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I was commissioned to make a couple of records for Canterbury Museum as part of their RISE street art show that is currently on until March 23

Rise poster infoIts been pretty awesome to know that I’ve got work in the same show as Banksy, Rone, ROA, Anthony Lister and BMD… So when I was creating the records, I wanted to make sure they were on form.  As a result I actually created  a set of nine, so the Museum could pick out the two they thought would work in best for the show.

Anyways, here are the two they selected  :

Of what may come - Gouache, ink and resin on 325gsm Stonehenge paper, vinyl record supportOverspill  - Gouache, ink and resin on 325gsm Stonehenge paper, vinyl record supportRecords with their acompanying covers for RISE

You can see the rest of the set in the post below.

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This is the first set of nine records I’ve created for my new series Rise of the Fukushima Monsters 

Rise of the Fukushima Monsters - Set of nine

They’re the next step on from my Fearsome friends series, bringing in new characters and an underlying dialog to do with mutation caused by radioactive waste and what is happening within our oceans at present …And what may come in the future if we don’t just manage to kill everything off first.

New OrderFive

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I painted up this rather random Fearsome Friends party pic last week, to post up on fb as a Bday card for a friend of Mine who lives all the way over in Dubai…

I liked him so much I decided todo up a reverse version in slightly different, but still super-bright colours…

I love them both – Which one would you pick?

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Inspired by my Narwhal jam labels.  I wanted to keep the natural brown look I had with the tape labels I made for my Red onion jam, so painted this cartoon on a natural handmade paper with raw fibre, leaving the narwhals and borders clean.

Picture measures 252 x 370mm – Its up in my Felt shop here.

I have three more sheets of this paper at the same size… Thinking I may have to use them make a series of four in this style.

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I’ve had this idea floating around in my head for a while now, maybe its from watching too much Greys Anatomy or House.   In my head it was fully just a line-work diagram, but it didn’t look quite right on the canvas until I added in some shaded areas – Not like my usual love of flat block colours, but I’m happy how it turned out.  Not sure if I actually managed to fit everything in… No doubt I’ll look back on it next week, or even tomorrow and find that I’ve missed some great love out; But its got most things – Though they really are just bunged in wherever, not according to size or anything – More of as they came into my head.

And these are the latest set of postcards I’ve finished to add to my stack to send off :

I wanted a set of nice bright flat color cartoons to sort of extend on the theme I’ve been going with w Narwhal lately.

I’ve still got to add the line work detailing to the other set of orchid postcards from my last post https://vincenteknight.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/postcards-postcards-postcards/ – Promise to update on them soon!

Would also like to say Hey thanks WordPress for featuring on their Illustration page today http://en.wordpress.com/tag/illustration/2/ is always good, Cheers!

 

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Today I am 28. So I’ve picked 28 images from over the past few years.

I’ve started with earlier images that you would normally have to look up in the archives, or scroll pages and pages back to get to; More recent ones are down the bottom of the post.  I’ve tried to pick a range of different work, plus some of my favorites – It actually took a bit of effort to weed it down to just 28…. Hmmm, where has all this work come from, I don’t think I realised how much has accumulated over the past few years!  Enjoy.

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I just spent a week away on my grandparents farm in the middle of the King country.   A really nice break away, except for the frustrating fact that in the rush to pack absolutely everything, I forgot to take pens and paper… not even my tatty a4 spiral bound notepad.

I know a week isn’t that long right. But as soon as I found I hadn’t taken this, and that there was pretty much no paper in my grannies house, all I wanted to do was mock up some cartoon sketches, or jot down some notes for one of these posts – I’m the sort of person who needs to put things down on paper before they get to computer stage…. I feel like I need my paper lists to think properly.

So.  What to do with the extra evening time with no paper stuff to entertain me?

I read an amazing hard-to-put-down kinda book I pinched off my mums Christmas book pile – It’s called The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. Best non-fiction book I have picked up in ages! – More info about it can be found here:  http://rebeccaskloot.com/the-immortal-life/

And I finally got round to organising a lot of my older pictures which had all been saved in random files and loaded them up in an easy to view Flickr account. They are here in the archives too, but I think this’ll make for faster viewing if you don’t actually wanna read the post bits that go with.                                           They can all be found here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/vincenteknight/ well, the ones I’ve loaded anyways… more up over the next week.                         Have also made myself an account on we heart it : http://weheartit.com/mightymouselikescheese – I figure its better to have my work out there in multiple places to be seen than not at all, plus I really like the layout of this one!

