Other people’s graffiti
In an attempt to bring a bit of levity to my Friday afternoon I’ve come up with a new feature I’m imaginatively calling ‘Other people’s graffiti’. Just putting up pictures of your own stuff seems a little self absorbed so I thought it was about time we branched out and started sharing the love – so each week (or frankly whenever we fancy it) we’ll be posting something that has somehow managed to snag our attention.
Today’s shot was taken at the Queen’s official residence in Scotland – The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh – and features some ancient graffiti that was, I’m reliably informed, scratched in place over countless days/nights by bored guards. You’ve got to have a seriously mind-numbing number of hours on your hands to consider engraving your whole name and the date in stone by hand using (assumably) the tip of a knife or something similar. That’s dedication (or terminal boredom) for you.
We have recently been asked to do a Star Wars commission wall in someone’s house for their son and this Stormtrooper is just one of many stencils i will be cutting in order to get this piece done. It’s quite nice to work on a Star Wars commission as there is so much iconic imagery to use. We’ll mainly be using the characters from the animated/comic Clone Wars series that were originally designed by Genndy Tartakovsky(who also designed Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory) but for now i’ve just got to come up with a suitably snappy design… I’ll get more pics up as and when we manage to get round to getting it done.
Also, I think the slate works really well. That was another lucky womble find. There is plenty more for me to grab too but it’s pretty heavy so it’ll have to be a couple of return trips. The demands of being an artist eh?
Title: Stormtrooper slate
Media: Hand cut stencils and spraypaint
Size: Found piece of slate