A painter living in the wilds of Yorkshire (Sheffield, so not really 'wilds' as such). Has been painting for 15 years, properly established in 2008.
Visit my portfoilio website at www.artbyandyonline.com

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Latest 24 HOUR DARE - 'Tarot Card'

What is it???

Spend a consecutive 24 hour period, in creation of some kind. The only things that can be considered before the dare starts are what media are to be used. Concepts, idea, and thoughts can only be used if they started within the 24 hour period. All eating sleeping, pauses of any kind are included in the 24 hours.

It's a drastic way to get artistic juices flowing (ooeer!) following after Scott Mclouds "24 hour Comic Dare" (see link for details - http://scottmccloud.com/4-inventions/24hr/dare/index.html ), it's mutated into a way of exploring ways, thoughts, media/mediums that i don't get to use in the usual scheme of things in one distinct period with a beginning and a set end. it's a great way to shake up the way of doing things and might also provoke something new, possibly a new train of thought or a new way to do or see ... and Rita know only too wells the pain and pleasures of doing this ... plus it's hugely fun

The results of this last one can be seen at this link  here (will take you to Facebook )

...it ended up lasting a lot more than the 24 hours.

Some of the cards I created (there's over 30 of them and I'll keep adding to their number over time)


Started off with a pack of plain cards and drawing equipment, no idea at all what I was going to do so just started drawing, over the next couple of hours a vague idea of tarot came to mind, a selection of symbols that could be "read" in some sort of a way. So I ran with that idea not being too specific, and not referring to any of the original tarot cards and came up with the above.

In terms of a tarot card reading you can see an example here online which uses all the cards I made- 

for more info about 24 hour projects see these links below

2) http://scottmccloud.com/4-inventions/24hr/index.html
3) http://scottmccloud.com/4-inventions/24hr/first/index.html
4) http://scottmccloud.com/4-inventions/24hr/phenomenon/index.html
5) http://www.24hourplays.com/

I'm Back!!! And I'm painting

Hello again!! Well, it's way over a year since my last posting and only just starting to get back into gear with my work. I have several large paintings on the go at the moment . One of which is close to being finished ...

Am in a much better space than I have been in several years now

At the moment I'm doing a lot of light communication about my artwork via Facebook at this link here - http://www.facebook.com/artbyandyonline where you can have a direct conversation with me if you really want to :)) .

My aims for this next month
1) Obviously finish the above 'Woolworths' painting
2) To start pushing for a gallery show once my 'Woolworth's' painting is finished
3) Begin working on and selling my "Miniscules" again
4) And do a large overhaul of my website

...not much then :)