Friday, 11 December 2009

Cardboard snails, paints, inks and a straight razor. That's my dream, it's my nightmare.

I had the fantastical idea of cutting out hundreds of wee toys and hanging them on tiny thread in a miniature cardboard set for the Special Benny cover. Unfortunately it took forever and when I scanned the initial figures the light watercolour wash I gave them got lost in the process. Then I realised I'd need proper lighting and a decent studio for it not to look hokey and shit.

It was basically my Apocalypse Now - "I was in my studio, there were too many ideas floating around my head, I had access to too much booze, too much card, too many sweets and little by little I went insane."

Part two didn't go a great deal better but more of that to come!

2 comments:

Proper Songs said...

I'm commissioning a short documentary on late night channel four on the making of this album and artwork. its epic!

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