This is my submission for DUD#2. DUD is brought out by the Dunedin Comic Collective and this issue comes out early May.
It’s inspired by the time when Castro’s cousins, Honey and Layla were down in Dunedin and they watched Karate Kid 2 together.
Filed under: my work
An illustration I did recently to accompany an article by Nick Laird on the Windsor Heritage street lamps. The lamps which are found on George Street in Dunedin, resemble Lighthouses which my image tries to accentuate; teetering on the edge of the rocks, and ambiguous in scale.
Hello, its has been a quiet couple of months I know with the holiday break and what not. I am keeping busy however, with a number of different ventures underway in the new year which I slowly reveal through this site.
The first, is a project I’ve had in the works for a couple of years and am finally giving it a full head of steam. It is entitled God Awful, which will orientate around the production of a magazine feed by themed submission. More on this to come but the site design is under way and will be launched in a couple of month all going well. Keep an eye on it here as it unravels.
God Awful is one of those phrases which can be inherently interpreted a number of ways. The magazine will hopefully be the antithesis of the usual negative interpretation, focusing on things which are inherently, well, not awful. The mantra for it all is ‘Good God, that’s Awfully Good”.
The project in essence is an formal curated extension of what I already do here in a way, hopefully identifying (well subjectively) things which people should know about, though with each edition having a specific conceptual sway. A lot less puppy pictures though, except for the one above.
On Monday I was interviewed by the DScene (a local free rag) on street art in connection to the Cut Collective‘s Illegal Tender installation going up in the DPAG for the Otago Festival of Arts. Interview was ok, but I wasn’t terribly intelligible. Got called a lecturer who researches which should upset management.
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WWF International [The World Wildlife Foundation not The World Wrestling Federation] contacted me recently to ask permission to use one of my photos on their site. I said ‘sure thing bro’ … as long as I get a credit though… and they obliged.
A couple of weeks ago I went for a wee drawing trip with one of my 300-level classes to the Anatomy Museum. It’s my favourite place to sketch and don’t get there often enough. This is the first time i’ve been in a couple of years. I managed to crank out only one sketch in two hours. A little rusty but not too horrendous. The head I drew [a real, preserved one], was pealed down the middle to reveal on one side the arteries and muscle. He looks unhappy.
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A couple of snaps: