Monday, 10 October 2011
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Mixmag kindly asked me to do a map of Creamfields Festival for their August issue. Here's the original and below what it looked like printed. Funnily enough my brother, Paul Layzell, made it in to the magazine too, in the form of old field day picture taken when his hair billowed forth in wavy dreads of curl, funday times!
Friday, 17 June 2011
I was asked by a really good illustrator, Oliver Cramm if I'd like to do some drawings for a book themed on the occult, black magic and all that deathly jazz. I did them and above are the results of that doing. I liked the idea of 'doing' them in a sequential way, so the bottom one is supposed to go to the left of the top one, although they kind of work on top of each other. Witch hunting was a strange superstitiously fueled activity that caused a lot of innocent women and men to be brutaly put to death and I wanted to convay that somehow. No way, Bob Dylan is talking about witches as I type, on his radio show, shit, I think that could mean something, the witching hour. Shut up Dylan, you're scaring me.
I'm working on a 3-D sterio-scopic film about Graham Chapman and there's a part in it that I wanted to look like a magic eye, so I was looking around at how they work, which was interesting, and I found a neat little custom magic eye maker site. So I made this one from my own pattern and mask to generate the 3d thing in the middle. If you cant do them dont bother with this one, its rubbish and just an experiment and it'll probably give you a headache but I will try and do a good one that will reward your brain ache with a FANTASTIC image. Watch this space...LITERALLY
Monday, 13 June 2011
A while back I went to see a Critters/ Tremors double bill at the Prince Charles cinema. After watching them, I thought it'd be fun to do a series of illustrations based on horror films that feature families under threat. I basically like those horror films where a family are forced together into a fighting unit to battle a deadly force that's out for their blood. I thought, YES, this will be fun, and a good idea to boot! So I started, feverishly, with Critters. Gradually I grew to hate the drawing and got bored of the idea but I thought I should put it up here anyways, not sure why, maybe to remind myself to do better stuff or just to keep the idea in mind for a later date.
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Top-notch illustrator/ mover and shaker, Tuesday Bassen, very nicely interviewed me for her blog Studio Sweet Studio.
Its a real good blog full of interviews and bits of interesting information.
A-thanks to her for asking me to do it, although compared to all the other guys on there I look and sound like a common schmuck but hey, i yam who i yam.
If you fancy staring at a poor use of the English language mushed together in a vaguely informative way on a computer/ palm devise screen then head over there and check my spelling and punctuation out.
Sunday, 10 April 2011
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
I want to make a proper website for myself, so I watched a lot of tutorials and tried to learn how to use HTML, then I got bored of it all and decided to do a new drawing instead. I need to ask someone to do it for me, the website not the drawing, its already done, as you can see. You could call it a web-'sight' as its on the web and is visible, it sounds like web-site but isn't, its sort of clever.
Thursday, 31 March 2011
A music video for the band Mazes done with my brother Paul. You can see his stuff here- paullayzell.blogspot.com/
We tried to make the video like it'd been filmed by a bunch of skater kids, just messing around and being stupid.
It took us a year to do, on and off, and was really fun to do. I especially liked working 2d animation into 3-d spaces and having to think about animating a character doing something whilst changing the angle to fit a camera move.
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
A short insert done for a film directed by Mike Paterson about Kew Gardens and their efforts to track and help the old climate change/ death to forests problem, it a biggie and they've got some good things going on.
Thanks to Mike for letting me do it, he makes good films and has a really interesting series called colliding particles which I love to watch. http://vimeo.com/mikepaterson
Also thanks to Robin Bushell for his sweet and nimble fingers
Super superficial have super- kindly put another of my drawings on clothes. So if you'd like follow the link and peruse and sniff around at the thing, maybe you'll wanna throw a lil money in its direction. Heck! they've got a green flavour too and on a jumper.
Anyway, thanks so much to Louise Pomeroy and the others from SS-ficial.