Giant

A poem about the mighty Giant.

Painting: Harry Potter Symbols

I finally got a suggestion for what someone would like to see painted and Harry Potter was the idea. I’m considering doing the young boy with jam jars on his face but have instead opted for my own take on some iconic symbols from the world of Harry Potter. I’m not a massive Potter fan […]

Painting: Hope Is Dead

A simple one really, hope is dead. When you’re having a bad day you can sometimes think that there’s no future, no light at the end of the tunnel, no hope. After something dies we either burn or bury it so here is hope’s final resting place:

Painting: Anger

This painting is a representation of the feeling of anger. The idea that you’re getting warmer with a headache that feels like it’s about to explode, the fire building inside and erupting out of your head and hands. The clothing becoming white hot as it contains some of what’s trying to explode in all directions. […]

Lucas Barstow’s Meaty Rice

Ingredients: Spam (or a similar sandwich meat) Chorizo Yellow pepper Chilli sauce Microwave rice Vegetable oil The spam, chorizo and peppers don’t have a stated quantity because they must all be as close to equal to each other as possible, but you can add as much as you like. Method: First chop your spam into […]

Painting: Sonic the Hedgehog

I’ve painted Knuckles the Echidna and enjoyed doing it so it only made sense to do the main man/beast/thing next. Sonic himself, the blue speedy hedgehog easily recognisable to anyone who has heard of him and now painted by me. The paper that I’m using curls at the corners from the wetness of the paint […]

Painting: Knuckles (From Sonic)

When I was younger I was a huge fan of Sonic the Hedgehog and his animated animal friends. Knuckles the Echidna was the height of cool at that age and there’s still something striking about his appearance. I had a spare piece of card which I painted red. It sat there for two days before […]

Painting: Picasso Style

I’ve been told that my favourite style with my ready mixed paints is similar to Picasso’s pictures. I know I’m nowhere near his level but I thought I’d leave my style for a while and try and paint a woman in Picasso’s style. After doing this I thought it didn’t really look like a Picasso […]

Painting: A Dodgy Geezer

I’ve realised how much better watercolours work when you’re not so much painting with them as colouring in. I decided to draw a charming old gent that looked a bit Victorian but when I was done he looked more like a criminal of some kind, either way I wouldn’t trust him. He’s the height of […]

Drawing: Dragon

Drawing is another artistic skill that I’ve decided to have a go at. This is because of how well the alien painting went after using a drawing as a basic guide. I’ve tried to draw a dragon. After doing this I know I definitely prefer painting but drawing is something worth practicing so maybe I’ll […]

Marvel Stamp Picture

There is a range of Marvel themed stamps out at the moment. I have collected a few of these and with them I created this framed decorative piece. Hulk, Thor, Black Panther, Spider-man, Peggy Carter and Captain Britain all feature on the stamps. The stamps are glued to a background painted red with ready mixed […]

Painting: Abstract Marcus (From Borderlands)

Well, I’ve finally found my style when it comes to painting people. I’ve done Lilith from Borderlands and I thought she was one of the best characters in the series but this guy, Marcus Kincaid is the best, he’s just got so many great things to say and his personality is really believable. “If it […]