Not so surprisingly then, the latest of my Narwhal cartoon series comes equipped w things to make you better… though please heed the           WARNING : NARWHAL IS NOT A TRAINED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

Have added this one up on my Felt page too, though this is one of the few I can actually post out until I get back to Melbourne. http://www.mightymouse.felt.co.nz

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Tis the season for Love, Presents and Narwhals. So here is the first of a few new toons I have been whipping up in the last couple a days to hand out on Saturday, should the need for extra gift giving arise.

Narwhal is one a my favorite fearsome friends at the moment, and he’s been popping up for a while, in various forms… *I think he may get a lot of plastic surgery!  So, while I wait for the next in this new series to dry enough for me to put the top line work on… and of course post up; Here is a little reminder of some past pics Narwhal has also starred in :

Ha… Have just found some of my narwhal pics loaded up on Fuck Yeah, Narwhals! which is pretty cool – though I’m not too sure how I go about getting them to link back, or just put credit up – they can be found here : http://narwhals.pie0.me/ so if anyone knows how this can be done, I would so love to hear from you!

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Its the weekend… I’m supposed to be writing a post profiling one of my fav artists Audrey Kawasaki, but I’m procrastinating  – see I’m an artist not a writer.  So instead here is  little bit of all the things I am loving at the moment :

  • Narwhals… I love these guys so much – Awesomness!  I just finished the above pic this afternoon, to add to the original paintings I’ve got up for sale on my felt site : http://www.mightymouse.felt.co.nz/browse/listing/33250/Love.-Narwhals—Original-Gouache-Illustration-1-1 *I can be contacted about expressions of interest about this, or any other piece on the site by email at : mightymouselikescheese@gmail.com                                 *Ha… Have just found some of my narwhal pics loaded up on Fuck Yeah, Narwhals! which is pretty cool – though I’m not too sure how I go about getting them to link back, or just put credit up – they can be found here : http://narwhals.pie0.me/ so if anyone knows how this can be done, I would so love to hear from you!
  • Getting to show my work in Black Cat cafe, Fitzroy (It’s on Brunswick st, just down from Atomica)…. They bumped me up a space so my work will be up from the 26th of this month – Phew to actually having a stockpile of base pieces to put in for once!
  • As mentioned above, Audrey Kawasaki – She has a solo show at Outre’ gallery opening on the 22nd – not only will they be showing some of her rarer prints, but there will be some brand new originals…. and what is more she will be there for opening night in person. Managed to get my name + D on the door list for this so I am super stoked!
  • Sleep ins… with a 2yr old these are quite a rare thing, especially when I usually manage to trade mine for chocolate or a night out with friends. I got one this morning though and it was oh so good!
  • Aerial prep class at NICA – This is Melbourne’s circus school and it happens to be in the same building where I take Tui to kindergym…. I signed up for a class a wee while ago and it just started last Monday. Was heaps of fun, not as scary as I thought and I got to hang upside down on a trapeze… need to work on my core muscles though, ouchy the next day!
  • Fantastic Coffee from Ben and Daniel over at the Final step…. So lucky to have such fantastic Coffee close to us – Def. a big help when it comes to painting! Not to mention the beautiful bags their beans supplied by Seven Seeds come in…. trying to work out a way to work these into the backgrounds of some little canvases – I love the faded print of the coffee stamp, I wanna paint birds in between the leaves.

Uh huh. Now to stop putting it off and actually write this feature post… Stay tuned. x

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So these are the latest pieces I’ve been working on, that are currently searching for the perfect home –  could this be at your place?!

I am in the process of setting up a page on the New Zealand website felt.co.nz from which I can sell my original works a bit more easily …wishing I had time to create exhibition work, but with Tui it would take suck a long time to accumulate enough that this is probably a better bet.

In the meantime, please feel free to leave a comment or email me at  mightymouselikescheese@gmail.com if you are interested in any of it.

“Stick up” soon to be available in giclee print.

Some of my older work is also still available, though on loan in New Zealand… I couldn’t take it all with me on our move over to Melbourne, so it is happily residing at a lucky friends place – Check out  my older post  ‘Available work, currently in Wellington, on loan to Pauly’  here : https://vincenteknight.wordpress.com/2008/12/13/some-unsold-work-currently-on-loan-to-pauly-as-a-favour-to-us-both/

I am happy to be contacted about this work too, if you are interested and we can work something out.

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