This large Robin Williams stencil portrait has just come back from the framers after having some non-reflective glass added to it. You can now see a lot of the detail much easier which if you look very closely includes hundreds of tiny Blackworms to make up the shadows and some large ones either side of his face.
I'm a stencil artist at heart but previous limits on my time meant that the protracted aspect of hand cutting stencils took a back seat. However I made an exception for the Play Dead show and put in the hours to produce a stencil piece of a Robin Williams photo, not only was it a great image it also linked seamlessly into the theme of the show being about hidden mental illness.
I'm both pleased and saddened to have recently sold this piece but I know the buyer well so I'll be dropping round to stare in those eyes from time to time.
Held at Little Johnny Russells in Southsea back in 2010, this was a small paint jam where I collaborated with My Dog Sighs one last time (mainly so we could use up all the paint we bought for Upfest). Back in the day I used to do the stencils.
These photos are from Matt Maber. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram and Behance. If anyone has any more photos from this event that I can share please get in touch.
Not the best editing ever but this timelapse from my Youtube channel is from one of my favourite portraits.
It was my early stencil work so not much more than just intricate cuts rather than adding anything of my own style. Still very pleased with it and really love the way PluraBella comes out of the darkness.
Back in the day I used to cut portraits, these are some of my favourites...
Scroll to the bottom for a time-lapse video of a korptrait being painted and a link to more. If you would like to commission a portrait for Christmas get in touch now.
The best collection of my urban portraits can be found on Flickr.