Posts tagged ‘drawing’

25 August, 2011

More Julie Morstad

Yet more lovely, whimsical, slightly disturbing images from the talented Julie Morstad

17 July, 2010

Little Laughing Monsters

Random doodlings inspired by this.

27 June, 2010

Rainy Weekend

The steady pitter patter of rain on the roof, a little Nina Simone, a dash of Jacques Brel, some homemade apple and rhubarb crumble, and, of course, a cup of tea…

21 June, 2010


Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
~Tom Robbins

Can someone pass the zebra over then?

1 April, 2010

For Emma

25 March, 2010

A Room of One’s Own

23 March, 2010

Anna Emilia

Finnish artist Anna Emilia Laitinen resides in Iceland and creates these beautiful, tranquil, folk-influenced images of woods, seas, animals and people.

She’s also as obsessed with tea as I am.  Speaking of which, I’m off to get a cuppa.

You can see more of her work here and here.

15 March, 2010

Julie Morstad

Enchanting.  Surreal.  Fantastical.  And kinda creepy.

The art of Julie Morstad. You can see more here.

26 August, 2009

Mind the Evil Squirrel

It’s not often that a music video comes along these days which makes you shout, ‘jumping jehosaphat, how’d they do that?!’  London animation outfit Shynola have made such a video with the cinema-release-only music video for Coldplay’s ‘Strawberry Swing’.  Shynola animated meticulously hand-drawn chalk drawings on the floor around the real life Chris Martin, as he quests to save a (chalk) damsel from the attentions of a villainous squirrel.

Richard Kentworthy of Shynola said in a recent interview, “we are not particularly interested in making or watching slick animation. We are attracted to the more unusual uses of it, and the inherent charm that something hand-crafted has.”

The whimsical, dream-like animation certainly possesses the traditional, pastoral, slightly dark charm of classic nursery rhymes or  children’s stories, in keeping with the wistful, joyous tone of ‘Strawberry Swing’.

Here’s the vid:

And a few of my favourite stills, taken from the HD version of the video at babelgum.

Chris Martin wakes up…

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“What’s that?! A Beautiful (Chalk) Damsel is in distress?”

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Super Chris meets his arch nemesis, Evil Squirrel.

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Flying over LA.

Chris Martin doing a headstand

Super Chris and the Evil Squirrel do battle.

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Vive la Revolution!

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True love’s kiss.

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The Shynola team and Chris wrap up.

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