Sunday, February 28, 2010

Not muppet

Yeah....Soz..(as the kids say)... No muppet. I did want to do one, I researched and all, But time and all that, whatever time is...is it a dream? No. Dreams and time are different. Here's a sketch I did for a poster maybe. It's only the initial sketch, I've yet to finish it, But time... yeah.

I will do the definition thing though, so I don't seen like a total trend avoider. Even though I'm not totally sure hoe the definition thing came about and became a trend.

Ghost- –noun
1.
the soul of a dead person, a disembodied spirit imagined, usually as a vague, shadowy or evanescent form, as wandering among or haunting living persons.
2.
a mere shadow or semblance; a trace: He's a ghost of his former self.
3.
a remote possibility: He hasn't a ghost of a chance.
4.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a spiritual being.
5.
the principle of life; soul; spirit.

Buster
1.
a person who breaks up something: crime busters.
2.
something that is very big or unusual for its kind.
3.
a loud, uproarious reveler.
4.
a frolic; spree.
5.
(initial capital letter) (used as a familiar term of address to a man or boy who is an object to the speaker's annoyance or anger): Look, Buster, you're standing in my way!

So as you can see.

I AIN'T AFRAID OF NO

the soul of a dead person, a disembodied spirit imagined, usually as a vague, shadowy or evanescent form, as wandering among or haunting living persons.
2.
a mere shadow or semblance; a trace: He's a ghost of his former self.
3.
a remote possibility: He hasn't a ghost of a chance.
4.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a spiritual being.
5.
the principle of life; soul; spirit.

Yeah!! That's right!! Orange!
Definitions taken from dictionary.com

Saturday, February 27, 2010

swedish chef



Because we're both swedish and nobody has ever got an idea about what we're talking about.

sorry about the quality. bloody camera phone.

Watercolours on A4

Friday, February 26, 2010

My little (or big) head


This is a collage self portrait for a college project (taken from a photo a few years old when I was skinnier) - the left side is just pencil and the right is watercolour, its done on acrylic paper so unfortunately it hasn't scanned very well but it's the best I could get :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Last of the Where The Wild Things Are and a big face with a badly drawn hand



Some paintings I did in the Christmas break. I kept meaning to scan these in college, and I've only just gotten round to doing it. Obviously they're not exactly finished. But I think there's some progression in them in comparison to the previous ones posted.

Locke!


Posted this elsewhere on the web. It's John Locke from Lost. Or is it!?
Just a quick sketch I did for a painting I'm thinking about doing, but knowing me I probably won't bother.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

im cookie'n now mamma

Crippling

A crippling illness or disability is one that severely damages your health or your body. Arthritis and rheumatism are prominent crippling diseases.

They both suffered from crippling pains in their hips.

If you say that an action, policy, or situation has a crippling effect on something, you mean it has a very serious, harmful effect.

The American military presence on the islands had suffered a crippling blow.

ADDICTION

Addiction is the condition of taking harmful drugs and being unable to stop taking them.

An addiction to something is a very strong desire or need for it.

He needed money to feed his addiction.

I discovered an addiction to housework which I had never felt before.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Count down to...

"Annihilation"

1.
a. To destroy completely.
b. To reduce to nonexistence.
c. To defeat decisively; vanquish.
d. To nullify or render void; abolish.

"The End"

1. The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary.
2. The point in time when an action, an event, or a phenomenon ceases, the end of time.
3. The termination of life or existence; death.
4. A remainder; a remnant.

Check this, then you'll understand.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Wd-Q3F8KM

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday Mindache: A throb too far.


Delirium

1.
a more or less temporary disorder of the mental faculties, as in fevers, disturbances of consciousness, or intoxication, characterizedby restlessness, excitement, delusions, hallucinations, etc.

2.
a state of violent excitement or emotion.

Sunday, February 21, 2010



Some portrait experiments with an touch of an inspiration from Marlene Dumas. I've got a room full of pictures of me face. It's a bit creepy. By the way, these had to be scanned in in 3 different sections, so there's bits of shadows and stuff here and there where the pages were creased etc. Anyway, there you go. Back to school tomorrow!!




Saturday, February 20, 2010

I must say



I've already posted this self portrait on my other blog but there you go....

Btw any suggestions for improvement I'll be happy to receive?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I gots internets!




It's been awhile but i finally have online crapability again.
Hopefully I have something newer next week.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

cookie monster

Elation.

Elation is a feeling of great happiness and excitement about something that has happened.

His supporters have reacted to the news with elation.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Our lady of Guadalupe and Irish Brass

Aloha guys, sorry for the double post but had this stuff to post anyway new blog banner, and gimmick/logo, I knocked this out in illustrator in bout twenty mins, really happy with it!

and


This is my interpitation of Our lady of Guadalupe, maybe a tattoo design of sorts still a work in progress but enjoying it. This is actually a redrawing of this http://irishbrass.blogspot.com/2010/02/our-lady-of-guadalupe.html, i did it with markers first but got new coloured pencils so redrew it and coloured it with the pencils, another medium I'd like to be better at!




Slainte for now,

Irish Brass ;)

Monday Mindache: The Product! Buy it!


'tis tinkerbell from my "tragic kingdom" series... i would.

this week i are mostly been hurting my eyeballs with:

- cross-eye stereogram macrophotography of insects and pornographs.

- looking at sharp things, extremely closely.

