Today i have been very busy indeed.. ./. ./ Aside from all the other little projects i have going on all over the place, today i decided to document the process of creating a whole batch of Free Art Birds.. . ./.
Phase one.. . / This beautiful piece of hardboard i lifted from a skip last night.. . /. So first i had to see just how many pigeons i could get out of it.. .. 9 is the answer.
Next Chop them up with one of my favorite tools
a circular disk cutter.. . // mm mmm m
And then give them all a quick coat of black.. . Again my
favorite of all colors, And i know the knee jerk response
to that “But its not a color, its a shade!” that may be
in the natural world but when it comes to paint every
single shade / color needs pigment to give it said color,
in my case the color of that pigment is indeed black,
and as i stroke the black paint side to side i am coloring.. . . . /./. Its a color.. . ./.
Phase four, time to get dirty and finger paint .. .. . /.
Finally after the paint is sufficiently dry add the final touches in the form of eyes,beaks and sign off . . ./.
Tomorrow i will post close ups of each one of these little fellows before they go on their individual journeys.. . .. /. Some are going to Portsmouth tomorrow to find new homes, Some are going.. .well im not sure where yet it all depends on who wins the competition tomorrow on Facebook,.I will be running another give away to all those who share and like the links, names drawn from a hat at the end of the week.. . find out more here
And the rest are on a very long journey indeed, they are off to Tel-Aviv to take part in a free art give away in December and you can find out more about that here.. /.
October 18, 2012 | Categories: Fine Art, Illustration | Tags: Acrylic, art, Artist, Arts, Arts and Entertainment, bird, birds, city, Color, Exhibition, expression, Facebook, Flying, Free Art, free art friday, free art give away, Israel, Jakob Belbin, life, love, Middle East, New, News International, online competition, Paint, Painting, pigeon, Portsmouth, process, Reclaimed, recycle, recycling, Skip, street art, Tel-Aviv, urban, urban art, urban expressionism, Visual Arts | Leave a comment
While wood hunting in a skip the other day, i found that an old chair had been thrown out so i broke it up and took the slats from it to build frames with.. . . i normally build all my frames by hand from found materials but never bother documenting it… . .so for those of you interested here it is so far. . .//./ .
May 26, 2012 | Categories: Fine Art, Uncategorized | Tags: art, Artist, Arts, Arts and Entertainment, building frames, city, Consumer Goods and Services, DIY, do it your self, expression, Frames, human, industrial, Jakob Belbin, life, re using, Reclaimed, recycle, recycling, Skip, skip diving, skip hunting, street art, Supplies, town, urban, urban art, urban expressionism, Visual Arts | Leave a comment