Posts tagged “portrait

Courting a new art form. . /./.

Glitch Courtesan WATERMARKSince i exchanged the brush for the pen my work has changed so dramatically, while it still holds the hallmarks of my fine art, it has grown into a completely different monster. . /./.

‘Courtesan /./. GLitch’

 


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Make A Thousand Paper Cranes . . ././/. . /.///.

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Walking The Plank. . . .. …/. ///. .

Its finished! The biggest drawing i’ve done in a while and the first finished piece of 2015.. . /. . I give you a pirate themed sleeve with a slightly more modern take on it. I’ve mixed up the order and scale of the main themes, where in most sleeve the ship takes center stage, I’ve given credence to the octopus and compass and added a huge abstract paint smear which blends into the waves instead of filling exclusively with flowers and treasure.. ././. .I am very pleased with how its turned out. /

Full sleeveWATERMARKEDPirate sleeve Commission ../ .Black ink and Blue Posca on Card
75cm x 30 cm

Below.. Close-ups.


Scrub Tha Decks. .. .././.. . ./ .

Making progress on the pirate full sleeve design.. . /. /. Finished pictures to arrive tomorrow. . /


‘A Christmas Carol’/ / /.. ./ .

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The finished product. . ./../ The newest piece of fine art i have created for quite some time./ (i’ve been busy designing tattoos) and for those veteran followers it will come as a surprise that it is in fact a celebration of Christmas. ./. I’m clearly softening up.

‘A Christmas Carol’
Black and Red Ink on Distressed Paper
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20/11/2014

This is now available in limited edition print and can be posted in time for xmas.. .//.. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141481091823?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649./.. Alternatively you can contact me privately and order personally (jbelbin@live.co.uk)

All prints will be hand numbered and signed and delivered tied with ribbon for just £20.

Not forgetting those not so friendly with Christmas http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141457845819?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

 

 

 


Franz’s Many Heads Left Scattered On The Beach.. . . ./// ./

Today i took a walk along Brighton beach with a bag of heads.. ././. . ../. Though i felt a bit bad for leaving them there, i didnt think they’d last long and at the very least they’d be returned to a natural origin.. / ./. So my conscience wasn’t too heavy i left with a couple of buckets of beach rubbish,  leaving the beach better than i found it.,. . ..// .

These slate paintings were painted over two years ago, from a series of photographs i took at a small intimate gig at the Bargate Monument in Southampton. The head in question was that of Franz Nicolay.. . /. Good bye Nicolay. /.


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Flower Fringe.. ./ ./ .

Glitch Geisha (small)


N000+H |\/|. ..@Ask. / .

Glitch Noh (small)

Noh Mask Glitch Tattoo Design.. ./. A3 Ink on Card


The Monsters That Come From My Chest.. . .. /. /.

Chest infections can be brutal. . . ./. Thats why I’ve made these images so brutal.
When I’m ill  the biggest pain is not being able to work, draw or paint. . //.


Should’ve Made Nine On Reflection. . . . /. /.

 

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Nine Tattoo studio in Brighton were gracious enough to place my birds center stage.. /. Not to mention the amazing work that goes on here. / //. /


Out of internet../ . Not out of action.. . /.

Brighton 2014 Free Art Exhibition
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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.


Life. . /In Little Pieces. . . . ././.

The more i practice for the art of Tattoo the more my half finished ideas of art and expression slip away, today i sought to rekindle one such project, changing the pen for the brush to take on an old adversary

In 2012 i started a series entitled ‘Life In Little Pieces’.
The idea was to create a wall of 12 ‘saints’ all of which have had their place in my life past and future. essentially they are all self portraits  /. They would be exhibited in a row, like the imposing art in a christian church, but take on a more gothic and self reflecting tone. Rather than these idols that celebrate the idea of virtue and sacrifice i wanted to focus on the parts of humanity which we might not want to fully admit, misdeed, alienation, heartbreak and ultimately, mortality.

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Today’s two new additions means that there is only one more step to complete this long forgotten project././ The hardest step ‘Passing The Seed’./.


Tattoo Design Sheets. . . //. . ./

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../. jbelbin@live.co.uk facebook.com/jakobbelbin


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Give Em Hell . /. / ./

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ERROR. . //.

Couple of new bits im working on as i dont have a camera to take photos of paintings .. / / /./.

 

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All Those Prints Scattered. ./. /. /.

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./ ./.


Pigeons. ./ That Peck At The Sidelines. .//.

Just some of the birds on display in ‘Pecking At The Sidelines’


Pecking At The Sidelines. / ././/. /

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. >?

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Heres a few pictures around the show… / / Incl the wall of pigeons/


Kokeshi City. . ././/. .

And heres another. ./ ‘Kokeshi City’ Both pieces are being displayed at the Painting Pottery Cafe Gallery, Brighton until the 4th of April 2014. Both pieces are currently for sale. Message for further details./ ./

Apologies for the abysmal photos . /.

Acrylic and posca on reclaimed canvas print.. / .


Pecking At The Sidelines. . ././. ./

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

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Pigeon Party.. /./ .

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

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Slate Mountain.././. ./

A new slate portrait commission just completed. . /. /

Three friends took an epic journey mountain biking and wanted to commemorate it with a Belbin portrait../ .

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Hope you like it Anth. . / //.


Brrrrrrrrrrrd Brains… /. /…. /

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././.


Valentines Love birds./. /…/.

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 jbelbin@live.co.uk or you can order straight away via my shop/  ./.

http://www.freewebstore.org/jakob-belbin-arts1/index.aspx?pageid=1056698

Here’s some of the ‘Love Birds’ Featured in my previous exhibition ‘FRAGMENTS’