Monday, 29 November 2010

Monday, 22 November 2010

Julien Opie.

This image of myself was created on photoshop in the style of Julien Opie. Done by using a basic image and stroking the main features of the face and then filling in the sections with block colour. Overall this style of image is very pop-art and would work well for an album cover but has previously been done by "Blur".

Friday, 19 November 2010


photoshop skills, photocopy filter and then neon glow.

Constructed Photography

This is scanned from my sketchbook, i used mixed materials to create a multi-layered image; editorial pictures and textures. By using a scalpel knife and removing segments of the main image it opens up windows to the materials behind, creating depth. To add an illustration element to this creation i used a blue fine liner to make sharp shapes and emphasize certain details.

This technique could be applied to create and album cover, depending on the album name/music genre/band name, the diversity of this is amazing - making it possible to change the purpose and meaning of the illustration.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Tianyin Wang.

Tianyin originates from an artist family in Shanghai. However, he has been living in the UK for over 4 years.

His glossy and colorful works have an abstract and realistic aspect mixed into one, making for a perfect picture.

Tianyin has worked in advertising, editorial and within publishing.


Miminne is a new illustrator with a Fashion & Graphic design background. She graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London in 2008. She completed internships at a number of fashion houses including Brioni and Alexander McQueen, and worked in a music company in Tokyo.

She is capable of working with a mix of mediums such as watercolor, pen& ink, Tria markers, etc., to suit a particular brief. Using watercolor, she can make realistic yet atmospheric images, and with pen& ink and Tria markers, she can create more direct and spontaneous drawings. Her broad cultural interests include film, fashion, music, travel, theatre and lifestyle.

Matthew Hollings.

Matthew Hollings’ work attempts to bridge the divide between traditional draftsmanship and contemporary digital mark-making. Images initially start out as hand drawings before being scanned into the computer to be coloured and composed.

Influences are drawn from a range of subjects, often found in the content of his work. Matthew is equally as comfortable addressing mark-making challenges of portraiture to conceptual demands of narrative.

Matthew is a graduate of Camberwell College of Arts and currently lives and works in London.

Petra Dufkova.

The Gossip - Music For Men.

Love - Forever Changes.

Janet Jackson - Control.

Goldfrappe - Felt Mountain.

The Beatles - Revolver.


The information shown by this picture states the file size is 3 megabytes, however because this is a JPEG file; it is the compressed file size. When opened up in Photo-shop the file becomes larger, because JPEG adds colour pixels to increase the size; this image is now 17.2 megabytes.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Stick Insects.

Today was just bizzare, from a major kerfuffle this morning where i didn't have a reading ticket - throwing clothes around my room - needed a mother sit down to chill me out, proper toddler tantrum styleyyy. Then went to a local art gallery for art class, they had a box of stick insects - one escaped and was on the table on the other side of the room, so i picked him up and saved the little jammy dodger and said to the woman - "i found your bug".

I also found myself drifting off into my own world again today, just watching and observing people, really getting my mind thinking, i think an epiphenany (can't spell that) is on the way, or i've got a brain hemerage.

I am oddly looking forward to having a quiet half term doing revision, i feel like i need some me time now, i think everyone gets to that point every now and again.

All my love, forever & always,
Tommy Chatt

Monday, 29 March 2010

Reading 2010!

Today i went through so many diffrent emotions i think my bodys going to shutdown, from anticipation of buying a ticket, to excitment of getting one, then panicing about the charge of calling an 08207 number over 150 times - when the charge could of been £1.50 per call, i really did need a new pair of nickers! Luckily its free by my tarriff, then made toasties for my best friend Ryan when he dropped me home in his mini cooper - amazing.

Who is going to reading this year?
Any more rumours on bands playing?
What do you think about the lineup so far?

All my love, forever & always,
Tommy Chatt

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Breaking My Blogging Virginity.

Wow, first blog, it's kinda intimidating, i have no followers or no idea where to start so i guess i'll just introduce myself.

My names Tommy, I'm 16, born in oxford -then moved to Peckham for 6 years, now spending 9 years living in Essex, feels like my family have just got an addiction to "bad area's" but i like Essex, it's full of reality and honest people.

My passion is photography, i also love art but i don't have much skill when it comes to painting or drawing, thats why i like to apply my surreal ideas to the technique of taking a photo, thats my thanggg.

All my work is 100% film, taken - processed - developed by myself, unless ive stated its digital for whatever reason (probley money, films damn expensive).

I am inspired by the people around me, friends, famly and enemies. As Sam Sparro's Song "pocket" quotes : 'Keep your friends close, and your enemies in your pocket'.

I prefer to do fashion/editorial photography where i can apply my vision and also get other people involved, i have built up an amazing team behind me and i hope my team will grow and grow. That's another reason why i love photography - it brings people together, whether its giving people confidence in their own bodies or getting a makeup artist some portfolio work done so they can get a job, this is why i do it.

Ok i'll draw this to a close now as the kettles jus finished brewing and the combination of nicotine and caffine is really appealing, I have my latest work on a jeans campaign being published in an online magazine on April the 11th, so i'll post a link soon, keep your eyes peeled.

All My Love, Forever & Always.
Tommy Chatt.