A short film by Christian Blanchard…
Look. I’m going to level with you guys. While this update is ostensibly serving as a promotion of the Trimäpee boys new short film the sad reality of it is that prior to arriving at the event, Samuel and I had no idea what it was for. We heard “Trimäpee”, we thought “free beer”, we thought “photo opp”, we heard “fashion week”, we thought “free beer”, we thought “photo opp”, we heard “free beer”, we thought “fuck yes!!!!!!!!!!”.
This is all the more unforgivable from me considering one of my friends starred in the film, one acted as make-up artist on it and one did the official blogging for it. Apparently I’m self centred? I don’t know…
However this should not go to say that upon arrival our actions were entirely self serving (mostly, but not entirely). We mingled, we discovered the true purpose of the event and upon discovering we became deeply interested. To all involved, forgive our ignorance, the film was hauntingly beautiful and all aspects of production were brilliantly executed.
For photos of attractive, well dressed people getting tanked for free, scroll down…
No special event, just some beautiful people
As discussed previously on this blog, my destiny as a world famous sculptor will likely never come to be due to my extreme apathy, cynicism and laziness towards actually getting off my arse and broadening my mind and talents.
That should not go to say, however, that I have no artistic skill. For your viewing pleasure and to satisfy the curiosity of the many of my friends who have never seen tangible evidence of my much bragged about drawing skills I’ve compiled a small selection of some recent and some not-so-recent portraits I’m more or less pretty proud of…
This one probably isn’t my best… the lines are too defined, I prefer to make things softer and create definition with shadow rather than outlines, as it is in real life. You’ll also notice that the eyes don’t slant in quite the same direction; this is probably my biggest failing as an artist and one I’ve never quite managed to triumph over. You’ll notice it recurring through my work quite regularly.
This was a sketch I began but never finished (another thing that happens quite often). It was intended to be the draft for a painting I was going to make for my living room wall however when I actually attempted to create this artwork I remembered that I can’t paint for shit and just ended up destroying two perfectly good canvases. I rather like the sketch though.
This was a character/costume design for the two main villains in a comic a friend and I were planning on writing together. As invariabley happens with me, a whole lot of big dreaming resulted in me never bothering to follow through once it became evident that I’d actually have to put some degree of effort in
Not much to say about this, just a quick portrait of top model Jessica Stam
Gemma Ward. This one took up most of an a4 page which is why I didn’t bother properly shading the whole thing. Note, also the bung eye that is my trademark.
portrait of my best friend in the whole world, Christopher Gladwish. If you knew him you’d probably see the resemblance but would quickly point out that his mouth and eyes aren’t quite so tiny.
I needed to really darken this one because I’d used such light and delicate pencil strokes. I drew this on the back of a competition entry form (you can see the words on the opposite side of the paper if you look closely enough)
Hahaha I really didn’t get away with this one. I attempted to subvert my annoying inability to draw two eyes the same way by covering this guys with shadows but I only ended up drawing attention to it.
The quality of this one isn’t great, it came out slightly blurry and I needed to do a fair bit of post production contrasting so you’d be able to make out the delicate strokes so you’re not getting a fair idea of it but I’m posting it anyway because I am still quite proud of it. I actually think it’s rather a beautiful image, if I do say so myself. I also sneakily got around the whole bung eye issue by drawing him in profile. High 5’s for me.
So there you have it, please comment and make me feel happy about what is perhaps my only skill.
Marble House will be the official photographer for Somewhere Store during Melbourne Spring Fashion Week!
An update on the Sometimes magazine launch held at Somewhere - Little Collins Street, Melbourne:
Footage is being edited as we speak. It should be up in no time.
To keep you entertained till then, I have taken some photos of the beautiful store.
A highly recommended store for the latest Cheap Mondays, Dr Denim’s, Secret Squirrel, Resterods etc.
Last night Samuel and I were invited to cover a Dr Denim party by the good folk over at Somewhere
As one would expect there was a surplus of free alcohol, food and scenesters
I’m making an all new post because for some reason I can’t reply to my own photo (wtf, right?).
Anyway I have an ornate key on my inner right bicep:
And will shortly have these lyrics (in this text) on the left of my ribcage, just between my armpit and my hip bone:
James Welsby is a dancer/film maker/songwriter/poet/babe/close friend/inspiration/wonderful human being and can now apparently add /photographer to his repertoire.
This is just a small selection of his more recent work
Yesterday I shot a short film for my close friend and budding world famous photographer, Agatha Lugowski.
The fruits of our labour should be online within the week (hopefully with a humorous, accompanying gag reel) but in the meantime here are some BTS poloroids.
The movie itself was some weird bullshit about me being in love with a cat (who I will mention makes no effort to conceal her disdain for me) whilst rolling around in a dimly lit corridor. I didn’t ask too many questions.