On the 13th March we took the Peterborough based street art jam on tour for the first time and it was a huge success. Here are some photos from the day.
Some of the regions top street artists will be painting live in Stamford as part of the Peterborough street art festival Korpfest. There will be 9 artists at work with 3 from Stamford, 1 from London and the rest hailing from Peterborough. The event will be held at Red Lion Square on Sunday 13th March between 11am and 4pm.
The line up features Nyces who’s work has gone viral several times and is the founder of the multi award winning Street Arts Hire. Korp who is the founder of Korpfest and the online Korp Academy where members from all over the world learn to draw with marker pens. The event will also feature local artist Cur5 who is the founder of the live art event Battle Lines and Paul Kneen who is currently enjoying a successful solo exhibition at Peterborough Museum plus many more.
Street art superstar My Dog Sighs was visiting Peterborough as part of his book tour and asked me if I knew anywhere he could come and paint. I had just the right location in mind so we took a wet day out urbexing just outside of Peterborough.
Photos by ViPhotography.
Although it is a big investment to start with I believe digital art is the future for artists because, in the long term, it will reduce your material costs. Its also very accessible, I just need to grab my tablet to draw nowadays which has all the colours and all the pens.
On saying that you cant beat getting your hands dirty, making a mistake with no undo button and trying to get away with. The creative process will always be a balance between the two so my advice is don't take sides, bake your cake and eat it.
Here are some recent digital pieces I've created where I have tried to incorporate my IRL style of brown paper, Posca pens and stickers.
I have always held a firm belief that art is a team sport and that we can produce better work and come up with more creative ideas when we work together. I was discussing this with Sam Roddan from Art Pop-Up and how I wanted to create a sketchbook that could be left in a coffee shop for anyone to draw in. Something that would encourage people to work together even if they couldn't get their diaries aligned. The result was Sam loved the concept and has been able to bring it to life as the Community Sketchbook Project. As a result I'll be setting up in Strays every Wednesday from 10am to doodle in the community sketchbook so feel free to join me for a drink and doodle. If you cant make Wednesdays the good news is the sketchbook and pens will be left behind the counter so if you want to have a go just ask a member of staff.
I've just finished my first piece of work for 2022. Its a lyric from a Linkin Park song called Waiting For The End. I see it as quite an uplifting piece about being patient and knowing things will change. There was a second piece being created alongside it with further lyrics but it didn't work out so I'm just sharing the one for now.
This is also worm 22-100 which means I'll only be drawing 100 worms this year as I try and channel new ideas and techniques. Disappointingly the colour of the worm has come out blue in the photo but it is Emerald and Aqua Green in real life.
I'm busy working on some digital stuff and Korpfest so things will be quiet for a while. See you soon.
Somehow me and a few friends were invited to paint a little street art in Peterborough City Centre as part of the Peterborough Unlocked event.
The event was held over two weekends but unfortunately I couldn’t attend the second one as I was struck down with a mild case of COVID but we had a few new and familiar names step in.
It's a double art drop this Friday at 9pm BST. To mark the ever changing global currency environment I have created some digital artwork to be sold for 1 Tez and some real world art on US dollar bills to be sold at $100. As crypto currencies soar and use of paper money diminishes I wonder when 1 tez will be worth more than $100. 1 year? 5 years?
Dollar Bill Art Drop
As the demand for paper currency diminishes I'm more often than not looking at bank notes as a canvas. I like the idea of increasing the face value of the note through creating artwork on it. Upcycling it visually and and upgrading it financially as a way of sticking 2 fingers up at the banks. These dollar bills will be listed at 100 times the face value on Friday at 9pm (between £70-£75+P&P)
The blue one!
The violet one!
The red one!
NFT Art Drop
This piece has been specially created to be sold on the Hic Et Nunc platform. It shows an army of Korpworms living within the iconic logo of Hic Et Nunc. This is the third in the series of brown paper posters mimicking the style of my real world paste ups. 20 have been minted with 10 being released at 1 Tez each.
If digital art and NFT ownership is your thing why not give my new Foundation.app profile a follow where I'll soon be listing artwork to be sold for ETH.
By popular demand (bullying, peer pressure, poking etc) I'm excited to bring you the first ever official #Korptober prompt list.
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it*
3) Hashtag it with #korptober and #korptober2021 (and #KorpAcademy)
Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. Korptober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.
That's it! Now go make something beautiful.
*Post it on any social media account you want or just post it on your refrigerator. The point is to share your art with someone. :)
...and don't forget kids, all art is theft but if you do copy someone else, credit them!
[Rules inspired by Inktober] 😬
We had a blast in 8 O'clock Club drawing this wrinkly old fella inspired by the work of Dee Dee Kid.
Head of cutting out and colouring in at Korporate Industries.