- unconventional, engrish-esque use of language in chuck palahniuk's new, gum-bound, fictional account pamphlet.

- henry rollins' neck and subsequent face.

- becoming asleep with the computer glare blasting right at into my face.

- funny people what are jews.

- unopened windows in a small room.

and now my dears, i rest these sexy, brooding eyes, for the sun is ascending astride the horizon and i am an anemic poet in my thirties who seduces naive schoolgirls in neighbourhood playgrounds at dusk. am i crying because i'm a sensitive soul, or is my eyeliner stinging my eyes? thats the enigma... and then i walk away silently but i don't take my eyes of you. swoosh my long coat.

bye bye bye bye bye!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

anyhow



Ah sweet day of self loathing based on a hangover. I had to be a working class hero as well and do a full day in work.

Anyways... here's a print I did using carborendrum and dry point.

A Dog & Church.........can't think of a snappy title


The top piece is just a little doodle as some research for an upcoming project on architecture and the bottom is my final piece for a TSB advertising project we got in college - the slogan would be something like "Keeping up with your needs" or some such malarkey. Hope ya likey!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thuronderfully Thuricked Thurednesday With Mark Stokes

Yeah Kevin here posting for mark a day late! What of it? Huh! Yeah didn't think so!

Seacrest out!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Old schooling the heck outta ya!



Aloha guys hope ye all are doing well, this is the logo of an excellent band called Alexisonfire, i went through a simple process but taught I'd post it anyway since I went to the bother of recording it, started with pencils, inked it and added water colour...simple.
I really want to do some more traditional art and seeing some artings by geoff, Ive certainly been inspired he does some cool watercolour stuff inspired by Alex Pardee and he did a great piece you can see it herehttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0iWd54lh9e4/S2cr-6n0OZI/AAAAAAAAAD4/40dZG5CULuQ/s1600-h/P2020024.JPG, were all just a bunch of inspired bastards really, but yeah been looking at a lot of traditional art and been really digging it and feel like I've kinda lost touch, digital art can be so cold some times so thats it guys expect more old school arts by me!
Slainte.
The Mc Attack!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday Mindache complies with all codes and standards.


some early photoshop wankery. a long time ago... 'bout 4 years. this is what photoshop was made for. to realize dreams! to bridge the gap between reality and imagination! to enable people to put pictures of their friends' heads onto homosexual pornography!
Adobe Photoshop is available from all good torrent sites. Free!

extra strong wondermints:

- if elvis killed millions of jews would nobody grow sideburns anymore?

- what would win in a fight between a bear grylls and a tiger woods?

- can i get a hell yeah?

- if some dinosaurs evolved into birds and the purpose of evolution is for progress, does that mean velociraptors are shitter than chickens?

- is it all the chinese over there thats causing the earth to wobble on its axis?

- if sound can't travel through space does that mean i can't bring my ipod with me on the shuttle?

- it'd be cool if we all lived in trees.

for answers, check the back of your internet.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Fantastically funky Fridays with Ciaran Doyle

Apologies to Emma firstly but for some reason the interweb wasn't allowing me to upload images yesterday. Once again I didn't draw this just done the colouring and I'm not 100% sure who drew this but I think it was Declan Shalvey? This is from the second volume of Atomic Rocket Group 66 which isn't released yet and is not drawn by just one artist but 5 or 6 different collaborators so thats why I'm not sure who's work it is. Anywho hope ya likey :)

major apologies


Hey lads and ladettes.


I haven't been updating for a couple of weeks now due to various reasons, major apologies for that, therefor I now give youse a couple of them pieces:


"What the hell is that suppose to be?" Youse may now wonder. Well, it's walnuts. And a shitload of them.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

YOUR TITLE HERE



hay everyone, tought id get a bit of reader/viewer involvement up in the house!

what i would like you to do is, come up with a title for this wonderful pice. for every word you use that i havent heard you get a point! and lets face it , its gona be easy to get them points.

have fun
mark

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hey, hey look at this! Hey! Look at me! Ma! Mammy Look at me! MAMMY! MAM! MAMA! MOOMA! MAMOO! MOM! MOMCHITA! MAMARITA! MA! MAMMY! look at this!


Aloha me boyo's and eh girl-ohs? eh hem! This is my big brothers (a kool koi, no colours) tattoo which I then proceded in colouring with markes over the christmas, in fairness it looked real, prob the best job I ever did colouring, really pushed it and got some nice tonal stuff kinda makes me thinks I should do this kinda thing more often!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Monday Mindache: Adventures with heads



this is part of my piece for the "art of nurture" college assignment/bank competition. its symbolic of the symbolism inherent in symbols.

wonder-mints:
- do amputees gain weight easier?
- if you're completely covered in hair, where does your hairstyle stop?
- if i'm floating in space with an obese spaceperson would i get drawn towards their stronger gravity?
- if igloos shield you from the cold, could i protect myself from the desert heat by building a fire around myself?
- how far back in time do you have to go so that its okay to have sex with your ancestor?
- if the moon stayed in the same place over the earth, and it was at sea, would you get a mountain of water pulled up by the gravity?
- what do hyenas find so damn funny anyway?

when all is said and done, and the smell of the clouds has put you off your supper, the ringing in your ears won't go away, your palms are clammy and the bathroom fixtures have gone from singing your praises to criticizing your efforts, all you can do is arm yourself with the heftiest metaphor close at hand and run, swinging. many run, more escape. its not too hard.

bye bye you!