ Acrylic, Spray Paint and Posca on reclaimed hardboard and Plywood
It’s that time of year again./. Christmas is creeping up fast and there’s lots of loved ones who need lots of loving gifts./ ../ So in the spirit of things i am offering Pigeons Of Your Own Design once more for Christmas././.. You can have anything, Santa hats, snowmen, Christmas jumpers, crowns, mistletoe, pigeon in a snow globe, Scrooge. Jesus..//. The Christmas list is endless and you don’t necessarily have to keep it Christmas themed/./ . there’s plenty of other themes and ideas to be had/.
The pigeons on offer will be painted completely to your design including colors and themes. this year I’m offering a range of sizes and discounts for multiples ./.
10 x 10cm – X1 = £11 incl post
10 x 10cm – X2 = £18 incl post
10 x 10cm – X3 = £24 incl post
20 x 20 cm – X1 = £21 incl post
20 x 20 cm – X2 = £28 incl post
20 x 20 cm – X3 = £33 incl post
You can order pigeons directly from my online store http://www.freewebstore.org/jakob-belbin-arts1 Or alternatively contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are some examples to wet your imagination./. /.